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Saturday, August 27, 2016

#8Sunday - Weekend Writing Warriors


I haven't posted an 8-sentence excerpt in a long time. Here’s the link to the Weekend Writing Warriors central page, so you can visit all the participants sharing excerpts today. It's a great way to sample new books and find new authors! 

This is from my sci-fi romance novella, MISSION TO NEW EARTH:


Marsh strode toward me with determination—so different from that easy-going swagger that caught my eye the first time I saw him four years ago at the White Sands Training Center. I never believed in love at first sight, but oh, mama. With dark-haired, dark-eyed Marsh, I fell hard. I must’ve done a great job hiding my feelings back then. He said he never knew—until a year later I pinned him on the exercise mat and kissed him. Yep, I took the initiative and planted a toe-curling smooch on his delectable lips. Not to be outdone, he kissed back. Holy smoke. 

The story:


Earth’s overpopulation and dwindling resources force the United Earth Space Agency to expedite exploration of new planets for a possible new home. When new crises ensue—a giant tsunami and the threat of nuclear winter—the timeline changes. Eight years of training crammed into four. Sara Grenard and her team prepare for launch, but are they ready for the one-way trip? Will the Goldilocks planet prove just right for Earth’s inhabitants? Before time runs out.


MISSION TO NEW EARTH will be released on August 31st. It's available for pre-order at Amazon for 99 cents.  https://amzn.com/B01JXZR0AK

Check out other 8-sentence excerpts by visiting Weekend Writing Warriors central page  or the Facebook page. Come back next Sunday for more from MISSION TO NEW EARTH.

72 comments:

  1. Well hot dam, Diane! Sounds like they're putting some real moves on each other there! Great snippet!

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  2. Very intriguing, Diane. That exchange was in the past... so what will it be now?

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  3. She sounds like a bold, take-charge woman.

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    1. Oh, she is! But he's no slouch, either.

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  4. Nice set-up of their attraction. Can't wait to see where it leads...

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  5. Love it, enjoyed the 'voice' of your narrator and had to smile at how their romance started. Wonder what's going on with them now? Great snippet!

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  6. Agree with Veronica- love your narrator's voice. Very unique and quirky.

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  7. It seems he has changed - he is determined, but is he happy to she her?

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  8. Wow! She sounds superb. I wonder what might have changed in the meantime?

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    1. I guess I'll have to come back next week with a new snippet.

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  9. Ooo sounds swoon-worthy! Thanks for sharing. :D

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  10. Sexy, and intriguing. Can't wait to see what comes next.

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  11. I love a girl who goes after what she wants, and she obviously wants him! Great snippet.

    ~Joyce Scarbrough

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    1. Thanks, Joyce. Nobody's going to stand in her way, either.

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  12. Very intriguing! I'm curious to know how things have changed since then, and what they will become. Well done!

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    1. Thanks, Jess. In the Terminator's immortal words: I'll be back...to let you know what happened.

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  13. Hot first kisses are to be treasured. Loved the snippet.

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  14. It sounds as though a lot has changed in four years, and maybe not for the better. Still, if he can kiss like that... :)

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    1. Wait until next time when you see what p.o.'d him. Hehehe.

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  15. Oh! I wonder what has happened during those four years, as he's not swaggering anymore.

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  16. Considering the recent discovery of an Earth-like planet in the Goldilocks zone of the star closest to Sol, this storyline is very timely.

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    1. I know! Very timely indeed. I'll be using that in a blog soon.

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  17. Some people are just better at noticing interest than others. And a few are so dense it's unbelievable!

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  18. I want to know what happened after that first kiss.

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  19. Fun, sexy snippet. And the name "Goldilocks" sounds pretty ominous to me, like someone/thing might not want them moving in?

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    1. Sorry. I made an unfair assumption that everyone knew it meant a planet that isn't too hot, not too cold, but just right for human habitation.

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  20. Ooh, I like her already, pinning her guy down and planting a smooch on him! Wonderful excerpt, Diane!

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    1. Thanks, Julie. She knows what she wants.

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  21. Great recollection of things in the past, but that brings me back to the very first sentence - the determination now sounds ominous!

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  22. Great snippet, Diane! You've stirred up a hornet's nest of buzz and interest. :-)

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  23. You say a lot with a little! Great themes--overpopulation, climate extremes--futuristic for sure but too close for comfort, perhaps. Best wishes!

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    1. Too close is right. I keep thinking about the destruction of the rainforests and the effects.

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  24. Great snippet Diane!
    Good luck and God's blessings
    PamT

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  25. Love this excerpt...and since I was treated to a sneak preview, I know precisely what is going on with them now. It's a great story!

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    1. Haha. So glad you didn't spoil things, Alicia. Thanks.

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  26. Oh, I like...A LOT. Sounds awesome. Great cover and title too!

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  27. Wow!!! That was a great little snippet there. Sounds like the book is full of sass and spark! Good luck to you!

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  28. Great excerpt, Diane! These two sound like they're a lot of fun!

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    1. They are. I love him. Shh. Don't tell Hubs.

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  29. I like the pinning him down on he exercise mat and kissing him, nice.

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  30. I know another woman who does that kind of thing in my fan ficton...and since she's definitely got the advantage over a certain engineer who doesn't seem to be complaining...

    So, are you gonna tell us what happened AFTER the kiss?!

    Or why he's changed so much?

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  31. Love it! I love the way she thinks and talks. Great narrative. Either she's a good actor for him not noticing for a year, or he's pretty oblivious. Great last lines.

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    1. Thanks, Daelyn. More her being a good actor. We don't want to get our hearts broken, do we?

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  32. Love the narrator's voice. I have a feelings things didn't quite work out between her and Marsh and I'm dying to find out what happened.

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    1. So glad you like the voice. I love her attitude.

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  33. She's got guts! Looking forward to reading more!

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  34. She goes after what she wants! I like it. Good character building in this snippet, Diane. And great voice!

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