Guest Post + Giveaway: Guy Erma and the Son of Empire by Sally Ann Melia


The story starts with a boy:
"I don't want to go, mum." 

"You must..." 

How long can a mother regret the last words to her son? 

This story is a space opera adventure and a kidnap thriller… A young prince is kidnapped, a galactic Empire in peril for the Prince has fallen into the hands of the ruthless yet charismatic Chart Segat, a populist politician, he is also head of the crack space warriors: the Dome Elite. 

Teodor’s mother, Regent Sayginn of Freyne 2 will use every resource at her disposal: military might, security surveillance, battle cyborgs and insider intelligence to find her son. She will call on the Valvanchi, the telepathic shape shifting aliens to free him … The only question is can they get to the Prince in time? 

Meanwhile in the shadow of the Dome, living a life of desperate poverty is another boy: 13-year-old Guy Erma. His only dream is to join the Dome Elite, and the only way he can do that is by ‘doing whatever Chart Segat says. ’ Whatever he says!' 

A tightly plotted thriller, Guy Erma and the Son of Empire is a complex space opera with a cracking science fiction storyline, told with verve and pace. 

The book will delight those who love • Science Fiction • Space Operas • Star Wars style Adventures • Galactic Empire stories • Young Adult Science Fiction • Young Adult Space Opera • Young Adult Thrillers • Young Adult Action Adventure 

Author's Bio:

The author was born in Wallasey, England, in 1964, and moved to the South of France when she was eleven. She spent her teenage years living in the cosmopolitan city state of Monaco and became immersed in its many languages and cultures. An English girl in a French school, for three hours each week she would sit at the back of the class as her colleagues learnt English. To pass the time, she wrote stories. This led to a lifetime of writing novels, scripts, stories and articles.

In her working life, Sally writes marketing communications and manages large international websites.

In 2010, Sally joined the Hogs Back Writers, a club located on the outskirts of Guildford, and she set about turning an old manuscript into this novel: Guy Erma and the Son of Empire. Sally currently lives in Farnham, and she is married with two children.

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Guest Post

Flash Fiction: The curtains had been drawn…

Last night I was with my Writer’s group the Hogs Back Writers and we did a ten-minute flash fiction exercise. We were each given a sentence to be included in a piece of fiction. We had ten minutes to write.

The sentence I picked from the hat was: The Curtains had been drawn – and this is what I wrote:

They met at midnight on the same moonlit balcony where three years before they had made their pledge. He had travelled across three oceans in search of a cure and instead had returned wealthy. She had sought through the dark woods and hidden valleys to seek for a cure but instead had come back a herbologist.

They knew now there was no cure for them for them to find and by moonlight had pledged their eternal love and perpetual devotion. As the North Star reached its apogee they knew in their hearts they would never part again.
The curtains had been drawn, the bed was made afresh, with flowers to perfume the night and candles to illuminate their passion. They embraced and sighed, wept and gasped and after the final ecstasy succumbed to a dreamless sleep entwined in each other’s arms. 

At dawn the pale sunlight crept across the floor to the vast four poster where they lay. The blackbird sang but they heeded her not. The curtains were drawn wide so as the weak morning light lapped their pale flesh. Their skin first froze then cracked then dissolved into mounds of silken dust which a wily morning breeze spread across the room.
This is the fate of all vampires caught out by morning’s first light.

About Sally Ann Melia:
Sally Ann Melia is life-long Science Fiction fan. She saw Star Wars as a child and has loved Space Opera fiction and tales of huge Galactic Empires ever since;  in particular, Frank Herbert’s Dune series and Iain M. Banks Culture. She lives in Farnham, Surrey with husband David, and has two children and three gerbils.

In 2014, she published a young adult science fiction adventure : Guy Erma and the Son of Empire. The book has been received with over 50, 4 & 5 star reviews on Amazon.

This year look out for the new three-part serialisation of Guy Erma and the Son of Empire: Kidnap (17/5/15); Hunter (30/5/15); Exile (14/6/15). Followed by a new book of the artwork created for the series: The Artwork of Guy Erma and the Son of Empire.
The sequel:  Guy Erma and the Araneidae Dome is due to be published in November 2015.

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