Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, the weekly blog post where indie authors get together and share 8-10 sentences of their newest or upcoming releases. I decided to stick with Midnight Sky and will continue to do so for one more week before I move onto snippets for my upcoming October release, Amber Sky. Last week was rough for side character Nash, who was randomly and violently attacked by Abby, the normally sweet and innocent younger sister of main character, Claire. It was tricky which snippet I could choose, since I wanted to pick up close to where we left off while knowing there are dozens of questions. So I’ll go into more detail next week, and for now, you can see Claire’s reaction as she watches what has become of her sister, and how she freezes which prompts Riley to move in…
I was about to protest when his fingers dug in, until I saw her eyes.
The pinkness I saw just hours before was darkening, staining her irises blood red.
I started shaking. I was unable to breathe. Riley nudged me out of my place, both he and Sawyer struggling to contain a child half their size.
I didn’t know what to do, had no idea what was happening. My chest felt like it was caving in, and my stomach was in knots. My eyes were blurring.
“Abigail, you will stop!”
Riley’s booming voice trembled the walls, silencing everything, including Abby.
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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If you’re wondering, Nash is still alive and he’s relatively okay. He’s been through some tough showdowns, some of which will be featured in his very own prequel novella, Amber Sky, available for pre-order now!
Press-ganged into servitude by a ruthless band of marauders who survived the devastating Storm, Nash has grown tired of his career– the young, undefeated champion of the Stray Dog fighting pits. All he longs for is a place to live where his family is not his enemy.
When his captain gives him an assignment to embed him deeper into the crew, Nash attempts to refuse, until the life of his friend is threatened. Determined to save her, Nash embarks on the mission to subjugate and control a supplier. But the supplier has other clients, one of which could be the son of the most feared pirate captain in all of Westraven.
And if Nash plays his cards right, the key to his deeply desired freedom, if he can live with the consequences of his choice…
Set two years before the events of CRIMSON SKY, this prequel novella tells the story of how Nash and Sawyer crossed paths– and fists. While best enjoyed before reading CRIMSON SKY, this bonus story can be read at any time or enjoyed as a standalone.
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I don’t have much to report on in other writing news, other than I’m still working on the second draft of my latest post-apocalyptic novel. It has one more round of edits to go through after this and then will be sent to my editor, which I’m hoping to do at the end of the month. No clues at the release date, since I’m going to send it to literary agents looking for Young Adult books. That’s the popular genre right now, and I don’t mind changing a few details to adapt it. Honestly, the biggest challenge for me is toning down the cursing. Who thought something so small would be so difficult?
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