Firstly, let me say happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians! Are you crying about the snow that showed up uninvited and unannounced? Me too. Good thing it’s Sunday, aka time for Weekend Writing Warriors, the weekly blog post where indie authors share 8-10 sentences of their newest or upcoming releases. I’m continuing with Amber Sky, the first of two Dark Sky prequel novellas which has now released, which newsletter subscribers get it free (sign up for the newsletter under the social media icons on the right sidebar)! so check your emails. We’re skipping ahead from last week to the end of chapter 1, where Nash has won the two-on-one brawl and is seeing the horror of what he’s done…
Crushing shame filled my heart and drowned me. I took a couple steps closer to Stanner, wanting to help him.
He cringed at the sight of me.
I stopped and glanced over my shoulder at my captain. He was waiting impatiently. As far as Ryland was concerned, anyone beaten in the Crater didn’t need help from the Dogs. Until they proved otherwise, they were beneath us. Weak and useless.
I grabbed the rope ladder and climbed from the Crater, my victory feeling more hollow with every step.
Press-ganged into servitude by a ruthless band of marauders who survived the devastating Storm, Nash has grown tired of his career– the young, undefeated champion of the Stray Dog fighting pits. All he longs for is a place to live where his family is not his enemy.
When his captain gives him an assignment to embed him deeper into the crew, Nash attempts to refuse, until the life of his friend is threatened. Determined to save her, Nash embarks on the mission to subjugate and control a supplier. But the supplier has other clients, one of which could be the son of the most feared pirate captain in all of Westraven.
And if Nash plays his cards right, the key to his deeply desired freedom, if he can live with the consequences of his choice…
Set two years before the events of CRIMSON SKY, this prequel novella tells the story of how Nash and Sawyer crossed paths– and fists. While best enjoyed before reading CRIMSON SKY, this bonus story can be read at any time or enjoyed as a standalone.
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Before I get rambling, I’d like to say thank you so so so much to the reviewers, authors, and bloggers who have helped support Amber Sky whether through a current, past, or upcoming blog/website post. You’re an amazing person and I’m overwhelmingly grateful and honoured. You get all the virtual hugs!
Now, onward! Crimson Sky and Midnight Sky are currently on sale for $1.99 and $2.99 respectively on Kindle and Kobo (Kobo is running a 30% off promotion for Midnight Sky for the month–– entering the promo code 30OCT will get you the discount), and Storm Born is part of the October Long Weekend Promotion on Kobo, priced at $1.99! I’m also promoting the Cursed Trilogy Box Set, which will release November 6!
An urban fantasy series for fans of the “Supernatural” TV show, CURSED tells the story of Constance Ramirez, a hardened young woman determined to protect her adopted sister, Dro, from the bloodthirsty demons hunting her– and from Dro’s own deadly powers. As the sisters cross paths with demon slayers, psychics, and angels, they become tangled in a dangerous web that brings Constance’s past back to haunt her. Protecting her sister and her new allies will test Constance in ways she never imagined– though she may be too human to survive it.
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While I’m slogging through the edits and nitpicking of one novel, I officially know what I’ll be working on for NaNoWriMo this year: A complete rewrite… in third person. I’ll be doing some updating to the synopsis, since it will now be a full length YA fantasy novel rather than post-apocalyptic urban fantasy (my ideas can’t fit in this mortal world!), and I’ve got some great ideas I can’t wait to construct! Who else is doing NaNoWriMo this year? Anyone else dreading it slightly?
Be sure to stop by the other Weekend Writing Warriors websites and blogs to discover new books and new authors. Cheers!