Saturday, 14 May 2016

Sunday Snippet: "This just keeps getting better and better."


It's that time of the week again– 8Sunday with Weekend Writing Warriors, the indie blog hop for authors looking to entice readers by offering 8-10 sentences in a teaser snippet. I'm continuing with the first chapter of Damnation's Door, the last novel in the Cursed seriesLast week, main character Constance and her companions began to realize they were in a trap, confronted with Possessors. In today's snippet, she gets a better look at her enemy...

The Possessors looked like regular humans, except their irises were solid black. I held back my shiver, knowing just how much pain their souls must be in. Being possessed was one of the worst things a human could experience. I had barely survived it.

These Possessors had taken over a group of tall, bulky men in black clothes. Their hair ranged from shoulder-length to bald, and their arms were covered in tattoos. Each had the tattoo of a rose thorn that appeared to be weaving in and out of their skin, blood dripping from the points. I had the same one inked behind my ear.

This just keeps getting better and better.

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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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This week will be busy. A couple days ago, I got the edits back for Midnight Sky, the second Dark Sky novel. I've got a bit more tweaking to do, but I'm hoping to get that off my plate ASAP so I can start finalizing the novel and move it toward formatting, pre-order set ups, and the like. It would be nice to have that off the table for August, especially since I'll need to make time for the Beta edits for Amber Sky and Smoke Sky. Since my deadlines are coming up, I'm excited to announce that tomorrow I'll officially reveal the synopsis for Midnight Sky!

That's all the major news I'll offer for this post, since it's getting late for me and I need to catch some of that mystical entity called Sleep. Be sure to check out the other blogs on the Weekend Writing Warriors website. There are tons of great authors out there just waiting to be discovered! Leave them some love!

Cheers!

Amy

34 comments:

  1. Solid, chilling descriptions, Amy! Your snippets always deliver! =D

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  2. Oh gosh! Things are definitely not looking good. I like the sympathy she feels for them, as she'd been in their situation. Great snippet! :)

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    1. Yup, trouble is definitely on the way. ;) Thank you!

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  3. Oooh, and what happens next is awesome, in a scary, gory, ass-kicking sort of way. Enjoying this book a lot!

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    1. Haha thank you so much! I'm glad you're enjoying the book. :D

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  4. I agree with Jessica. Even though she feels some sympathy I'm supposing she'll do whatever she has to in order to get out of this alive. Great excerpt, very engaging!

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  5. You write outstanding characters, Amy!

    And I'm excited to read that you're working on Midnight Sky! I really liked Crimson Sky! Can hardly wait to see the cover for it. :-)

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    1. Aww thank you so much! I'm excited for the cover, too. I gave a little more input this time, so I can't wait to see how it turns out. Less than two weeks away (I hope)!

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  6. Some intriguing hints there and I could really visualize the tattoos. Great excerpt!

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  7. A peculiar mix of roses and dripping blood!

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  8. I love your description, especially the black irises and the tatoos.

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  9. Great visual snippet! I always have a hard time choosing tattoos foro my characters, so absolutely loved theirs with that bloody rose... So gentle, and yet, thorns prick and hurt.

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    1. Thank you, and a very apt description! ;)

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  10. Ew, nothing creepier than black irises. Good descriptions!

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    1. Nope. They remind me of spiders, which is likely why I use them so much. Spider eyes scare me, so they better scare everyone else! ;)

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  11. The rose tattoo, is interesting. Is it that the possessors ink the one they possess with this symbol when they take over?

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    1. Not exactly– the rose tattoo is a symbol of the cartel Constance used to be a part of.

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  12. It should be fun to meet up with old friends, except in this situation I suppose. Great excerpt. Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. Haha you make an excellent point. Thank you!

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  13. I wonder why the hero gets a stealth tattoo, and these thugs don't...

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    1. She's one of the "lucky" ones. ;)

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  14. I love how she can empathize with her enemy- makes her a character I can root for.

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  15. Chilling is definitely the word for your descriptions, and it makes it hit home even more that she knows first hand about them. Terrific snippet!

    ~Joyce Scarbrough

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  16. Fabulous description. :-) I wanted to use chilling, but the comment above already did.

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