Weekend Writing Warriors.
HOW IT WORKS
This is the description on their site:
Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, the weekly hop for everyone who loves to write! Sign up below with your name, blog, and email and share an 8 to 10 sentence snippet of your writing on Sunday. Your post needs to be live between 12:00 noon on Saturday 01/27/18 and 09:00 AM on Sunday 01/28/18. Visit the other participants on the list and read, critique and comment on their 8sunday posts.
I think they said it better than I could.
Look below the linky list for genre categories.
Spread the word, share the love, warriors. Twitter hashtag #8sunday.
It’s simple and fun. Sign up on the linky list with your name, blog URL, and email address on Mondays, 8:00 AM EST. Each week, the list remains open until Saturday, 11:59 PM. Then on Sunday, post 8 to 10 sentences from a current writing project, published or unpublished. Visit other participants and offer opinions, critiques, support. Writers hanging out with writers, a good time with a great group of people.
For my longtime readers, The Awakening, Book 1 in Valkyrie’s Curse series is slated to release on June 20th – I had to push it back a week as I don’t yet have the cover from the cover artist. The cover reveal was supposed to go up Wednesday, May 9th. Can’t reveal a cover you don’t have now can you? The preorder is up however – 99 cents until release date! The cover on there is not the final cover – it’s a placeholder.
So let’s jump in shall we?
This is from the prologue, continued from last week.
Aella saw a shadow move beyond the curtain. He took the sword from the hand of the second guard he had killed. Now armed with two swords he moved forward cautiously, muscles tensed at the ready. Aella moved behind the altar and found the secret compartment in the back opened. The key was gone!
Out of the corner of his eye, he caught a movement. He had to get that key! Aella moved to follow the thief. Swiftly he thrust his sword forward spun around and struck again with both swords, removing the thief’s arm. As the arm fell to the ground, the key dropped free. For a split second, his eyes followed the key, enough time for the man to raise his broad axe, but Aella was faster and thrust again. One sword found its mark in the enemy’s chest, the other slashed across the man’s throat.
Let me know what you think!
Be sure to check out the other author’s snippets as well HERE
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!
Write on my friends, write on! I need to go read those snippets – catch ya later, gator!
Intense and lots of action, I like it!
Drama and mystery and obviously some high stakes – cool snippet.
This is a bloody good opening. Or bloody and good, if you prefer.
Love the visual of the key coming free from the severed hand. I’m a ghoul , I know. I won’t apologize.
Tense scene. Action-packed. Ditto what Nancy said about the arm and key, but I’m not a ghoul. LOL