Sunday, June 16, 2013

From #FREE #Eternelles prequel ADRASTEIA: Meet Ares, Greek god of War #snippetsunday

Hey beautiful people!

How's your Sunday going? It's a beautiful, clear and sunny day with one of the bluest skies you'd ever get to see in the whole world! I swear, there's nothing quite like a tropical, African clear sky in winter. Still, winter is here so it is still awfully cold. The sun that doesn't warm a whit helps barely. You have to be ensconced in jumpers, wool jackets, and thick socks all the time.

Anyhow, it's Sunday and it's time for snippets. I'm back with my free prequel from the Eternelles series co-written with my bestie, Natalie G. Owens.

Remember? My character (I wrote her POV in the story) is Adrasteia, aka Adri. She was born to Greek god of wine and revelry, Dionysos, and a human maenad, and has spent the first 100 years of her life on Mt Olympus, where she met the god of War, Ares. Adri broke through his armour, though (as can be viewed from last week's snippet) and today, he is the closest friend she has, not to mention like a brother to her.

The year in this prequel is 1887, and Adri is still living her carefree life of immortality on Earth. But 2,700 years of such an existence are getting tedious...

Many of you have expressed an interest in Ares, so here he is today in more detail! This snippet follows from last week.

'...
He came to stand next to the gig, and she squinted as she tried to make out his features in the darkened exterior. The only burning torch flamed too far to shed proper light around them. His long dark hair, slightly too shaggy to be considered fashionable, brushed his collar. Everything from his wool coat, velvet evening jacket, dark silk waistcoat, and pristine white shirt with the necessary white bow tie screamed of money and Old World splendor. The taut body brought danger and adventure to mind, and the rugged face made one too many women swoon. Tonight, she’d been glad to have him on her arm to attend this ball at the residence of the most loathed society matron in the region. She had wanted to rock the boat, as usual, but somehow, the thrill of creating a stir in society brought none of its usual pleasurable release.
In fact, she hovered strangely empty. A hollow shell....
“Hey.” Ares drew closer and lowered his voice. “What’s going on inside that pretty head?”
She shrugged. A thought crossed her mind, and she opened her mouth to voice it aloud.
“You’ve never wanted more?”

...'


Don't forget you can grab your Free prequels from the following places (Adrasteia is still not free on Amazon - please help me price match this with the B&N price to bring it to Zero).

Smashwords ~ Kobo ~ iBookstore ~ Amazon US & UK (Not free yet; please report for price matching) ~ Barnes & Noble

Seraphine, Natalie's prequel, is FREE on all the above platforms! Look for it, too. :)

And you can check snippets from other amazing authors on the official Snippet Sunday group on Facebook. Among them are Linda, Joanne Stewart, Lorraine Paton, Sarah Wesson, Anastasia Vitsky, Denise Moncrief, Siobhan Muir, & Sharon Buchbinder.

Hope ye're all enjoying a lovely Sunday, peeps!

From Mauritius with love,

Zee

9 comments:

Sarah W said...

Okay, first of all "Pretty head?" Oh, Ares, you man, you. :D

I do appreciate her melancholy moment, though. She must be so tired, sometimes.

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Love how she describes him. I have clear picture.

Also, I could feel her sadness, her longing for something more or perhaps different. Great snippet.

Zee Monodee said...

Exactly, Sarah! Over two millenia of existence can get tiresome.

And Ares sure is a rogue. He needs his just desserts, don't you think? ;)

Zee Monodee said...

Thank you, Karen! Lol, I need to post a pic of Ares next time... :)

Joanne Stewart said...

Very vivid description of him, and I love that she didn't enjoy it this time. I'm wondering why, though. Terrific eight.

Mona Rodriguez said...

Nice description of Ares in context of what she is thinking, and her indifference towards him--
'a hallowed shell...'

patonlorraine said...

I love the atmosphere in your snippet, Zee! And, I'm drawn to Ares (Is that dangerous? Being drawn to a God, and one of war at that? LOL - but he sounds yummy.)

And, thank you for the shout out! :)

The Belle in Blue said...

Seamless insertion of his description in the narrative. They're both compelling characters. Great snippet!

~Joyce Scarbrough

Linda said...

I like the interaction between your too character, it's tense and they are not really on the same page, just like it happens so much in real life.

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