Sunday, April 28, 2013

From Bk1 of #Eternelles INESCAPABLE: What happened that night between Adri and her daughter? #snippetsunday

Hey peeps!

We are officially in winter. Woke up this morning to temps of 20degC - just a few weeks ago, we were waking up to 28degC. The wind is also lashing and it bites, leaving you with chapped lips and a throbbing sinus headache if you go out without covering your head. Yes, I do live in the tropics... Lip balm is gonna do double duty this season!

Anyhow, It's Sunday and the cool weather is perfect to hunker down with a good book...or some good snippets of upcoming or already-released stories. I'm sure the folks @ snippetsunday will provide more than a good roundup of goodies.

I add mine to the list. Still with Inescapable, the first book in the Eternelles series co-written with Natalie G. Owens. So far in the past few weeks, I've been showing you the tumultuous relationship between the heroine I wrote, Adri, and her daughter, Sera (written by Natalie).

What really happened on that fateful night? Read on to find out. We pick up from last week...


'...
“That man…that creature…he took all that I wanted from me. He took the life I’d chosen, Mom.”
He’d turned her into a vampyre, and left her for dead.
“And I compounded it all by forcing you to live on,” Adri had thrown out with bitterness lacing her voice. “You’re saying I shouldn’t have loved you as much as I did. I shouldn’t have been so selfish to want you to live.… To decide to feed you my blood to keep you alive after…he toyed with you. To stop you from turning into a vampyre, or worse.”
She’d looked at her daughter’s eyes then, eyes whose unique color surprisingly echoed her own, so deeply, despite the fact the two of them shared no blood. “Even after all this time, you still think this?”
“I’m stuck on this because...because you want me to forget. I’m…”
“If I could make you forget, like I can by erasing the memories of others in crowds, trust me, I would. But it’s never worked on you, no matter how many times I’ve tried.”
Giving up, Adri had taken a deep, shaky breath and left Sera alone with her pain, as she’d wanted.

        And now here she was, looking her best and ready for business.

...'


Inescapable will be releasing on all major indie platforms (Kindle, Smashwords, B&N, etc) around May 10, peeps. Yep, barely 2 weeks away! Can you imagine how excited Nat and I are right now? :)

Don't forget to check the official snippet sunday group on FB to find the other participants. Among them, goodies will go up from Anastasia Vitsky, Sarah Wesson, AJ Nuest, Sharon Buchbinder, Kate Wyland, Sue Ann Bowling, Summer Ross, Veronica Scott, & Karysa Faire.

From Mauritius with love (and a really bad cold!),

Zee

13 comments:

Sharon Buchbinder said...

Even if you're a goddess, being a mother is a tough job!! Great exposition of the dilemma!

Sarah W said...

Mother-daughter relationships seem to be universal and timeless!

Nice, angsty snippet. :)

AJ Nuest said...

Nice reveal to the dilemma that has been troubling these two characters. Lots of timeless strife here. Nicely done!

Frank C. Etier said...

"And now here she was, looking her best and ready for business."

Delicious!

I can imagine the look in her eyes.

Well done.

Vivien Dean said...

Love the emotion in this. It's palpable.

Karysa Faire said...

Oh, wow. They have a complicated relationship, don't they?

Sue Ann Bowling said...

I'll have to keep an eye out for this one.

Veronica Scott said...

The relationship between them is so fraught, so much sad history...another excellent excerpt!

Siobhan Muir said...

Such anger and sorrow in both of them. Nicely done, Zee. :)

Claire Gillian said...

Great angsty stuff. I can only imagine how horrific waking up to discover your whole life had been ripped away from you only to have one you never asked for thrust upon you.

Nancy Levine said...

Really good scene--like the emotion!

Jess Schira said...

Sigh, as if mother/daughter relationships weren't already complicated enough. Great snippet and wonderful concept. I'm looking forward to reading this book in a few weeks.

Natalie G. Owens said...

Thank you, sis, for keeping the ship afloat while I'm off on vacation. Love this part of the mother-daughter convo! xx

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