For some, Friday 13th brings out the superstition. A fear of black cats, of walking under ladders, or stepping over three consecutive drains. Add in a full moon and the spidey senses really start to tingle. That wasn’t the case for me yesterday, in fact I had the best day, and here’s why…
I finished the first draft of the Nature’s Destiny sequel!
While the sun shines gloriously on this beautiful Saturday, I’m dancing around like a loon, spreading plenty of happy vibes to everyone I see. I mean, hello! I’ve just added another amazing milestone to my journey. Why wouldn’t I be excited and full of infectious cheer?
So, now I bet you’re wondering what it’s called, and because I’m all about sharing I’m going to tell you. Just let me catch my breath while I build up the tension…
Ready? I thought so.
The Nature’s Destiny sequel is called…
It was only fitting that I finished my werewolf novel on a full moon, after all. And, because I just can’t help myself, I’m going to share a little snippet.
I’m off to spend this sunny day in the garden with my kindle, catching up on some much-needed reading as a way to celebrate. Let’s face it, I’d be crazy if I didn’t take the time to acknowledge this little achievement with some sort of reward.
Though I still have rewrites, and editing to go through, I’m pumped with energy to get started on them come Monday (if I can last that long). I’m pretty bad at chilling out without feeling guilty. Anyone else feel that way?
Anyway, I’ve digressed. I wish you all a fantastic weekend, and I hope you enjoy the snippet below from my upcoming novel, Sapphire’s Divinity.
*Content may change come publication*
The brightness of orange surrounded me, and the daunting colour of black billowed into the sky. I was trapped, sweating from the raging temperature. A small circle of the dry ground was all that stood between me and the fire. It rose like a wall, curling in the wind like tendrils of hair.
The smoke, so strong and potent burned my nose, making each breath harder than the last. I was choking, desperately searching for oxygen.
I had to escape, I was needed somewhere else. I couldn’t let the fire stand between me and my family. They were testing me, seeing what strength I actually possessed, but it didn’t matter.
My physical abilities withered, and the heat was unbearable. It wasn’t my powers they wanted, it was my mind. No matter what, when my family was in danger I was going to save them whatever the consequence.
Riley needed me. I couldn’t explain it, but the turmoil my body was enduring I was sure was his, like I had that connection with him again. Nothing hurt me more than knowing Riley was in pain.
I searched for an opening in the fire, but it was no use. They’d made sure I couldn’t leave, which only fuelled my hatred. I was past the point of caring about myself.
The heat was exhausting, and I struggled even more with my basic need to breathe. I mustered what little strength remained, and charged through the fire.
The moment the flames penetrated my skin I screamed like a savage beast. My skin was melting, the poignant smell of burning flesh followed me as I forced myself to endure the pain, to continue forward.
My face blistered uncontrollably, and my willpower faded. I was losing the fight, and losing the will to live.