Hello again everyone! Hope you’ve all recovered from St. Patty’s Day. I took a shot of the Writer’s Tears whiskey one of my friends got me for my birthday,a and while the whiskey itself was really good, let’s just say it reminded me why I’m not a whiskey girl. 😉 Anyway, onto Weekend Writing Warriors, the weekly blog hop where authors share 8-10 sentences of their current, upcoming, or newly released work! I had a hard time finding new snippets from Obsidian Sky, last of the Dark Sky books, without giving anything away, but I think this snippet between Sawyer and Gemma will do nicely. Without giving much away, Sawyer and his crew became engaged in a fight that cost them a few lives and hurt Sawyer more than he intended (no spoilers for you!), but he’s not about to let one defeat break his spirit… (Edited to fit the 10 sentence limit).
“Anger is what we need.”
“It won’t make them better fighters.”
“No,” I agreed, “but it will help make them fearless.”
Gemma studied me for a long time. Then she nodded, her eyes filled with respect. She knew what it was like to be backed into a corner. Rage didn’t make anyone a better fighter, per se, but it gave them a reason to fight.
Far as I was concerned, reason was better than skill. Reason implied passion, a strength that couldn’t be matched––a strength of the heart, of the soul, a power that was unbreakable.
I had a lot of rage toward the monsters holding Claire.
The final struggle against the Hellions has arrived. A trapped engineer and a desperate marauder scramble to fight an enemy with unspeakable power on its side. Time is running out, and one world will be destroyed…
After sacrificing herself to save the lives of her friends and family, Claire Abernathy struggles to outwit her Hellion captors. They torment and terrify her into working on a weapon with the sole purpose of obliterating the world, friends, and love she has struggled to save. If Claire has any chance of saving those she loves, she must delve deeper into the Hellion world, and witness nightmares she could never imagine.
In Westraven, Sawyer Kendric is desperate to find the woman he loves. To do so, he must finally embrace his family’s atrocious past and heal the wounds it has caused. He will be forced to make new allies, uncover secrets that change all he knows, and find the courage to lead a ragtag crew into the darkest, deadliest battle of their lives.
Claire and Sawyer fight to save their broken world in the final installment of the epic DARK SKY trilogy.
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It’s going to be another hectic week for me. I’m prepping the Dark Sky box set, which will be released next month, along with The Shadow Omnibus. I know I said I’d release details on that a few weeks ago, but honestly, I just got so backlogged that I haven’t been able to do it. I haven’t sent out a newsletter yet, which is another failing on my part. :S But, I’m happy to know that the countless hours I’ve been managing to put in my urban fantasy project are paying off in a big way. While I doubt I’ll make it to the new deadline (suddenly all my friends want to move houses and hang out with me), I’m definitely working on closing the plot holes and *finally* finishing this story. It’s taken some unexpected angles and will need at least one more read-through, but I’m really proud if it and will *hopefully* have a firmer grasp of its publishing direction next month. Yay for endless hard work!
Remember to check out the other Weekend Writing Warriors authors for romance, sci-fi, fantasy, and more! Cheers!