Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Sorry about the absentness that's been me lately. I've started working double shifts at my job so my online time has been cut in half. I'll try not to let it happen again.

With this teaser, I'm going to reveal what Gwen, Jay, and Chris do for a living (if you haven't figured it out yet). Welcome to the first fight scene.

A flicker of doubt enter my mind. Something was off here. For the most part, vampires were solitary creatures and very rarely banded together. Something bigger then a casual meal was going on here and I was sure we weren’t going to like it.

As if six against three wasn’t bad enough, two more beings exit the woods. These guys definitely weren’t vampires. For one, their skin was red. For another, they had no shot at passing for human. They had tiny spikes traveling down their arms and their faces were warped, void of anything remotely human. I flipped through my knowledge of demons breeds, like turning the pages in a book. My mind quickly found them.

“Chris,” I spoke quickly yet quietly, “Those are Belthrax demons. Guns won’t kill them, only decapitation will,” As I was speaking, I drew my short sword from it’s sheath, wishing it was my gun.

Without thought or discussion, Jay, Chris, and I formed a circle, each facing a different set of vampires. Jay and I made sure that the two demons were on our sides. For the first time tonight, I not only feared for Chris’ safety, but for mine and Jay’s as well. Usually I was so sure of myself and of Jay but this was far for a usual night.

The vampires and demons were slowly inching closer to us. Just a bit closer. We needed them close so we were still near each other, but not so close that we had no room to maneuver and we were effectively trapped. There. I lunged towards the closest vampire.


V said...

This has me wondering how on earth they'll get out alive (which is a good way to start a fight scene, I think!). Cool snip. :-)

Karla Nellenbach said...

And then what?!?!?! you can't leave us hanging! lol

Great snip. I love fight scenes...especially with demons!

Race said...

Well, I'm not a fan of demons, but your writing is just fabulous and you drew me right in!

V.M.Pettingill said...

Great action!

Amna said...


I absolutely suck at action scenes, so I'm totally jealous of this snippet! Great job!

Anonymous said...

This reminds me of The Mortal Instruments in the best possible way. :D Great teaser!

Anonymous said...

Nice detail/suspense.

Mortem Twins said...

The action was jumping off every word. I felt like I was there! Great Job!

dystophil said...

Yay action scenes, also loved the mental Demon Dictionary part, it made me giggle ;) Decapitation and rounding in demons ftw!

Glen Akin said...

yep. They're gonna die. No one getting out of this one alive

Ang said...

I like this but it seems shorter then the other teasers I've read and I find myself wanting more...which I guess is good since this isn't suppose to be the whole book but seriously woman stop holding out on me :)

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