Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Make Believe Excerpts Released Today!

You've seen the pretties ...

Now how 'bout a little teaser??? Here's the beginning of Sacrificial Oath, by little old me.


Alesuela’s knees ached, but she didn’t dare cease her prayers. Father had to return. He had to.
Blessed Goddess, bring him home safely. Please.
Continuing with her supplication, she lit another candle as she had vowed to do with each sunrise. Alesuela shifted on the woolen rug. A drip flowed down the taper’s side, pooling on top of three month’s worth of hardened wax.
Her beloved father, Amant, Sovereign of Vecina, sent weekly reports of the war’s progress—of small defeats and battles won. Although her intended, Lord Pedre Ashin, also rode at the army’s front, Alesuela’s thoughts rarely lingered on the younger man. No anticipation stirred in Alesuela’s breast over the postponed wedding, for Pedre never treated her with anything other than indifference.
Hands clasped, Alesuela lifted her gaze to the window above her chamber’s gilded shrine. The opening framed a picturesque view of the snowcapped Craesor Mountain where the Goddess dwelt. Looming in the east, the crater-topped peak blocked the summer’s rising sun. Scarlet smeared the sky, and the sweet scent of red poppies from her flower garden below drifted in on a dry breeze.
Red poppies. Death.
A shudder rippled through Alesuela.
He can’t be dead. Blessed Goddess, I am not yet ready to be Vecina’s Sovereign.
Dread wrapped Alesuela in its cold embrace.

So whatcha think? I'd LOVE to know.  
*biting fingernails*

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  1. Woo hoo, Terri! That's wonderful!! I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the story. AND everyone else's!

  2. Me, too. I've visited two of you lovely ladies so far. Excited to share today with y'all. :o)

  3. Really, really love it, Terri. Can't wait to read the final version!! How exciting.

  4. It's the shift that really gets you ... from hopeful to not all in one. :) Love it!

  5. Awesomeness! I can't wait to read the whole thing. Isn't it crazy how different everyone's stories are?