Lucky Seven

Seven Meme and a Book Contract: Sometimes Life Rocks (I’m grabbing it because sometimes it doesn’t).

The fabulous Fiona Druce has passed the Seven Meme to me. Check her out.  She has a fantastic sense of humor.

My mission, should I choose to accept it, is to share some of my work in progress in raw form.  I have a choice-the 7th page or the 77th.  From there, I count seven lines, share the next seven and choose seven writers to do the same.

Mission Accepted.  My seven lines come from Fires of Justice, my paranormal novella that finalled in the Stroke of Midnight Contest and received a book contract from Ellora’s Cave  (coming soon to an e-reader near you).  Since its a novella, the excerpt is from page 7.  In this scene, our heroine, Calista Reid, learns that her parents were killed by a shifter, not by accident as her aunt had her believe.

“You kept me in the dark to protect me?” Her knees chafed against her chest she gripped them so tight.

“I didn’t want you to grow up angry or vengeful.  Even insane elementals are protected by the guardian. If you didn’t know, you couldn’t hate.“  Esmy put her hands on the back of Calista’s seat. “My sister and her husband were emotionally weak and self-absorbed. I didn’t know if you would grow up the same and I couldn’t take the risk. Thank the eight guardians you didn’t.”

Here are the seven writers whose work I want to read:

Cristin Harben

Cindy Carroll

Maeve Greyson

Alexa Bourne

Sapphire Phelan

Margery Scott

Lisa Mondello

Mission Accomplished. Take a whirl around the net with me and take a peek into what this talented group is writing.

#Lucky Seven, Fires of Justice

My turn, Lucky Seven. My wonderful Triberr mate Sandra de Helen tagged me for Lucky Seven. She blogs at Red Crested Chatter. Take a gander over and read her writing, worth the trip!

So what’ s lucky seven you ask?  A chance to show off your writing, with a twist. You have to post it as is at the time of the tagging, warts and all.  Here’s how it works.

  • Go to page 7 or 77 in your current manuscript
  • Go to line 7
  • Post on your blog the next 7 lines or sentences – as they are!!
  • Tag 7 other people to do the same

The seven sentences are from page 7 of my novella in progress, Fires of Justice.

Here’s a summary of the action thus far:  A  shifter’s been watching over fire witch Calista Reid, clandestinely taking up residence in her backyard at the same time an ominous dream has usurped her sleep.  Trying to unravel the dual but related mysteries, Calista talks with her Aunt Esmy, a powerful, ambitious witch who reluctantly raised her after her parents were killed.  In the conversation, Esmy reveals a secret she’s kept hidden and Calista, mortified, tells her to leave. The snippet below follows immediately, with Calista’s observations.

The strain of years and secrets etched lines across her forehead and sealed sadness in her eyes. She carries more than I know. Her aunt may be demanding and distant and resented the child whose needs slowed her rise up the coven hierarchy, but she had given Calista what affection she could.

“I’ll call you in a few days after I’ve had time to process all this and you can fill me in on the rest. I’m sure there’s a lot more.”

“I’ll go as you request niece.  After I tell you two things you must know if Argenta’s…..(seventh line ends here).

On to the next set of  Lucky Seven winners.  I picked the following audacious bloggers because I want to read their work. Join me in visiting their blogs:

Kasia, James, Writer’s Block

Savannah Chase, Satisfy Your Desire, Indulge Your Temptations

Naomi Baltuck, Writing Between the Lines

Tonya Cannariato, A Book A Day

Fiona Druce, The Writers Block

Jennifer Jakes, Warm Days, Cool Nights and Hot Guys

Tam Linsey, Science Fiction Author

Mysteries and
Romantic Suspense
South of the Sweet Tea Line