Saturday, April 23, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday #11


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.

Today’s snip starts literally right where we left off last week (er – two weeks ago – and sorry about that; I was sick). Setting: Kiera has managed to make it back to her apartment, only to find Alex, her 6-year-old nephew, and Emmy, his nanny, waiting for her. It’s been a tumultuous (!) day, and she’s sitting in front of the fire, wondering why Alex and Emmy aren’t already down in the great hall awaiting their evening meal. In response to a query, Emmy has told her that Alex has something to ask.

Oh dear; this was something serious. She suppressed a frown and tried to look attentive.
 But his words stole her breath. “Keer, I want to be a soldier.” Shoulders lifted as he sat up straighter. His face looked so earnest, and the fear and determination she read in his wide brown eyes, eyes so much like her own, hurt her heart as much as the sounds doubtless issued from the folds of his. 


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday #10

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.

Today’s snip is a small jump ahead of where we left off last week. Kiera has managed to make it back to her apartment, only to find Alex, her 6-year-old nephew, and Emmy, his nanny, waiting for her. It’s been a tumultuous (!) day, and she’s sitting in front of the fire, trying to catch her breath before cleaning up for a fancy dinner. All at once, it occurs to Kiera that Alex and Emmy should already be down in the great hall awaiting their evening meal, and so she asks Alex why they’re not. 


From somewhere behind her, Emmy answered instead. “Alex has something to ask you, Kiera.” When he hesitated, Emmy stood and walked over. “Come on now, Alex. Ask her so we can go on down.”
“Keer,” he began, and squeezed her hand.





Saturday, April 2, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday #9


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.

Today’s snip is a small jump ahead of where we left off last week. Kiera has managed to make it back to her apartment, where her nephew and his nanny have been waiting for her.

“Oh, Kiera, what happened?” Emmy, Alex’s nanny, gasped. She stood from her seat at the table and rushed over. Took the bottle from Kiera’s hands. “Come sit down . . . let me call a healer!”
Wearing a grimace, Kiera let Emmy lead her across the thick blue carpet to one of the couches crouched in the central area of her very blue home. With a flicker of thought, she lit the fireplace and leaned back into the overstuffed, earth-toned cushions, closed the one eye that hadn’t swollen shut, and waited for the warmth to reach her.