Sunday Snippet: “You know little of true pain.”

Anyone else ready for another Obsidian Sky snippet for Weekend Writing Warriors? Though Sawyer was the star of the show last week, is anyone wondering what’s happened to our brave engineer, Claire? I know I am! Skipping ahead, Claire is confronted by the Vesper, who wants to let her know just how trapped she really is (creatively edited from the final version)…

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“I have seen your mind, Claire,” continued the Vesper. “You know what it is like to be weak, to be desperate. Imagine that weakness and desperation, combined with pain. Every second of your existence consumed with an ache that burns like acid in your stomach. Constant hunger, giving up your own blood to feed your own.”

The Vesper’s grip tightened. He bent closer. I choked on bile and the smell of blood and rot as he swarmed me.

“You have endured hardships, Claire. But you know little of true pain.”

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The final struggle against the Hellions has arrived. A trapped engineer and a desperate marauder scramble to fight an enemy with unspeakable power on its side. Time is running out, and one world will be destroyed…

After sacrificing herself to save the lives of her friends and family, Claire Abernathy struggles to outwit her Hellion captors. They torment and terrify her into working on a weapon with the sole purpose of obliterating the world, friends, and love she has struggled to save. If Claire has any chance of saving those she loves, she must delve deeper into the Hellion world, and witness nightmares she could never imagine.

In Westraven, Sawyer Kendric is desperate to find the woman he loves. To do so, he must finally embrace his family’s atrocious past and heal the wounds it has caused. He will be forced to make new allies, uncover secrets that change all he knows, and find the courage to lead a ragtag crew into the darkest, deadliest battle of their lives.

Claire and Sawyer fight to save their broken world in the final installment of the epic DARK SKY trilogy.

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In writing news, I was hoping to get a little more time to continue the re-writes on my urban fantasy project, but sadly, the Real Job had to spoil my plans. But a girl’s gotta make due. I managed to re-write the opening of the story and am shooting to be done these edits by mid February so I can send it to agents again (maybe third time’s the charm? Ha! I didn’t think so either) or prepare it for self-publishing. I’m essentially re-writing most of the book but I’m hoping that everything I’m experimenting with and introducing will iron out into something smooth and polished. I loathe re-writing, but now that I’ve set my main characters on new adventures and am experimenting a little more with the world, it’s been kinda fun. I have a write-in with a couple friends on Wednesday so I’m interested to talk it out in a group.

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Amy

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38 Comments

  1. Christina Ochs

    Well, this sounds ominous. I hope Claire will be okay!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      I can’t really promise that (as you know), but she’s tough! 😉

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  2. Author Jessica E. Subject

    Yikes! That Vesper is scary. I hope she finds a way to escape.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      She’s strong and smart––she just has to be very, very careful, which isn’t easy to do since she’s alone.

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  3. Diane Burton

    Very powerful scene. Scary, too.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Then my job is done! 😀 Thank you.

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  4. veronicascott

    Well I certainly hope I never meet this guy LOL! Quite vivid, great snippet!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Haha I can’t say I would blame you. Thank you!

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  5. racheldevineuk

    Well written, although this (to be honest) would not be my choice of reading material. It would give me nightmares! I’m such a wimp!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Haha That’s not the first time I’ve heard that, but I take it as a compliment so thank you! 😀

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  6. Aurora Springer

    Revolting person and threat!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Indeed. 🙂

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  7. Andrea R Huelsenbeck

    Ew. Talk about repulsive.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      That he is.

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  8. Ed Hoornaert

    Aw, such a helpful guy. I bet he’s going to volunteer to fill in the gaps in her experience of pain.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Probably, being the upstanding alien vampire that he is.

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  9. nancygideon

    Oh, she’s in a bad place here, Amy. How are you going to get her out? What a wonderful villain! (shudder!)

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      I can’t give that away, it’s a secret… 😉

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  10. Caitlin Stern

    That’s a pretty icky bad guy. I wouldn’t want to be in her shoes, for sure!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Nope, me either.

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  11. Kimberly Gould

    Sounds terrible. I hope she finds a way out or around.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      She’s clever. She’ll come up with something. 😉

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  12. Gem

    He’s not giving me the warm and fuzzies. Yikes, Claire needs to escape this maniac.

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    1. amybraunauthor

      Yes she does… 😉

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  13. elainecsc2013

    The vesper sounds dreadful.

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    1. amybraunauthor

      He certainly is.

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  14. Teresa Cypher

    *Shudders* If she doesn’t already know true pain–according to the Vesper, holy crap, I’m terrified for her if he is going to cause her “true pain”…

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Yeah. He’s not a very friendly guy.

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  15. Karen Michelle Nutt

    Ominous. I hope she finds a way out. Great imagery.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  16. Alexis Duran

    Powerful snippet. The fact that he can “see her mind” makes it all the more terrifying.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Indeed. Thanks for the comment! 😀

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  17. Kim Magennis

    Awesome snippet, Amy. Vesper sure is a piece of work! Well done on setting such a dark and scary tone.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  18. Elyzabeth M. VaLey

    Damn, that last line. Great snippet! It’s so vivid. *shiver*

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    1. amybraunauthor

      Thank you!

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  19. elizabethalsobrooks

    Love hating a bad guy! Your writing group sounds like fun. Nothing like brainstorming with fellow writers!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Very true, thank you!

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