So there I was, debating which character I should interview for the blog when the ever gorgeous and super sweet Debra Kristi tagged me in a new meme that’s making its way around the blogosphere. It’s called the Look game.
I suppose that’s because the rules say something like, you’re supposed to run a search in your work in progress for the word “look” and then paste the surrounding paragraph(s), tagging as many people as possible.
Simple enough. And since it’s Friday, it had to be my fantasy, The Temple of Ardyn. So here goes:
Instead of a storeroom filled with casks of ale and old chairs, Taryn stared into a gaping blackness. “Bloody hell.”
Brandt reprimanded her for cursing and she mumbled an apology, eyes fixed on the emptiness in front of her. “Take my hand and whatever you do, don’t let go.” Brandt gripped her hand in his. “There’s no telling where you might end up.”
“Where does it lead?” The darkness pulled at her with a curious desperation.
“Aelinae, darling.” His hand tightened around hers. Motioning to the now nonexistent doorway he said, “You’d be surprised at what is possible when you look beyond what you think you know.”
At that moment she was certain she knew nothing. Everything she’d been led to believe was made moot by the undulating, seductive void before her. “Portals to other worlds,” she murmured while checking her hold on Brandt’s hand. “Well, let’s see what this Ay-lynn-ay has to offer, shall we?” There was a strength in her voice she hoped conveyed the confidence she didn’t quite feel.
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Now for the fun part! I get to tag some of you to share a bit of your work in progress. If I tag you and you aren’t up for it, no worries! If I didn’t tag you, but you’d like to participate, that’s awesome. Just let us know in the comments so we can pop over to your blog and check you out!
I look forward to reading all your excerpts, ladies and gent!