Reaction Not As Expected Weekend Writing Warriors

Warriors logo revisedHere’s the link to the Weekend Writing Warriors central page, so you can visit all the participants sharing excerpts today…a fun way to sample new books and find new authors! (Also welcome to the Sunday Snippet visitors!)

Continuing with science fiction romance today. Here’s an excerpt from Lady of the Star Wind, an epic portal fantasy, which is undergoing a final edit and will be released after Star Cruise: Outbreak in the April/May 2016 time frame (fingers crossed that I can keep my schedule). I’m working with the awesome Fiona Jayde on a cover now!

Sandy and Mark have been transported to an unknown world after breaking the Globe of Amarkana (you may remember those excerpts earlier in the year?). This snippet is from  quite a bit further in the novel, after Mark and Sandy have left the mysterious mountain oasis, in the company of some new friends… Sandy was bitten by a snake (who we learn today has a name), went into the green light with a woman unknown to her and now is sitting in a room she’s never seen before, with four women who seem to think Sandy is someone else…the Lady of the Star Wind…

After a moment, Amrell raised her eyes to the newcomer and spoke, “As we were telling our guest, we knew she waited in the temple so we sent Sherabti to welcome her as in days of old. Her reaction was not as expected, so I decided to personally conduct our friend and her consort to this meeting place.” Biting her lip, Amrell frowned. “His response was also odd, as if his blood fought Sherabti’s elixir. I couldn’t bring him through the barriers into this place.”

“Is Sherabti the snake? You had the snake bite me to get me here?” The adrenaline of outrage gave Sandy energy, broke the spell holding her so calm. These women were more dangerous than she’d realized.

More from this scene next week!

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36 comments on “Reaction Not As Expected Weekend Writing Warriors

  1. Oh, I like that her calm has broke. So much more for her to learn. Very intriguing snippet, Veronica! 🙂

  2. The snake transportation system puts me in mind of the French children’s book, The Little Prince. At the end The Little Prince has no other way to get home except by this manner of travel. Is this a common idea? I’d not heard of it other than TLP. Fascinating snippet (and reaction from Sandy!).

  3. Wonder if she is still under the hallucinogen effect of the snakebite? …would almost hope so, these ladies seem dangerous.

  4. Uh oh… Well, that certainly went south quick. Didn’t expect the twist of them sending the snake, that gives an interesting angle to this. I can’t wait to see how they react to her outrage and what happens next.

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