Another book has been released! Woo! I’m very excited to have Smoke Sky, the second prequel novella/fourth book in the Dark Sky series, out in the world! The blog tour and release are going strong, and I’m honoured to have such great posts that are helping the book sales. For this week’s 8Sunday for Weekend Writing Warriors I’m still keeping on with Smoke Sky, though these 8-10 sentences are skipping way ahead from last week. In this scene, we learn a little more about Gemma’s control hungry “father,” and what her life is like under his rule…
“Gemma, I’ve told you repeatedly. You must obey my wishes. You must respect your brothers. You are new to my family, but this doesn’t make you exempt. It doesn’t make you special. Do you understand?”
A thousand words of defiance formed in my head. True, I’d only been with Fletcher and his group for six months, my “brothers” boasting five years or more, but it wasn’t fair that I was picked on, probably because I was the only girl, and the smallest and greenest of the group. I should have left ages ago.
But where else are you going to go?
To survive in a horrific world overseen by bloodthirsty monsters, young thief Gemma will do whatever she must to see another day. Even though that means working for a damaged man convinced to make her a permanent member of this thuggish family.
So when her employer tells her that he’ll release her from his clutches, Gemma is obviously skeptical. Especially since the job is easy enough– recruit the two marauders that the gang has been spying on to take her place.
But as Gemma lies to Nash and Sawyer, she commits the greatest mistake a spy can make–– she begins to see them as friends, and perhaps more. Soon, she will have to choose: Sacrifice two strangers to ensure freedom from a brutal future, or risk her life to save them…
Set two years before the events of CRIMSON SKY, this prequel novella tells the story of how Gemma met Nash and Sawyer, and what prompted her to chose their safety over her own. While best enjoyed before reading CRIMSON SKY, this bonus story can be read at any time or enjoyed as a standalone.
Buy it here:
December 14 – The Bookworm Lodge (Smoke Sky Spotlight + Giveaway)
December 23 – Fallxnrobin (Review)
December 29 – Quesarasara (Review + Dark Sky Series Spotlight)
Amber Sky (Book 0.25) –– $0.99
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Smoke Sky (Book 0.5) –– $0.99
Crimson Sky (Book 1) –– $1.99
Midnight Sky (Book 2) –– $1.99
That’s all for now! More posts will be coming soon for the holidays. Stay warm, and be sure to check out the Weekend Writing Warriors blogs for other fantastic snippets. Cheers!