Sunday, February 2, 2014

...Sneak Peek Sunday...

Hello hello and welcome to this week's edition of Sneak Peek Sunday, hosted by Sara Walter Elwood. I've got a treat for you guys this week. Love at the End of Days, Book II to the Dead Rapture series is finished and sent off to my lovely agent for review, but oh I couldn't wait to share a little six paragraph snippet with you guys!!

In this scene, Vanessa was tricked by her senior officer, Finn, into braining her first Dead before an important mission. Finn hadn't given her much instruction when he'd taken her outside of colony gates in the middle of the night, and they ran into a surprising amount of...trouble ;) And to get back into the safety of colony gates, they have to strip down for a bite search. This is their reaction to surviving a surprise middle of the night Dead battle.

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          Finn leveled her a look of impatience and snarled, “There are a whole lot of Deads headed our way. Can you not hear them? If you don’t want to be zombie chow, I’d suggest you take your friggin’ clothes off.”
          Good enough for her. She stripped faster than a lady-of-the-night named Cinnamon. She didn’t even care about the smirk from the guard and definitely didn’t bother to dress herself before she went sprinting for the opening gates. Finn at least had his pants back on before he pulled the four-wheeler through and the gates thudded closed.
          After hobbling into her clothes she collapsed onto the trail and stared at the twinkling stars as she waited for her breathing to slow. She was different now. Down to her bones, she was a different person than the one who’d left these gates an hour before. Her arm hurt like hellfire and she may very well never catch her breath again, but the slow smile of a barely survivor crooked her lips.
          The stout guard stood over her. “Did you kill your first Dead out there, little lady?”
          “No,” Finn said. “She killed her first thirty.”
          The guard just stared at him, like he was waiting for the punch line as Finn pulled her to her feet. His chuckle matched hers. She was downright giddy under the drunken adrenaline crash that left her woozier than the bathtub wine she’d chugged the night before. He pulled her into a rough hug and slapped her on the back so hard she nearly lost her breath all over again, but she didn’t mind. They’d lived.

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I hope you enjoyed this snippet of Love at the End of Days. Love in the Time of the Dead, the highly rated first book in the Dead Rapture series is available now on Amazon.


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4 comments:

  1. Another great excerpt, Tera. I hope Love at the End of Days gets out soon. I can't wait to read it!

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    1. thanks gemma!! Oh me too. I'm so anxious for this one to see air!! thanks for stopping by :D

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  2. Oooh Tera, so looking forward to this next book. And you know, Finn is one of my fav names - my oldest son is Finn! You are such a talented writer, girlfriend!

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    1. aaaaw, I love that his name is Finn!! I adore that name :D *blushes* thanks for the sweet compliment. Coming from a writer I respect so much, that just made my night :)

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