Six Sentence Sunday

I’m back with six sentences from a current work in progress, tentatively titled Lady Lost!

He waved his hand through the air. It shimmered and shifted, forming a sort of void. I could make out some sort of light on the other side. “Time to go, My Lady. Good luck.” He shoved me forward, toward the light.

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Six Sentence Sunday

Here’s another six sentences from Overshadow, book two of The Shadow Imperium!

 Growing desperate now, my mind reeled while I tried to figure out a way to escape him. He was infinitely stronger than me and Logan wasn’t around this time to save me. A crackling energy formed around my palms. I didn’t stop to question it. I pushed him once more, putting all my force behind it. He flew across the room and crashed into the opposite wall.

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Valentine’s Day Giveaway!

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and I’m having a giveaway! There are several prizes to be won:

 

Ecopies of Foreshadow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bookmarks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bracelets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How do you enter? Easy! Just leave a comment below with your email address, so I can contact you if you win. If you don’t feel comfortable leaving your email address, you may leave a comment, then email me at brea@breaessex.com. Contest will run until 11:59 pm PST on Monday, February 13th. Winners will be drawn and announced Tuesday, February 14th in the morning. Open internationally. Good luck, everyone!

 

Six Sentence Sunday

Since I finished writing Overshadow, book two in The Shadow Imperium series, yesterday, I thought I would share six sentences from it.

 

Logan was bleeding.

I didn’t know angels could bleed.

Logan was bleeding.

Blood ran freely from a gash on his otherwise unmarred forehead, tracing a crimson river across the plane of his cheekbone before finally dripping from his chin. The sand beneath him was stained red, although it looked off in the night. His dark hair was matted and stiff where the blood had colored it as well.

 

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Six Sentence Sunday

Here’s six sentences from Foreshadow, available now:

Nothing had been right since I left Vegas. Nothing had been right since my mother had died.

I cut that thought off. It still hurt too much to think about her. I missed her, yet I blamed her. If she hadn’t died, I wouldn’t be stuck here, in a place I didn’t like, with people I didn’t like.

 

 

Imagine discovering that your boyfriend was out to kill you—and that the annoying boy from school was your guardian angel.

 

Rae Davenport has already lost her mother. The only thing keeping her sane is her new boyfriend, Andrei—that is, until she finds out that he wants to kill her. Andrei is a devil, and he wants to use Rae as a sacrifice to get back into Heaven. The only one who can save her is Logan, her guardian angel. He’s only annoyed her in the past, but now he will be her savior.

 

Guest Post: Ever After PR – for Authors and Book Lovers

Hi everyone! My name is Stephanie, the owner and founder of Ever After PR! In short, Ever After PR was created for authors and book lovers alike. I have always loved reading. However, when I was in school, I hated writing book reports! Now that I am an adult, I love writing book reviews and sharing my thoughts and opinions on the books that I read. I am so honored when I receive a book pitch from an author asking me to read and review their book.

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It’s Official! Foreshadow is Now a Bestseller!

Okay, so Foreshadow hasn’t quite hit bestseller status overall…yet. But, imagine my surprise, when I was checking its rankings on Amazon and found out that it is ranked number one in the devils category! It hasn’t quite gotten to number one overall, or even the top 100, but it will get there someday. I’m very excited about its rankings, and I’d really like to thank everyone who has bought/read/reviewed/liked/tagged it–on Amazon and otherwise. You guys are amazing!

In other news, I’m planning a big giveaway next month, likely for Valentine’s Day. Stayed tuned!

Author Interview with Vincent Zandri

BREA: Tell us a little about yourself. Where are you from? Hobbies, interests?

VINCENT: I’m an essayist, journalist, author, blogger, father, traveler. I spend at least six weeks every year in Florence Italy.

BREA: Tell us about your work. What genre(s) do you write?

VINCENT: While I specialize in noir and thrillers. With my release The Remains I hit the Amazon top 100 for romantic suspense. I’ve written other genres such as literary fiction, noir and thriller. But with Love at First Sight I went all the way into romance. And this one is a short. However, I’m happy to continue it with the sequel I’m working on now entitled Precious.

BREA: What do you like to read?

VINCENT: Hemmingway, Dave Zeltserman, Al Leverone, and when she ventures into romantic suspense I’ve been known to read and blurb for Bri Clark. Most of my reading lately is for those that have asked for blurbs.

BREA: Tell us about your current project.

VINCENT: This is actually a resurrection of a short story I wrote after I got my MFA. It’s about a young U.S. Army officer who’s served in Afghanistan finds himself suffering from intermittent bouts of “hysterical” temporary blindness due to impossible and deadly orders he was forced to obey by high command in the field. After being released from the hospital he and his fiancée travel to Venice after being apart for a year in an effort to cope with his disability and their relationship.

BREA: Where do you get your ideas/inspiration?

VINCENT: A lot of my work is based on real people, or real events. Sometimes I’ll even keep the original names until my galleys. But, in Love at First Sight it’s all original which is different than my usual routine.

BREA: What is one piece of advice you’ve received that you thought was good?

VINCENT: Hemmingway always stopped his stories where he knew what would happen next. This technique seemed to keep him from ever experiencing writer’s block.

BREA: Where can you be found online?

VINCENT:

         Website

         Blog

         Amazon Author Page

         Facebook

         Twitter

Thank you for having me. I’ve enjoyed getting to know you as well as all these new bloggers on the tour.

Please visit Chynna Laird’s blog tomorrow for a review of Love At First Sight, as well as more from Vincent! www.the-gift-blog.com

Six Sentence Sunday

Here’s six sentences from Foreshadow, book one of The Shadow Imperium series!

I found myself running again, but the setting had changed. I wasn’t at the beach this time. I stood in a long hallway, and it seemed familiar for some reason.
The fog hung low in the hall, surrounding me. Fog inside a building? It didn’t make sense, but in horror, I watched as it pulled at my clothes, twisting around my legs.

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Foreshadow is available now from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and the Astraea Press website!

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The Year of One Million Words

Happy New Year everyone! Today marks the beginning of my year of one million words. That’s right, I’m going to write 1,000,000 words of fiction this year. Notice that I didn’t say attempt to write. That’s because I’m determined I’m going to do it. Today I clocked in with 2,750 words, which is just over the 2,740 words per day that I need to make the 1,000,000.

Don’t worry, I’m not going to be updating on my progress every day. I will do an update from time to time. If you want to keep up with my progress, there’s a counter on the left side of this blog that I will update daily.

Here are the projects I’m planning on completing this year:

Overshadow (The Shadow Imperium #2)

Queen of Shadows (The Shadow Imperium #3)

Ouroboros (The Zayin Chronicles #1)

Ravenside (Myths & Legends #1)–this is a series of stand-alone novels

Lady Lost (don’t know if this will be a standalone or a series yet)

Soul Shifters (same as above)

S.S. (code for something I’m not going to announce just yet)

PCPH project (sorry, super secret project)

Super secret collaboration

 

If time/word count allows, I’ll also work on book 2 & 3 of The Zayin Chronicles and possibly more of the Myths & Legends series. I know I’ve listed several “secret” projects, but I promise I will announce them asap.