Charity Sunday: International Committee of the Red Cross #CharitySunday #SnipSun #8Sunday


With the current unsettling and unsettled political situation in Ukraine, many citizens have been displaced. The International Committee of the Red Cross is a trustworthy organization giving aid to communities in need. I will donate a dollar for every comment received on this post to the ICRC.

My snippet is from Lil DeVille's newest WIP, Coming Together, the first book in The Awesome Adventures of A.S.S.S. series. A.S.S.S. stands for Alien and Supernatural Search Squadron. I don't have a blurb for the book yet, but I'll provide a little background for the inspiration behind its creation following the snippet.

“You wanted to see me, Lieutenant General Espinoza?”

“Yes, Captain Botterill. Please come in and close the door.”

Captain Abigail Botterill entered General Espinoza’s office. She was a slender, willowy, red-haired woman of medium height appearing to be in her late twenties. She had a flawless alabaster complexion and exquisite violet eyes. Despite her delicate appearance, Captain Botterill commanded respect. She exuded a definite “fuck around and find out” energy.

Lieutenant General Beowulf Espinoza locked the door behind Captain Botterill. Looking like a leading man from a 1940s action movie, he ran his hand over his wavy, dark-brown hair, his black coffee eyes twinkling merrily.

Despite the genre and the somewhat suggestive tone in this out-of-context snippet, the relationship between these characters is 100% platonic. I didn't want to get anyone's hopes up. No worries for those of you looking for the "good parts," there will be plenty of hot stuff later.

And now, as promised, a bit of backstory.

My first foray into the steamy and sassy world of sci-fi erotica was the Carnal Invasion series of short stories, which I have since pulled out of publication because I want to rework them, giving some detail to the connection between humans and the lusty Gamma Iridians. 

I would like this reworking to be more than the Schtoink of the Month, which, admissibly, is what the first iteration of the series was. I don't think I'm going to write a monthly serial again. Apparently, some people are very successful with such a format, but both of my attempts were dismal failures.

That's about all for this time. I look forward to reading and commenting on the other Charity Sunday posts.

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  1. The International Red Cross does a lot of good--good choice for a charity in these times!

  2. Hello, Cie,

    Thank you for joining this month's Charity Sunday effort - and for choosing such an excellent cause to support.

  3. I give to the Red Cross regularly. Thanks for doing this.

  4. Curious as to what this meeting is about!

  5. LOL! I love the 'enegy' she exudes. Gives a clear insight to how much I'm going to enjoy the character! Bless you for the charity donations to such a unfortunately worthwhile cause.

  6. Intriguing excerpt, feels like you're going for a 'tone' here, kind of retro. It'll be interesting to see how it all plays out. I can't imagine writing a serial, just not my writing comfort zone so I give you kudos for having tried it!

  7. This is the first war ever to play out in real time, all over the world, via cell phones and social media. Before we'd have no way of finding out about the Ukrainian soldier who was on Snake Island and told the Russians who ordered him to surrender, to go f**k themselves. Or the old woman who swore at the Russian soldiers in the street, telling them to put the sunflower seeds she gave them in their pockets, so when they die in the Ukraine, at least some good will come of burying them there--flowers will grow. Before, we would have had no idea that thousands were being arrested for laying their lives on the line and protesting in Russia, against the evil being done in their name by the power mad leader of their country. How can you hate "the enemy," when it's not the people of the country, but the oligarchs who control everything? I say let the oligarchs get into a giant arena and duke it out themselves. They're the ones who are so power-mad. Too bad they're so cowardly that they must send poor people out to do the fighting and dying for them.

  8. Thanks for supporting such a great cause with your blog / writing. This is great.

  9. I admire you for donating to a worthy cause like the Red Cross. They do so much for people in need. Writing is a process that's never done, or so it seems. I find I have to just stop with changes and editing at a point when a conclusion is reached. - Margy


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