Fan the Embers

Dozing through the information

Time for more Weekend Writing Warriors snippets.  We post 8-10 sentences from one of our works every weekend.

From 3/18 through the end of the year, I’m featuring my upcoming novel: Fan the Embers. Each excerpt will begin from where the previous week’s left off. By the release date in November, you’ll be able to read the full prologue and part of the first chapter.


Truth be told, he’d been focused on getting good grades and having fun so he hadn’t studied the information like he should have. To get to know the residents, he would be attending meetings with his father as his attaché. It would help him to learn the language and customs much easier than staying at the Earthen embassy and only going out occasionally surrounded by guards.

Not that he should have to worry about that. Figor seemed to be Earthen friendly, unlike many of the planets they had visited.

Still tired from stasis, he glanced over the sheets, his mind only taking in bits and pieces of the sheer amount of data in front of him.

Language: Figorian.

Political status: Headed by an Empeer who shared control with the Vazder.

Landmasses: Three. Two continents and one large island.

He yawned.


Figor Book One cover
Part of the Figor series:

It’s 2096, Earth is relatively new to the intragalactic game, and 18-year-old Earthen Hugh MacGivens thinks he’s going to spend a few months on a distant world with his ambassador parents. Instead, he steps onto the planet to find he’s Earth’s selection for solidifying an alliance with the genderless people of Figor—by mating with a local.

Trend a’Bahn is ready for xys life to begin. Xe wants to gain an apprenticeship to a master builder and find xys mate in claiming season. Never would xe have expected an attraction to an offworlder.

While the two navigate claiming season, an undercurrent in Figor emerges. They don’t like anything non-Figorian and they hate what Hugh represents. As peaceful as Figorians are, a fire has been lit. If their beloved Empeer won’t stop such a mating from occurring, they will take care of it themselves.

Hugh came to Figor for a few months and possibly the rest of his life. If they have their say, his life ends now.

Publisher: ATT Press
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