Weekend Writing Warriors 9 – Night’s Treasure

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Weekend Writing Warriors | #8Sunday | 1/1/17

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Here’s my newest snippet (10 sentences) from Night’s Treasure for your reading pleasure. Just some quick info on it. This happens soon after the last snippet with the ritual. The house is on fire. The unknown woman talking to Sophy is Nyx, the goddess of night.

——– Night’s Treasure ——–

“Please, you must trust me. I know it is a lot to ask especially after the life you have led but, please. You must leave this place; you cannot stay here.”

“I have nowhere to go,” Sophy whispered.

As if on cue the roaring inferno from the basement burst through into the rest of the house, filling the night with flames. The intense heat stole Sophy’s breath and threatened to sear her skin where she lay crumpled int he grass. It consumed the house in seconds.

“Hermes,” the lady said, brisk and business-like. “The time has come. Take Sophia and wait for me by the mouth of the Styx.”

——– End of snippet ——–

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If you liked this snippet and you’re interested in reading the rest of the book, Night’s Treasure is available to buy as an ebook on Amazon for $2.99. Reviews are much appreciated! I’m trying to get some of those. I had some but Amazon deleted them for some reason. I think it had something to do with them being from family members. My family’s pretty honest (even when it’s bad though these weren’t), but it broke the review guidelines so Amazon took them down.

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About Katie St. John-Shin

I believe in living life and not letting it pass you by. I mean, come on, if you really want to do something but don't have the courage to do it so you let the opportunity disappear, you may regret it for the rest of your life. How can you know what you're capable of unless you go for it? Like every writer, I naturally plan on becoming a world-famous writer. I love reading, writing, fitness, coffee, watching my favorite movies/shows, listening to music, and trying new things even if they're sometimes terrifying. I'm a stay-at-home mom, a writer, and a POP Pilates instructor. I didn't think I'd succeed at that last one but I did it! I confronted my fears, dealt with things I didn't want to deal with, and completed the training! POP Pilates classes are coming soon to mid-Nebraska!
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10 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors 9 – Night’s Treasure

  1. angelicadawson says:

    Whoa. That’s not good. Hope she’s ready for Hades.

  2. Botanist says:

    I’m pretty sure even someone with nowhere to go has better options than being taken to the Underworld 🙂

    • There’s more to it than that. You’d have to have read more to really understand the situation and I didn’t want to go into a long spiel every time I posted an excerpt. There are gods who live in Tartarus (other than the ones being kept there as prisoners) who call it home. But this excerpt doesn’t say she goes to the Underworld. It just says she’s to be taken to the mouth of the Styx. The Styx, while in the Underworld, continues to run outside in the mortal world as well.

  3. Andrea R Huelsenbeck says:

    Just saying, nobody wants to hear that last sentence. It never turns out well.

  4. Intriguing excerpt! I did list your book in my New Releases column on December 21st, best wishes!

    • Oh wow! Thank you! That’s so funny because I have one of your books. I went a little crazy with freebie books and got your Dancer of the Nike book. It’s on my To-Read List. The list got too long so I had to stop following authors and getting books so I could read them all. 🙈 I love the cover and the description! Coincidentally it’s nearing the top of my list. My brain has been in 7th heaven with all these books. 💕

  5. Ed Hoornaert says:

    That attempted rescue didn’t work out very well, did it?

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