Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Tuesday Teaser - Tracing the Stars by CE Kilgore

Excerpt from Tracing The Stars – Prologue:

Orynn is coping with her current reality and gaining an understanding that her fate has been inseparably bound to Jarren’s.

The hot sting of tears blurred her vision of the star-lit canopy above her as she gazed up at the points of light shining between her fingers. They were all there, delicately crafted into the lacework of the fabric. Caspian the Gallant, Soros his arch nemesis, the beautiful Tressana bewitching the wise sage Acrates, the Raven, the Stag and the Seeker’s Lantern. There were also patterns she didn’t recognize and she wondered at their stories. That night with Jarren had been the last time she traced the stars. After what happened with his family, and with his father, her eyes could barely stand to look at their sparkling lights without the sadness overwhelming her.
The stories she could trace into them from her own life would not be happy ones, and she doubted that they would ever be able to guide her back home. Unless they already have.
A shaky exhale released from her chest as she turned her hand over to look at the circular scar set in the palm of her hand. Perhaps her home was never meant to be with Ethan. Those events seemed so far away and she had already resigned herself to the fact that she would never see her beloved Velstrae again. Perhaps that had all been a lucid dream or a misstep in fate. Her fingers closed around the scar as her hand lowered back down to her side. Perhaps she was right where she was meant to be.
With compassion masking the sadness in her eyes, she looked back down to the sleeping man nestled into her shoulder. The darkness of vengeance and obsession had corrupted his spirit, but she could still see the faint whispers of the beautiful boy trapped behind the hard edges of the man lying beside her. He was a Vestrasa, and so, by the rules of her people that were created to protect the story of the universe, she was not allowed to interfere with the decisions he made. She had already made that mistake with him once before, but perhaps now the universe was giving her a second chance to set things right. Her heart could not love him in the same way that he wanted her to, but she did love him, deeply. A piece of her spirit was eternally his and she had made a promise to him to be there, here, with him. Always.


Hankarron Eros has loved Tara since she had pigtails, but his fear of losing the strength and support that their friendship provides leads him to keep his heart's desires locked away. When the truth about his family is exposed and leaves him grasping to hold onto his ship, his crew and his sanity, words are spoken that can't be taken back and the presence he had grown so used to having at a convenient reach is gone.

Tara Flint has never denied her heart's attraction to the floppy-haired, brown-eyed Hankarron, even if he can be a stupid limik sometimes. Her strong will falters as she is forced to decide between a promise she made to her father, a boy she has loved since she had pigtails and the possibility of finding out what her life might be like without the presence of Hankarron always by her side.

When you get knocked down, you get back up and hit the other guy harder. Trip 'Wild Fists' Weston is a Runata'ji combat fighter at the top of his career with a fame and fortune he doesn't want and a Lucky Clover tattooed across his heart to remind him of the girl who is always just out of reach. When Tara's luck lands her in his lap without Hankarron on her heels, Trip wonders if this is his chance to capture his Clover, or if Tara's luck has other ideas in mind. Fate doesn't always give you want you want, but it will always give you what you need.

Jennadri Szina doesn't have time for matters of the heart or trying to get two wayward agents back on track. She's got a mission to run, a Director who is dying and a mother who isn't easy to impress. When Jehdra sends her to save Hank and Tara, Jen takes her mother's mission on at full speed, but she isn't prepared to manage 'Wild Fists' Weston and his damn dimple.

They say that the stories of our time will one day be traced into the stars to help guide others home. Fate strings intertwine with skipping stones across the stars of the universe, pulling it forward and writing new lines in the night sky as the Corwint Central Agent saga continues to lead Ethan, Orynn and Jarren towards a collision that holds the power to change everything.

Author bio:
C.E. Kilgore (1981 - ) has always had a love of romantic stories and science fiction. Although active in the writing community during her undergraduate studies, she chose to focus on her love of history and culture. Graduating with an HBA in History and a BA in Cultural Anthropology, she puts a deep emphasis on creating characters and environments within her writing that are full of both culture and history. The relationship development between characters and the worlds they live in is also an important aspect of her stories. Sarcasm, comedy, hidden "modern" references and subtle hints at underlined universal meanings are common within her writing style, but there is always plenty of action and a darker side lurking just around the corner.

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Book Links:

Full series informational Wiki: http://corwint.wikia.com

Book 1: Ghost In The Machine – FREE full length novel
Genre: Space Opera / Science Fiction Romance:
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Book 2: Whispers From Exile
$3.99 from all major online book retailers
Genre: Space Opera / Science Fiction Romance:
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Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BWEF26A

Book 3: Tracing The Stars
$3.99 from all major online book retailers (As of Oct1st, 2013)

Genre: Space Opera / Science Fiction Romance:
All syndicate links: http://www.cekilgore.com/tracing.php

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  1. Thanks so much for letting me stop by, Pippa!

    1. Great to have you here! I love those book covers - so striking.

  2. Enjoyed reading the teaser, putting it on my to buy list, want to read more of this story.

  3. I have the first two books on my kindle. I will be picking this one up as well. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!


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