Sunday, March 10, 2013

Weekend Writing Warriors - A Hell Hound's Fire - Introduction


Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors. Thank you so much for visiting and if you choose to comment, I really appreciate it. Most of these snippets are unedited, works in progress, and while my snippets aren't consecutive, they are in order within the story. You can read last week's snippet HERE.

Today, I'm offering a snippet from an upcoming paranormal romance which will be a free read available April 2nd 2013, entitled A Hell Hound's Fire. Sarah Flanagan has come to Cloudburst, Colorado, seeking protection from a demon. Alex MacLaren has been assigned to her case by the local PD Lieutenant. This is their first meeting and it's from Sarah'a POV. NOTE: Moon Singer is what werewolves call themselves.

    Sarah inhaled to get more of an understanding of the salt-and-pepper haired man standing in the doorway. He carried the scents of alpine river and hot stone, but more importantly, he smelled like a Moon Singer.
    Don’t be fooled, gel, the demon can pull that off, too.
    “Who are you?”
    “My name is Alex MacLaren, and Lt. Fitzroy called me to take you somewhere safe.”
    “I don’t think there’s anywhere safe from what’s following us. How do I know you have such a place?”
    “Fitzroy says running water helps throw off the scents. I happen to own a house surrounded by the river. What say we get you there and then figure out an additional plan of action?”

Romantic retreat by the river, demon chasing you. What more can you ask for? ;) There are several great authors on the Weekend Writing Warrior list and a few of my favorites are Sarah Ballance, Charmaine Gordon, Goran Zidar, Karla Doyle, and Monica Enderle PierceThank you all for stopping by and happy reading! :)

32 comments:

  1. I think I know what the additional plan of action is going to be! Interesting that she "smells him" to learn more about him...but then cautions herself that a demon can fake a smell to fool her. When you can't trust your senses, it can be scary indeed!

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  2. I love that she's thinking and not just assuming they've made good choices in her protection. I like her.

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  3. She's got a problem. Trust him or not. Wonderful snippet!

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  4. I'd like to know what they are running from. Sounds like danger to me. Great job of feeling the tension . :-)

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  5. Very intriguing snippet. I'm curious to know if she goes with them.

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  6. Great Snippet, really makes me want to learn more about this book thanks for sharing!

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  7. A nice snippet, how come she can smell a Moon Singer. Love that name :-)

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  8. I want to know much more. what kind of demon? and if he's a werewolf though I love the term moon singer, is that safe? She has powers also obviously Most intriguing

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  9. His place sounds lovely. I'm ready to visit if she's not. Great imagery.

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  10. I've never smelled a moon singer, but I bet it's delicious. It must be a pretty big river to surround an entire house.

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  11. Love the emphasis on scent here. Nice snippet, Siobhan!

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  12. Yep, get her to that river house, Alex! I'm sure lots of interesting things will develop there. Love the world-building details.

    ~Joyce Scarbrough

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  13. Interesting. I'm intrigued by the idea of a house surrounded by a river...has to be beautiful. Nice work.

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  14. Great use of senses, and the location of his house sounds enticing. How can she refuse?

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  15. I like her distrust; it automatically creates tension for the readers, too. Nice snippet, Siobhan.

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  16. I think she should take the offer. Nicely done 8 Siobhan.

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  17. Well he's a man with a plan, that's good. Intriguing beginning - terrific snippet!

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  18. I like the name Moon Singer, and her suspicion is well portrayed.

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  19. He sounds like real hero material. I tweeted.

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  20. I love that you call them Moon Singer's
    I enjoyed this snippet.
    ~Summer
    My 8 sentences

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  21. Hmmm, demon or good guy? Quite the dilemma! Looking forward to the next instalment.

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  22. The emphasis on smell made me wonder whether she's a moon singer herself.

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  23. Love that term, moon singer! Sounds like she's one, too.

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    1. Yes, she is. That's how she knows he is. :)

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  24. So is he for real or not I wonder? Trust him or no? But what choice does she really have? I like all the angles to this story. I like the scent being important too in every snippet. It made me think a smell even Axe can't cover!

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  25. Moon Singer <3 I love how you've labeled them!

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  26. Well if it was me l'd get there as quickly as poss! Love the imagery.

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  27. "Moonsinger" I like it. I don't think I've ever gotten such a visual from a word for a werewolf. Nice!

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  28. I love the premise, and the snippet. She's wise to be cautious. And Alex is wise to be logical. Sounds like another winner, Siobhan. :)

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  29. I love the extra use of senses. Really draws me into the story. Looking forward to this one, Siobhan!

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