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Weekend Writing WarriorsHurrah! It’s a very special Weekend Writing Warriors this week. But we’ll get to that in a moment. First, here’s my snippet for this week, and I thought that it was appropriate to share the very first words of one particular character in Beneath Starlight.

The sudden movement of cloth as the man ripped the curtain aside startled the squirrel to flight. He saw a glimpse of its tail whisking away, and then nothing more.
‘Bloody hell!’ Liam Colley pounded one fist on the window frame, then bent forward to rest his forehead on the cool glass. ‘Bloody, bloody hell.’
He hated being woken by surprise, just hated it. It woke every paranoid instinct in him, every corner of his mind that whispered they’re coming to get you. Who they might be was something he had no care to probe very deeply.

 Liam Colley is the reason and purpose of Beneath Starlight; it exists because of him. Which brings me on to the reason that I am so happy about today, because here, for the very first time, is the cover:

Beneath Starlight

It was designed by the wonderfully talented Sarah Robson, and I couldn’t be happier with it! I am so excited to be pressing the ‘Publish’ button later on this week. In the meantime, thank you all for stopping by, and have a great week.

  • Steven Montano

    Beautiful cover, Karen, and great snippet, and a great snippet!

    And, honestly, I’m with Liam in terms of hating being woken like that. Not fun. ;D

    • http://therearedragons.co.uk/ Karen de Lange

      Not fun at all. Thanks Steven!

  • Jess Schira

    I completly agree with Liam on the topic of being startled awake. It’s a horrible feeling. Also, love the cover. Congrats!

    • http://therearedragons.co.uk/ Karen de Lange

      Thanks Jess!

  • Sue Ann Bowling

    Beautiful cover, and the squirrel must have been even more startled.

    • http://therearedragons.co.uk/ Karen de Lange

      Thank you Sue. I bet the squirrel was startled too.

  • Millie Burns

    Love the cover and congrats on getting to push the Publish button!!!! I can totally feel Liam’s frustration…nicely done!

    • http://therearedragons.co.uk/ Karen de Lange

      Thanks Millie!

  • Elaine Cantrell

    I liked the excerpt, and your cover is truly awesome.

  • Teresa Cypher

    Excellent first words. Putting this on my TBR list, Karen. And the cover is stunning!

  • karen Y. bynum

    Gorgeous cover! Definitely felt his emotion! Awesome 8! :D

  • Dana

    From reading prior excerpts, I think you managed to convey a very important trait of Liam’s character in this introduction, and elegantly so. Very well done, and congratulations! :)

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