Meet the little big hearts of post-invasion Earth from Lea Kirk’s Prophecy #giveaway #excerpt
Author Lea Kirk may be new to the publishing world, but her work in her debut release Prophecy has been turning heads since 2014. Launched only this January, Prophecy has already won four awards! Check out the About the author section below for more details. This is one lady you’re going to want to follow.
Today, Ms. Kirk joins us with a treat from some of the smaller voices in Prophecy. And by “small”, I mean in size only, because these kids have survived the apocalypse and still have hearts bigger than an Anferthian battleship.
Please help me welcome Ms. Kirk and her three charming Prophecy orphans!
The holidays are over and my nerd-herd is back to school. The house is quiet, and chores are getting done. As I changed the sheets on my bed, I swear I hear kids whispering and giggling downstairs. From the top of the stairs, it’s clear there’re at least three youngsters in my living room. Ghosts? We do live in an old Victorian.
“Get your shoes off Ms. Kirk’s couch, Juan,” a girl’s voice says.
“Go piss on an ant, Flora.”
“Mama said not to say that,” a third voice chimes.
Ah, the sound of sibling rivalry. Could only be Flora, Juan, and Maggie, my three orphans from Prophecy.
“She won’t find out unless you tell her.”
I move step by careful step. CREAK! Damn wooden staircase.
“Shh!” Flora hisses.
“Don’t tell me what to do.”
“She’s coming, idiot!”
“We get to talk to her!” The springs of my dilapidated couch squeak as if someone is bouncing up and down.
So much for sneaking up on the culprits. I squeak my way down the remaining steps. Three youngsters perch on the couch blinking back at me. What a perfect opportunity to get to know them a little better. “Hey, kids, how’re things going?”
Maggie bounces some more, a twinkle in her green eyes. “I love where we’re living now. Thank you.”
“Awesome.” I turn my focus to Flora and Juan. “Okay for you two as well?”
“Fine,” Flora flips her red hair over one shoulder. “I wish you could write out all the restricted areas on the ship, though.”
Juan nods his dark head. “It’d give us more places to play hide-and-go-seek.”
I can’t help but smile as I lower myself into my rocking chair. “Don’t worry, things will change as you get older.”
Flora sighs, a distant dreamy look in her china-blue eyes. “Am I going to get a soul mate, too?”
I give her a crooked grin. “We’ll see.”
“You should stick her with an Anferthian.” Juan grins.
“You should shut up,” Flora snaps.
“Juan….” I give him the stink-eye and he clamps his lips together. “What do you hope for in your future, Juan?”
“I want to be a space pirate.” Hmm. Interesting.
Flora rolls her eyes. “Uncle Graig will arrest you.”
Maggie slides off the couch and rests her tiny hands on my knees. My heart melts like a sugar cube in hot tea. “Can I just live with Flora when I grow up?”
“You don’t want your own place?”
She shakes her head, her dark, glossy curls bobbing. Well, this request will be tricky.
The electronic melody of “Deck the Halls” drifts in from the hall phone. Mental note: change the ringer back to normal.
“Just a sec, kids.”
When I finally get back, after a forty minute conversation with my sister, the kids are gone. But, they’ll visit again. Especially as they find out what’s in store for each of them.
A nightmare of galactic proportions…
One normal day turns into horror when Earth is attacked. Now ER nurse Alexandra Bock is imprisoned aboard an alien slave ship with no way out. She deems all aliens untrustworthy, including the handsome blue-skinned Matiran captain who shares her cell.
A betrayal from within…
One night of treachery leaves Senior Captain Gryf Helyg a prisoner of his enemies. Because of him, Earth’s inhabitants face extinction and his home world is threatened. But his plans for escape are complicated by his inexplicable draw to the Earth woman imprisoned with him.
A chance to save both their peoples…
One ancient prophecy holds the key to free Alexandra and Gryf’s war-ravaged worlds. Can two wounded souls who have lost everything learn to trust and forgive in order to fulfill the prophecy, and find a love that will last for eternity?
Read an excerpt
She reached for him and claimed his mouth in a kiss born from love and fueled by desire. Her tongue dueled with his, tasting, exploring, and caressing. Where this sudden need came from she didn’t care. She wanted him, all of him, here and now.
Gryf broke the kiss, his lips fluttering and nipping along her jawline, then to the little hollow just below her ear. His tongue dipped into the hollow, sending tingles all the way down to her toes.
His hand found its way under her sweater, his fingers skimming up her ribcage until they found her breast. A moan escaped her, and she arched into his palm as he rolled first one nipple, then the other, to hardness. What would his mouth feel like there?
“Alexandra?” He whispered next to her ear, as if seeking permission.
“Yes, Gryf.” There was no way she could stop, not now.
About the author
Lea Kirk loves to transport her readers to other worlds with her romances of science fiction and time travel. Her fascination with science fiction began at six years old when her dad introduced her to the original Star Trek TV series. She fell in love with the show, and was even known to run through her parents’ house wearing the tunic top of her red knit pantsuit and her white go-go boots pretending to be Lieutenant Uhura. By nine years old she knew she wanted to be a writer, and in her teens she read her first romance and was hooked.
Ms. Kirk lives in Northern California with her wonderful hubby of twenty-five years and their five kids (aka, the nerd herd). She’s also proud of her seven times great-grandson. Apparently her stories will inspire James T. to join Star Fleet Academy. She learned this in the 1980’s when James sought out her counsel on where to find a pair of humpback whales.
Awards & honors
Prophecy earned FOUR awards before it was even published, making Lea Kirk a breakout debut author and definitely one to follow!
- 2015 Fantasy, Futuristic, & Paranormal RWA’s On the Far Side Contest – 2nd place
- 2015 FTHRW Pages From the Heart Contest – 2nd place
- 2015 LERA The Rebecca Contest – 3rd place
- 2014 Heart of Denver RWA Molly Contest – 2nd place
Subscribe to Lea Kirk’s newsletter during the month of February 2016 and receive a complimentary copy of her Prophecy short story All of Me. The sign-up form and details are at www.leakirk.com (right sidebar), so head over for your copy! (DVK’s note: I’ve read this story, and it is a gem!)
Ms. Kirk is giving away one copy of Prophecy (winner’s choice of epub or mobi format) to a reader on today’s post! To enter to win, fill out the prize widget below, and let Ms. Kirk know what you intrigues you most about Prophecy! We <3 comments!