Sunday Snippet: “I didn’t stop it.”

Welcome back to Weekend Writing Warriors, the blog hop where authors post 8-10 sentences from their current, newly released, or upcoming work in progress. Still going through the first chapter of Storm of the Gods, the first book in my new and upcoming urban fantasy series (which is almost fully edited now, woo hoo!). Last time, Derek was beginning to get reckless, and now that devil-may-care attitude is about to literally meet the monster.

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I slid the kopis into its sheath.

When the dracanae pounced for me, I didn’t run. I didn’t dodge. I centred my weight and brought up my hands. Three hundred pounds of green scales, razor talons, and jagged teeth drove straight for me.

I didn’t stop it.

The deacanae collided with me, smashed me into the dirt. My elbows knocked into the ground, and I unleashed elemental fire.

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I’ve only got one more paragraph to edit and another read-through before it’s done and formatting can begin. Not gonna lie, I’m delaying on the formatting because it’s my least favourite thing ever… but ARCs gotta be made, so… *sigh*. I’ve also started the edits for my YA Fantasy, but nothing *too* major has needed to be changed yet, though I’ve only had time to edit in snippets so far.

That’s all the updates for now! 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!

Cheers,

Amy

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32 Comments

  1. Author Jessica E. Subject

    I guess that’s the one way to use his power against the deacanae without harming anyone else. I hope it works. Great snippet! 🙂

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thanks!

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  2. Ed Hoornaert

    I guess he knows what he’s doing, but letting the dracanae smash into him has got to hurt.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      He’s a little bit of a masochist. 😉

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  3. Elyzabeth M. VaLey

    Damn, isn’t he going to get hurt? It doesn’t seem like the best idea to let that creature topple him to the ground. Great snippet!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      He’s not really thinking about pain. 😉

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  4. Christina Ochs

    Whew! Exciting as always. I hope his crazy scheme works.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      We shall see! 😉

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  5. veronicascott

    What a terrific scene! I love that he didn’t stop it but unleashed that fire! Loved the snippet…

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thanks!

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  6. Author Charmaine Gordon

    Wonderful scene. Unleashing the fire is dramatic. Bravo!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thanks!

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  7. Alexis Duran

    His strategy seems iffy, but I guess he knows what he’s doing. Right??

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Mostly… 😉

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  8. nancygideon

    That’s how a hero takes a stand . . . like a boss! Great dynamic scene Amy. Good luck on the edits and thanks for reminding me why I happy to pay someone else to do the formatting. Ewww.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  9. julieevelynjoyce

    Very exciting scene! Good luck with all your edits. Sounds like you’re on a roll! 🙂

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      I hope so! I think the release date will change actually, but it would be for the better! We’ll see!

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  10. chrisgrover

    I’m rooting for the hero to win. Great scene.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  11. Aurora Springer

    Ow – I felt the crash. Do dracanae burn?

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Yes, yes they do. 😉

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  12. Jenna Jaxon

    I think the dracanae is in for a nasty surprise. Elemental fire sounds like some nasty stuff to be on the receiving end of. Whew! Great scene!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  13. Karen Michelle Nutt

    Well, that has to hurt. Great scene!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Yes ma’am!

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  14. Hywela Lyn

    Ooomph, I felt that, let’s hope the elemental fire thing works against the dracanae or he’s in a spot of bother! 🙂

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      We’ll see!

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  15. elainecsc2013

    Action packed scene!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Always!

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  16. Caitlin Stern

    That’s… really brave. Or crazy. Crazy brave?

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Haha it honestly could be either. 😉

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