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I'm taking a short break from the internet for August, so this blog will be a little quiet for the rest of the month and into the first week of September. In the meantime, there are scheduled posts going up every Wednesday at my cosplay blog - The Intergalactic Seamstress - and at the review blog Critique de Book, plus the odd up to date post at Spacefreighters Lounge on a Tuesday (or you can find my fellow crew mates posting Monday-Friday). See you when September comes! 

Saturday, 12 September 2015

#ScienceFiction #Fantasy Saturday 80 - Demons walk the streets of the future #sffsat #UF #PNR

Hello! Welcome to my snippet for this week's #sffsat, and long time no see, right? It's been a crazy, crazy year, and I've just come back from a seven week break from the internet. Well, mostly off the 'net. To celebrate my return to blogging and to #sffsat, my futuristic paranormal romance No Angel is free to download today, so I thought I'd share a snippet to tempt you. Here, my incubus hero Lucien has just left Hell and a meeting with His Infernal Highness, and is brooding over the almost impossible task he's been set - to track down and seduce an angel...
A Futuristic UF Short
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He stalked the streets of the city, the part that he had an unspoken claim on. Around him, those few humans venturing into the cold, wet weather walked with silver rain sticks in their raised hands, the buzz of invisible energy umbrellas keeping them dry. Beams of light from flying vehicles criss-crossed the clouded sky above. The odd blaring of collision warnings or irate drivers too impatient to wait their turn at the aerial stop signs broke the incessant hum of traffic. Towers and gothic arches in black marble and black glass surrounded him, glinting in the bright gleam of lurid neons. Mirrored panels reflected the 3D adverts that would spring up in front of commuters, like pranksters leaping out of hiding. Lucien strode through them all as they tried to seduce him with the latest social drug, eating place, bar, or males and females available for company. Next, it offered things to increase his libido, at which he laughed, then cosmetic alterations to enhance his appearance. Lucien snorted. As an angel, he'd been beautiful. As a demon, he'd kept his looks, but his demonic nature had sharpened his high cheekbones and narrowed his face, turned his already dark skin a shade darker. He could class himself as drop dead gorgeous and appreciate the utter literal nature of the phrase. 




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12 comments:

  1. Welcome back! I like this sequence - clearly the future, but drivers haven't changed!

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    1. Thanks! Lol, I think there are some things that will never change.

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  2. Scifi AND fantasy mixed together? (Well, paranormal set in the future.) Nice! I have always liked the mixing of genres like that. I look forward to reading the entire story.

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, I love to mix my genres.

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  3. Fun description of a lurid future.
    Glad to see you here!

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  4. Welcome back! As always your prose is lyrically beautiful. Now, please excuse me while I download my copy.

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  5. I'll second Patrick on the mixing of genres. Great piece! So you're saying that we'll still have traffic jams to looks forward to in the future, and demons? Great.

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    1. Thanks Scott! Ah, but you're a master of mixing genres yourself. I think some things will endure far into the future, and why shouldn't demons? :P

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  6. Great description of the setting and the characters!

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