Saturday, 28 May 2016

Sunday Snippet: "I didn’t hit my mark."


It's been a crazy week for me with the upcoming release of Damnation's Door, the final Cursed novel, and preparing for the promotion and release of Midnight Sky, the second in the Dark Sky trilogy. That said, I still have time to promote Weekend Writing Warriors, the weekly blog tour where authors get together and share 8-10 sentences of their current, upcoming, and newly released work. I'm still carrying on from chapter one of Damnation's Door, and decided that a little chaos is in order. After being faced with one of her most loathsome enemies and his cronies, Constance decides to take matters into her own hands...

I took a risk myself, and threw my silver knife at Drake.

I didn’t miss–I hardly ever miss–but I didn’t hit my mark.

The thin silver blade slammed into the neck of the Possessor standing beside Drake. The huge bounty hunter had stepped to the side so the blade wouldn’t get anywhere near him. He stepped so far I was a little embarrassed at how off my aim had been. Deep down, I knew better. Drake was fast for someone his size, but it looked like he’d gotten quite a bit from his deal with the Devil.

The man lurched, blood gushing from the wound in his neck. He opened his mouth as though to scream, but a spiral of thick black smoke shot out of his mouth. The Possessor’s true form screeched and twisted away in the back room. Then room exploded into action.


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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Now, onto the news. I'm happy too announce that the edits Midnight Sky for are done! I likely have some touch-ups to do that will happen when I begin formatting *cries* but I'm sure I'll catch all of them. I was also super excited to receive the artwork for the novel, which is freaking spectacular. Deranged Doctor Design nailed my idea completely, and I couldn't be happier. It's kind of killing me not to show the artwork, but the cover reveal is June 5, but there's still time to sign up for it, along with all the other blitzes and promos I have coming up!



 Sign Ups:

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Now, writing news. While I'm going to be formatting and preparing Midnight Sky, I'm still plugging along with the end of the second Areios Brothers novel. I don't think I've ever had this much trouble writing an action packed ending, though I came up with some absolutely wicked ideas regarding the third book in the series. Not that it will be next on the docket. Nope– Iron Gargoyle is next on the list. I'm still working on the plot, which will likely take a full day, but I'm committed to planning it out so I can send it to Beta readers and publishers after that. It will take a few months to complete, but I'm going to be excited to see it through. 

So, that's my truckload of work. Looking at it now reminds me why I wish I didn't have to worry about my Real Job. Yeah, it pays the bills and pays for my writing, but I would really rather just be writing. Such is life, right? 

Anyway, thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out the other Weekend Writing Warriors blogs and leave some love for the authors. Weekend Writing Warriors has just about every genre you can imagine, so you're guaranteed to find something you like! Cheers!

Amy

28 comments:

  1. Nice, Amy! Very visual and give you a real sense for who the heroine is (I like her!)and what she'll be facing.

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  2. That last sentence is quite the hook. Well done! Congrats on all of your upcoming releases! You're going to have a busy June.

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    1. Thank you, and yes I will. *is daunted*

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  3. Congratulations, Amy. May you find some peace in the busy-ness on your plate!

    I wonder if hitting the Protector wasn't perhaps a good thing?

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    1. Thank you! And Constance knows how to handle herself in a fight. ;)

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  4. Good action in today's snippet for sure! Best wishes with all the things you have going on!

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  5. I wonder what else Drake got in his deal with the Devil? Sounds like she's going to have to up her game.

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  6. Fantastic action sequence, largely because of all the little details you include! Great snippet!

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  7. I hope Constance has gained an advantage with her hit!

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  8. Wow! Exciting stuff! I enjoyed that a lot.

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  9. At least she hit someone, though I'm not sure if the end result was a good one...

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    1. Let's just say she has her work cut out for her... no pun intended. ;)

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  10. That was such a great fight and really kicked off the whole book in style. Loved all of it!

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    1. Thank you so much! Your review definitely made me smile. :D

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  11. Great excerpt, there's a lot going on in a small space but it's clear what's happening. Sure hope you pick up from here next time, we're all the edge of our seats!

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    1. I guess I kind of have to, don't I? ;)

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  12. Wow. She might've missed her mark, but that Possessor sure as hell isn't happy with her aim.

    Off to sign up for your cover reveal. Love participating in those.

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    1. Haha no she's not. And thank you so much! I'm really excited about it. The cover is awesome! :D

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  13. Her aim may not be so bad as her mark having moved... funny how that happens. Nice snippet. Exciting goings on!

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