Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, the blog hop where authors post 8-10 sentences from their current, newly released, or upcoming work in progress. While I try to emotionally recover from Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff (one of the best books I’ve ever read but gods above and below, it was brutal and my heart is aching gloriously). I’m still working on the first chapter of Storm of the Gods, the first book in my new and upcoming urban fantasy series. Last week, Derek seemed to about to be bested by a fiery female warrior, but he’s not without his skills, and his dark past…
A short flare of light scorched my vision as the woman’s blade hacked toward my skull. I grabbed her wrist with my free hand and saw her eyes widen. Her torso was completely exposed. This was a death sentence.
Or it would have been, if I had still been a killer.
Instead, I jabbed my elbow into her stomach to wind her, hooked her ankle with my foot, and dragged her onto the ground. I yanked the kukri from her grip and tossed it aside. She snarled and tried to get up, halted when I pressed the tip of my sword to her throat.
The Berserker Rage prowled through my heart, teasing my conscience with whispers of do it, do it, spill her blood, take her life, she’s defeated, you have her––
“Don’t,” I told her, and the Rage.
I’ve decided to independently release Storm of the Gods. Partly because I don’t think urban fantasy is very popular right now, partly because I noticed a couple mistakes that probably cost me my chance, partly because I haven’t published a book in a while, partly because I want to learn how to expand my release options and reach a larger audience, and partly because I love this book and want to share it with the world. The book will be going to editors in about a month, so I’ll have more updates on the release and the cover reveal when I find an artist.
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