Aug 252013
 

Weekend Writing WarriorsIt’s that time again – time for more Weekend Writing Warrior goodness. Thanks for taking the time to stop by, and huge thanks to all you wonderful people who kindly leave comments while you’re here. I appreciate every single one of them.

The big news is that Beneath Starlight has been published! I’m cracking on with the sequel (so far called… The Sequel. Come on, it took me over a year to title Beneath Starlight. Give me a chance) so that’s where I’ve gone to for this week’s excerpt. The very beginning, to be precise, where we catch up with ultra-practical mercenary captain Mick…

Mick crawled through the sucking mud to the top of the slope. It took twice as long as he had bargained for, slipping back one foot for every two he gained. Above him, rain rattled the broad leaves, collecting and cascading down in unavoidable waterfalls. His front was caked in mud and his back was soaked through.
At the crest of the hill the mud and rain were joined by a sharp wind blowing straight into his face. He ducked his head and waited for Aidan to catch up.
‘All right, boss?’ The younger man, when he squelched up alongside Mick, wore a wide grin.

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  • Teresa Cypher

    Excellent job of painting the scene! Your description of what they’re facing is fantastic, Karen. “sucking” mud. “broad” leaves. Those little touches add up. :-)

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

      Thank you Teresa!

  • Karen Michelle Nutt

    Wonderful descriptions! No worries on the next title. It’s takes me forever to decide, too. lol Good luck with all!

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

      Oh, I’m hopeless with titles. Absolutely hopeless. At least I know I’m not alone – thank you!

  • Robbie MacNiven

    Congrats on the start of your sequel! After such vivid imagery in your snippet I was amazed to look out the window and find it was a beautiful sunny day outside – a rare event in Scotland!

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

      Sun? In Scotland? Surely you jest… :-)

  • Steven Montano

    I love your details, Karen, you really suck the reader right in! =D

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

      Thanks Steven!

  • Millie Burns

    Smirky little punk, hope Mick has a sense of humor : ) Felt like I was there, nice details.

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

      ‘Smirky little punk’ – love it. I reckon Mick’s got enough of a sense of humour to cope. Thanks Millie.

  • Gemma Parkes

    Great descriptions, doesn’t sound like fun to me!

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

      Thanks Gemma – it doesn’t sound like fun at all!

  • Elaine Cantrell

    Super details. I could just feel the mud sucking at him. Congratulations on the book.

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

      Thank you Elaine!

  • Sue Ann Bowling

    Nice grounding in reality.

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

      Thanks Sue!

  • Linda Hamonou

    I wonder where they are going.

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