Today marks a very special moment for the 7-11 blog hop. It’s the first one, and I’m so honoured to be a part of it. Every month on the 11th I’ll be posting 7 lines from whichever novel I’m working on. How awesome is that? You guys get a sneak peek preview every month! Can I get a high five? #Woohoo And, I’m not the only one partaking in this blog hop so be sure to check out the list below to see what such extraordinary, talented authors have to offer from their WIP’s too! I can guarantee you won’t be disappointed!
Also, I wanted to do a special little shout out to the wonderful founder of this brand new venture – Amanda Aksel. Amanda, a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you today, and I hope you have a brilliant day!
Now on to the goodies. Today’s 7 lines come from Sapphire’s Divinity, the second novel in the Nature’s Destiny series. Enjoy!
A pounding drum beat inside my head, and the rhythm increased pressure to my temple. I was dizzy, barely capable of holding my eyes open long enough to get a glimpse as to where I was.
I was in darkness, that much I knew from the glance I was able to achieve. I focused on my breathing, calming my mind with every intake of oxygen.
Where was I? What was going on?
I managed to open my eyes entirely, and I almost wished I couldn’t.
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I’ve pondered over what to write this week for a few hours. My indecision wavering from one thought to another. It was my birthday yesterday and while I received many gifts, I realised I had a gift to give in return.
For my followers, readers and fellow writing enthusiasts my gift to you today is a sneak peek at the first chapter of my novel, Nature’s Destiny. As I’ve previously posted my Prologue, it seemed only fitting that I follow on from that. I hope you enjoy reading it.
Hysteria penetrated my body. I couldn’t think straight and my head thumped from the blinding pressure. I could see black dots floating above my eyes. I knew I was about to pass out.
I tried to breathe evenly, taking big gulps of air and letting them whoosh out of me. I couldn’t pass out, not now. I had to stay calm, I needed to work out what was going on. I stuck my head between my legs, which should have worked, but made no difference.
The searing pain in my head increased and I felt the urge to give in to the darkness. I couldn’t resist it anymore.
I woke up to the sound of my phone ringing. I stretched my arm out and patted the bed, but it was no use I couldn’t find it. I was too sleepy to really care, and I could feel the pull of my dreams drawing me back to sleep. The phone could wait, for now I needed to rest.
I could hear a faint pounding in my dream, it matched the rhythm of paws hitting the ground as I ran. The noise grew louder the closer I got to my destination. “Luna, are you there? Come on girl, open up!” Huh, that’s odd, I could’ve sworn that was Sky’s voice.
The constant thudding increased and my head started to hurt all over again. “Luna, I swear if you don’t open this door in two seconds I’m going to kick it down!” With that threat, I realised I wasn’t dreaming anymore, that was definitely Sky’s irritated voice I could hear. Intent on keeping my door on its’ hinges I leapt out of bed and dashed through the house to open it.
“Geez, Sky, there’s no need to get all dramatic!” I couldn’t help sounding sullen, I was enjoying my dream too much for it to be over. The second I opened the door she came barging in. “Hello, to you too!” OK, so maybe I was grumpy, but she deserved it.
I closed the door behind her and turned to face her. She’d better have a good reason for interrupting my sleep.