Sunday, April 21, 2013

From Bk1 of #Eternelles INESCAPABLE: teenage angst from a mother's POV #snippetsunday

Hey beautiful people!

For once, it's a beautiful, dry, and sunny Sunday here in Mauritius. I'd had it up to here with the rain and wind and humidity - ack! Thank goodness for this change in weather, though we've veered into winter climate with this kind of brilliant light that however doesn't heat at all!

Perfect time to cuddle with a good book... though ye all in the US and Europe are going into spring. Well, even spring is a good time to lose yourself in a good read...

*hint, hint* This one will be coming out in May, sometime around the 10th (assuming Amazon cooperates!). Your spring read for this year? Thank you if you make it this way. :)

Anyhow, another little teaser for you.

We pick up a few lines from where we left last week - in the middle of Adri recalling the epic argument between her and her daughter, Sera.

Remember - these 2 women are not "normal" humans.... Adri is an immortal who grew up on Olympus, the daughter of greek god Dionysos and a human maenad. Sera hails from mysterious origins, but one thing is for sure - she has phoenix blood in her. 124 years earlier, she appeared as a baby wrapped in flames and plopped into Adri's arms.


'...
“But I could have grown old, like everyone else! We couldn’t be sure. I’m not like you.”
An immortal who had lived close to three millennia—they knew of no one on the mortal plane as old as she was.
“You know I’m the only one of my kind. As for you, you never looked a day older than eighteen. What’s to say—”
He did this to me!” Sera had interrupted. “You know that damn well. I can never be rid of this vampyre bent. That’s the part of me that keeps me young…and cursed.”
“Sera,” she’d said softly. “That’s not true. You’re not cursed.”
“You keep saying that,” she spat, “when you’re the one who changed everything. Especially things that were best left alone!”
Sera’s implication that she—her own mother—should have left her to die rather than do the unthinkable to save her….

....'


Want to check out more people posting their snippets today? Then head here. Some fantastic ones worth looking at are from AJ Nuest, Sarah Wesson, Sharon Buchbinder, Veronica Scott, Siobhan Muir, History Sleuth, Vivien Dean, Joyce Scarbrough, Sue Ann Bowling, and Kate.

Hope ye're all having a lovely weekend, peeps!

From Mauritius with love,

Zee

19 comments:

Anastasia Vitsky said...

I wonder what qualifies as "old" for an immortal. Nice!

Sarah W said...

This smacks of the inevitable adolescent cry, "I didn't ask to be born!"

I like that her daughter automatically assumes "vampire," too!

Nancy Goldberg Levine said...

Great snippet--I can't wait to read this!

AJ Nuest said...

As a mother on the verge of having two adolescents, I gotta say you nailed this one, Zee. LOL I can sense the frustration from both of them. Great job. I also want to say THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE MENTION! You ROCK! XO

Sharon Buchbinder said...

Mom is damned if she does and damned if she doesn't. There is no satisfying this young lady. Methinks she's due for a growing up experience! Well done, Zee!

katewyland.com said...

Mom & daughter having this kind of argument after 124 years! Makes you wonder if they ever grow up. Great.

Sue Ann Bowling said...

And from the sound of things, she's not going to outgrow it!. But who's the "he" that she thinks turned her into a vampyre? And does the spelling imply a phoenix pyre?

Sue Ann Bowling said...

Oh, and thanks for the mention.

Summer Ross said...

Great snippet. The dialogue is a wonderful amount of tension and pushes the reader forward quite well.
I'm a new follower. Congrats on the new release this May.
~Summer
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Veronica Scott said...

I love the tone between them, so "normal" in such a totally non-normal situation! Great stuff, excellent excerpt!

Zee Monodee said...

Lol, Anastasia... I'd say a millenium or more :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks, Sarah! Lol, this is what we were going after, the teenage angst. Natalie and I reversed roles as I'm the one closest to teenage years, but she did a fabulous job writing the angsty Sera :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks, Nancy!

Zee Monodee said...

Lol, AJ! I have teen/tween boys at home, so I'm hoping we'll be spared the drama. Natalie wrote this part, though - in tune with Sera. :)
And you're most welcome for the mention. xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Lol, Sharon! Exactly - who ever said motherhood was easy fulfilment? :)

Zee Monodee said...

Kate, I think the mother-daughter relationship remains fraught with tension and drama no matter how many years pass... :)

Zee Monodee said...

Sue, Sera is in for a wakeup call, all right. And the 'he' is the vampyre she hates but cannot help loving, too: Rafe Harcourt, her maker.
The spelling pertains to the myth of the vampyres as we have them in the book. It's a little twist :)

Zee Monodee said...

Wow, thank you, Summer! Welcome to the blog. :)
Glad the dialogue moved the story ahead - it's what we were aiming for.

Zee Monodee said...

Lol, Veronica! I love your comment! xoxo

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