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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Getting closer

I'm really excited. I think I have the cover all figured out (finally!) and I'm almost finished editing!!!

I'm hoping to release The Sector soon. I'll post with an official release date when I get one.

And because I just can't help myself, here's a spoiler-free excerpt for you all:

Sweat dripped down my back, drenching my thin shirt. We stopped next to a river for our daily meal. I slipped down the bank and pulled my shirt off over my head, dipping it in the cool water. I wrung the fabric out before dipping it again in the river. As I ran the cool cloth over my bare skin, the brush behind me rustled. I held the cloth over my chest and searched the area for the intruder.

                “Who’s there?” I whispered.

                No answer.

                “Who’s there?” I asked again.

                Silence. And then, the brush to my right moved. I spun around.

                “Who’s there?” I demanded.

                Slowly a young man emerged from the underbrush. I gasped and took a step backward, not paying attention to my footing. I slipped on a wet rock and lunged back toward the rushing water. A hand shot out and grabbed my upper arm, pulling me safely on to the shore.

                “Careful, you don’t want to fall in,” he smirked.

                I wrenched myself free of his grasp and quickly pulled on my shirt. I folded my arms across my chest and glared at the man in front of me.

                “What do you want?” I spat.

                “A thank you would be nice,” he shrugged. “But that’s probably a reach for you.”

                I blushed and stared down at the ground. “Thanks,” I mumbled.

                “I’m sorry, didn’t catch that,” he goaded.

                “Thanks,” I grumbled loud enough for him to hear me. “What do you want?”
                “Oh come on!” he laughed. “Are you still mad at me?”

--The Sector, coming soon!!


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