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