July 20, 2014

If life could just go back to normal... 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Today I'm sharing from my (unpublished) young adult paranormal romance Running From Shadows!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 tells her Reed Clarkwell--Greta's shrink--suggested the marriage contract. She's gotta stay calm per Pax, and all she can do it lay in bed and THINK about it. This is too much!

Cover Art by Danielle Fine
Grammatical liberties were taken :)

I looked down at my dress and smoothed the wrinkles...Useless. I should’ve gotten out of it last night. Now it would need some serious dry-cleaning love. Stumbling into the hallway, I grabbed two towels from the linen closet and went to the bathroom. After showering, I managed to somewhat conceal the evidence of almost-no-sleep. One work polo, khakis and a pair of All Stars later, I rushed downstairs to grab a bagel and banana to eat in the car. I wanted coffee bad, but there was no time to waste. I needed to get out before Mom got up;  no way would I start today off with an argument.

Tune in next week for more angsty spooky goodness!

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  1. You paint a complete picture in this eight. I felt the rush, the need to get out and I'm eager to see what happens next. Good writing.

  2. Smart! She knows what could get her emotional and bypasses it...

  3. She's certainly organized in the morning. I approve of her breakfast on the go LOL. Good snippet, shows us more about her as a person, yet still there's story tension going on. Great 8!

  4. Lot's of soft drinks have caffine.

  5. Yup, no need to bicker with the momma first thing on no sleep and not even a cup of coffee!!!!

  6. Dodging mum after a late night is ALWAYS a good idea. LOL Nice scene.

  7. That is a very very good idea. She better runs while she can.