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NOVEMBER of 2013. As promised, I have a new Excerpt at the bottom for you to enjoy. This month is focused on Bailey. I hope you like her character as much as I enjoyed writing her. I'm going to keep a little of the explanation from last month in case anyone new pops in and has no idea why I have random descriptions on my profile. If you've read my piece from last month then just skip the rest of the bolded words and go straight to the excerpt.
My original novel is a little more than halfway complete. I used a lot of the summer off from classes to work on it and to get it finished for several months now. I'm terrified that if I pause to do fanfiction I'll be addicted to the stories again and never get my own work out. I haven't abandoned them... I just would really like to finish my original novel. I'm writing about 5,000-10,000 words a week in between assignments for my work and have been aggressively attacking each scene for imperfections. I know you guys are really disappointed in me for not updating. I understand. BUT I did think you might enjoy finally learning what my book is all about.
Since you've all been following me for so long I thought you might enjoy a treat from the novel I'm working on. I'm honestly terrified to put something like this on fanfiction, but I've been advised that it's a good idea. Feedback on what you think of it would be a warm welcome. I've already picked out a few literary agents I've been considering. Since you guys are so wonderful to me (and looking for bloodshed at this point.). I'm going to start giving sneak peaks of my book each month on my Profile page. Posting on AC is a one time thing.
So here it goes...
Bonded: The Gathering
In a search for safety five teenagers journey from different divisions of the continent to join, some more reluctantly than others, the only academy that teaches all Types of Bonded how to use their abilities. Traversing the borders is dangerous though and hostilities between divisions shaky after an earthquake believed to be caused by a powerful Bonded Tial erupts between the diplomatic check points Conn and Syne. A royal of the Mashu region, Alchemy, finds himself forced to make a decision between saving the life of a slave woman he views as a second mother or siding with the decision of his royal family to execute her. Tal, a young Tial in charge of caring for two children, seeks to provide safety for his makeshift family. Bailey is next in line to the throne of Alexeteric, but a new illness spreading through the land may endanger the existence of her country before she ever takes over for her mother. Eliya is part of a dying race and wants nothing to do with the marriage her family arranges as part of a plan to secure their people. Cobalt simply doesn't want his best friend to discover what he is.
Alchemy, a royal of the Mashu region, never manages to get anything right. He possesses no talent in manipulating light and has yet to be bonded despite being fifteen years old. Raised by the cooking slave, Tess, and friends with a dingy messenger boy named Cobalt, Alchemy grew up in the shadows of royalty. The next bonding ceremony is coming up though and it’s his last chance to prove to his family that he’s worth something. Like everything else in his life though, things don’t go according to plan.
Bailey, Princess and next in line to the throne of Alexeteric, is a talented, sharp tongued, ruthless, yet deceptively empathetic sixteen year old. Determined to be the perfect ruler Bailey will stop at nothing to impress her mother, the current ruler of the region. But when a messenger of the Lantis army delivers a message to the court she finds that the following events threaten not only her position as the next ruler, but also the very stability of her country.
Tal, a fourteen year old put in charge of caring for two children and his bonded, is a hard-working, jaded boy whose only real desire is to take care of his ‘girls.’ An unusually powerful bonded Tal finds himself sticking out more than he’d like. The Aura’s are coming closer and closer to discovering his secrets. With the fear of enslavement looming over his head Tal takes a risk in a group of strangers to protect his makeshift family.
Eliya, nicknamed Nex after her gruesome abilities accidentally murdered her twin in the womb, is the daughter of a rich and influential merchant. She’s to be married off to the son of another business associate within the week. Too bad she has no intentions of showing up to the wedding. Heading towards the neutral nation Alexteric, her only plans are to get as far away from her conniving family as possible. Unfortunately they’re not going to simply ‘let’ her go.
Cobalt is a thirteen year old slave. His mistress, the closest thing he has to a mother, plans to perform a subtle takeover of Mashu. Even if that means murdering the rest of the royal family if the ‘subtle’ part doesn’t work out. His best friend happens to be one of those royals. When his mistress Sabina begins to set things in motion Cobalt and Tess must figure out a way to keep Alchemy safe. Everything goes according to plan… until Alchemy discovers he’s a slave and Tess is accused of treason by the Queen that is.
This book is the entire reason why I wrote Accidental Companions, to get used to writing animals as characters. I decided against writing The Kindest heart as a fanfiction. I created my own original character and really went in depth with creating Tal as the underage caretaker of two children. I did the same thing with a few other unpublished fanfictions. Rather than write it as a fanfiction I took my idea of My brother's shadow, of two twins who don't understand one another, and applied it to Bailey. I made her colder and arrogant and witty. My whole heart went into writing this book and I hope you guys can tell me what you think of the little bit I've given you.
Since you've been with me from the very beginning and I seemingly dropped off from the face of the planet I wanted to give you guys something rather than nothing. I'll keep this up on here for two weeks and take it down. From there on any new excerpts will be on my profile.
She lost sight of them as their bodies careened around a corner. Bailey snarled, forcing her legs to pump faster. Rowan was ahead of her, already disappearing from sight. As she exited the alley startled yelps sprung from the crowd. Leaping over a small child, she landed atop a barrel and scanned the crowd. She couldn’t see them… or Rowan.
“Damn the skies!” she cursed.
Bailey centered herself, allowing her weapon to dissolve into nothing, and reaching out her arm in a ‘come here’ gesture. The ring, with deep blue squares around her index finger, began to turn. Strings of light rapidly arose, weaving themselves before her in the middle of the road. Civilians raced to get out of the way even as Bailey ascended the steps. As her foot left a step it would disappear, only to reappear at the top.
High in the air she took another look around. There! Nearly two blocks from her own location. Bailey took off, a 'one foot by one foot' square only just keeping pace with her as she ran across the sky. She felt her heart leap into her chest as she saw Rowan dodge a shadow one of the men sent his way.
‘I’ll gut him for that.’
Around her middle finger the grey, arrow head decorated, ring began to rotate. She was already on her knees, aiming the bow and handling its string, not yet quite formed, between her fingers. She pulled it back to her cheek, keeping the men in sight as they moved in and out of the crowd. It was a sunny day, Sol being gracious to her followers, not a cloud in sight. No shadows hidden away. The bow hardened in her grip, fully formed. Bailey let it fly.
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