A single investigator’s thrilling life: SFFS for 2/23

Woo-hoo! Official Back cover blurb from the publisher this week, less awkward than my fumbling attempts (don’t you hate writing blurbs and synopses??)

Against her wealthy father’s demands, and the usual blockades of a male dominated profession, Kylie Sanderson proves worthy of her position as lead investigator of planet Andan’s Scientific and Investigative Research Taskforce. Someone is killing Andan’s women in an attempt to mutate them into reptiles. Kylie makes it her mission to discover who’s behind the murders and prevent more grotesque deaths.

Shapeshifting lizard Griff comes to Andan to stop his brethren from mutating other planets’ women into mindless breeding stock. Overcoming Kylie’s suspicious and defensive nature proves difficult, but he must in order help the SIRT team thwart his planet’s scientists.

When Kylie is abducted and becomes the first human to survive the transformation, it’s up to Griff to rescue her so SIRT can restore her human form. On the run and desperate to unravel the mysteries of Kylie’s past to solve the crimes of their present, can she and Griff forge a future for themselves?

IMGP0196Following up on last week’s reveal, and also the 777 Meme piece, here’s a new snippet of this soon to be released Lyrical Press book, A SMALL DEGREE OF HOPE, taking place after Kylie’s spent a long day doing autopsies on the mutated women’s corpses:


A little music, fragrant candles and a nice drink–she’d transport herself to a dull but relaxing evening of reading bioresults.

Ah, my thrilling life.

She poured a stemmed glass of a semi-sweet red vintage, not her favorite but Nissa’s. Her sister’d bought everyone a full case the year-end before. Rummaging through leftover cartons of takeout food, she smelled more bacterial cultures than she’d discovered today at work, and she pitched them. Settling for something with noodles and a mystery meat substitute, she jabbed a fork into the open serving-size box. Carrying her wine in her left hand and the box in her right, she headed for her living room.

Griff stood two meters from her, dressed in a black pullover shirt and slacks. Inside her locked apartment door.


Gotta hate that.

But what you can love is the diverse palette of snippets available to read this week at Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday from writers around the world. Maybe you’ll find your next favorite there!

Posted on February 22, 2013, in book, fantasy, fiction, science fiction, supernatural, Uncategorized, writing and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. Looking good! Can’t wait for the release…

    And yes, I do hate writing blurbs and synopses.

  2. Ooh! I so hated writing my back page blurb. Get them to write one for me. Oh, and how did Griff get in there?

  3. If I can figure out how Griff got in there, maybe I can get HIM to magically write my blurbs. LOL. Thanks for coming by, y’all!

  4. Definitely hate finding people inside your place…good stuff, though even hearing about food makes me hungry. 😉

  5. Ha! Not that food, I hope.

  6. Back cover blurbs are evil.

    Okay now…Griff? Locked apartment? He sounds dangerous, perhaps as dangerous as the biohazards growing in her fridge.

  7. Reading this snippet reminded me that I need to write the back cover blurb for my next book as well as clean out old leftovers in my refrigerator. *sigh* More work.

  8. Hit him with the mystery meat! There’s no known defense! Sounds like she’ll need that wine. Looking forward to reading more. Can’t wait for the surprise.

  9. Ugh! I need to write a synopsis as well… Look what you started!!!

    lol… I like the line: “she smelled more bacterial cultures than she’d discovered today at work”. Haha! And….um….Griff got inside her apartment when her door was locked? *gulp*

    She does have a bottle of wine though. Two options, I suppose: Use it as a weapon, or try to seduce him…. Or seduce him AND use it as a weapon! *lightbulb*

  10. The timing is everything, isn’t it…? 🙂

  11. Loved the last line… “Gotta hate that.” perfect! But a shapeshifting lizard??? I’d like something I can pet! 🙂

  12. Well, if he’s a wizard– Sorry, I misread lizard. Can he teleport?
    btw, Jarn’s here in his usual place. Just thought I’d signed up when I hadn’t.

  13. “don’t you hate writing blurbs and synopses??” YES to the power of 100. Ungh.
    Also, Griff is a shape-shifting lizard. The fact that a locked door doesn’t stop him should really not be that much of a shock. (And definitely wouldn’t be for anyone who has lived in the desert SW of the United States. Little lizards and snakes are always finding their way inside the house.)

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