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Book Hooks is a weekly blog hop where authors share 8-10 sentence hooks from one of their books with readers, and readers get the chance to sample some great books!
Here's a little hook for you from The Book of Life...
“Stop complaining,” admonished Andrew, but the concerned look in his eyes as he bent down softened his gruff tone. He pressed his hand to Luc’s chest to slow the bleeding, and yelled into the darkness, “Bring me a medical bag!” Lifting his hand for a moment, he examined the wound. “It’s deep.”
Luc clenched his teeth together. “You don’t say.”
“I think she nicked bone,” Andrew added, apparently impressed.
“Admirable. Just another female going for the heart you claim I don’t have?”
“You whine like a mortal. Be thankful you’re not or you would be dead by now.”
Ljluka Vargas, immortal prince and the cool-headed enforcer for the Vargas Dynasty, must go up against his most intriguing enemy, the mysterious Nalini. She intends to beat him to the secret archaeological site of The Book of Life which contains the genetic secrets of their ancient ancestors.
In order to escape the cruel domination of her family and gain freedom for her mother, Nalini assumes the role of assassin. In her rival, the sleek and deadly Luc, she finds a different kind of danger. She’s supposed to eliminate him, but that would foil destiny’s plan for them to be together.
It’s a race from power-hungry D.C. cabinet rooms through the secret realms of the Vatican, from cloud forests and desert sands to the caverns of the Underworld as mankind hangs in the balance. For whoever possesses the Book of Life has the potential to rule the world, offering or denying immortality to the human race.
Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, the weekly hop for everyone who loves to write! Sign up below with your name, blog and email and share an 8 to 10 sentence snippet of your writing on Sunday. Your post needs to be live between 12:00 noon on Saturday 06/04/16 and 9:00 AM on Sunday 06/05/16. Visit other participants on the list and read, critique, and comment on their #8sunday posts.
I have been sharing snippets from my current WIP, Book 2 of my Illuminati series, The Tree of Life. When we left off last week, Isis had just ordered her sons to hold the tribeswoman Kirin has been treating still. The young woman is strapped to a gurney, in a zombie-like state, unaware of her surroundings, violently convulsing and pulling against her restraints.
Isis moved forward and placed her hands above the tribe woman’s chest. Her hands were surrounded by a soft bluish glow and hovered just above the quaking form, projecting energy, like a light source, into the woman’s body as they moved upward to the woman’s face where Isis placed her palms against the woman’s temples. The woman’s seizures ended and as she stilled, her eyes closed as if in slumber.
The light surrounding Isis’ hands intensified, and she chanted softly, “I, Isis, Mother of Nations, whose very incantation is life, beseech thee, The Ancients, Those Who Came Before, lend me your power, your wisdom, your magic, that I may see, that I may know, that I may heal.” The light now enveloped the tribewoman’s entire body, glowing first blue, then pink and then Andrew and Luc closed their eyes and turned their heads aside as the light became so intense only Isis was able to endure the bright yellow and flaming orange glow of Ra’s glory. Slowly the light softened and dimmed, returned to iridescent blue that flowed back into Isis’ hands.
The young woman’s chest rose and fell slowly. Her eyelids quivered, and opened, revealing clear, brown eyes, confused and mildly frightened, but not vacant or hysterical.
Isis looked up at her sons and said, “I have discovered the source of their illness and know how to extract a cure. We must find The Eye of Horus. Go make preparations to go home to Egypt.”
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The awesome co-hosts for the June 1 posting of the IWSG will be Murees Dupe, Alexia Chamberlynn, Chemist Ken, and Heather Gardner!
Driving Ms. Crazy An Adventure in Terror
I am driving myself crazy. Yup. Just call me Ms. Crazy. I have finally begun writing again in earnest. That's the good part. I write at least a little almost every day. That's the better part. So I am actually going somewhere. I write action/adventure fantasy so it takes place all over the globe--which requires a lot of research and imagination. I just wish it could all be in person. I write romance so the chapters often switch back and forth between H & H and location to location, which takes some creative focus and plotting for a pantser who happens to be ADHD and often has to work on her own writing in choppy, fragmented moments in time, like many writers with busy lives and work obligations. I want to just get it all down on paper and then go back and revise. I do. Honestly. I know I should. I know I must. But I can't. I have changed from first to third person. I have rearranged scenes. I have fleshed out scenes and done rewrites. I am driving myself crazy. But that is behind me now. I swear. I am now going to move forward and just write, without looking back...without looking back all the time. Okay, without looking back so much...as much, hardly ever. Is there a twelve-step program for perfectionist writers?
I blog there the 18th of each month!
Elizabeth Alsobrooks's books on Goodreads
Illuminati - The Book of Life
ratings: 12 (avg rating 4.33)
Illuminati: The Book of Life
ratings: 5 (avg rating 4.80)
The Keeper's Secret: Tell-Tale Publishing's Annual Horror Anthology
ratings: 2 (avg rating 5.00)
2016 NaNoWriMo Winner!
My Newest Release
An Amazon Bestseller!
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