Once upon a time, there were two women who were tasked with retrieving a party of scientists who had travelled through a stable wormhole to another world. Those women, Coriander Wolf and Devi Aradesta, already had quite a history, and although they didn’t yet know it, they would enjoy a remarkable future. I’m still working hard to finish Infinite Worlds, and my editor assures me that every bit of dialogue that is tweaked and every scene that I modify, only makes the novel stronger and more vivid. So while I’m still plugging away on that, I’d like to remind you how Coriander and Devi first met back in ‘If It’s Easy’ (which happens to be for sale at your favourite book retailer).
Here’s an excerpt;
Coriander stepped away from the community bonfire when a small twinkle of light caught her eye. As she moved toward the lake, she noticed the sky was filled with the brief blue-white flashes. They rose from the grass, blinked over the water and danced with an otherworldly lustre.
“They’re beautiful, aren’t they?” A voice to her left said.
She turned and tried to see who’d spoken, but the fire was behind them and all she saw of the other person was a silhouette.
“I’ve always loved them,” she replied. “Full of immediacy and living in the moment.”
“And hope,” her companion in the dark replied. “The males flash to females to signal their availability. It’s a firefly singles bar!”
They both laughed briefly.
“I remember catching them when I was a little kid and keeping them in a jar so they could light up my room,” Coriander said quietly.
“Did you know they aren’t really flies at all, but beetles?”
“Once they reproduce and the eggs are laid, the adults die,” The dark form stuck her hand out. “I should introduce myself; my name’s Devi…Devi Aradesta.”
“Coriander Wolf, but everyone calls me Cori,” She returned the handshake, and they turned back toward the lake to watch the fireflies again.
I invite you to check out your favourite online ebook retailer and pick up a copy of If It’s Easy while it’s still cheaper than a cup of coffee!