Sunday, March 17, 2013

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

Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors and Happy St. Patrick's Day! Are you wearing green? 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 another snippet from an upcoming paranormal romance which will be a free read available April 2nd 2013, entitled A Hell Hound's Fire. Sarah Flanagan and her son Liam came to Cloudburst, Colorado, seeking help in escaping a demon. They're werewolves, Moon Singers, and Alex MacLaren is taking them to a safe house. Alex is also a Moon Singer, but not your average wolf. This is in Alex's POV.

    “I’m a descendent of those children, the Hell Hounds, Moon Singers with the ability to fight the Underworld dwellers with tooth, claw, and a coat of blessed fire.”
    “Aren’t Hell Hounds supposed to be evil?” Sarah’s wariness broke his heart.
    “That’s a myth perpetuated to keep everyone safer from what trouble we can attract.” Alex looked up ahead at the bridge crossing one branch of the river to his house. “Mostly we got the name from the hell we have to go through to kill the monsters and send them home.”
     He believed that was true. He’d never fought a demon himself. Hell Hounds lived on the fringes of pack life because of their extraordinary abilities.
 
That's one Hell of a secret. Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy, doesn't it? ;) 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! :)

33 comments:

  1. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

    I'm intrigued by the twist on Hell Hounds---and of course, I like the name of your heroine. :)

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  2. Interesting set up, Siobhan. I'm always in awe of you paranormal writers and your imaginations. :)

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  3. I like how Alex's statement on the origin of Hell Hounds. Readers will be most interested in learning about the origins of Hell Hounds.

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  4. I feel safer and more nervous at the same time, lol.

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  5. WOW!! I love your imagination and you make everything seem plausible. Good eight. Oh yes!

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  6. Oh, what an interesting twist on werewolf mythology!

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  7. Like everyone else, I'm enjoying this twist in werewolf mythology.

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  8. Love this idea. I still feel nervous though. So is she really safe? Can't wait to hear more. Great job. :-)

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  9. Why do I have the feeling he will be fighting demons soon? I like his attempts to reassure her - great excerpt!

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  10. Very nice, snippet. Definitely intriguing!!

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  11. Guess he's going to get his chance. I love special abilities in our paranormal characters. Excellent creation

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  12. Cool, I think the different premise. That's one I haven't seen before. Looking forward to hearing more.

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  13. I feel sorry for him already. Very sympathetic snippet!

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  14. I can't wait to read this shifter story with a new twist!

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  15. Very intriguing and captivating snippet. Immediately raises sympathy for Alex and makes the reader wonder at the relationship between Alex and Sarah. Good job!

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  16. Great snippet, this is a difficult situation and l feel for Alex's discomfort at Sarah's wariness.

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  17. Do ordinary humans fit anywhere in this?

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  18. Hell Hounds! Fun. The only demons I've been fighting this week are allergies (cedar fever). Alex's line about hell and monsters gave me chills.

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  19. Nice to see a different take on the werewolf. It looks like he'll get to test himself against the old enemy before long.

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  20. I like this Alex a lot. Looking forward to more!

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  21. Oh my goodness! This sounds awesome. Can't wait!

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  22. Hmm... she's on the run from demons, he was born to fight them but hasn't had a chance yet... I think he'll get his chance, soon. Here's hoping he can earn her trust before then.

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  23. Oh, man. It just gets better. A specific sect of Moon Singers that deals with demons. Such a cool idea. I want to know more!

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  24. I like living on the fringe!
    Nice 8!

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  25. I love that he noticed the wariness in Sarah's voice. I'm looking forward to this!

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  26. A tortured Hell Hound. Gotta love it! Great snippet.

    ~Joyce Scarbrough

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  27. This is wonderful, Siobhan.

    "He’d never fought a demon himself." I think that's going to change. :-)

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  28. I like the mythology you've created in this snippet. It's quite interesting.

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  29. Great Snippet, Siobhan! I loved the glimpse of the Hell Hounds' history we get in this snippet. I also think he's soon going to fight his first demon ;-)

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  30. I love his theory, but can't help but wonder if that's about to change!

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