September 1, 2013

Weekend Writing Warriors: Death by shadow...really a choice? RUNNING FROM SHADOWS #8Sunday #Unicorns #YA

Today I'm sharing from my (unpublished) young adult paranormal romance Running From Shadows, currently being read by a lovely agent!!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.
Set-up (last week)... Greta runs away from her surprise engagement partthrough the woodsPax saves her from a shadow demon. Oh, and he's a unicorn! 
Back at Pax's cabin, Greta and Pax talk. He tells her that the shadow wants to kill her...

Cover Art by Danielle Fine

“Great.” I knew I sounded flip, but holy hell. How much more could a girl take? My current two choices were: marry Bain or death by shadow.

Hah, not freakin’ happening.

“But, it marking you means we have some time. It obviously still wants to feed on you, otherwise it would’ve just killed you tonight. The problem is, because it tried to mark you, it’s probably getting desperate...In need of strength.”

Tune in next week for more!

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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 ;)

 Every Time We Touch by Cascada (slow version)

(Track #8)
Extra! Extra!

*Would you like to see some pics of Greta and Pax? Check them out here! Gotta love Pinterest!! Ooo, stalk me there too, please...uh, here! ;) 

*Self-publishing? Need an editor and cover artist? Check out my uber-talented editor, Danielle Fine, she's wonderful to work with and does exceptional work! Click here for more info! 

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


  1. So if she marries Bain the thing won't go after her? Still, she doesn't seem too excited by the guy. Pax seems far more interesting!

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  2. Nothing like pressure LOL. Can't wait to see what happens next - great excerpt, sets up a lot of possibilities.

  3. Oh dear, I wouldn't that desperate thing seeking me being desperate.

  4. I'm wondering how marrying Bain will save her, too. Perhaps there's something else she could do to make herself less attractive to the killer shadow... (Like Pax.)

  5. Marry Bain or death by shadow...bummer, neither seems like a good option! Very fun eight this week!

  6. Oh it's getting better, it's not even a shadow anymore, it's a desperate shadow. It could feed on Bain and solve all the problems at once. :D