Tiger Born excerpt

I’ve been going through Tiger Born to review what I’ve done while settling into write the second in the Demon Age series and love this passage in the last chapter. Every time I read it, I am in awe and wonder how I ever wrote something this expressive. This is the standard I try to achieve in all my writing (and feel like I fail miserably): SPOILER ALERT!!

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Despite the ache in her sides, Nadia rose and slid off the bed. A few nibbles of the small loaf and downing the glass of water satisfied her insides. In her gown and with her hair long over her shoulders, she walked into the sunlight shining through the glass doors of the balcony. It cast the gardens below in a radiant glow. Pink blossoms spread upon the vines climbing the palace walls. Outside, the world went on without her. Life went on as if Je’Rol’s death meant nothing, as if nothing had happened seven days ago.

She gazed out there, separated from the world by remorse, until her legs trembled in weakness and she had to sit. With her head against the warm glass, she reached for the world beyond, which had weakened into a delicate fragility with the revelations that had come. It was smooth, not the rough texture it appeared to be. She ran her finger along it, waiting for the truth to reveal itself in rough edges that would prick.

Look for the second Demon Age novel in time for holiday season 2013 (one year)!

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