Sunday Snippet: “Stop talking, get walking, ace.”

It’s that time again: Weekend Writing Warriors is here, and I’m continuing on with a new snippet from my upcoming urban fantasy novel, Storm of the Gods. I’ll take the leap into querying in June (perhaps), so right now we’re just lingering in the first chapter. Since the banter between Derek and his younger brother Liam is so popular, here’s some more… with a twist! After Derek realizes he and his brother are being scoped out by a strange, disappearing figure in black, they establish a plan using a telepathic bond. Snippet is slightly edited to reach the 10 sentence limit.

<You want to split up and find the ninja?> Liam’s voice echoed through my head with the blood-bond when we stopped in front of the truck.

<No,> I thought back, <but pretend to checking the back tires or something. We’ll see if we can draw them out.>

Out loud, Liam scoffed, <Ah, the old-pretend-to-put-our-backs-in-stabbing-range tactic. Figured you’d come up with something like that.>

I rolled my head toward my brother, and he smirked that annoying, lopsided smirk that had taunted me for the past eighteen years. I responded in kind––flicking his ear with my fingers.

Liam growled and rubbed the side of his head, muttering “Jackass.”

“Stop talking, get walking, ace.”

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I also got a huge surprise on Monday: Crimson Sky was selected as BookWorks’ Book of the Week!

This was a huge, unexpected surprise for me… maybe something else to add in the query letter? Gah, querying is so difficult and scary!

In other news, the entire Dark Sky series is on sale for just a couple more days with every ebook on sale for $1.99! Or, if you prefer, you can get the entire box set for $6.99 (30% off the list price)!

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

Amy

 

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28 Comments

  1. Author Jessica E. Subject

    Congrats on Crimson Sky! That’s wonderful!

    Your snippet shows how close these brothers are. I really enjoyed it. 🙂

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you so much!

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  2. Ed Hoornaert

    Liam doesn’t seem to think too much of his brother’s ability to scheme.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Derek’s more of a dive-headfirst-into-a-situation-guy. 😉

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  3. Aurora Springer

    Congratulations on your Book of the Week!
    The plan has merit. What will go wrong?

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Haha thank you!

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  4. Kimberly Gould

    Congrats on the recognition! That’s fantastic. I like how their physical expressions directly reflect their thoughts.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  5. SueBarr

    I share the congratulations on Crimson Sky. It’s nice when our hard work is recognized. BTW – nice snippet

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  6. Kim Magennis

    Congratulations, Amy. And the best of luck! I will send my ‘make-it-all-right’ fairies post-haste.

    Seems a simple enough plan, what could possibly go wrong 😝

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Haha thank you so much!

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  7. Alexis Duran

    I think it would be irritating for a sibling to have access to your head, but here it seems useful. I’m nervous about this plan, btw.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      They’re used to it. 😉

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  8. nancygideon

    I like the blood bond telepathy!! But only if they can shut it out at will. I can’t imagine having a sibling yammering on and on in my head . . .

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      They know how to shut it out when they want to. 😉

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  9. Christina Ochs

    Congratulations! More brotherly banter is always good. 🙂

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you so much!

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  10. Teresa Cypher

    Congrats–a very deserving book!

    Wonderful chemistry you’re writing between these two. 🙂

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you!

      Reply
  11. Caitlin Stern

    Playing bait–always a safe choice! 🙂

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      They try haha

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  12. Diane Burton

    Love the silent dialogue between the brothers. Typical jesting during a tense situation. Congrats on your award for Crimson Sky.

    I forgot to sign up, but I still posted my snippet. http://dianeburton.blogspot.com/.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you!

      Reply
  13. Karen Michelle Nutt

    Made me smile- Yep, brothers.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Yup. I have a lot of fun writing with these boys. 😉

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  14. Hywela Lyn

    Congrats on Crimson Sky and I love the banter between the two brothers!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you!

      Reply

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