Now that Six Sentence Sunday has come to an end, it’s time to welcome a new Sunday blog-hop – Weekend Writing Warriors, set up and run by Dana Renelt, Teresa Cypher and Marcia Kuma. It works on the same principles: post a snippet of your work on your blog on a Sunday. And that’s it.
As it’s a fresh start, the best place to start is at the beginning. So, here are the first eight sentences of my debut novel, Beneath Starlight.
It was not the light that woke her. The light, bright as it was, was still not bright enough to penetrate the thick drapes on the windows and the velvet curtains surrounding her four poster bed.
To the sound, however, curtains and drapes were a mere formality. It tore through them like thunder, like earthquake, like the world was falling apart.
The young woman sat bolt upright, the sheets falling away from her body to lie in folds across her lap. Gods, what a noise! The echoes still sounded outside, bouncing off the distant buildings. Closer by there were running footsteps, and closer still an insistent knocking on her door.
Beneath Starlight is due for publication within the next three months.