It’s that time again! More Weekend Writing Warriors, the weekly blog hop where indie authors share 8-10 sentences of their current, upcoming, and newly released work. I’m inching toward the end of the final rewrites for my new urban fantasy story, Storm of the Gods. I am also very aware that I keep saying that, but Real Life has chosen to heap everything on me at once (of course), so I’m not as far as I want to be. Still, I’ll get there! Now, onto the snippet: After main character Derek inadvertently brought up a mysterious memory that silenced his chatty (and slightly irritated) little brother Liam last week, he begins to focus on the drive to find their way out of the construction site they’re in, and he’s quick to see that they’re not alone…
We stopped talking, letting the aggravated dracanae fill the silence. I wanted to curse myself, to tell Liam he could go back to sulking and whining so he wouldn’t cross his arms over his torso to rub his left ribs and right pectoral.
I wanted to pull to a stop, look him in the eye, and promise to take him to the beaches in the Poseidon Region. It was still early spring, but he loved Santa Monica and the ocean cheered him up.
But I didn’t, because I saw a shape clad in black flicker behind a set of heavy pipes. I frowned. The forger-scions who worked here all wore bright vests and hard-hats, and none of them were out here. They were all still in the metalworking plant like we’d told them to be until I called and gave the all clear.
Which meant someone else was here, trying to hide.
In other news, the Dark Sky series promo ends today. Yup, this is your last chance to get the entire five book collection for $4.99, and enter the humongous giveaway below!
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…
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I won’t be on Weekend Writing Warriors next weekend. I know, I know, but between talking to a real estate agent, buying Mothers Day gifts, getting consumed by A Court of Wings and Ruin, promoting Danielle L. Jensen’s new novel (come back on May 4 for that!) and Elise Kova’s latest cover reveal, celebrating a friend’s birthday, taking a self defence course, having a desperately needed girl’s weekend, watching Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, recover from chaos at my Real Job, and thinking about my YA fantasy novel, I’m barely going to have time to breathe and do rewrites let alone do a blog post. Still, I will be back in a couple weeks, hopefully with some more news! Until then, remember to check out the other Weekend Writing Warriors authors for romance, sci-fi, fantasy, and more! Cheers!