Category Archives: Morgan’s Return

I’m over at Cynthia Woolf’s

picture of cover of Morgan's ReturnCynthia Woolf has interviewed me. Pop on over and find out a little more about me and Morgan’s Return. You could also win an e-book of The Iron Admiral, just by answering a simple question in a comment. Tell me what it was inspired the virus in ‘The Iron Admiral: Conspiracy‘, and you’ll be in the draw to win an ebook copy of The Iron Admiral – which is an omnibus of both my Iron Admiral books. (The answer is in the post, folks – and please tell me what format ebook you’d like – epub, mobi or pdf)

Here’s the link. http://cynthiawoolf.com/blog/interview-with-greta-van-der-rol/  See you there.

Ashkar Ravindra – in the flesh (so to speak)

picture of Jiddu KrishnamurtiI’m not one to use pictures of real people as ‘character cues’, if you see what I mean. I know many writers do, but I’m happy to have a picture in my mind. It’s often quite detailed, too. After the book is done and dusted, it’s quite fun to have a ‘casting couch’ session – trying to work out who you’d have when the movie offers roll in. I did a casting couch for Morgan’s Choice, if you’d care to have a look. We decided on John Abraham for Ravindra, but to be honest, I wasn’t entirely convinced.

I came upon this picture here quite by accident, on Facebook. The gentleman is Jiddu Krishnamurti, an Indian philosopher who died in 1986. He was into peace, love and the unity of all mankind.

Admiral Ashkar Ravindra might not have agreed with the sentiment, but THIS is what pops up in my mind when I mention Ravindra’s name. Handsome, aloof, aristocratic. Yum. Dribble.picture of Ravindra's abs

An added note: A few people have asked about the abs, since they’re an important component of the package. I was thinking something like this.

SFR Brigade presents… a snippet from Morgan’s Return #sfrbp

picture of cover of Morgan's ReturnHere’s another snippet from my new release, Morgan’s Return. Morgan has just noticed her lover, Admiral Ravindra, sitting with another woman in a crowded bar. Having spent some time in the ladies room, talking herself out of scratching the other woman’s eyes out, she has accepted she can’t afford to make a scene.

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Taking one more deep breath, she pushed the door release and went back into the party atmosphere of the bar, striding toward the table where Partridge was sitting, his eyes wide as he sipped his drink.

“Morgan Selwood.”

The name was shouted so loud the noise in the bar lessened for a moment. Before she had time to turn, strong hands gripped Morgan’s waist and swung her around in a circle. She knew that voice. The man set her down, then hugged her. “Good to see you, babe. Where’ve you been?”

Tall, dark blond hair. He beamed, lips spread in a huge smile. She had to bring the face up from her implant. Junior Commander Biel Fisher, hot-shot fighter pilot. They’d had a brief affair five years ago.

“Er, hi, Biel. It’s been a while.”

“Sure has. Last I heard you’d disappeared somewhere around Calisto’s Veil. Hey, what’ve you done to your eyes? Contacts?”

“Um, yeah.” She edged back, hoping he’d let go. Oh fuck fuck fuck. She was supposed to be Marion Sefton, not Morgan Selwood. And she’d made it obvious she’d recognized him.

“Marion? An old friend?”

Oh, double fuck. Ravindra’s voice was deadly as a leashed vulsaur.

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SFR Brigade presents… #sfrbp

picture of cover of Morgan's ReturnA short excerpt from my latest novel, the sequel to Morgan’s Choice, Morgan’s Return.

Morgan and Ravindra are on a planet where the women are in charge. It’s not Ravindra’s scene, no, not at all.

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Two people, a man and a woman, dressed in cream trousers and shirts, their belts bulky with attachments, ambled toward him. No doubt the local police. He noted each carried a nerve whip, and a sidearm in a holster. The two slowed down, glancing at Jirra and Prasad, who sat together on a low wall.

The female police officer stared at him as she approached, looking him up and down as though he were a piece of meat. She licked her lips, a glint in her eye, her gaze sliding down to his groin, undressing him with her eyes.

