I really enjoyed being a part of the Six Sentence Sunday where many authors got together and did a mini hop to feature a six-sentence teaser from their novels. You’d be surprised how much you can say in six sentences. Personally, I loved the challenge of finding six lines that encapsulated scenes from my books. The SundaySix ceased to be and for many left a void.
I’ve recently discovered this fabulous new Sunday hop called Sneak Peek Sunday!
The idea is to post six paragraphs (no more, no less) from either a work in progress (WIP) or a published work. I can do that!
Here’s an evocative six from my soon-to-be-released book 2 in The Witchy Wolf and the Wendigo story. Setting the Stage: Ash explains to Livie that they must head north to the reservation because Eluwilssit the Spider lives and they’re all in danger.
Eluwilussit. Out of nowhere an image formed in her mind then quickly evaporated. A queasy sensation settled in the pit of her stomach.
“In John’s story, he was called the Spider. In this time, he’s taken the name Eli White. When John showed my bird stone to his family, Eluwilussit saw it as well. He told them he wished to see the dog who wore it. He knows what I am now, and John’s family believes he’s left the reservation and comes to find me. Of this I have no doubt. He comes looking for my death and for this.” He pulled the bird stone from his pocket.
She looked at the stylized granite bird, taken off his bloody body the night they’d thought they were saving the life of a wolf-crossed dog. “Why does he want it?”
“Because I am a holy man, a Midewi. I’m able to go to Sky Father’s camp in the White World where the ancestors dwell. This bird flies my mind there.” He turned the stone over in his hand. “In the White World I’m able to speak to the ancestors. If I ask for their guidance to help my people, they’ll help me. I no longer have people as I once did. But I have you and John and Cora, and the ancestors have told me to protect you.”
“From Eluwilussit? He doesn’t even know us!” Olivia had never considered herself a fearful person. That’s not how she was raised. But a growing unease was settling over her.
Not wanting to frighten her, Ash calmly tucked the stone back into his pocket and took her hands in his. “No, he doesn’t know you, but that doesn’t matter. He wants to steal everything I hold dear — my bird stone, my friends, and my life. This is why we must follow John and Cora. I must keep you somewhere safe until he and I have finished what he began long ago.”
Here’s the trailer ~
And here’s the true root of the story at USA Today — The Witchy Wolf and the Wendigo
I’m waiting on the new cover. Here’s the cover for book 1