Another Sample of Forever, Book3 in the Fateful Trilogy

Friday, August 26, 2011

Welcome to Sweet Saturday Samples! The last excerpt of Forever was so popular, I decided to gift you with another. If I gain a lot of blog followers from this, then I'll likely post a few more clips...maybe....
Told from Danielle's point of view:

A pleased smile captured his lips as he braced his hands on the trees at either side of her and leaned toward her for a kiss. She could see her reflection in his glasses as well as the flirtatious twinkle in his eyes. But instead of matching his mouth with hers, he shoved her backward into the leaves and bluebells and landed on top of her. “What—?” was all she managed as the air whooshed out of her lungs before one of the guards shouted, “Pixies!”

That’s when she realized Ethan hadn’t intentionally knocked her down; he’d fallen into her when Merrick shoved him down. Looking just as surprised as she was, Ethan shifted so he wasn’t squashing her with his weight but maintained a protective position above her. He also looked for his glasses which had slid off as they fell and then bounced off her cheek before tumbling into the thick undergrowth.

“Do you have salt?” Danielle asked as the little creatures entered her line of vision and their rotten-apple smell assaulted her nose.

When he jammed his hand into his pocket and tossed what looked like white particles of granular snow at a swarm of sharp-toothed and snapping pixies, she took that as a yes.

Ethan lifted his arms and came back down on top of her shielding her from another shower of salt thrown by the guards this time. Danielle closed her eyes as it pelted her skin not covered by Ethan.

When Ethan lowered his left hand to the ground to brace himself, lifted his head, and looked over his shoulder, she could see the guards battling against what looked like hundreds of pixies. The men tossed salt and smacked away the creatures attacking them. Merrick, who was the closest to her and Ethan, backhanded three at once as they tried to fly past him. The pixies went sailing like thin, snarling toys.

A huge crowd of them got past Merrick though. While the vampires swatted and tossed salt at the pixies, Danielle got a better view of what was attacking them. In truth, she’d never actually seen them this close up before. With their skinny bodies they looked something like stick bugs but they had little faces sort of like fairies, except a wicked twist of their lips made what could be smiles evil-looking. Instead of having brown skin, however, they were actually a pretty shade of pale-blue mixed with brown. That was the only appealing thing about pixies though. Miniature beasts closed in on them with claw-tipped hands raised and needle-sharp teeth exposed. Their smell became overpowering enough to make her sneeze. When her eyes blinked open again the pixies grabbed hold of Ethan’s backpack and pulled. Ethan let it slide free of his arms before he was dragged along with it. Danielle kicked out and managed to impact two of them, sending them flipping head over heel away from them. Ethan swung out with a fist too but they’d gone for his clothes this time and hauled him right off her.

“Ethan!” she screamed reaching for him. Danielle had no idea those things were so strong until then.

He swore and fought to get them off his clothes as his feet actually left the ground.

(If you haven't read the Fateful series yet, get them by clicking on the pictures below. Ebooks are priced at .99 and 2.99. Printed copies are around $10. Printed copies of Fractured will be availabe within the next week.)

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Sherry Gloag said...

powerful sample, and great hook.

Jennifer Lowery (Kamptner) said...

Great sample! Lots of action. Can't wait to read more.

suprmama5 said...

That was great! I loved both samples. Can't wait for the real deal. When will that be happening?

Anonymous said...

I like your pixies better than Rowling's. Great sample.

Anonymous said...

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Lindsay said...

I love the sample and well done with the fight scene.

Cheri Schmidt said...

Thanks everyone! I’m so glad you liked it. XOXO

Thanks for the great compliment, Gunner. No, I haven’t heard of Rachael Harrie’s Platform-building campaign. It sounds great, so I’ll be sure to check it out.

Rachel Rossano said...

Great sample!

Alica McKenna Johnson said...

Hello I just joined your YA group! Looking forward to getting to know you.
It sounds great!

Kimberly said...

Nice excerpt!

New follower and a member of the same group for the Writer's Platform Building Campaign. I'm looking forward to visiting more often.

Misty Moncur said...

Hi, Cheri! Thanks for the follow! I followed your blog and would LOVE to be entered in your giveaway!
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