Sunday Snippet: “Anger is what we need.”

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. 

 

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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!

Amy

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32 Comments

  1. Author Jessica E. Subject

    Yes, reason can be much better than skill. Great snippet!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  2. Diane Burton

    Love the line about anger making them better fighters. How true! Enjoyed the snippe, Amy. Good luck with all the work you have ahead of you.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thanks! 🙂

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  3. Author Charmaine Gordon

    You’re onto it, Amy. Anger also gives them power. Fine snippet.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  4. Kim Magennis

    Very pragmatic psychology, Amy. Let’s see how they get it right!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thanks!

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  5. Christina Ochs

    Interesting philosophy. Hope they make it work for them!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      We shall see… I’m sure there will be unsavoury consequences though. 😉

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  6. nancygideon

    Nice, Amy!! Smart, insightful man and she’s wise to follow.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thanks Nancy! 🙂

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  7. Aurora Springer

    Yes. Reason controlled by the brain not the heart!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Indeed! 😀

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  8. veronicascott

    I do think there’s an argument to be made for skill, depending on the relative levels of the opponents and other things being equal, BUT I agree with you that emotion will certainly help win the day. Interesting snippet!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Fair enough, thanks!

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  9. Ed Hoornaert

    I’m impressed by all the hard work you’re putting into your writing career. You’re determined to make it, and I sure hope you do.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you so much!

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  10. Gem Sivad

    Passion plus skill is the best recipe for success. One without the other is only half a dish.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  11. Teresa Cypher

    A truth of conflict. Passion can overcome odds. 🙂

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Hopefully! 😀

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  12. Karen Michelle Nutt

    I agree the passion in the purpose. Great snippet

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thanks!

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  13. Elyzabeth M. VaLey

    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. –> What a great line! Absolutely loved it. Great snippet!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thanks! 🙂

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  14. Caitlin Stern

    If rage is all you have, I guess you embrace your inner berserker and hope for the best!

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  15. amybraunauthor (Post author)

    It’s so funny you posted this comment––at this moment, I’m literally writing about another character who is using magic called a Berserker Rage against his enemies. Just had to share that. 😀

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  16. Jayne Fury

    First off… website love. You got me to click the buy button. That almost never happens on WeWriWA.

    The snip was in first person, which I surprised me. I liked it. It really gave a nice window into your character’s world.

    I have a heroine named Gemma in an upcoming story. LOVE that name. It’s old. My high school librarian was named Sister Gemma and she … was so quiet. I often had little stories made up in my head where she was actually a cigar smoking, hollaring hellion in disguise. This was before Sister Act. hehehe.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you so much! And I love the image of a cigar smoking hollaring hellion librarian. 😀

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  17. aldreaalien

    So they’re going all berserker on these guys? Awesome!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thanks! 😀

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