Sunday Snippet: “But I can be a nightmare, too.”

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, the blog hop where authors post 8-10 sentences from their current, newly released, or upcoming work in progress. I’m still posting the first chapter of Storm of the Gods, the first book in my new and upcoming urban fantasy series. But we’re skipping a head a little this time. Last time, Derek was unleashing his significant power against the scions who attacked him and his now unconscious younger brother. But Derek has noticed that the dracanae they were transporting when they were attacked has now been freed and is eyeing his brother with hungry eyes. Derek has made his choice, and now we get to see just how dangerous this beast truly is…

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I took in its horrific visage as I ran. Thick, olive- green scales covering the lower half of its serpentine body. A tail as thick as my bicep. Rough, cracked scales along its torso, stretched along corded arms. Four thick fingers tipped with hooked talons. Slits for nostrils, an ear-to-ear mouth of sharp teeth, raised eye bones, and bulging yellow eyes with vertical pupils. A coldblooded nightmare.

But I can be a nightmare, too.

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NaNoWriMo is kicking my ass. Not gonna lie. I hoped to be waaaaaay ahead of where I am now, but the last couple days have been dismal as far as new words go. This is what I get for choosing rewrites rather than writing from scratch! Gah! Oh well. I still have a couple days to catch up, and I might just squeak past the 50K mark. I’m nearly done Part One of the story and despite all the extensive work that has to be done (Oh God, what did I get myself into???), I’m really happy with the story and the world.

In other news… for anyone like me, who is a fiend for Black Friday/Cyber Monday/Holiday Weekend Deals, I’m offering my own! All my ebooks are on sale, and two of them are free! Woo hoo!

Be sure to check out the other Weekend Writing Warriors blogs and websites for your fill of sci-fi, fantasy, romance, and awesome book deals! Until next time, cheers!

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26 Comments

  1. Author Jessica E. Subject

    Wonderful yet scary description! I hope he is able to save his brother in time.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Hopefully!

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  2. Ed Hoornaert

    May I assume this isn’t your entry for the next Pets in Space anthology?

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Well, it depends what the anthology restrictions are… 😉

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  3. Jenna Jaxon

    Fantastic and frightening description. However, that last line says it all! Good luck with your NaNo!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  4. Jess Schira

    Not the kind of creature I want to run into. Fantastic description!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thanks!

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  5. nancygideon

    Love that last line, Amy! He’s up against a nightmare that may have met its match.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      We shall see! Thank you so much!

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  6. Kimberly Gould

    That does sound scary!!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Right? 😉

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  7. Alexis Duran

    Gulp! Great description. This whole world sounds kind of nightmarish. Can’t wait to read the whole thing!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you so much! It’s still being edited, but I’m hoping for an early summer release next year. Maybe I’ll move the date up to the spring, it depends on how much needs to be done on my end! 😉

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  8. chrisgrover

    Yikes! That so scary. I can actually see that monster.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Perfect! Haha

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  9. Botanist

    Vivid description. Love his final thought, though. Promises a good fight 🙂

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thanks! I really love writing the fights for this series. 😀

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  10. veronicascott

    I just bet he can be a nightmare – I have no DOUBTS. Enjoying the buildup in this scene and the descriptions. Great snippet!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you so much!

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  11. Hywela Lyn

    Ooh that beastie sounds very unpleasant (she said , with a penchent for understatement!) I think I’d be too busy running in the opposite direction to take in all those details though. (But then, I’m quite happy to say, I’m not Derek!! LOL) Brillint snippet!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Hahaha Thank you!

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  12. elainecsc2013

    That last line is a winner!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  13. aldreaalien

    I love the description, makes me kind of want one, but not… if you know what I mean.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Haha I do, and thank you!

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