This 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! 🙂
Without further ado, here are some random snippets from the soon-to-be-released Captive Hope:
“You are as observant as you are lovely, my lady.”
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 wasn’t quite sure she believed his words were anything other than a gallant nicety, but it didn’t stop her from wishing they meant more.
“You, sir, are attempting to avoid my question.”
“You see, observant,” he said in a teasing tone.
Of course, I might share this part, too . . .
Ahmad watched Idra go and couldn’t focus on anything else but her lingering presence.
But this might also be interesting . . .
“Please, don’t apologize. I can see I’ve distressed you, and I know I should have said something long ago, but I—” The thought hung in the air.
And if we skip ahead a bit more we get to something entirely different . . .
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. She’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 didn’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.
“I 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.”
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 Idra’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. 🙂
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, Captive Hope, I’d love to hear from you about that, too.
I will forever be thanking you for your support! THANKS! 🙂