Sunday Snippet: Tavern Throw-down

Holy smokes– is it Sunday already? Seriously? Where did all my time go?! I’m so behind! *minor hyperventilation… uses ice cream therapy* Okay. I’m much better now. I’ll come back to all that in a second. Right now, you’re here for the Weekend Writing Warriors Sunday Snippet. In which case, welcome! I got lots of great feedback on last week’s snippet from Midnight Sky, the second Dark Sky novel, most of the comments revolving on whether or not cranky captain Sawyer was going to eat his words assuming he could handle a little bar fight. Let’s find out how the rest of the crew is faring, shall we? (P.S.: I changed the title of the post because I couldn’t find a quote to use. This is all action, friends!)

A heavy crash caught our attention. Nash and two Rattails were lying on the ground, caught in a scuffle among the remains of a broken table. Nash was bleeding from a cut at the corner of his eyebrow, but he didn’t seem to notice the injury. He rolled onto his feet, grabbed a broken table leg and used it like a baton, swinging and smashing it into the heads of his attackers.

A few feet behind him, Nash’s lover Gemma was hanging on the back of a Rattail. Her arm was wrapped around his throat as she tried to choke him unconscious, screaming like a banshee. The Rattail growled and stumbled back, slamming Gemma into the wall. She cried out, but maintained her grip. He drove her back twice more before she was forced to release him. The Rattail roared and whirled around with a savage punch that would have caused Gemma serious injury if she hadn’t ducked and rolled away.

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There are secrets, there are betrayals, and there are sacrifices…

The Behemoth has been destroyed, and the bloodthirsty Hellions seem to have left Westraven. But Claire Abernathy’s mind is not at ease. A terrible disease plagues her sister, appearing to have been brought on the Vesper, the leader of the Hellions beyond the tear between worlds– the Breach.

To save Abby and stop the Hellions for good, Claire must find the machine her parents built before the attacks, and fix it before the monsters return. To do so, she needs the help of her crew, and must ignore the secrets and rivalries between her captain and the man she saved.

Because the Hellions are not the only dangers following Claire. Twisted humans and old enemies surface to stop her and destroy all she loves. While she is determined to endure the trials, a single betrayal could shatter the hope of a better world, and force Claire to make a choice that will cost her dearly…

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I can’t believe that in just over two weeks, I’ll have another book released! And it’s only getting crazier! Following some recent advice from an amazing author, I started reaching out more to bloggers for the Midnight Sky blog tours and promos. Most of the responses have been really encouraging and I’m so happy I took the time. Research pays off! If you’re one of the bloggers who signed up (and I know some of you are), never forget that you are awesome and I appreciate this more than I can say.

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As excited as I am for these promos, I’m behind on a couple guest posts I promised to write. Between writing and the Real Job, I just haven’t had time, and now I have three! But, I’m sure I’ll round them out soon and send them off. I also promised Beta reads for a couple authors, and will be working on those next week (cross my heart!).

Last but not least, while Midnight Sky is on the forefront of my mind (especially after reading an enthusiastic review that makes me feel like all the authors I read and fangirl over), I do have other books I want to promote, such as Storm Born, which is on sale on Kindle and Kobo for 0.99, and 50% off if you use the Smashwords promo!

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A single night can change your life… for the worst.

It’s been a century since the last Centennial Storm, the calamitous phenomenon that covered the world in disasters– tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, tsunamis, and dust storms– caused not by nature, but by alien creatures from another realm. The Stormkind.

Ava Reid tries not to think about that night, when she was caught in a hurricane and brought face to face with one of the Stormkind, the man with a dagger, and the agony she felt when he stabbed her with a crystal blade. Yet as she and the rest of Florida’s citizens begin to rebuild their lives, Ava can’t help but notice strange things happening around her. Things she seems to be causing. The gusts of wind and sudden floods attract the attentions of a mysterious stranger who leaves her clues, and the deadlier men following her.

It isn’t long before Ava is swept up into a wild conspiracy, led by a secret society that knows the truth about the Stormkind– and what their enemies have planned for the world she loves. If she wishes to protect her friends and her family, Ava must harness her strange new abilities and become part of the Stormkind society. Because if she loses control, there will be no force strong enough to stop her…

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And that’s all I have for now! So now you understand why I was freaking out so much in the beginning of the post. But it’s all coming together, and my vacation is in less than a month (*thanks all the gods*). Be sure to check out the other Weekend Writing Warriors blogs and send some love their way– they all deserve it! Cheers!

Amy

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25 Comments

  1. Christina Ochs

    Whee! This sounds like a seriously fun brawl- to read about anyway. A little more painful for those involved. Great action as always.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      I couldn’t agree more. 😉 Thank you!

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  2. Author Charmaine Gordon

    Rose, you write such fun stuff. Love the big brawl.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you! 😀

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  3. Author Jessica E. Subject

    Great action! Good thing Gemma knows how to fight. 🙂

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      That she does! Side note, I’m really looking forward to your author/book spotlight! I’m setting it up tomorrow! 😀

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  4. veronicascott

    Quite the battle raging here and I was also relieved that Gemma is so good at combat. Great snippet!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      I recently did an interview for a blog that asked me which DARK SKY character would survive The Hunger Games, and I went with Gemma. She’s a feisty, tough, talented lady… Well, maybe not a lady in the traditional sense, but you know what I mean! 😉

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  5. Alexis Duran

    Just another relaxing night on the town, eh? Fun snippet!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      You mean this isn’t what normal people do when they go to town? Seems my sources were more trouble than I gave them credit for… 😉 Thank you!

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  6. Aurora Springer

    A fun fight!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      I definitely enjoyed writing it!

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  7. Caitlin Stern

    There’s going to be some serious damage to property at the end of this scuffle, isn’t there? And some serious damage to people, it seems.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Hahaha I didn’t think of that either, though I’m picturing the tavern owner’s face right now… 😉

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  8. Ed Hoornaert

    One of these days, Gemma’s smaller size will end up getting her badly hurt … or not.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      This makes me wonder what your thoughts will be on SMOKE SKY. >:) Also, I’m just about to start Beta reading your novel. I didn’t forget, just been super busy! 🙂

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  9. elizabethalsobrooks

    Makes me want to crack a beer over someone’s head!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Oh! That’s brilliant! I wish I’d thought of that at the time of writing! Haha

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  10. Teresa Cypher

    Fantastic action writing, Amy. I just doublechecked, and I did pre-order Midnight Sky on June 15th.

    You are a mighty busy gal! Congrats on the upcoming release!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      I really am, to the point where I scarcely believe I can get everything done on time! Thank you so much for your support, Teresa. It means the world to me! 😀

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  11. Evelyn Jules

    Wow, you weren’t kidding about the action! What an exciting, fast-paced scene! Loved it all, Amy!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you so much, Evelyn! 😀

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  12. Joyce Scarbrough

    Great action scene! Sometimes people try to write in too many details of every movement and blow, but yours is perfect and easy to envision. Loved it!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Aww, thank you so much! That means a lot to me. 😀

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