Sunday Snippet: “The easy prey.”

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, the blog hop where authors post 8-10 sentences from their current, newly released, or upcoming work in progress. I’m still posting the first chapter of Storm of the Gods, the first book in my new and upcoming urban fantasy series. Last time, Derek was wreaking havoc on the scions who had attacked him and his brother (now unconscious) while they were transporting a monstrous serpent. Something Derek may or may not have forgotten about…

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The Berserker Rage added to my power, coaxing my fury.

Burn them all, they tried to kill you, killed your brother, destroy them, they’re weak, nothing like you––

My eyes caught sight of the dracaenae. It had been freed, crawled out of the truck, and was sneaking up behind my enemies. Its serpentine form recoiled at the sight of so much magic…

And turned toward the other form on the ground. The one that wasn’t fighting.

The easy prey.

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I’m still working hard on NaNoWriMo, though I am vastly behind on where I need to be for my words. I’m hoping to catch up on Tuesday (not sure how this weekend will go and I bet I’ll get swamped with something on Monday), and while there’s a part of me that’s critiquing what I’m doing and knowing I need to fix it, I’m still ploughing ahead and will get to the end.

Be sure to check out the other Weekend Writing Warriors blogs and websites for your fill of sci-fi, fantasy, romance, and awesome book deals! Until next time, cheers!

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34 Comments

  1. Ed Hoornaert

    So who is the figure laying on the ground?

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      That’s Liam. He had a bad run-in with the scions earlier.

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  2. Christina Ochs

    Uh-oh, now Derek really has his hands full! I’m way behind on NaNoWriMo as well- here’s to a strong push to the end!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Derek always takes on more than he can handle haha. And my thoughts exactly!

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  3. Jess Schira

    I don’t know who to be more concerned for: Liam or the dracanae. Great snippet, Amy.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Personally, I’d be concerned for Liam, since he’s about to get eaten, but the dracanae’s not going to have a good time against Derek, either. 😉

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  4. Author Charmaine Gordon

    Exciting work, Amy!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thanks!

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  5. veronicascott

    Oh dear! But probably inevitable that the dracaenae would go after his brother. It’ll be interesting to see what happens next – very intense snippet.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  6. Kimberly Gould

    Fab snippet. Really ramping up the tension.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thanks!

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  7. Diane Burton

    With each snippet, the tension grows. Great job.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  8. julieevelynjoyce

    Nice action-packed scene! Best of luck with the NaNo-ing, too! 🙂

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you! I’m almost at halfway!

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  9. Alexis Duran

    Looks like the bad guys just caught a break- Derek is distracted. I knew that monster wouldn’t stay put!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Haha Excellent guess! 😀

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  10. Aurora Springer

    Poor Liam – but is he really dead?

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Not yet… 😉

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  11. Author Jessica E. Subject

    Uh oh! I hope he can get to his brother in time. Great snippet! 🙂

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      We shall see! 😀

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  12. Hywela Lyn

    Ooh poor Liam. This doesn’t look good for him.Good luck with NaNO, I’m way behind too, it’s been one of those months where everything seems to have happened at once!
    Another great nailbiting snippet.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      I know exactly what that’s like too haha

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  13. nancygideon

    Oh, no! It’s going after Liam! He’s going to have to focus his rage elsewhere and put revenge aside for the moment.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Looks like!

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  14. elainecsc2013

    This situation gets harder and harder to manage!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Yup, and it’s only going to get wilder…

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  15. Karen Michelle Nutt

    Intense! I hope he gets to his brother in time.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      We’ll see!

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  16. Jenna Jaxon

    Oh, crap! Now who’s going to get the next Berserker blast, the serpent or the scions? Can he fight a divided front? Exciting snippet!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Tune in next week! 😉

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  17. aldreaalien

    Eep! Something tells me he’s about to switch his attack to the dracaenae, but that would then leave him open to the scions… Oh dear.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Yup. Not a fun position to be in. 😉

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