Sunday Snippet: “…I knew I was being watched.”

Even with life getting crazy (guess who just put an official downpayment on her first condo!), I still have time for Weekend Writing Warriors, the weekly blog hop where indie authors share 8-10 sentences of their current, upcoming, and newly released work, which means a new snippet from Storm of the Gods, my urban fantasy book currently in querying process (or rather, waiting for judgement from Query Shark). We’re continuing from last week with some slightly edited lines from the first chapter. Now that Derek’s stopped the transport truck to investigate what appeared to be a mysterious black clad figure hiding in the distance, he and his brother Liam begin to check the scene out, and we get a little more insight into Derek’s substantial powers…

All I could do was roll my eyes and sigh as Liam unlocked the passenger door and jumped out of the cab. I grabbed the keys from the ignition and slid out of the truck.

We slowly stalked toward the front of the truck, the roasting California sun beating down on us and searing through our Kevlar and Cut-Tex armour. My fingers twitched for a weapon, the kopis sword sheathed on my back or one of the knives strapped to my right pectoral, either rib cage, belt, and boots. I’d used elemental fire against the dracanae to keep it from ripping me in half, but still had tons of magic to draw on if I needed it.

The unused Berserker Rage tumbled around my heart, reminding me it was there even though I had no reason to use it. I could see nothing that made me want to shatter all control and become a pain-numbed Warrior of destruction.

Not yet, anyway, but I knew I was being watched. I didn’t even have to ease magic into my body and Adapt to sense the eyes on me and my brother. Years of combat had taught me never to ignore the slight tension in my stomach and the rising hair on the back of my neck.

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29 Comments

  1. Author Jessica E. Subject

    Intriguing! I wonder who or what is watching him.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      You’ll find out soon! 😀

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  2. Ed Hoornaert

    He sounds like a formidable character indeed. He’ll have to be to survive one of your hard-hitting adventures.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Haha Yup. Derek is one of my toughest. Which does come with consequences. >:)

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  3. Elyzabeth M. VaLey

    Congratulations on your new condo!! Wohoo! Great snippet! I wonder if those that are observing them will show themselves.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you so much! 😀

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  4. Aurora Springer

    I can feel the rising tension!
    Enjoy your new condo.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  5. veronicascott

    What a wonderful snippet! I loved the glimpses into his power and his warrior-self. Really excellent. and congratulations again on the condo!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you so much!

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  6. Kim Magennis

    Congrats on your downpayment! ?
    Both men sound tough and ready to rumble. I know you will nit disappoint us. Can’t wait to read more, Amy

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you! I like to think I write some pretty wild fight scenes, and Derek is sooooo much fun to put in combat. He’s a machine! 😉

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      1. Kim Magennis

        Can’t wait to watch him in action

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  7. Caitlin Stern

    Maybe whoever is watching them has good intentions… but I doubt it. They don’t seem to have the best of luck.

    Congrats on your condo! Excellent adulting. 🙂

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you! 😀

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  8. Andrea R Huelsenbeck

    Ooooo. I hope we get to see him use his Berserker Rage.
    Congrats on the condo.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      You see a lot of Derek’s Berserker Rage in SotG. 😉

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  9. Diane Burton

    He’s loaded for bear (as my dad would say). I can feel the tension between him and his brother. I guess I have to wait a week or two to find out who’s watching him, right? That’s cruel. LOL

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Haha I love that saying! And yes, yes you do. 😉

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  10. Christina Ochs

    He is well-armed in every way! Something tells me he’s going to need it shortly.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Yes ma’am! 😉

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  11. Hywela Lyn

    Great excerpt – and can’t wait to get to the fight scenes!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Soon, soon! 😀

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  12. elainecsc2013

    Someone watching you is a creepy feeling indeed!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Very true, but I’d be more concerned about the person watching Derek than Derek himself. 😉

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  13. Karen Michelle Nutt

    I’m curious to know who’s watching him.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      You’ll find out soon! 😉

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  14. elainecsc2013

    It’s super creepy to think you’re being watched.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Indeed!

      Reply

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