The first three chapters of Shining Armor (contemporary fantasy) are now available here in the new Excerpt category in the menu above (Stories–>Excerpts). Or you can just click this link to go right to the first chapter. I hope you enjoy it.
Here’s a tiny snippet from chapter two:
Annie swallowed hard. Her hands felt along the wall for any sign of a hidden door, patting, then slamming her palms against the cold rock in a desperate attempt to get out.
Annie whipped around, pulling her sword out of its scabbard. The eyes had returned, staring at her with a mixture of curiosity and wariness.
“Let me out,” Annie said, hating how her voice trembled with fear.
“Let you out?” The creature who owned the eyes sounded confused. “I didn’t let you in.”
“This place belongs to you, right?” Sweat gathered under her palms, making her terrified she’d lose her grip. “I want out.”
The eyes narrowed. Alarmed, she charged forward, slashing in a way that she hoped seemed intimidating. She had practiced enough that it should.
The eyes moved quickly out of the way. “Assuming I truly did want to make you my prisoner, do you think attacking me is going to make me want to release you?”
Annie paused. “I’m not usually like this,” she said, trying not to sound breathless from her earlier attack. Rational. Must look rational.
Next week, Shining Armor’s new cover! I’m pretty excited about it. 🙂 Oh, and I may start posting bits of part three of The Baker’s Wife next week on Wattpad. We’ll see how the writing goes over the weekend.