Saturday, 4 June 2016

Sunday Snippet: "I didn’t think this whole plan through."


It's been a busy week! I'm posting early because I'm preparing for a long weekend vacation with my friends, a cover reveal in a couple hours (and likely live, depending on where you are in the world!), formatting, completing a first draft of a novel, and planning another series. I'm going a little out of my mind with all I need to do. But, first things first– Weekend Writing Warriors! My 8-10 sentence snippet for this weekly blog hop continues a little while after last week's cliffhanger post, since so many people asked for it to continue. So in this snippet from Damnation's Door, releasing on Tuesday (woo hoo!), main character Constance Ramirez gets into trouble, and has to fight her way out of it...

Admittedly, I didn’t think this whole plan through. Seeing the man who murdered my mentor, kidnapped my sister, tortured and tried to kill me sparked my already short temper. So it wasn’t long before they got their shots in.

The man on my left jabbed his fist into my ribs. I winced, giving the man on the right the chance to loop his arm around my throat. I was pinned to his back, my neck straining painfully as he wrenched it up. I used one hand to claw at the meaty arm on my throat, leaving my front completely exposed to the second man. He grinned, thinking he was going to get some revenge on me for the sake of his employers.

Stupid bastard forgot I was still armed.


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...



Pre-order it here:


There've been some great reviews of the final Cursed novel lately, including one from WeWriWa's very own Christina Ochs, who just released her own brand new novel that you all need to buy! Seriously, get it, it's freaking amazing! In addition to reviews, One Book Two currently has a giveaway for the whole Cursed series! You can find out more details here, and there's still a ton of signups that all book bloggers are welcome to:

Sign Ups:


https://www.amazon.com/Demons-Daughter-Cursed-Amy-Braun-ebook/dp/B00Z8BVBZOhttps://www.amazon.com/Dark-Divinity-Cursed-Amy-Braun-ebook/dp/B017HMAZ1Mhttps://www.amazon.com/Damnations-Door-Cursed-Amy-Braun-ebook/dp/B01D0I826Mhttps://www.amazon.com/Crimson-Sky-Dark-Novel-ebook/dp/B019TQ0CT4

Now, in writing news. While Midnight Sky, the second Dark Sky novel is just about to have its glorious cover revealed to the world, I'm still working on the final formatting for both the printed and ebooks. I'm still working on figuring out Scrivener (the compile feature is what I want to use most right now, hence why I can't get it to format without doing weird things), but I'm hoping to have it sorted out by next week so I can send out all the details for reviewers and bloggers and begin its promotion. 

I'm crushingly close to finishing the second Areios Brothers novel (only half a chapter!), and wanted to get it done today, but I don't know that I'll have time or wakefulness on my side. *cries* That said, I'm taking my laptop with me to my friends cabin (and before you protest about what a horrible friend I am, all six of them plan to play a round or two of Magic The Gathering, a game I know about as much of as I do astrophysics), so I'll get a little more work in during that time. 

Once that's over, it's on to plotting and working on The Iron Gargoyle. I'm expecting a little more edits to return my way and will focus on Damnation's Door and Midnight Sky more than anything (seriously, thank God for blog tour companies and ebook promotion services– I think I would actually have to quit my Real Job if I had to do literally all of this by myself), but I'm going to need something to write when I have a moment or two to spare. 

So yes, that's the big news! Check back in a couple hours for the official cover reveal of Midnight Sky, and be sure to leave some love for the other Weekend Writing Warriors! I'll be posting again on Thursday, so until then, cheers! 

Amy

34 comments:

  1. Not a good thing to forget she is armed. Love the cliffhanger. Want to know more.

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    1. Ask, and you shall receive... Next week! ;)

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  2. Ah, always such great action writing from you! Congrats on the release and enjoy your time off!

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  3. Good details of her anguish. I hope she can get a hold of whatever weapon she has. Enjoy your long weekend!

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    1. She'll have to think of something– this is only the first chapter! Thank you!

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  4. And BOOM! Great buildup and action, Amy!

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  5. I don't know if I could remain as calm as her, even if I was armed. She knows what she's doing. Great snippet! Congrats on your upcoming release! :)

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    1. She's been in more than one tussle in her life. ;) Thanks for the comment!

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  6. Dramatic excerpt! And best wishes on the new release!

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  7. Great action sequence, and I love the last line! Congrats on the release and the gorgeous cover!

    ~Joyce Scarbrough

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  8. I think some ass is about to be kicked. Great action scene. Good luck with the release!

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  9. Oh yeah, Amy loves her fight scenes!

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  10. The loss of temper is completely understandable. Still not a great idea, but half of that list would merit some serious anger. Kick their @sses!

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  11. High time to show what she can do!

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  12. Left her armed?! Oh-oh, fight's about to shift. Great snippet. Congrats on cover! Love it! Tweeted.

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  13. Well, she's in a tight place for sure!

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  14. Good luck for your release, Amy. I just know it is going to be awesome. Love your action. I also love your heroine. She is one feisty lady!

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  15. She definitely seems to be in some trouble. Hopefully she can get out of it.

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  16. Congrats on your release! This story sounds fantastic. I wish my schedule wasn't so packed full this summer -- I'd love to read/review them all!

    I'm sure you'll do great!

    Heather
    http://bloodthirstymuses.wordpress.com

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  17. Congrats on the upcoming release. She sounds like she can get out of this situation without too much trouble.

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