For those of you who come by every Sunday to participate in Weekend Writing Warriors, you probably know of Aurora Springer. Well, I’m very excited to have her as a guest on the website today––and she comes with fantastic book deals! Read more below to learn more about her thrilling sci fi trilogy!
Grand Masters’ Galaxy
Grand Masters’ Galaxy is the longest series I have published to date. The series includes a short prequel and three full-length novels in a Trilogy. The stories are SciFi/Fantasy – super psychics in space. Currently, I am writing the fourth book. You can read more about this series HERE
Grand Master’s Pawn, Book 1
One young woman challenges the super psychics ruling the galaxy, and finds an impossible love.
Young empath, Violet Hunter, dreams of exploring exotic planets as a Grand Master’s pawn. When life-threatening cracks appear in the teleportal web, she is tasked with investigating the disruption. Suspicions point to the twelve Grand Masters, and she must penetrate their curtain of secrecy to identify the culprit. Her challenges escalate when she meets the enigmatic man behind the griffin avatar. She plunges into a world of deadly intrigues and risks a perilous love. Armed with only her erratic powers and a mishmash of allies, she must battle the most powerful beings in the galaxy.
Excerpt from Grand Master’s Pawn – Violet’s mission to the planet Sythos
The predators were smaller than her, perhaps she could scare them away with her laser. She walked forward, gripping the laser. The Grand Master was silent, possibly resigned to losing a pawn.
The enraged predators heard her footsteps. Three swung to face her, their open mouths revealing sharp daggers of teeth. Their minds cried, “Kill it.” Their hatred beat into her brain; they saw her as easy prey. Violet clenched her fists, and prepared to use her combat skills. All senses alert, she flung out her psi shield, hoping for some protection, while she relied on the laser for offensive strikes.
The reptiles hissed a threat. They swung their ugly heads from side to side, and raced toward her, separating to attack from different directions. Two scaled beasts leaped, and clutched for her with their pincered forelimbs. Pivoting as their bodies hurtled toward her, Violet swept the laser beam across the head of her target. It screeched, clawing at its damaged eyes, and scuttled aside. She ducked, nimbly evading the second attacker. Dodging the claws that scraped by her head, she slashed at the pale underbelly and it toppled to the stony ground. Blue blood squirted from its belly and its legs wriggled wildly.
Vicious intent cued her to an attack from behind. By instinct, she fired a psychic arrow into its brain. She sensed the reptile collapse and its mind dimmed to blank. Flashy! Her mind was a weapon.
Brandishing the laser, she swung to face another orange reptile racing at her. It paused in its headlong rush, head cocked and emitting fear. She took a deliberate step toward the terrified predator. It turned and ran toward the open desert. One of the beasts screeched and dashed to safety. When Violet advanced, the last reptiles scattered in terror, leaving the way clear to the cave.
She scanned the area. Two of the predators lay dead, and a third stumbled in circles, blinded by the laser. As she watched, it crashed to the ground and lay still, its mind fading. Violet exhaled slowly. Her first real combat was a success, although she was puzzled. How had she killed with a thrust from her mind?
She walked to the aperture in the rocky hillside. The animal inside the cave was aware of her approach. She sensed its cautious surge of hope for rescue amid the torment of its injury.
The Grand Master whispered, “Violet, be careful.” Once again, she ignored him, curious about the wounded animal.
Her translator was ready, set to the common language for communications on Sythos. She called to the creature in the cave, “You are hurt. Can I help you?”
The beast replied in the same tongue, its voice as cold as stone and as sharp as a blade, “I give thanks for your help. You have vanquished my enemies. Who are you, stranger? How can you mend my injury?”
“My name is Violet Hunter and I’m a foreigner in this land. I have medical training and supplies.”
“I am Ythris, called the Black. Enter. Do not fear me,” it hissed.
Grand Master’s Cat, Short Prequel Amazon FREE Feb 23-25th
When Grand Master Griffin investigates a wrecked spacecraft, his efforts to rescue the survivors lead to feline disruptions of his plans.
Box set will be $4.99 for Feb 23-25th
Atrapako on Eden
Feisty scientist solves puzzle of scaly aliens on the remote planet of Eden.
The Lady is Blue, Book 1
Dragons of Vkani, Book 2
Grand Master’s Trilogy
Super psychics in space: One young woman challenges the super psychics ruling the galaxy, and finds an impossible love
Grand Master’s Cat, Short Prequel
Grand Master’s Pawn, Book 1
Grand Master’s Game, Book 2
Grand Master’s Mate, Book 3
Teen superhero, Starrella, and her flying horse combat vicious killers in Atalanta, a sunnier, southern Gotham City.
Super Starrella, Book 1
Starrella Falls, Book 2
Gargoyle Hunt, Book 3
For refugees from an overcrowded Earth, dreams of a better life on an alien planet transform into a terrifying battle for survival.
Novellas and Short Stories
Captured by the Hawk A space operetta, fun and fast-paced.
Rosemary’s Quest Young adult fantasy: teenage witch meets demon king and white wizard.
Gifts of Jangalore Short story set in the Grand Masters’ universe.
Lonely Hearts on Mars Short story set on Mars in the near future.
Aurora Springer is a scientist morphing into a novelist. She has a PhD in molecular biophysics and discovers science facts in her day job. She has invented adventures in weird worlds for as long as she can remember. In 2014, Aurora achieved her life-long ambition to publish her stories. Her works are character-driven adventures and romances set in weird worlds and described with a sprinkle of humor. Some of the stories were composed thirty years ago. She was born in the UK and lives in Atlanta with her husband, a dog and two cats to sit on the keyboard. Her hobbies, besides reading and writing, include outdoor activities like gardening, watching wildlife, hiking and canoeing.
Special thanks to Aurora for stopping by and sharing this wonderful, creative, and visual series with us! Her snippets are a lot of fun, so be sure to check them out this Sunday on Weekend Writing Warriors! Cheers!