Saturday, 9 January 2016

Sunday Snippet: "They wanted us."

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Is it Sunday already? Seriously, where does all this time go? Well, if it's Sunday, that means I get to post my latest 8-10 sentences for Weekend Writing Warriors! This scene follows directly from last week, which features the opening scene of my upcoming release, Crimson Sky. In it, my main character, Claire, continues to run from savage monsters intent on tearing her and her partners apart, and not everyone is lucky...

We’re almost there, I told myself. Close, we’re so close–

A piercing scream came from behind me, startling me so badly I nearly tripped on the rocky ground. I shouldn’t have glanced over my shoulder, but I had to know how close the Hellions were, and who they had grabbed.

Gordon had been taken down, one of the Hellions pushing him into the broken concrete, putting its knees in his back and trapping him. The monster didn’t hesitate, crunching its body down and stabbing the pointed needle of its respirator into the back of Gordon’s neck. My partner screamed as the blood was sucked out of him, feeding the Hellion.

Two more of the monsters charged out from beyond a cracked slump of white stone. They didn’t glance at Gordon or the feasting Hellion. They wanted us.


Still super stoked about this release, especially since I got more swag in!

Bookmarks!
Postcards!
It's always cool to get stuff like this in the mail. I'm definitely a happy writer at the moment. I'm still posting links for Crimson Sky pre-orders on KindleKoboGoodreads, and Smashwords, and I'm hoping to get a few more blog tours going. Speaking of, just a reminder authors, that I'm always open to blog tours and hops, either now or in the future. Email me at amybraunauthor (at) gmail (dot) com if you're interested. I'm also looking for a couple other Beta readers for my upcoming standalone novel, Storm Born, which is currently with my editor. Or, if you want to be a beta reader for the Crimson Sky sequel, I'd be happy to send it out. I'm all about authors-helping-authors, so if there's something you want me to read, I'm happy to do so. 

Remember to check out the other amazing authors of the WeWriWa blog hop. They're work is fantastic, and they deserve your love and comments! Until next week, cheers! 


Amy

26 comments:

  1. I'm guessing poor Gordon's a goner? These hellions seem like a worthy addition to your monster repertoire!

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    1. Yeah, the odds don't look too great for him. Thanks for the comment! :)

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  2. Yikes! What a vivid scene! LOVE your promo material.

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    1. Thank you! I'm always excited when I see what my designers send me. :D

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  3. Ahhhh! Blood sucking monsters! Got my heart racing with just a few lines. Excellent job!

    Also, seconded on the swag. VERY cool looking. :-)

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  4. Wow, wow, wow, what a scene, Amy! I kept thinking--don't look back. Noooo, don't look back. That last line is so telling. They are each very much on their own. Good snippet!

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  5. Wow, great snippet! I feel bad for Gordon and I am anxious to find out if the others make it. Tense! Congratulations on the upcoming release.

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  6. Wow, an intense scene indeed! High stakes. Great snippet!

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  7. Great action and tension, Amy, nicely done!

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  8. I pictured the Hellion's respirator as something like a mosquito's snout, for obvious reasons!

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    1. Haha me too! I originally wanted to use a gas mask (I saw a photo of WWI British soldiers all standing in a row wearing the old war gas masks that seriously creeped me out), then I thought– they're vampires! They need to drink blood, not breathe! ;)

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  9. I don't think I would be brave/foolish enough to look back. These sound like some nasty blood-suckers!

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    1. Haha me either. If I did, I would totally freeze :S

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  10. Well that was utterly chilling. lol Great imagery.

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  11. Very vivid, Amy! The stuff of future nightmares, for sure!

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  12. Very exciting snippet. And, I love your book cover! Gorgeous work!

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  13. Very well described! Such a frightening situation! Great snippet!

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    1. Then I have done my job... glad you enjoyed it! :)

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