Sunday, April 07, 2013
#snippetsunday From Bk1 INESCAPABLE: 1st peek at #upcoming #indie series Eternelles
Feels like ages since I last posted a Snippet Sunday... Didn't have the courage to post last week as Mauritius was reeling in the wake of flash floods that hit the capital city, Port Louis, on Saturday March 30. 11 people died, and hundreds of others have lost their homes and all their belongings... A catastrophe of that magnitude had never hit us and it was a dazed wakeup call for all of us Mauritians...
Anyhow, life does go on, and today I'm back on the bandwagon. Not posting from my 1NightStand any longer, since I have a new release coming in May, and wanted to start showcasing that one a bit.
So after 8 years of writing, and being totally happily involved with my main publisher, Decadent Publishing, I'm taking the plunge and going indie on top of epubbed. This project happened mainly through brainstorming between me and my bestie, author Natalie G. Owens. We wanted to write something together, and as we debated over endless emails, the idea for the Eternelles series came into being.
What is Eternelles about? Two immortal women, a mother and her daughter. They fight against evil, and in the year 2012, find themselves at the heart of an upcoming Apocalypse when a prophecy is revealed as to how the portal keeping Evil at bay from the human world is about to be breached...
This one will be an ongoing series, and is written in the format of TV show seasons. Natalie and I each write one POV in the story - I write Adri, the 'mother' and a 2,900-yr-old immortal born during the Greek Dark Ages and raised on Olympus. Natalie writes Sera, the girl who came to Adri in the year 1887 as a baby wrapped in flames that somehow, didn't burn her or Adri when she popped out of thin air into Adri's arms.
What's the mystery behind Sera's origins? The series aims at answering this question, all while embroiling these two women in a prophecy as old as time and a world on the brink of chaos.
The following comes from Chapter 2 in Book1, INESCAPABLE, and is the first lines from Adri's POV. Chap1 focuses on Sera and is written in Natalie's words. I thought I'd feature my writing and leave her to showcase hers on her blog.
Adrasteia ‘Adri’ Dionysios stepped out of the Mercedes McLaren SLR and handed the keys to the uniformed valet as she passed under the bat-wing opened door of the sleek vehicle. The beaded clutch in her hand, she shrugged her shoulders so the fabric of the Burberry velvet blanket coat settled over her frame like a cloak whisper-blown onto her.
Always make a memorable entrance—funny words from her soul brother, the formidable Olympian god, Ares. She’d had to fall back on his twisted conception of living after his father, and her foster father, Zeus, threw her out on her ass for having dared to side with Ares in one of their petty father-son squabbles. Landing on Earth, Ares had followed her and taught her every intricacy of living on the mortal plane.
He did have a flair for the theatrics, though, and with a small smile, she reckoned his advice had guided her in good stead. For over two thousand years, she’d been impersonating the regal socialite heiress of the Dionysios family. This charity gala today should be a piece of cake.
She started up the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art off 82nd street. The flash of cameras sizzled and hissed around her, their blinding light almost making it seem like daylight had somehow crept up onto this still-chilly April night. The veil between the worlds that had lifted during the spring equinox would close fully in a few days—the witches and fae expected her and Sera in Shadow Bridge on that morning when they’d seal the fabric between the dimensions until the next equinox.
Check out the rest of the amazing peeps on the Snippet Sunday list this week. You can find them all here on the FB group.
Excited to be sharing this new series with you, guys! Let me know your thoughts!
And, if you want to know more about Eternelles, and read the first lines from Sera's POV, then head over to Natalie's Snippet Sunday post today!
From Mauritius with love,