Saturday, 12 December 2015

Sunday Snippet: "I just reacted."

Now time for one of my favourite parts of the week, 8Sunday, where, as one of the Weekend Writing Warriors, I contribute my 8-10 sentences from my newest release/current writing project. Okay, technically the snippet is supposed to be from a work in progress, but Dark Divinity is still in its promo phase so maybe I can fudge the rules a little bit?

Skipping ahead from last week's snippet, Constance takes a moment to talk to Dro about her new, amplified abilities, trying to figure out what caused them, only to realize that her sister is just as confused as she is.

         “I don’t know what happened in the warehouse, Con. I just reacted.” Her eyes lifted to meet mine. “I feel different, though. Stronger. I have all these powers, and it’s like they’re amplified now. I can sense thoughts and emotions from greater distances, I can heal people faster,” she hesitated, “and I guess now I can control the hellfire.”
         “Do you feel like you have a lot more control? That the nightmares can stop?”
         She shook her head. 


http://www.amazon.com/dp/B017HMAZ1M

Yup. Constance is not having an easy time with her little sister. And if you're asking if things get better for them down the road, you either a) haven't read this book or it's predecessor, Demon's Daughter, or b) clearly don't know my writing style.

There are tons of giveaways going on for Dark Divinity at the moment, including one at Goodreads, one at One Book Two, and one at The Bookish Crypt. I'm still organizing the blog tour for Crimson Sky, which means I have some more emails to send. I should have the cover art and promo material by the weekend, which I'm super excited to see and share.

At the moment, I'm getting back to work on the Areios Brothers stories. It's so much fun to write– the fight scenes, the banter, the mythology– it's really helping me get through the final push of this cold, aka the damn cough. It's going to be cold on my weekend, so I'm just going to sit at home in my PJ's and write to the point of exhaustion. On purpose, of course, and with the help of some dark chocolate taunting me from the closet.

Make sure to visit the other Weekend Writing Warriors websites and leave some love, aka comments on their blogs. They work hard and deserve to be recognized for it! Until tomorrow, cheers!

Amy

24 comments:

  1. I am looking forward to watching these new found skills challenged!

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    1. They should make things pretty interesting...

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  2. OOOO! Intriguing ... must have more ... maybe as a Christmas gift to myself. Happy holidays, Amy!

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    1. Ooo I would love to hear your thoughts! Thank you, and happy holidays to you as well Nancy!

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  3. I get the impression this will be a good read! Congratulations on the release, by the way.

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    1. Thank you! So far it's been well liked! I'm hoping a few more reviews will be in soon.

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  4. Aw, poor Dro! Thanks to the meanie author, her life never really does get easier. :-)

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    1. And I enjoyed every second of it. >:)

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  5. Enjoying the story, another excellent excerpt. I feel sorry for her that the nightmares haven't eased up, so these characters feel very real to me!

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    1. Thank you, especially for the comment about them feeling realistic. I always strive for that, so it means a lot to hear that from you. :)

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  6. It seems Dro is going through hellfire.

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  7. Eep! Too much new power and little control might become a great problem later on. Lovely snippet!

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  8. I hope she and the sister get along. Can you imagine how hellish life would be being a sibling rival with a supergirl?

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    1. Thankfully, they get along very well... for now. ;)

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  9. Amplified powers without more control is the opposite of good. o.O

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  10. Interesting... Can't wait to find out what these new powers are. Love the book cover.

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    1. Thank you! The cover and promo art was done by Deranged Doctor Design, who are absolutely spectacular with their work. I plan on using their services for as many books as I can. :D

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  11. Very intriguing snippet! I'll be back for more next Sunday for sure!

    ~Joyce Scarbrough

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  12. Your writing is so fluid, Amy. Nothing tripped me up while I was reading. Your dialogue feels natural. Nicely done!

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