Monday, June 14, 2010

Teaser Tuesday

I'm still alive! Summer classes are actually nice, because I get a break away from home and the kids. Maybe online classes aren't all they're cracked up to be. ;-)

Before I go into the tease, I have to give a shout out for some awesome stuff. My writing friend, Lisa Brackman, had her book released on June 1st, ROCK PAPER TIGER and has been busy, busy on her mini-book tour. Check this out if you haven't. If I can't convince you, read all the reviews!

I figured while I'm up late waiting to jump on registering for fall semester (starts at midnight and the online classes fill fast), I thought I'd *gasp* blog! Seeing as it's almost Tuesday, i figured a teaser was in order. And because I'm loving me some Mythic lately plotting the idea for its sequel, I felt it appropriate to share a snippet from it!

Random note: My TX Government teacher really makes me want to get more involved. Really. I'm considering running for a position on the Texas Board of Education one day (preferably a day that doesn't involve so much other stuff going on in my life....)

Remember, if you haven't stopped by to enter my Fantabulous Summer Giveaway, do it now!

Blogger is being weird with my formatting so it may show up funny in the middle, but I'm tired of messing with it!

Info: Thanatos (god of Death) has just pulled Jessa into the underworld through the navel of the world.

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Paul’s scream faded as abruptly as Thanatos’s pull. The earth closed. Dust choked me. I clawed, thrashed, but Thanatos wrapped his arms around my stomach and pulled me down.

Something pulsed against the space around me. Wings. This was totally not how I planned on getting to the Underworld. I dug my nails into Thanatos’s hands until I knew it hurt him. He squeezed harder, threatening to crack every rib. I sucked in a breath and stopped.

He whispered in my ear, “I told you, you’ll be his ruin.”

I squirmed. He kept talking, taking us down further. “He was stupid to bring you there, and now I’ll have you both out of the way. Anyone who has sympathy for your kind doesn’t deserve the title of god. You made it too easy.”

I ground my teeth and swung my heel up in between his legs. His grip weakened a fraction of a second. It had to have hurt him, but he only laughed. “Your naivety will be the death of you, and everyone else’s, for that matter.”

“I’m going to kill you.” I reached back and grabbed a fistful of hair and yanked.

He growled and tried pushing my hand away with one arm. Broken feathers fluttered against my cheek. I twisted with the partial freedom he’d mistakenly given me and clawed at his face. His decent spiraled out of control. The one grip he had on my arm tightened. He was going to shatter the bone again. Not if I could help it. I jabbed an elbow up into his throat, grabbed the hilt of my sword, and yanked it free.

Thanatos let go.

My scream reverberated off whatever walls surrounded me as I plummeted through the dark, leaving my stomach somewhere up above. The sword slipped from my grip. Every dream or vision I’d ever had flashed behind my eyes in what felt like an endless fall.




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16 comments:

  1. Thanks for the shout-out! And awesome Teaser!

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  2. That teaser was incredibly descriptive and scary and thrilling!

    And I feel you about getting involved. I always want to do something like that too. (I'm also from Texas)

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  3. Ooh, very dark and suspenseful. Nice work!

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  4. AWESOME tease! very suspenseful. I was literally on the edge of my seat! Can't wait to read more :)

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  5. Very dark and creepy. Love it! Now I want to know what happened after she fell. :/

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  6. Good teaser! Love the tension from where it starts.

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  7. Ahhh, scary! Falling scenes always freak me out >.> I like that she was able to escape him for the moment, hope she makes it out okay now :)

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  8. Ooh, I like when reimaginings (sp?) of myths keep the darker elements.

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  9. Go you, wanting to get involved when you have so much else going on!

    Fabulous scene - so much tension! I didn't know you were working on the sequel.

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  10. Great scene - love the images I have in my head from it :)

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  11. So creepy, but SO good! Amazing tease! :D

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  12. Yeah, this reads kinda creepy. I wonder who the bloke, Thanatos, is? Some kind of demon? The devil? Man, this is good

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  13. I like that she was able to escape him for the moment, hope she makes it out okay now
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