Previews are awesome! Not just because we get snippets of upcoming movings or books, but because we get an idea ahead of time on whether or not we might like it. I also happen to like sharing them because then I can get opinions, thoughts, and/or feedback ahead of time.
If you’ve read my first two books or dug into my website a bit, you know I like to include poetry in my work. This past week for my poetry class we’ve gotten to work on writing free verse, my favorite type of poem. Now, I’d already written the poem to include in book 3 of my series, Avenged, so I had to think about other options. I could just write a free verse poem OR I could work on the poem for book 4 in the series, Burned. I decided on the latter. With Burned on my mind, it got me thinking about one of the main characters in the story and how much I wanted to introduce you to her.
So, without further adieu, I give you a preview of Avenged where you meet the heroine of Burned.
Distracted by his own thoughts, David hadn’t paid any attention to where he walked. On his way out the toward the gym, he bumped into a girl and knocked her to the ground. The books in her arms scattered across the floor. “Oh shit. I’m —”
“A jackass. Not that I really needed to know that badly.” She got to her feet and proceeded to collect her belongings.
Her response was a bit harsh, but she had landed on her ass because of him. Besides, it wasn’t as if he’d done it on purpose. Purely accidental. David picked up the brand new notebook nearest him. “Here, let me help.”
“Thanks, but I think you’ve done enough.” She snatched the notebook from his hands and gathered the last of her things.
Forgetting all about his own items, David blatantly eyed her from head to toe. This girl was like no one he’d ever met. Dark auburn hair contrasted pale skin; she was tall for most girls, maybe around five foot ten, but gorgeous as hell. And she hadn’t so much as looked at him as pierced his soul with her steel grey eyes. A dark gray t-shirt with the words Rock N Roll in sparkles, black skin tight jeans and boots to match. Who was this girl? “I’m really sorry. I, um, I usually pay better attention. You must be new. I’m David.”
“And you’re kind of dense. Now, if you don’t mind.” She stepped around him.
Without any forethought, he grabbed her arm. “Wait. Can I at least get your name?”
“It’s none of your damn business. Now, you have five seconds to release me before I make you howl like a dog.”
“Warren.” Coach Yager called out from the door to the gym.
Dammit! Faced with a lack of choices, he let go of his mystery girl. “I will find out.”
“Don’t bet your ass on it.” With nothing further to be said, she walked away.
Thoughts? Opinions? Questions?