|win this swell book!
||[Aug. 12th, 2009|08:07 am]
|||||roswell eating tiny little sea warriors||]|
I was on a panel at Worldcon with Chris Howard, author of Seaborn. Chris wanted to give me a copy of his new book, and I, of course, wanted to buy one, but heck, this one would be autographed -- so I told him I'd take the copy but I'd buy one and gift it and spread the win to three people.
So now's your chance to get a brand spanking new copy of Seaborn delivered right to your door!
Seaborn is the story of Kassandra, 19 year old princess of the sub-oceanic world. Though she has strange powers, she's trying to lead the life of an ordinary college student in California. Wait, why is a seaborn princess walking around on dry land? Well, she's been hidden there by her father because her grandfather the evil king wants to kill her to cement his power base and perform Great Evil. Kassandra has power over water, she can form an ice sword or ice armor in an instant, or compel drops of water to hurl themselves at a foe at incredible speeds. She fights spear-throwing humanoids from the deep and always manages to get her homework in on time (so far anyway, I'm about 1/4th of the way through it).
It reads very visually, as though you're watching a movie packed with mer-people action.
Enough of this! How do you get it? How do you get it?
Well, just write a story (350 words max) that includes Roswell and mer-people with underwater action (how does Roswell breathe underwater? I'll leave that to you), post it here, best one posted by Friday gets a copy of Seaborn delivered to them from amazon.com.
Roswell on the lookout for underwater warriors trying to attack the porch.
A lithe, blonde mermaid awoke suddenly on the bottom of the ocean floor with a splitting headache. Her blue eyes took in the abundant aquatic life that surrounded her and winced in pain. Suddenly, she heard a loud shout, “Alice! Where have you been?!?!”
Mildly bewildered, Alice answered, “Jeffrey? Not so loud, please, I’ve a headache that pains me so, and it’s caused the most vivid dream.”
Jeffrey sat on the ocean floor beside her folding his brilliant green tail beneath him and asked, “Alice, where have you been?! We’ve been searching for hours.”
Looking more confused than ever, Alice shook her head and replied, “Why I’ve been here all along, I decided to take a nap. However, I dreamt that a huge, furry sea monster decided that I was it’s plaything, and threw me around and around the water. The creature was huge! Why, in my dream, I only saw a part of it, yet it was twice the size of me, and it had claws the size of my arm! But that doesn’t explain why I’ve awoke with such an awful headache. Will you help me home?”
Jeffrey flitted up from his position on the ground in a flash of metallic green and reached his hand toward her lovely body. “Of course, I’ll help you home, just give me your hand. However, you really must try not to wander off for naps in the most random places. It worries everyone so when we can’t find you. Surely, you wouldn’t have such awful nightmares if you would only take your naps on your nice seaweed mattress at home.”
With that, hand-in-hand the two mer-people swam off toward their mer-home.
Outside a ten-gallon aquarium filled with brilliantly colored plants and statues, a white-trimmed black cat sat intently watching a rather large goldfish swim lazily in circles. The cat twitched her tail in rhythm with the swimming fish. Eventually, the cat stood on her hind legs, dipped a furry claw into the water, and whipped it around wildly, completely unaware of the havoc caused to the aquarium decor.