October 13, 2013

Weekend Writing Warriors: I’d been an all-you-can-eat misery buffet. RUNNING FROM SHADOWS #8Sunday #YAPNR

Today I'm sharing from my (unpublished) young adult paranormal romance Running From Shadows!

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 emotions. And the longer they feed off the same person, the more powerful they become...

Cover Art by Danielle Fine
With the amount of self-loathing I’d wallowed in since the accident, I’m sure I’d been an all-you-can-eat misery buffet.

When I didn’t respond, he moved on. “You should also know, the demon that attacked you tonight was in its true form.”

“What do you mean?”

“Shadow demons are two-natured, like monoceri.”

“You mean it could look like a person?”


I gulped, then asked, “It could be someone I know?”

Tune in next week for more angsty spooky 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 ;)

Truly, Madly, Deeply by Savage Garden (lyrics)

(Track #14)
Extra! Extra!

* (NEW) Hide your souls, slippers, and savory treats cos the Demon Pup is unleashed!! Read all about him here! :P

 * 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. Could be someone she knows? Yipes! Great snippet, well done.

  2. I love the phrase, "an all-you-can-eat misery buffet." :)

  3. Oh, I like that twist. It could be anybody! That going to make things interesting. Another well done snippet, Karen!
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  4. I agree with Cindy, what a great twist, and creepy thought. Excellent snippet!

  5. The misery buffet is a great line. And to think she may know the person who is feeding from her? Yikes! Well done, Karen.

  6. fantastic dialogue and great hook again! This is such a great story!

  7. I wanna know who he is...of course it's someone she knows!!! Augh! Great eight.

  8. I really am enjoying this story, so many twists and turns. Great snippet!

  9. as always I sympathize with all that's being thrown at her. great teasing every week

  10. The poor thing. So much to digest in such a short time...and knowing it could be someone close to you...how terrifying.

  11. That's. Not. Good.

    He should have provided this information right off the bat! Hope there aren't too many more terrible reveals, for her sake.

  12. Like maybe the guy she's been engaged to?

  13. Oh my, how is she going to recognise the guy. I'm with Sue on this one her should-have-been-fiance is a bit suspicious.