April 7, 2013

Weekend Writing Warriors: Unicorns aren't sunshine and rainbows... RUNNING FROM SHADOWS #8Sunday #PlayListVid

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

Today I'm sharing from my (unpublished) young adult paranormal romance Running From Shadows, currently being read by a lovely agent!!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

Follow Greta Shore (a 17-year-old, black-haired wiccan beauty) and Paxton "Pax" Craig (an 18-year-old, blond-haired college student with a dark secret) as they discover the fate of their forbidden love.
(Read last week's post) Set-up... Pax has told Greta that he's a unicorn. A unicorn!!! So, of course, Greta is all: sure, yeah, whatever... Prove it! Pax is stubborn, so he says he won't shift into his full monoceros form, but he shows her his horn and... Holy. Crap. She can barely believe what she's seeing.

Cover Art by Danielle Fine

That day at the tree house, had I really seen…

Taking a deep breath, he let it out slowly and dragged a hand through his thick golden hair. “The name unicorn is how we’ve kept our true nature and work a secret.”


“Most people think sunshine and rainbows when they hear unicorn. But monoceri are hunters of the shadow, slayers of darkness and guardians of witches.” He was babbling on like he didn’t have something protruding out of his head.

Get it together, Greta.

Tune in next week for more Greta and Pax!!

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Because being a warrior is hard work, here's a vid from the Running From Shadows playlist to reward all you sexy, sweaty peeps ;)
Born That Way by Lady Gaga
(Track #6)

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*Check out the USA Today recommended book trailer for Witch Way to Turn!! here


  1. He's right. Unicorns are always thought harmless. Apparently that's not quite true. I'd never call Pax 'harmless!" Great 8!

  2. Wow! What a fascinating concept! I can't wait to read more!

  3. Love the twist on the concept! Fingers crossed for you with the agent!

  4. I agree with Joanne, Love the twist on the concept! I love unicorn stories and it is an excellent set up for a romance! I can't wait to read more!

  5. Karen, I had no idea you were you. I just figured it out last night, LOL! You know me from CRW. *grins*

    And I'm with the others. This is a really interesting twist. I'll definitely be back to learn more! ;c)

  6. Well that IS an unforeseen turn of events. I love that she's having a hard time taking it all in and he's just talking away - great snippet!

  7. Love this! The line, "He was babbling on like he didn't have something protruding from his head" and her reaction "Get it together!" Priceless!

  8. Karen- great snippet. I love how they are not like most people would think of as Unicorn. Great job!
    My 8

  9. Somehow I can't see this unicorn laying his head in a maiden's lap for hunters to catch.

  10. I love how oblivious he seems to be to how freaked out she is. And does this mean that Greta is a witch? And does she know that?

  11. Hmm, I've always had a soft spot for unicorns, but I'm not sure how I'd react to a guy telling me he was one. Thought provoking snippet ;)

  12. I love that they're "monoceri," not "unicorns."