Category Archives: Morgan’s Return

Fun with Photos

One of my Facebook friends, who writes under the name of Kira Morgana, posted a fun photo on her timeline – a cat sitting on one of her books. “Wow”, I thought. (As you do). “I wonder how she did that?”

Photofunia, that’s how.

What can I say? It’s a damp Saturday morning and my eyes lit up. I’m like a kiddy in a sweet shop, all agog. Look at what you can do!

"Morgan's Choice" in the news

“Morgan’s Choice” in the news

The Iron Admiral - Conspiracy and Deception

“The Iron Admiral” – Conspiracy and Deception

 

'Starheart" at the museum

“Starheart” at the museum

 

The Demon's Eye poster

“The Demon’s Eye” up on a wall

You’re welcome 🙂

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Teaser Tuesday … and what a teaser! #ssrgtt

Hi there. This is a little snippet from Morgan’s Return, the sequel to Morgan’s Choice. You don’t have to have read Morgan’s Choice to enjoy Morgan’s Return, but I think readers would agree it helps.

In this little scene, Morgan is creating a distraction and is having a hard time not distracting herself.

Morgan made sure the virtual Ravindra faced Cruickshank. Then she had him unfasten the collar so it parted, showing his Adam’s apple. Now the next button, slipping the golden disk through the material with long, strong fingers. Now the next. And the next, until the coat hung open. He slid the arm off one shoulder, then the other, and let the coat drop to the floor, where it disappeared from the display. Now his skin-tight white undershirt, that clung to every muscle, defining his pecs and his abs. He pulled the material out of his belt slowly, a slight smile on his lips. She remembered when he’d done this, just for her. Stop it, Morgan. Keep your mind on the job. He lifted the material in his fists, dragged the shirt up his torso, revealing skin like polished mahogany. Then over the swelling pectorals, up over his head, until he could flick the shirt away. The golden lines of the tattoo on his right shoulder gleamed.

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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. 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.

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.”