I’ve been staring at the screen for hours, trying to determine the best opening line for this blog post, but my brain is frazzled, dead to any and all words. I’m a blank dictionary hiding in the burnt out corner, hoping for lexis to come flooding back to me. It’s exhausting, isn’t it? Trying to find the right thing to say when you’re mentally drained. I think I need a power nap, or something a little longer. Is it too early in the year to go into hibernation?
This month I have a treat for you all. While I’m suffering with airhead syndrome, it hasn’t escaped my attention that a lot of you are anticipating the fourth and final book in the Nature’s Destiny series. As it’s the ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY for this hop, I’m going to share with you the first few lines of the novel. I’m in the very early stages of creating this one, but I’m still aiming for a release this year. Please bear with me!
*Unedited. Content subject to change. Copyright. Justine Winter. 2015. *
“It’s all my fault.” I stared at nothing, blind to the gravestone I knew was in front of me. The rain catapulted from the sky, splashing down on the ground around me.
“You’re gone, and it’s all my fault.” I sobbed into my cold hands, my body heaving with motion. I cried harder, my throat sore from the lump that had been building with each tear.
Water dripped from my hair and face on to my already soaked clothes. I was drenched to the bone, my arse numb from sitting in the middle of the pack’s lonely graveyard for hours. My burden, my despair had brought me here.
“I tried, Lara. I tried so fucking hard to get to you!”
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Amanda Aksel is giving a free eBook copy of The Commitment Test. Enter here.
And I’m offering a signed paperback copy of Alpha Wanted: The Complete Serial. Read this post for details on how to enter.
Also, today is our blog hop’s creator, Amanda Aksel’s, birthday. I just want to wish one of the kindest women I know a super HAPPY BIRTHDAY! In honour of her turning the Big 3-0 she’s set up a campaign with Charity Water, an organisation that brings clean water to third world countries. Please consider helping her reach her goal of $750 by donating here. And here’s the interview that inspired it all.
As always, don’t forget to check out what this great group of talented authors have to share this month.