Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Work In Progess #WIP Blog Tour

I've been tagged by Carol Oates for the #WIP Blog Tour. The way it works:

Provide the link back to the post by the person who nominated you. Write a little about and give the first sentences of the first three chapters of your current WIP, then nominate four other writers to do the same.

Carol Oates is the author of several wonderfully entertaining novels. She does a great job of putting new twists on well known myths. In her Shades Series she blends the lore of Avalon with King Author. Shades of Avalon, book two in the Shades Series, is now available.  Click here to visit her stop on this tour.

I have a couple novels in the works. I’m working my way through the first draft of a YA contemporary realistic fiction about a girl who struggles with guilt and her feelings of no longer belonging at home after the loss of her mother and about a boy who struggles to hang onto his dream of going to college after an unexpected illness leaves his step-father unable to work and his mom working overtime just to keep a roof over their heads. That’s a mouthful, I know. I’m still working on the blurb for this one.

Then there’s book three in the Embrace Series. The working title is ENTANGLED, although that’s subject to change.  Caden’s back. He’s the charismatic crossroad demon who Madison signed a contract with in Hold TightI've decided to share the first sentences of the first three chapters of this book with you today.

A little about book three:

Sixteen-year-old Madison Riley is back and doing the bidding of a crossroad demon. She has no choice, if she wants her six-year-old brother to remain healthy and alive.

Caden, the demon she serves, wants to become master of Death Himself, and he has the means to do it. It’s up to Madison and her coven to stop him, but Caden's intentions aren't all evil and their interference might just cost Madison her life and unleash hell on earth.

Here are the first sentences of the first three chapters:

The third grave on the left belonged to Vladimir Godspeed.

Caden wouldn’t tell me why his boss had any emotion whatsoever when it came to my contract.

I refused to talk about talismans, demons, or anything supernatural after that.

I nominate:

If you'd like to join the hop, copy the rules above, post them on your blog, and then leave the link back to your blog in the comments so that I can hop over and find out what you're working on. 

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Quite a synopsis for the second one!
    Chuckled at your comment about the first one. Yeah, you'll nail it down to something awesome, no worries.

    1. You know, I cringe every time I say what my WIP is about. There are usually a lot of um... and... um's when I say it out loud. I really should work on a decent blurb. I'm glad you liked the one for Entangled. =)

  2. Great lines! I super love the first one.

  3. Looking forward to reading the whole book. I'm ready when you are :-)

    Anna from Shout with Emaginette

  4. Hooray for book 3 & more Caden! Thanks for the sneak peek (and for the reminder that I'm delayed in making good on the tag I got a couple o' weeks ago. D'oh!)