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.
Valley of the Shadow is available for pre-order! See details after the snippet.
Happy New Year everyone! It’s nice to be back. The holidays were fun, but pretty stressful, mostly because we had to cross multiple snow-covered mountain ranges to reach our Christmas destination. I love snow, but at this point I’m kind of tired of looking at it, and putting traction devices on and off and on and off again. We got to our destination with some trouble, and got out with a little more, but we had a good time in between and now life is more or less back to normal. I’m only mildly freaking out about the Valley of the Shadow launch on January 15, but that’s normal, isn’t it?
So, back to Valley of the Shadow. Every since Kendryk’s big defeat, Gwynneth has held his castle against Teodora’s besieging army. Edric, the priest who started all of the trouble is in the castle with her, and they are on less than friendly terms since Edric exposed Gwynneth’s affair with Arian Orland. Gwynneth hasn’t been feeling well and Edric correctly guesses she’s pregnant. (edited to fit)
Gwynneth stared. It seemed impossible to keep any secrets from him.
“I would offer congratulations, but I’m not sure … ”
“You may,” Gwynneth said, “and I’m sure it’s Kendryk’s.”
“You are unbelievably insolent.” She paused and took a deep breath, knowing it did no good to lose her temper with him. “And yes, I’m sure although I needn’t explain myself to you, so I won’t be sharing any details.”
“No, no of course not; I meant no offense.”
“Somehow I doubt that.”
Previous snippets are here
Valley of the Shadow is available for pre-order at 99 cents! Reserve a copy by clicking on the cover. Or, if you don’t want to wait until January 15, you can get an ARC to read/review. Leave a comment or drop me a line if you’re interested!