July 15, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday 7/15/12: Such a tease! Running From Shadows…

Hooray for Six Sentence Sunday!

Thank you for stopping by. I'm excited to participate with such a fantastic group of writers!

Today I'm sharing from my (unpublished) young adult paranormal romance Running From Shadows, currently being read by a lovely agent!!

In this snippet Greta Shore (a 17-year-old, black-haired wiccan beauty) is sitting on the edge of her bed, writing one of her best friend's names on bay leaf number eighteen. She plans to burn them later, even though she knows wishes don't come true. If they did, things would be different.


It's her fault Jill is dead...

Cover Art by Danielle Fine

Today was Jill’s birthday. At least…it would’ve been. Goddess. It felt like only yesterday we’d been teasing Haven about her latest trend and giggling over something a boy had done at school.

If I could piece together that shattered moment, I would tell Jill how special she was instead of just thinking it. Appreciate what I had...stop searching and live.


Lost in her guilt, Greta hasn't got a clue who is lurking outside of her bedroom...her stalker. Eep!

Tune in next week for another snippet from Running From Shadows.

And, yes, I torture my characters--only because it's illegal to torture real people... Bwahaha (An awesome author friend told me that.) Poor Greta, her dad bails, her magick is MIA and she thinks she killed her BFF.

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21 comments:

  1. Such a tease, I love it! Gorgeous cover!

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    1. Thank you Kat!! Really appreciate you commenting AND for all your Pinterest love! ;) teeheehee Rock on girl!

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    1. Hi Krystal! Thank you so much! Really appreciate you stopping by :)

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  3. Great tease! I want to know how Jill died. And what about the stalker outside the window? No fair, Karen! But wonderful cover! Dani is fantastic. :)

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    1. Thank you Jenna!! I want to tell you! teehee :D Dani really is fantastic and does awesome work! I'm so happy with the cover! Can't wait to see yours!! Really appreciate you stopping by and commenting :)

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    2. Great six and OMG... I love the cover!
      What a horrible thing to go through / think. Can't wait to read more (soon, hint hint hint, lol)

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    3. Thank you soo much!! :D I'll totally be posting more of Greta's story next Sunday! teehee Really appreciate you stopping by to comment :)

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    4. Thank you soo much!! :D I'll totally be posting more of Greta's story next Sunday! teehee Really appreciate you stopping by to comment :)

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  4. Aw, poor girl. Nothing worse than guilt, misplaced or not.

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    1. Hi Monica :) Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting!

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    1. Thank you Samantha! I'm glad that emotion came across in the 6. She definitely is sad to begin with...she learns and adapts tho...becomes a stronger person because of her hardships :) Really appreciate you stopping by to comment!

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  6. Wonderful six, Karen. Guilt is an incredible motivator, and it causes characters to make unpredictable decisions and do stupid things--which makes for some interesting reading! :-)

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    1. Hi Teresa! Thank you so much! That is so true about guilt. And it really does motivate Greta throughout the story :) Really appreciate you stopping by and commenting!

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  7. Very intriguing. Lamenting her friend's death on her birthday, and a stalker outside her door. I definitely want to know more. Thanks for stopping by so I could find you. :-)

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    1. Thank you so much!! Can't wait to share more ;) Really appreciate you stopping by too!

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  8. Great six, I really feel for her. That's a big predicament for anyone let alone a 17-year old, not to mention the stalker? Yikes!

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    1. Hi Toni! Thank you so much! Greta really does have a lot of bad in her life...but she'll discover a lot of good too :) Really appreciate you stopping by and commenting!

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    1. Thank you Maryellen! Really appreciate you saying that :D My stories are definitely character-driven, but sometimes it's not always easy to get their emotions to totally come through the way they are in my head. lol Thanks for stopping by.

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