Friday, 1 February 2013

SFFSat - Feb 2



Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday (SFFSat) is a place where a bunch of us post snippets from our written works and also shoot the breeze a little. And before I get ahead of myself, thanks and appreciation as always to those who stop by and leave fantastic comments.

Today, to celebrate the nomination of The Eternal Knot for Best Book of 2012, I thought I'd share a snippet from it. By the way, voting is ON for it!

So click the button to cast your vote (for The Eternal Knot, of course!)

The Eternal Knot is the final book in The Lancaster Trilogy, available from Burst Books (Champagne Book Group), or on Amazon.

In this, we have one of my favourite characters, Loeb, with our girl Josie. They have 'crash-landed' in Brazil, in a small country village not far from Natal city on the very east coast of the country.
Unfortunately, they find themselves in a spot of trouble. 

            So much for waiting...
          The moment I hung up from John, we were ambushed.
          They came out of nowhere and surrounded us looking like the very shrubs and tall grasses that grew around the area. For all I knew, they could've been there the whole time.
On impulse, I lashed out, whirling around to backhand one, kicking out to another for a gut kick. Loeb was right; the jacket tied around my waist hindered my movements like a full-length skirt complete with old-fashioned hoops. The only effective thing I managed to do, was kick up a lot of dust.

Before long, Loeb was in an immovable chokehold. He had the good sense to go limp and placid. Unfortunately, I continued to do the opposite.


If you are interested in participating in next weeks SFFSat, just click HERE, and follow the rules. Sign up is open every Wednesday - and if you're on Twitter, use the #SFFSat hashtag.

Cheers!

20 comments:

  1. I already voted :) Nice snippet - I can imagine this won't end well for the protag.

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    1. Thanks Chantal. With Josie involved...nothing tends to end well. :P

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  3. I've voted for you, too. I liked the snippet, particularly the comment about the jacket being like a hooped skirt.

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  4. Josie sure is a stubborn one, not going all limp and placid. :-P

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  5. Vote in. A lot going on and I liked two lines in particular - the only thing I did was kick up a lot of dust and he had the good sense to go limp. The last one is a great line - says a lot about the character saying it.

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    1. Thanks S.A. You'll have to meet Josie, she's a character all right. :D

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  6. I love that foul-mouthed heroine!

    Jacket, hoop skirt, lotsa dust, limp...brilliant descriptions as usual. I love the unusual similes you come up with. They're always perfect for your character and the situation.

    I voted for ya! Good luck. Eternal Knot deserves to win.

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    1. Thanks JC. With Josie, it's fun to come up with these descriptions!!

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  7. I voted!

    Grats on the nom! And, nice to have a visit with Josie again, too. Someone tell Loeb he gives up too easily.

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    1. Thanks Cary. Don't worry. Loeb is a crafty little dude... :P

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  8. Action! Thugs dressed as bushes! Fun!

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    1. Yes, it is. 300 years in the future...

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  10. Ah, the heroine who keeps fighting. Good for her... though it may not end well.

    Nice action snippet.

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    1. With Josie involved, it usually doesn't end so good... :D

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  11. Oh no, an sounds like it's time to surrender. I love the reference to the skirt - you somehow made a sci-fi story sound medieval.

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