Aurora Springer is thrilled to announce the release of Grand Master’s Mate, Book 3 in the Grand Master’s Trilogy
Young empath, Violet Hunter, and her crafty Grand Master, Athanor Griffin, tackle the villains threatening civilization.
Their worst enemy, the Red Queen, rampages across the galaxy evading capture, while blocked portals restrict normal commerce among planets. Compounding their problems, half the Grand Masters on the Council fear Violet is the agent of their doom as her father foretold, and vow to eliminate her. To restore peace, Violet and Athanor embark on a dangerous quest for a weapon hidden by the ancient psychic masters on one of four planets. But, the weapon proves elusive, the ancient sites harbor hazards, and new alliances forged with bizarre entities may not be sufficient to foil their enemies and save the galaxy.
The Grand Master’s Trilogy:
Book 1 is only 99c for December
Grand Master’s Pawn: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TP1N5PM
Grand Master’s Game: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0104OFJJ8
Grand Master’s Mate: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B018EHAA7S
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I’ve just started reading Grand master’s Pawn and can tell you it’s a page turner. I can’t wait to join Violet on her missions.
Let’s find out more about Aurora.
Tell us about your latest release, including its genre. Does it cross over to other genres? If so, what are they?
My latest release, Grand Master’s Mate, is the third book in my Grand Master’s Trilogy. It is a science fiction adventure set on several planets with distinctive lifeforms. The protagonists have supernormal powers of empathy and telekinesis. Other supernatural elements and mythological references creep into the story, including dragons, living crystals, and the twelve contentious Grand Masters.
Why did you write your book (or series)?
The original concept for this trilogy dates back some thirty years ago when I had an abundance of short stories. My initial idea was to combine several short stories into a full-length novel. The organizing theme pays homage to Lewis Carroll’s Alice Through the Looking Glass. The Pawn, Violet Hunter, travels on missions to different planets under the command of a mysterious Grand Master. Two of my short stories and skimpy notes about a dragon morphed into Violet’s first three missions. In her fourth mission, she meets her Grand Master and her challenges escalate. So did my challenges as the author because I realized their story continued over two additional books. After a rollercoaster of adventures on different planets, I leave them at a happy point by the end of Book 3.
When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I’ve been imagining adventures for most of my life. When I was a young child, I started writing poetry and my father gave me a notebook. I have a collection of unpublished poems about love and nature. Also, I have notebooks full of short stories and scraps of plots dating from my teenage years. More than thirty years ago, I wrote a complete ~100,000 word science fiction novel with a clever scientist and devious aliens. In 2014, I finally published the book with the title of The Lady is Blue. Warning, this book contains puns as well as aliens and a couple of spaceships.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I enjoy being outdoors and watching wildlife. Since we live in the suburbs of Atlanta, we take our dogs for walks around the neighborhood and chat with fellow dog owners. When we visit my family in England, we go hiking in the Welsh mountains, along the coast, and the towpaths of canals. There are public footpaths everywhere and you can often plan to stop at a pub for lunch. We love walking around ancient monuments from Normal castles to the Avebury megaliths and the white horses carved on the chalk hills.
Sheep graze around the Avebury stones.
We hired a narrow boat one year and spent two weeks driving the boat through locks on the Kennet and Avon canal. I drove through the 29 Caen Hill locks in Devizes and partnered with another narrow boat going up. With two boats in the lock, you have only about six inches to spare on either side.
What interesting aspect of your life would surprise your readers?
My husband is also a scientist and writes historical romances and thrillers in his spare time. We have co-authored scientific papers.
What are your current projects and plans for the future?
Currently, I am working on a short story and a novel with a young female superhero. These superhero stories may become the start of a new series. Also, I have a couple of science fiction stories at early stages of development.
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 romances set in weird worlds 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.