Sunday Snippet: “Here I am.”

It’s Sunday again! That means another edition of Weekend Writing Warriors, the weekly blog hop where authors share 8-10 sentences of their current, upcoming, or newly released work. We’re still following Sawyer this week in Obsidian Sky, last of the Dark Sky books, and of course, he’s getting into trouble and stumbling across familiar––and unwelcome––faces…

“Well, look who it is,” Davin grinned, showing me his pointed, dagger teeth. “I thought I smelled coward in the air.” He kicked back, his heel crashing into Beck’s ribs, drawing a painful grunt from him. “Thought it was him.”

I shrugged. “Couldn’t help but overhear you whining to the free-standing mannequin there,” I nodded at Riley, before giving him a look that promised blood. “Sounded like you were waiting to deal with me.” I opened my arms, making no effort to hide the weapons I held at my side. An evil smile curved my lips. “Here I am.”

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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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Crimson Sky and Storm Born are still nominated for We Said It Literary Reviews 2016 Readers Choice Awards! If you’ve already voted… feel free to vote again! And again and again!

I’m struggling to keep the Adulting to a minimum, since I desperately need to finish my edits for The Shadow Omnibus and send out my latest newsletter (oh man, I’m so behind on that) and have some major work for my urban fantasy story’s plot holes. That said, I might be able to get both done by next week (*mild laughter*), which would be fantastic, since I really want to work on my YA fantasy re-writes and get that out to agents ASAP. It’s going to be a long haul next week and the week after, but I’m genuinely looking forward to my writing, even if I’m stuck in the endless cycle of re-writes. Honestly, I’ve been working on this urban fantasy story for about 7 years. But don’t a lot of authors have to go through 10 years of work before their beloved story is brought to life. Maybe that will work for me? And if not… well, independent publishing is booming. 🙂

Remember to check out the other Weekend Writing Warriors authors for romance, sci-fi, fantasy, and more! Cheers!

Amy

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34 Comments

  1. Author Jessica E. Subject

    And the battle is about to begin. Great snippet! 🙂

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you! 🙂

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  2. S. A. Hoag

    Someone’s in for trouble. I don’t think it’s Sawyer.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Hopefully not. 😉

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  3. Jenna Jaxon

    Loved the “free-standing mannequin” crack! I think Sawyer’s about to kick some butt!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Hopefully! We’ll have to see! 😉

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  4. Christina Ochs

    Ooh, he’s messing with the wrong guy!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Yes he is… 😉

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  5. veronicascott

    Another tense moment – the action rarely stops in your books 🙂 Great excerpt…

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Very rarely do I let up on action. I have too much fun with it. Thanks! 😀

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  6. Kim Magennis

    Hi Amy. This snippet is full of gems. Great writing!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  7. Ed Hoornaert

    This is the human equivalent of two moose pawing the ground and shaking their antlers before engaging in battle. Testosterone abounds!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Haha pretty much. 😉

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  8. Aurora Springer

    Yes, brace for the fight!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Indeed!

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  9. racheldevineuk

    Well they definitely mean business! Love the insults. “I thought I smelled coward in the air.” Great.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Haha thank you. 🙂

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  10. Ashley York

    I do so love marauders. Very exciting!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      They are indeed! 🙂

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  11. Caitlin Stern

    Sounds like some scary people to be baiting. I sense some violence approaching!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      You guess correctly! 😀

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  12. Alexis Duran

    I think they enjoy insulting each other almost as much as kicking ass. Great dialogue and build up of tension.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      They certainly do. 😉

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  13. Kimberly Gould

    Ouch. Be careful!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Neither of them do “careful” very well. 😉

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  14. Diane Burton

    Loved the mannikin line. Humor in a very tense scene. Dialogue is great. Builds the tension.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  15. Gem

    Tough talking hero to the rescue. Bring. It. On. 🙂

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thanks for the comment! 😀

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  16. Andrea R Huelsenbeck

    Ooo, showdown!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      *cue dramatic music*

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  17. Linda Hamonou

    They are both going to look really bruised when they’re done. It’s going to be painful.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Yes it is. 😉

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