It’s a shiny new Wednesday and I’m feeling like sharing something from my vault today ^_^.
So, today I’ll be sharing another excerpt from my YA Action & Adventure/Fantasy trilogy WIP: Ayestra Calling (Return of the Guardian Trilogy, Bk 2). Find the first excerpt here: ‘Ayestra Calling WIP Excerpt 1′. Book 1 of the trilogy is free to read: ‘Read SECRETS Free!’ via Obooko’s virtual shelves and with a quick click, you can easily begin Emma’s story.
Ayestra Calling is set for a 2015 release and with that book, readers will be able to continue the crazy ride that is the lot of Emma and her friends, as she seeks to bring one of them back to the human realm, while trying to survive in a fae world that would rather just take her head.
Enter the story with this short unedited excerpt taken from Chapter 2, as Tai is unwillingly pulled into dangerous conversation with Emma.
“Maybe we can get them to tell us somehow, then just, I don’t know, disappear on our way to the other village.” Still nothing and even though I had a pretty good idea what he was thinking, his silence was becoming a little frustrating.
“Well? Say something Tai.”
“But it’s crazy! We can’t just kill a bunch of people who’ve never done us anything, that’s just . . .”
“Unthinkable? So is putting your life on the line for Noah, yet, here we are.” He set the bowl down next to him, then lay back on the woven straw mats that had been provided for us to sleep on. I studied him for a moment. He’d shed his outerwear in the warm room and the dim light cast by a covered flame in one corner of the room, complimented his muscular outline. “You should not be staring, only sleeping,” he chided, his voice rising up to me as gruffly as the first time he’d arrived at my house to ‘train’ me.
“You know why,” came the response.
“No, actually I don’t. I don’t know why you helped me before or why you kept my secret, and I know you don’t care about Noah, so what is it?” Tai sat back up, looking at me intently,
“I do not break my deals and to protect you was a deal made with the Lady Rena. As for your secret? What is to be gained from sharing your truth? Especially with my family? They have proven their honour is lost, mine, is not.” ~
Tai is definitely one of my absolute favourite characters in this trilogy. The way he deals with Emma is very different to how anyone else does and what I appreciate about their interactions even more, is that though he’s not the love interest, there’s this strange tension that you’re just not quite sure about while reading. Yes, this goes for me, the writer too haha ^_^.
Thanks for joining me today everyone and feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below. Be well and I’ll see you Friday ^_^!
Please note: After this long break the beginning of Chapter 16: Glamorous Lies, will be posted on ‘Jackie Jones on Wattpad.’. Look out for the Awakening Character Guide soon and catch up with the story using the link above, as with only FIVE chapters left, you’ll want to catch up ^_^.
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