The last time a woman had had the temerity to look at him like that, he’d been a callow youth fresh out of the Academy, a target for older women looking for some action while their husbands were away. He glared at her.

She stopped in front of him and turned, standing with legs apart, hands on hips, a hint of a lascivious smile lurking around her lips.

“On your feet,” she drawled.

Ravindra’s hackles rose. Still, this was another planet, different rules. He stood, taking his time, and folded his arms, gazing down at her. “Is there a problem?”

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Morgan’s Returned!

picture of cover of Morgan's ReturnMorgan Selwood is back in a brand new, full-length adventure with her Manesai admiral, Ashkar Ravindra. Morgan is taking the boyfriend home to meet the cousins and, needless to say, they stir up a whole lot of trouble.

When you delve into ancient history you never know what strange forces you might unleash.

When Morgan Selwood and Admiral Ashkar Ravindra travel to Morgan’s Human Coalition to learn more about the origin of Ravindra’s people, their relationship is soon sorely tested. Morgan is amongst her own people and Ravindra is overprotective and insecure, afraid of losing her. But not everyone is keen to welcome Morgan home, not when they’d gone to all that trouble to get rid of her in the first place. Soon Morgan and Ravindra have a rogue Supertech on their trail with only one goal – kill Selwood.

Together, Morgan and Ravindra follow a tenuous trail back into humanity’s past, to the time historians call the Conflagration. But what begins as an innocent archaeological investigation escalates into a deadly peril for both humans and Manesai when Morgan and Ravindra are thrust into the middle of an unexpected conflict. And that rogue Supertech’s still out there, itching for revenge.

You’ll find the new book at Amazon and Smashwords, trickling through to the usual outlets. Yes, there will be a print version.

 

 

Morgan’s Return – a sneak preview

picture of cover of Morgan's ReturnI’m on the last lap of preparing Morgan’s Return for publication. Just a few, nerve-wracking, spine-tingling tweaks to go.

Here’s the blurb

When you delve into ancient history you never know what strange forces you might unleash.

When Morgan Selwood and Admiral Ashkar Ravindra travel to Morgan’s Human Coalition to learn more about the origin of Ravindra’s people, their relationship is soon sorely tested. Morgan is amongst her own people and Ravindra is overprotective and insecure, afraid of losing her. But not everyone is keen to welcome Morgan home, not when they’d gone to all that trouble to get rid of her in the first place. Soon Morgan and Ravindra have a rogue Supertech on their trail with only one goal – kill Selwood.

Together, Morgan and Ravindra follow a tenuous trail back into humanity’s past, to the time historians call the Conflagration. But what begins as an innocent archaeological investigation escalates into a deadly peril for both humans and Manesai, when Morgan and Ravindra are thrust into the middle of an unexpected conflict. And that rogue Supertech’s still out there, itching for revenge.

And here’s a tiny excerpt.

Morgan and Ravindra’s ship is stopped and searched when they arrive at their first Coalition planet. Here, they are talking to the commander of the boarding party.

“You’re with a Coromandel admiral?”
She chuckled. “You know what they say? Join the Star Fleet and see the planets? Well, I did. We met when I was on leave a year or two ago. He offered me a job when I got out. And it really isn’t any of your business.”
To his credit, the man laughed. “If the docking fees fall through, you won’t be going anywhere. But I guess you know that.”
The other three troopers, still anonymous behind their helmets, joined their leader, their armored footfalls loud in the confines of the ship. He gestured the troopers to the airlock. “You run a tight ship… Admiral. Enjoy your stay on Iniciara.”
He stepped back into the airlock. Morgan slapped a hand on the hatch release.
Ravindra turned to Morgan, and raised his eyebrows. She would understand.
She shook her head. “No surveillance. They checked the holds and all the cabins. I wish I knew what they were really looking for.” She let out a breath. “We still have to get through Customs.”
“Would they recognize you for what you are?”
“A Supertech? No. They linked to my implant, of course, but the other piece of hardware in my head is hidden unless I want to advertise.”
“Well then. We have nothing to hide. We really are just tourists.” Ravindra used his sanvad to contact Davaskar. “Take her in, Captain.”