April 13, 2014

Betrothed against her will. And now her mom wants to talk… RUNNING FROM SHADOWS #8Sunday #YAPNR #unicorns

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Today I'm sharing from my (unpublished) young adult paranormal romance Running From Shadows!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.
(Read last week's post. Set-up) 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 that it's definitely someone she knows. And she must under no circumstance confront it because it will kill her. And don't get emotional about anything! >.< Pax takes Greta home. Now, her mother wants to discuss the betrothal...

Cover Art by Danielle Fine

“Why? Looks like my input didn’t matter a whole heck of a lot before.” I stormed around the coffee table, making sure to wipe any remaining grit from my feet onto the cream rug.

Mom sat alarmingly still. Her hands folded neatly in her lap. It wouldn’t have unnerved me if she normally argued like an overgrown, passive-aggressive church mouse. But she didn’t. Ever.

Tune in next week for more angsty spooky goodness!

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  1. Scary mom here, Karen. Good eight and what happens next, I wonder.

  2. Her mother is certainly an interesting character. Can't wait to learn more, great snippet!

  3. Her mom is one cool collected customer. And having owned stinking cream carpets...shame on her for purposefully wiping in more grit -- those things don't need any extra help looking shabby quickly!

  4. I assume her surprise engagement party was because her mother betrothed he? or are there two men thinking they're going to marry her?

  5. I can feel her unease in front of her mom. I like the passive-aggressive church mouse description, too. Interesting snippet!

  6. "Passive-aggressive church mouse" is a nice phrase for sure.

    Sounds like she really needs to listen to her mom--I can see why she doesn't want to, but this seems serious.

  7. Great job building up the tension!

  8. Why is her mom behaving abnormally? Now I'm wondering what's up with the surprise engagement party and what part her mother had in it.