Saturday, 25 June 2016

Sunday Snippet: "I couldn’t leave her trapped in her nightmare."


It's Sunday, which means it's time for Weekend Writing Warriors, the weekly blog hop where indie authors get to share their work in 8-10 sentences. This will be the last 8Sunday snippet I post for Damnation's Door (Midnight Sky will start next week), and it was tricky to pick a final teaser, but I thought I'd pick something exciting, dangerous, and of course, cliff-hanger-y:

I couldn’t see Dro, and with a broken ankle, there was no way I could get back up the stairs to her without being set on fire.

The flames wouldn’t hurt her, but I couldn’t leave her trapped in her nightmare. She wasn’t in danger, but she was trapped in a different kind of torture.

A trap that only Lucifer could create for someone like Dro.

I will destroy you.

No– he didn’t want to hurt Dro. Not after going through so much to find her. I had to believe that. I couldn’t imagine he would try to kill her.

But now the thought was there, and it wouldn’t fucking leave.


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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There will be a few more sales and promos for Damnation's Door and the Cursed series over the next few days, but I'm also going to dive deeper into the Dark Sky world due to the upcoming release... 


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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I'm super excited for this new book, but I'm equally excited for the other projects I'm immersing myself into. My new website is set to launch sometime next week, but the official date has changed. Wordpress is giving me grief with plugins and an online shop because Heaven forbid I choose a .com domain name instead of .org *rolls eyes*. Regardless, it will be up in July! 

I also received news that Mocha Memoirs Press, my first professional publishers, are planning to combine the four short stories I have written for them– Call From The Grave, Hotel Hell, Lost Sky, and the upcoming Engineered Deceit in a single collection called The Shadow Omnibus! It's set for an early September release, and I can't wait to see the final product!


I want to say more, but I'm up past my bedtime (again), and didn't have the best day with my assistant manger. Long story short, she likes to do pointless meaningless tasks that force the rest of us to drown in work that actually has to be done, then gets snippy when she doesn't get her way. Still, I had some chocolate, co-worker support, came home, and got to look at this:


Yup. New books. That I wrote. Can't be upset when I have that.

Be sure to stop by the other amazing Weekend Writing Warriors blogs and leave some love in the comments! Cheers!

Amy

37 comments:

  1. Nice, Amy! What a place to leave us hanging . . . Guess I'd better go One Click.

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    1. My plot has worked! *evil laugh* Thanks!

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  2. Congrats on the new release! And I agree with Nancy, you've left us hanging!

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    1. Thank you, and I couldn't help myself. ;)

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  3. Yikes! What a situation to be in. But, I have a feeling she'll find a way. Somehow. Great tease! :)

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    1. Thank you, and Constance is nothing if not tough. :D

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  4. Heck of a cliffhanger, Amy, well done!

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  5. Congratulations, Amy!

    Brilliant bit of cliff-hanger-ing ;-)

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    1. Thank you! As a reader, cliffhangers drive me crazy. As an author... They are so much fun. >:)

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  6. Oh yeah, I love leaving on a cliffhanger ... Mwahahahahaha!

    As for the killing/not killing thing, I suspect there are things far worse than death in this world.

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  7. Excellent excerpt, well done and a good cliffhanger for us! Best wishes on the new release...

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  8. Leaving us with a nightmare, eh?

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    1. As if I would do anything else. >:)

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  9. An intriguing cliffhanger! It's helpless when you can't save someone from spiritual torture such as this! Great snippet!

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  10. Dro has the worst nightmares! I love this scene.

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  11. I agree, just because someone won't die from something doesn't mean you should leave them to suffer.

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    1. Constance would never leave Dro for anything. If she has to walk through fire to save her sister, that's what she'll do.

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  12. That's the way it is. Once an idea gets stuck in your hear you can't get rid of it. In her case, it's a pretty serious idea.

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  13. Scary stuff! And yes, once a thought like that enters your brain, it won't leave.

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    1. Nope. ;) Thanks for the comment!

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  14. I hope this is the right comment box. I feel like the rabbit. Late for an important date... Wonderful stuff here. Love the covers. Great snippet. Wondering what he'll do.

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    1. Yes this is the right one. :) Thank you for the support!

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  15. Oh, you can't leave her in her nightmare but you can leave us hanging like this, huh? I see how it is. ;-) Great snippet!

    ~Joyce Scarbrough

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  16. Damn... That's one hell of a hook. I hope Dro gets better.

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  17. OMG! I just realized who you were! I've had your books on my TBR for a while! I don't have a lot of flexible spending income, so I rely a lot on tours, Netgalley, and Edelweiss for books these days, so other books end up sitting in line like they're waiting for the next Harry Potter to come out. ;)) I want to review your stuff so much--they've been pointed out to me as great examples of "pure" urban fantasy (without a lot of romantic elements) and steampunk, which I'm woefully undereducated in.

    If you need an extra reviewer for anything, I'll sit here like that little smarty pants kid in class with her hand up! :) I do reviews over on my blog, Bloodthirsty Muses - http://bloodthirstymuses.wodpress.com.

    GREAT snippet! Now I'm going to my Goodreads to add the Cursed series to Crimson Sky! Maybe they'll have to cut in the TBR line. LOL

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    1. Aww thank you so much for this! It's so nice to hear my books are going around. I would love to have you review the novels! Shoot me an email and we can go over the details (amybraunauthor [at] gmail [dot] com). I also have some open spots for blog tours on my new website if you're interested. Thanks again, this is more appreciated than you know!

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  18. Nothing like leaving us with torturing uncertainty. Great snippet!

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