It’s time for Weekend Writing Warriors! Every Sunday, a bunch of writers post 8-10-sentence snippets from their WIPs on their blogs. There’s a lot of reading, commenting and great writing. Click on the link to see the full list.
My book is out and I’ve even sold a few copies. Link is below the snippet. I got the proof copy a few days ago and it looks awesome, so print will be available next week sometime. All I need now are some reviews, so if you’re reading, please say a few words about it on Amazon and/or Goodreads.
Last we checked in with Janna and Anton, they’d been kicked off the farm they were living at and decided to go back to the tavern where Maya had helped them before. They have no food or water and it’s very hot. So they rest during the day and travel at night. The problem with this plan is that people who are up to no good are also out at night. Janna and Anton see a group of soldiers, but can’t get away before the soldiers see them too. They’ve been lucky once before, but not this time.
A man jumped off a large horse, strode to where Janna stood in the brush and grabbed her by the arm. “Someone get the boy,” he said, as he yanked her toward the road.
Another man picked Anton up and carried him toward the horses. Anton struggled, but he was too small. The man just laughed and threw him on the ground, then held him there, a boot planted on his back.
“Please let him go. He’s just a little boy.” To her surprise, her voice didn’t shake. Perhaps she’d gotten stronger. Still, not strong enough for this.
Previous snippets are here.
You can order Rise of the Storm here.
Prince Kendryk is young, handsome and popular, his kingdom prosperous and peaceful. But in the face of the prophesied apocalypse, he must choose between conscience and power. If he chooses the side of faith, he must defy the ruthless Empress Teodora, ruler of a vast empire, imperiling kingdom and family— but if he chooses the side of power, he risks plunging his world into a darkness worse than war.
The coming conflict will touch the lives of thousands, among them…
Prince Kendryk’s adored wife, Gwynneth, the proud daughter of a king, whose ambition may come at great cost…
Braeden, a violent mercenary, commander of a legendary winged army, who will find himself in the service of an employer he must defy to protect those he holds dear…
And Janna, the merchant’s wife, forced to abandon her home and her way of life, ill-prepared to keep herself and her children safe from the ravages of war…
An epic fantasy saga drawn from real history, Rise of the Storm is Book One in the compelling new Desolate Empire series.