My Writing Journey

Random Captive Hope Snippets

I’m totally random, and so I’ve chosen totally random pieces of text from my next novel, Captive Hope.

PRIME CH cover 7This is book two in the Chronicles of the Twelve Realms and I’m incredibly excited to be publishing it in January, 2016. I’ll have a solid date for you by the middle to end of December. Sorry for the delay, but thank you so much for being patient with me. Life has thrown me a few curve balls lately, and I’m struggling to keep up. But I do not say so to garner pity! No sir-ee! ๐Ÿ™‚

Without further ado, here are some random snippets from the soon-to-be-released Captive Hope:

โ€œYou are as observant as you are lovely, my lady.โ€

Idra hid her blush by looking across the meadow. It was rare anyone ever commented on her attributes, let alone complimented her, and Ahmad was reserved with such things. He tended to be forthright. She wasnโ€™t quite sure she believed his words were anything other than a gallant nicety, but it didnโ€™t stop her from wishing they meant more.

โ€œYou, sir, are attempting to avoid my question.โ€

โ€œYou see, observant,โ€ he said in a teasing tone.

Of course, I might share this part, too . . .

Ahmad watched Idra go and couldnโ€™t focus on anything else but her lingering presence.

But this might also be interesting . . .

โ€œPlease, donโ€™t apologize. I can see Iโ€™ve distressed you, and I know I should have said something long ago, but Iโ€”โ€ The thought hung in the air.

And if we skip ahead a bit more we get to somethingย entirely differentย . . .

To never have loved at all would have been better than to find she was never truly loved in return. The ache of rejection burned in her chest. Sheโ€™d given all she was, abandoned everything she believed in, to satisfy him.

The only choice she had, to relieve the guilt, would be to tell the whole truth, but she didnโ€™t think she could do it. She laid down on the floor, cradling her head on her hands, and closed her eyes. What else can I do?

The answer never came but sleep did.

Curiouser and Curiouser .

I’m only about halfway through, but here’s a bit from aboard the Falcon Voyager . . .

Ahmad punched the wall next to the steps and climbed above deck. It took less than a minute for Prince Adair to appear at his side.

โ€œI realize this is a difficult situation, but I will not tell you to contain yourself again. You cannot lash out at every man you see.โ€

Ahmad glared out across the swells. His hair blew wild in the wind, and his shirt billowed like a loose sail. He refused to respond, resolute in his anger toward all those who would not see Idraโ€™s situation as he saw it: dire.

Okay. That’s probably enough for now, but I wanted to share some of my excitement. My hope is that these small bits of the story will make you a little bit excited with me. ๐Ÿ™‚

If you’re a writer who’s working on something of your own, tell me about it! I would love to hear a bit about your current WIP and how things are going.

If you loved or hated these quotes from my upcoming young adult fantasy fiction novel,ย Captive Hope, I’d love to hear from you about that, too.

I will forever be thanking you for your support! THANKS! ๐Ÿ™‚

18 thoughts on “Random Captive Hope Snippets”

  1. BBC made a Scarlet Pimpernel?!!! Sorry, I just read that and am like “I gotta watch that!” Okay, anyways, what I was going to say is you chose some very interesting and emotional snippets to share! Me likie! Can’t wait to read it! I can’t believe it’s almost time for its release already. I need to have you over for an interview when it’s released, to help promote. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Yes, they did. It’s a great version, too. I enjoyed it, anyway. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks, I was trying to find some that hinted at the story in various facets and didn’t give too much away. It’s more romance-ish than the first book, but I’d at least call it action/adventure romance. haha I hope when you read it you enjoy it. I WOULD LOVE to come over for an interview. Thank you for the offer. ๐Ÿ˜€ Super excited!

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        1. It’s probably not online on Netflix. I think they switched it to a dvd only version. It’s old enough I doubt you’ll find it on BBC’s website either. I think it was made late 90s or early 2000s.

          At this point in time, I’m shooting for the 18 of January, but I think it will actually be published the 29th. I didn’t want to put it off that far, but I want to make sure it’s lookin’ good. THANK YOU!

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          1. Bummer…I’ll keep a look out for it, and hope to one day find it. ๐Ÿ™‚
            Sweet! Yes, I agree it’s most important to make sure everything looks good first. Your baby must be properly dressed and ready before heading out into the world, after all!


            1. I found it listed on IMDb It was a mini series! Not a movie. I didn’t remember that. Sorry. Richard E. Grant played Sir Percy Blakeney. I looks like you can buy it from Amazon, but I don’t know about Prime rental.
              This second book, I just hope, is an improvement over the last in every respect. It would be said if I hadn’t improved as a writer at all.

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            2. That’s okay, I was actually thinking it was a series. I was hoping PBS or someone would have it up free to watch, but oh well. At least Amazon has it. ๐Ÿ™‚
              Based on reading your Blogbattle stories, I believe your writing has improved a lot. There’s no doubt in my mind that the 2nd book will be even better than the first. ๐Ÿ™‚
              Btw, I just posted my first Behind The Scenes! I remembered you wanted to read it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. I should also say that while I do write romance, it’s rarely ever straight-up romance. When all is said and done, like real life, such things tend to intermingle in a big conglomeration of genre. Are you a strict genre writer? What is your favorite thing to read? Favorite book or author? ๐Ÿ˜€

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      1. Right! No, I agree. ๐Ÿ™‚ Nope, I’m not very strict in my genres. In fact, the one I’m working on now is a steampunk–kind of a more historical/speculative style than most, I think though. My favorite thing to read is probably historical fiction, though it’s always so hard to sort out a favorite author!! Probably Enemy Brother by Constance Savery. It’s probably classified as children’s, but I’ve never cared much for age-classifying. ๐Ÿ˜› How ’bout yourself?

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        1. haha Such a hard question to answer! Was hoping you wouldn’t ask it back. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I don’t care much for age-classifying either, except there are certain types of books I like to avoid so sometimes classifying by age helps me have a good idea of what I’m getting myself into. I love some classic lit (for not all is created equal) and historical fiction is always, always welcome. ๐Ÿ™‚ One of my favorite books is Hidden Hand by E.D.E.N. Southworth. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll have to find Enemy Brother and check it out!

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          1. I’ll have to look it up! My current WIP is more than a little influenced by the Scarlet Pimpernel– I take it you’ve read it? Anyway, the theme reminds of that, but for style, I’m more reminded of Constance Savery. ๐Ÿ™‚

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            1. ๐Ÿ™‚ Love Scarlet Pimpernel, though it’s been far too long since I read it. I may have to cheat and find the Masterpiece BBC movie adaptation to refresh myself a little on the details. ๐Ÿ™‚ This is your steampunk-esque WIP?

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