Brain Wanted; Words Needed

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.

Enjoy!

*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.

Warrior’s  Duty
Coming  Winter  2015

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Nature’s Destiny Anniversary & Giveaway

March 14th officially marks 1 year since Nature’s Destiny published. 1 year!

I can’t believe how fast the time has gone, and that I’ve published two more books in the series since. I’m flabbergasted, and so utterly grateful to all of you for supporting me through the clunky first year. As a way of giving back, and acknowledging this milestone I’ve thought up a fun, creative giveaway for you all.

If you’ve read Guardians Dynasty, book 3 in the Nature’s Destiny series, then you may have read the note that says book 4 will be the last. For now, anyway. But I need your help. I’m going to be introducing a new character, and I need a name. So here’s the fun part.

It’s a two part process to make your entry count. Part 1: Sign up to my newsletter here. Simple, right?  Now for part 2: I need to read your entry. I’m looking for a first name. The character will be referred to by this name all the time. No last name. It can be your name. It can be completely creative. It can come from a baby names book. It’s up to you. Go crazy. Have fun. Then comment on this post with your entry, or email it to me at (justinewinter@hotmail.co.uk), and in a week’s time (21st) I’ll randomly pick a winner, and credit you in the acknowledgements in book 4.

Oh, and there’s no limit to how many times you supply a name as long as it’s done before the 21st!

Speak soon.