Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, the blog hop where authors post 8-10 sentences from their current, newly released, or upcoming work in progress. I’m still posting the first chapter of Storm of the Gods, the first book in my new and upcoming urban fantasy series. Since it’s still being edited, know that some of the dialogue in here has changed. Last time, Derek was starting his fight with the dracanae. It’s still going, but that dracanae is not going down without a fight…
The dracanae hissed and whipped its good hand at my face. I sliced my sword upward and cut into the beast’s arm. Snakeskin split against the blade and the dracaenae howled again, but didn’t stop rushing me.
I let my body go on autopilot. Twenty-two years of training took over and Adapted with my magic to protect me.
Shame that skill and luck never partnered well together.
Talons hooked into my side, puncturing my armour and skin. Cut-Tex usually protected me from stab wounds and slashes, but a dracanae was far more powerful than a simple knife. Hardening my skin with magic had kept me from instant death, and thanks to the Rage, I could feel nothing.
In other news, the Dark Sky box set is on sale for a limited time on a flash sale at 50% off!
In the post-apocalyptic steampunk-fantasy setting of DARK SKY, a young engineer who struggles to repair a failure of the past, and to ensure a safe future for those she loves by freeing it from hellish monsters bent on revenge…
Ten years ago, vampiric beasts called Hellions invaded the city of Westraven and decimated it with fangs, claws, and cannon-fire. Now, survivors live underground and sustain themselves with the scraps left behind, often under the cruel fist of self-made leaders and grounded sky-pirates. Living under such rule is Claire, a talented young engineer working only to ensure e a life for her sister, Abigail. When Abby is kidnapped by the Hellions, Claire becomes desperate and finds herself allying with marauders– hot-tempered pirates equally as dangerous as the Hellions themselves.
As Claire forges a shaky relationship with them and their cynical young captain, she unearths truths about her past she could never have imagined, and realizes that the only way to protect those she loves is by challenging the Hellions head-on, an endeavour that could see the end of the Hellions once and for all, or secure their reign once and for all…
Thankfully, the holidays will begin for me, which means I’ll have a lot more time to finish my YA Fantasy story and get started on the edits for Storm of the Gods. It will be so nice to get some work done since I feel like I’ve been lagging behind lately, which I don’t like. But, depending on how busy I get, I should have about five full days to work on my projects. Hooray!
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! Until next time, cheers!