Sunday Snippet: “I would never forgive myself.”

Welcome back to Weekend Writing Warriors, the weekly blog hop where authors share 8-10 sentences of their current, upcoming, or newly released work. I’m still continuing with Obsidian Sky, last of the Dark Sky books. We’re back with Sawyer again, who has to gently turn down Abby (the baby sister of the girl he loves) to stay behind rather than help him scavenge..

“But I can help scavenge,” she insisted. “I’m small and can fit in places you can’t.”

I smiled at her. “I know you can, but I need you to stay here until I know it’s safe. Claire would never forgive me if something happened to you.” I looked down. “I would never forgive myself.”

Abby bit her lower lip, torn between listening to me and ignoring me––probably like her sister would have.

She whimpered softly then threw her arms around my neck. She squeezed tightly, as if she were afraid I wouldn’t come back.

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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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In other exciting news, Crimson Sky and Storm Born have both been nominated for We Said It Literary Reviews 2016 Readers Choice Awards! I’m absolutely thrilled about this, since it came out of the blue!

As for writing, things have been absolute madness lately. I’m rushing this blog post because I have to help a friend move, organized a party for 10 people on a whim, and am scrambling to get my short story for The Shadow Omnibus completed since it’s waaaaaay past its deadline, as is my urban fantasy story. I told myself I would have the short story done a week ago, and the urban fantasy re-write is due on Tuesday. Yes, these are self-imposed deadlines, but I needed to train myself to meet them since deadlines in professional writing are extremely important. To make myself feel better, I’m indulging in chocolate and typing scarily fast.

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

Amy

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36 Comments

  1. Author Jessica E. Subject

    Wow, sounds like you have a lot on your plate. All the best in getting it all finished!

    A great snippet! I’m intrigued to read more. 🙂

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  2. Cara Bristol

    A little prophecy in her fears?

    Funny how life tasks can pile up overnight. Crazy-making.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Indeed. 🙂

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  3. nancygideon

    Poor Abby! She’s got it bad. At least Sawyer’s a gentleman about it. Nice scene, Amy.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thanks!

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  4. Author Charmaine Gordon

    Loving scene that show her inner feelings.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Indeed! She looks at him like a big brother.

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  5. veronicascott

    I like that Abby wants to help so much…hope she stays safe on the ship (but is that really safe?). See, I’m worrying about your character LOL so I’m invested just from reading the snippet!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Hahaha that means I’m doing my job! Thank you!

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  6. Alexis Duran

    Why do I have this feeling nowhere is safe? I can certainly understand her not wanting to be left behind and his urge to protect her. Nice conflicting impulses in this scene.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Because nowhere is safe, haha. Thank you!

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  7. Aurora Springer

    I think I’d prefer to help rather than be left behind, possibly alone.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Haha Same here. 😉

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  8. racheldevineuk

    Very touching scene. He obviously cares about his girlfriend’s little sister. Great snippet.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      He does. I loved writing their conversations. 🙂

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  9. Ed Hoornaert

    I enjoyed revisiting Abby. Nice scene.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thanks!

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  10. elainecsc2013

    I hope she is safe while he goes to check things out. Lovely sentiment here.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Abby will be fine. It’s Sawyer we need to worry about. 😉

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  11. Kimberly Gould

    Don’t underestimate the small and nimble! On the other hand, she’s probably safer where she is.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Definitely. 😉

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  12. julieevelynjoyce

    *sends more chocolate* You are one busy lady, but you being busy means more great writing for the rest of us! Keep up the fabulous work! 🙂

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you so much! 😀

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  13. Karen Michelle Nutt

    I hope that wasn’t a prophecy in her fears.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      We’ll have to see… 😉

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  14. Jenna Jaxon

    Awww, I can feel her anguish, and Sawyer’s reluctance to hurt her. He’s very sweet!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      He can be. Abby likes being around him and he misses being a big brother. 🙂

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  15. Christina Ochs

    Cute, scrappy kid? Naturally, I fear for her safety!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      As you should. 😉

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  16. Diane Burton

    Good luck with all those irons you have in the fire. Cute scene. Love his protectiveness.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Haha thank you. 😀

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  17. Caitlin Stern

    It’s all a question of risks and rewards. But it doesn’t seem his so desperate to let her take the risk. At least not yet!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      😀

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  18. aldreaalien

    Great scene. Poor Abby. Wanting to help and not being able to, even because it might be dangerous, sucks.

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    1. amybraunauthor

      Thanks!

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