Sunday Snippet: “That sound like music to your ears?”

Welcome back to Weekend Writing Warriors, the weekly blog hop where indie authors share 8-10 sentences of their current, upcoming, and newly released work. Though I’m scrambling a little to make sure the Dark Sky box set is up and ready for purchase on Tuesday (it will be, I promise!), I’m also working on getting the 2nd last edits of my new urban fantasy story, Storm of the Gods, finished for the end of the month. Last week we were introduced to main characters Derek and his brother Liam (who is very unhappy), who continue to have a debate about the monster they’re transporting back to headquarters (edited to fit the 10 sentence limit)…

Still, Liam was eighteen, an age that came with occasional pouts and sulks, so I thanked the gods that his tantrums were half-hearted and mild compared to what any other teenage war-scion’s would have been.

After all, between the two of us, I was the dangerous one when I let my anger get the better of me.

The unused Berserker Rage rolled like smoke across my heart, even though there was no threat in front of me. It would fade, but right now it was sulking, too.

“You’re going to wear dracanae skin?” I teased, subtly shifting in my seat so Liam wouldn’t notice that something was bothering me under my skin. “Thought you outgrew your gangster-cowboy phase.”

Liam’s sharp, sky blue eyes whipped to me and narrowed, at the same moment the dracanae screamed and dragged its nails over the metal walls again. The shrieking noise made both of us wince, but I knew the doors were too thick for it to break through. We were safe, just stuck with noise and possible ear damage.

A fact Liam began to point out when he glared at me and hooked his thumb over his shoulder and said, “That sound like music to your ears, dude?”

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I’ve been short on time this week, but promos for The Shadow Omnibus, a collection of my very first short stories from Mocha Memoirs Press, are still ongoing, including a contest to win a signed paperback of the book!

Ghosts, vampires, pirates, and more haunt the pages of this short story collection from author Amy Braun.

In BRIGHT BUTTERFLY, Nova is an urban legend. Newly chosen to carry on the Mothman’s legacy, she believes in using her powers to protect humans rather than feeding from their fear. But the other, older urban legends are becoming desperate as newer generations of legends begin to kill them off for the sake of power. Through trial and tragedy, Nova must bring both sides together before every legend––old and new––is forgotten or destroyed.

In CALL FROM THE CRAVE, a young necromancer is forced to summon the spirit of a ruthless assassin, and fight to stop him when he gets out of control.

HOTEL HELL is the story of a young man looking for his missing fiancee and coming across a mysterious hotel that could lead to her location, or his demise.

LOST SKY is the idea that created the bestselling DARK SKY series, telling of a young engineer choosing to work with untrustworthy marauders to rescue her kidnapped sister from an airship piloted by bloodthirsty monsters from another world.

ENGINEERED DECEIT is an exclusive prequel short story to the best-selling CRIMSON SKY, wherein a young marauder captain and his two crew mates stumble upon an unhinged engineer, who is more dangerous than the monsters they were running from.

Experience adventure, tension, and danger in this diverse and fast-paced horror anthology.

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Amy

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30 Comments

  1. Author Jessica E. Subject

    Oh, that doesn’t sounds like fun company back to headquarters. I hope they make it without too much trouble.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Well… hahaha

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  2. Teresa Cypher

    Ear protection, please. 🙂

    I like the way Liam talks. lol,

    Since Derek said the cargo can’t break through–I’m pretty concerned that it can. 🙂

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Haha I do love writing Liam’s lines. He’s so much fun. And you may be right about Derek’s assumptions… 😉

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  3. Kim Magennis

    I suspect these ‘guys’ are going to have their hands rather full – soon!
    Lovely dynamics Amy. Good luck for your deadlines! Exciting times for you!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  4. Author Charmaine Gordon

    Amy. cheers for your latest release and you sure know how to paint an exciting scene.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thanks!

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  5. nancygideon

    I love the interplay here. It reveals so much in such a small space. Nice job, Amy! Good luck with the release!!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thanks!

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  6. Ed Hoornaert

    This may have been inspired by mythology,, but you’re taking it in your own idiosyncratic direction.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Yes sir. 😉

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  7. veronicascott

    Well no, not music exactly LOL. Quite a vivid snippet!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Haha thanks!

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  8. Aurora Springer

    Bantering brothers – but where is it leading?

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      We’ll have to see… 😉

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  9. Kimberly Gould

    Intriguing. I wonder what happens when the berserker gets loose.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      It’s fun! 😉

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  10. Christina Ochs

    I love the interaction between these two!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Writing their banters is one of the best parts! 😀

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  11. elainecsc2013

    I guess we’ll find out if the cargo can break through or not.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      We’ll see!

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  12. Diane Burton

    Love the dialogue. I’m afraid they’re in for a real surprise.

    BTW, the link to my post is bad. I left off the “T” in blogspot, hence the red screen and warning. So sorry.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you, and no worries! 😀

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  13. Karen Michelle Nutt

    I think I’m going to like Liam. Love his lines. 🙂 I’m thinking the cargo is going to cause some trouble. lol

    Great cover, by the way.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Liam’s so much fun. 😀 I’m glad you’re liking what you’re reading so far. Thanks!

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  14. Caitlin Stern

    I can see how a teenage Beserker could be quite dangerous! And even if they’re safe, that would be nerve-racking, knowing something is doing its best to eat you.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Pretty much. 😉

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  15. Elyzabeth M. VaLey

    I like how you’ve described his 18 year old character. Also, I would be freaking out if I were sitting so close to that scary creature. Awesome cover! Can’t wait to read more! (and thanks again for the review 😀 )

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thanks!

      Reply

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