Saturday, March 12, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday #6


Welcome to this week’s Six Sentence Sunday post! (Visit the other fab writers here.) I continue to post from Blowing Embers, the second chapter in The Embers Series, a paranormal romance/epic fantasy, set to be released this summer. 

Last week Kiera, en route to her apartments with two precious bottles of her favorite wine, stumbled into the middle of a fight between a shapeshifter and a mid-level mage. A blow she didn't see coming knocked her down. Now throughly angry, Kiera tried to break up the fight. The participants, however, appear to resent the intrusion. 

The shifter tackled her and down they both fell.
With a sharp crack, his first punch smashed her eye closed and ripped a screech from her lungs. “You bastard!” she screamed, and slapped him hard, then again, and tried to shove him off.
She bucked up and slid out her feet, but instead of finding an anchor, her heels slid lines in the slick snow. His next punch was clumsy, she blocked it easily, then locked her fingers and slammed her fist into his nose.
His hand rose as blood spattered across both their faces, then gushed through open fingers and dripped dark circles onto her dress.


Hope you enjoy getting to know Kiera. Hers is a tale that will take many books to finish telling.

16 comments:

  1. Oh wow! Such an evocative, action-packed six! And love the photo, too. Thanks for sharing your six!

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  2. Uh-oh, blood on the dress is not good. A great scene! Glad she's a fighter.

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  3. That's gotta hurt! and bleed a lot! Wondering what happens next.

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  4. Youch! I love that Kiera is a fighter. Great six!

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  5. Uh oh! Was that a blood exchange between a shifter and a human?

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  6. great action scene! I find them so hard to write.

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  7. Thank you all for commenting even tho somehow I didn't make it on the list this week!

    Liz, they are often difficult for me to write, too.

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  8. Oops, my comment got vaporized, trying again! Love the action and how it shows Kiera's quick, decisive reactions to an attack!

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  9. He just ruined her dress! Hope she kicks his back end. :)

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  10. *wince* Painful action sequence. Nicely done.

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  11. Blood on a dress is fighting words for any woman. I'm rooting for her.

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  12. Awesome fight scene! My type of read!!!!

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  13. I'd give him an extra punch for the blood-stained dress.

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