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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Sunday Snippet: Happy Holidays!

From AKAELA (the Mayake Chronicles Book 1), Prologue:
I scan the horizon: Kael’s shadow draws black circles over the fields. The winds are blowing the smoke west, toward the Tower. The forest brims with tension, naked trees retracing the snaking path of the river. I raise a hand and feel the ridge lift blowing up.
“On the count of three,” I say, stepping away from the brim. “One…”
“You’re crazy,” Athel mutters, yet I know from the stomping I hear that he’s mounted his horse Maha. He’s ready, too.
Five more steps backwards, then I spread my arms and run.
The above is my Sunday snippet submission for the Weekend writer Warriors (you can find the Snippet Sunday group on Facebook, too). Make sure you check out all Weekend writer Warriors participants, it's a fun way to find forthcoming books -- all genres welcome, there's something for everyone's tastes.

This is from my new YA project, you can read the beginning of the chapter up to this point here.

Thanks for stopping by! I just wanted to wish everyone in the Sunday Snippet group Happy Holidays and a healthy and peaceful new year! Thanks for making me always look forward to Sundays. :-)


  1. Leaping? As always, great description, Elena!

    Have the merriest Christmas ever!

  2. I am loving this -- your descriptions are so detailed and vivid.

  3. Wow, what a powerful snippet. Nicely done. E.E. :)

  4. SO well done, I was tensing up, ready to run or ride or do something action-packed myself! Great snippet!

  5. Beautiful tension, Elena---like an arrow drawn back juuuust to the anchor point and then . . . Exhilirating! :D

  6. Wonderful excerpt. Very well done. Have a great Christmas.

  7. well done ... again, your descriptions are great.

  8. Perfectly paced and well-drawn snippet. Very good.

  9. Are they going to jump? I agree that sounds crazy!


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