August 3, 2014

She wants to forget. Yesterday never happened... RUNNING FROM SHADOWS #8Sunday #YAPNR

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Today I'm sharing from my (unpublished) young adult paranormal romance Running From Shadows!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 is think about it. Before work, her mom stops her. Greta says there's nothing to talk about, and yesterday didn't happen...

Cover Art by Danielle Fine
Grammatical liberties were taken :)

“It did happen, and it’s for your own good.” Her voice was steady--unnervingly so. She popped all three pills at once.

Taking a deep breath, I let the air creep out, hoping maybe I’d have something wise to say instead of sarcastic. Nope...Nothing. I opted for denial. “Gotta get to work; I’ll probably go study at Haven’s after, see ya.”

I didn’t wait for an answer--the screen door slammed shut behind me as I raced down the cement steps to my car.

Tune in next week for more angsty spooky goodness!

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  1. I don't think forgetting is a good idea, but talking to her mum is not a good idea either. Where is the unicorn?

  2. Denial... that'll fix everything!

    She needs some allies, fast, before things get even more out of her control!

  3. I love how she waited to see if she could think of something to say that wasn't sarcastic! Nice character detail...great 8, as always from this cool story.

  4. She must be tempted to just keep going.

  5. Such fluid writing--feels very real. I LOVE the cover image you have posted. I don't think I ever mentioned that.

  6. Ah, the age old parent vs. child "I know what's best for you" conflict. I really like the tension in this scene. I can picture Greta taking the time to figure out what is wise versus acting from an emotional place. It shows a maturity in her character as she discovers who she is, but still demonstrates the teen-parent relationship. I look forward to reading more. Great 8!