Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, the weekly blog hop where indie authors get to share 8-10 sentences from their current/upcoming release or work in progress. I'm still posting from my newest release, Damnation's Door, the last book in the Cursed trilogy, which has been going crazy with the blog tours I have set up with the generous help of XPresso Book Tours and En Pointe Author Services. Last week was full of action, so this week I thought I would tone it down a notch and add some romance. In this scene, main character Constance is sulking from the aftermath of her fight and the exasperation it drew from her friends. She expects her lover Warrick to do the same, but...
Instead of berating me, Warrick slipped onto the staircase with me and opened his arms. I stayed in place, but let him curl his arms around my back and pull me against his chest. The moment I felt the warmth of his body and inhaled his musky pine scent, I began to relax. I started to feel safe, comfortable, loved.
In the three weeks we had been together, Warrick had shown me more kindness and compassion than Mateo had done in two years. Clearly my choice in men had improved.
“Don’t do that again,” he whispered into my hair. “You scared the shit out of me.”
Demons are free. Angels are fallen. Hope is dying...
Constance Ramirez and her adopted sister, Andromeda, have stopped Lucifer’s plan– They have closed the Heaven Gate and kept the demons out. But their choice came with brutal consequences, and now every angel on earth is trapped in their mortal body.
All that remains is closing the Hell Gate and establishing a balance once and for all. That means returning to the city of Constance’s nightmares, which has become a haven for murderers and monsters. But even more dangerous than their hunt is that Andromeda’s powers and instincts are turning darker, and this time Constance doesn’t know how to protect her.
Constance is ready to fight for her life, but her enemies have plans she can’t begin to imagine, and they’re prepared to make her suffer...
Trust is lost and hearts are broken in the epic conclusion in Amy Braun’s Cursed trilogy...
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I'm going to take some time next week to do more promoting for the Cursed trilogy as a whole, but I also need to take some time and prepare my next release, which I know some people are anxious for: Midnight Sky, the second Dark Sky novel coming August 2, 2016. But rejoice! The buy links and a new teaser image are below!
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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In writing news... I have a lot going on. The Beta edits for Storm of the Gods are back, and I'm sending them to an editor to look over. I'm eager to get back into those books and tinker around before I take the big leap at the end of the month and send them to publishers. Writing the first draft of The Iron Gargoyle is also going really well. As in "holy crap I love this story and these characters why do I need a Real Job I want to do this all day for forever!" *breathes*
Finally, I'm going to tackle Scrivener for print. I was lucky earlier this week when a guest who frequents my Real Job gave me the best tip I've ever gotten. Long story short: Last week, we talked for easily twenty minutes about our love of books and my writing career and Writers Tears Irish Whiskey. A couple days ago, I saw him again and not only did he give me a file to read on Scrivener and a writing app that will connect to it, he gave me a mini bottle of the very whiskey I wanted to try!
Has anyone from WeWriWa ever tried this? I'm not much of a whiskey drinker. Gin and tonic is my drink of choice. Speaking of WeWriWa, be sure to check out the other Weekend Writing Warrior websites and leave them some love in the comments. I guarantee you'll find a new genre and author to spark your interest.
Cheers! For once, I can take that literally!