September 29, 2013

Weekend Writing Warriors: With the hot copper of my blood running down my throat... RUNNING FROM SHADOWS #8Sunday #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Today I'm sharing from my (unpublished) young adult paranormal romance Running From Shadows, currently being read by a lovely agent!!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 has fed on her, but they don't feed on witches' blood. Erm, she's a witch, so what the hellz? He asks, "Ever get so angry or miserable it physically hurts?"

Cover Art by Danielle Fine

“What teenager doesn’t?”

“What about suddenly feeling like you’ve run a marathon when you’ve only walked into school?”

“It’s called exhaustion. Who hasn’t had a few rough mornings?” But I couldn’t help thinking this happened more than it should, considering I almost always slept eight hours a night.

“Or sudden nosebleeds?”

For a moment, I was there, back in the tree house...Scared. With the hot copper of my blood running down my throat and Bain—

Tune in next week for more angsty goodness!

Thanks again for stopping by! Your support and feedback is greatly appreciated!

Because being a warrior is hard work, here's a vid from the Running From Shadows playlist to reward all you sexy, sweaty peeps ;)

The Boy is Mine by Brandy & Monica

(Track #12)
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. Oh dear, I have a feeling she's starting to realize some very uncomfortable things. I so enjoy this story, can't wait for more. Great 8!

  2. Oh my, things are starting to make some sense.

  3. Ooh, loving where this is going. Great use of the 8's.

  4. Is Bain the guy she's supposed to be engaged to?

  5. Oh, you wicked tease, ending it like that! I'm loving these snippets...can't wait for more.

  6. Ooh another cliffhanger! Your teasers are killing me! But i'm loving it!

  7. Shadows have tricky--and dang scary ways to feed off people, then? *shiver*

  8. Thank you all so much for your support each week! It means so much to me. :)

  9. Maybe it's better if she doesn't know actually.