Sunday Snippet: “I will make you bleed for it.”

Welcome back to Weekend Writing Warriors! I’m continuing with Obsidian Sky, last of the Dark Sky books. In this snippet, we switch gears from Claire’s awful scenario to Sawyer, who has it a little easier. Sort of. In this scene, Sawyer and his trusted crew mates are meeting with new character Beck, a former Sky Guard, and learning what happened to the elite soldiers of Westraven. We also learn the type of man Beck is, and that Sawyer might be butting heads with him in the near future.

He was a straightforward man, so I thought it best to just ask him as we traveled through the air in the Dauntless, going to this hidden settlement where we could concentrate our efforts without the distraction of being killed.

“Most of the Sky Guard was killed in The Storm,” he explained to Gemma, Nash, and me at the helm of the ship. “Most, but not all. A few squads were told to run past the barricades when they were still under construction. We were told to get reinforcements.”

“Sounds like you got the easy way out,” I said, trying to see if he was lying.

One stone-cold look proved that he wasn’t.

“Think whatever you want about Sky Guards, Sawyer,” warned Beck, “but if you accuse me and my men of being cowards again, I will make you bleed for it.”

 

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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.

Check out the blogs featuring OBSIDIAN SKY!

February 15 –– Sarai Henderson (Book Review + Giveaway), Betwixt These Pages (Book Review)

February 18 –– Peachy Keen (Spotlight + Giveaway)

February 20 –– Tiffany Shand (Guest Post), FallxRobin (Book Review)

February 21 –– Quesarasara (Book Review, Playlist + Giveaway)

February 23 –– Diane Burton (Q&A + Giveaway)

February 27 –– Whit & Travesty (Book Review + Author Interview)

February 28 –– In A Dream Beyond (Playlist + Giveaway)

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And there is more news! If you follow me on social media, you might have seen me teasing this little cover below…

The Shadow Omnibus my friends, is a brand new short story collection featuring all my short stories from indie publishers Mocha Memoirs Press. I’m super excited about this April 1 release (not an April Fools Joke, I swear!). I’d leave the blurb around here, but there might be some more tweaking with the stories. That said, I’ll have more details in the coming days, so check back soon for news!

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Amy

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30 Comments

  1. Author Charmaine Gordon

    You brought me right into the scene. Lots of passion in this man. Well done!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thanks! 🙂

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  2. nancygideon

    Yep, he’s serious as a heart attack! Great tense scene, Amy!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you! 😀

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  3. Jenna Jaxon

    Yeah, I don’t think he’s joking at all. Sawyer needs to stay on guard around him. Great, intense snippet.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Yup. Thanks! 🙂

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  4. Author Jessica E. Subject

    Sawyer knows how to get the information he wants, but I fear he may say something to get on Beck’s bad side. Great snippet! 🙂

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Hahaha, that wouldn’t surprise me. Thanks!

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  5. Aurora Springer

    No sense of humor?

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Not on this topic. 😉 Thanks!

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  6. veronicascott

    I wasn’t sure of the logic here, about how Sawyer was going to know he was lying or not, based on the conversation, but you definitely showed us a good glimpse into the Beck character. Enjoyed the snippet!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thanks for pointing that out. I really appreciate the comment. 🙂

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  7. Ed Hoornaert

    I’m going to miss this series when it’s over. Do you have another series in mind?

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Yes sir! I’m working on a YA fantasy and a New Adult urban fantasy series that will hopefully be coming out this year, or be picked up by a literary agent. I’ll be updating more in the next couple months. 🙂

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  8. Siren X Star

    Love that last line!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  9. elainecsc2013

    I don’t think it would be wise to mess with this guy. Loved the last line.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Nope. Beck is pretty intense. 😉 Thanks!

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  10. Christina Ochs

    Ooh, this guy sounds like the badass of badasses. Which is saying something!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Beck’s pretty fierce. 😉 Thanks!

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  11. Caitlin Stern

    Yeah, maybe not do that. Beck doesn’t seem like he’s bluffing!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      He’s not. He’s really, really not. 😉

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  12. aldreaalien

    I quite like Beck.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      He was a lot of fun to write. 😀

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  13. racheldevineuk

    A very intense scene. That last line sounds fierce. Great snippet.

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    1. amybraunauthor

      Thanks!

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  14. Kimberly Gould

    Ouch. Step carefully!

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    1. amybraunauthor

      He’ll try… but Sawyer doesn’t do caution very well. 😉

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  15. elizabethalsobrooks

    Guess he hit a nerve! Nice snippet.

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    1. amybraunauthor

      Thanks! 🙂

      Reply

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