Sunday, February 20, 2011

One more peek of Jaq's Harp

From Jaq's Harp, novella coming Feb 21st from Carina Press. This is a snippet from when our intrepid heroine, Jaq, is climbing the beanstalk:

Eyes closed against the dizzying sway of the vine, she took deep breaths. She could do this. She had to.

Her hands started to sweat. She held on tighter as a chill worked under her jacket. Behind her, a low churning sound grew louder.

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38 comments:

Liz said...

A short six but powerfully vivid - well done

heatherthurmeier said...

I like this six! Great snippet. Happy release day tomorrow!

Stacey Kennedy said...

uh oh...what's going to happen????? Very nice!

Liia Ann White said...

I'm loving these snippets from Jaq's Harp. But damn girl, don't climb a vine!

Laura Kaye said...

Fun premise! Happy release day!

graylinfox said...

Great snippet!

Sandra Sookoo said...

Love it!

Sarah Grimm said...

Very interesting. What's going to happen next?

Layna said...

An intriguing and vivid post. Can't wait to read more.

Gem Sivad said...

Nice 6. I have to more now.

Taryn Kincaid said...

Suspenseful!

Taryn Kincaid said...

And best wishes for Release Day tomorrow!

Lisa Fox said...

Oooo, scary! I must know what happens next!!

Hailey Edwards said...

Pulse-pounding excerpt you've got there. ;)

mercwriter said...

Ooh, interesting.

Eleri Stone said...

Yay! Happy release day! This sounds great.

Marsha A. Moore said...

Intriguing sample! Wish you lots of success with the release.

Trish said...

Great six, lots of tension. And that low churning sound can NOT be good! Climb Jaq! Climb!

Oh, and congrats on the release. May you sell tons of copies.

Emily Cale said...

Can't wait for this to come out!

Jayel Kaye said...

climb a vine...I love it

Laurie A. Green said...

Happy Release Day Eve!

Great sense of effort and tension and oh, that sound! What's coming? Love how the suspense creeps in with that last line. Super six!

Chrystalla said...

Great excerpt! I read the blurb as well, and I must say, it sounds fantastic! Congrats.

kayspringsteen said...

ok, GET OUT OF THERE!~

Laurel Kriegler said...

Scary!

Jessica Subject said...

Great pacing! Congrats on your release tomorrow!

Trina M. Lee said...

I like this. Definitely grabs the attention.

Lisa A. Vance said...

Uh-oh! Great way of setting up the feeling of danger! Nice!

Dee Carney said...

Eep! I can't wait to read this one!

D L Jackson said...

Love the tension.
Thanks for sharing.

diannehartsock said...

I'm scared of hights and can definately relate to her fear!

Pippa Jay said...

Ooo, I'm scared!

Lauri J Owen said...

Great six!

Ann Mayburn said...

Ohhh, lovely suspense building!

Lynne Murray said...

Great take on suspense, as in literally suspended above the ground! Congratulations on the release tomorrow and best of sales!

Miranda Buchanan said...

Oooh. Excellent. I liked this a lot, you've captured some great tension. :)

Casi said...

So what's climbing up the bean stalk after her? That's what I want to know.

Great six!

Lex Valentine said...

Now I need to know what's making the sound!

D. F. Krieger said...

Congrads on your release! Great six.