How do you operate when you’ve left your brain behind?
Behind where? Good question.
That is today’s conundrum because somehow I’ve managed to completely overlook that a year ago to the day I released Sapphire’s Divinity. I’ve forgotten another important anniversary in my book-filled world. So it’s obvious that I have no functioning brain to speak of, and therefore no fun and giveaways planned. Boo.
But I do have something to offer as a compromise. A teaser from book 4 of the Nature’s Destiny series. This is probably the earliest in my process I’ve ever released a teaser – I’m literally only in the beginning of writing this beauty, but still aiming to release by the end of the year. Hang tight, my werewolf-loving friends.
Without further ado, I give you the teaser and title below.
*First draft. Content subject to change come publication. Unedited. Copyright, Justine Winter.*
The beast taunted me, stalked me like I was its prey. Its coal-like skin, straight from the mouth of hell, sizzled brightly with streaks of orange. The lava of its home. I never stood a chance in this war, I was one wolf against an army of demons; they kept me distracted long enough to ensure there was nothing I could do to jeopardise their hostile takeover. I soon learned that distraction was their greatest tactic, their only worthwhile weapon. But still, there were little acts of heroism I could partake in; chained and bound in a cage granted me seldom freedom. I was the hell beasts’ toy, to scratch, to bite, to chase when dull moments had them bored. Compared to my torment, I was sure death would be a gift as inviting as a freshly picked bouquet of flowers. I no longer wanted to endure such heinous, criminal, apocalyptic affairs.
I wished for death, and the devil laughed in my face.
Coming Winter 2015