All right, now what was I going to post about today? Oh, right. I've seen this feature on a few blogs where authors post teasers from the book they're working on now, on the understanding that of course these fragments might not end up in the final version and it's all just for fun, etc. etc. If I knew who invented the meme I would give credit, but I don't so...sorry!
Anyway, here's a teaser, which is from the first page of FrostFire (which might not be called that much longer, but I need to talk to my editor about it). Let me know what you think.
In my dreams, the wolves come for me. I hear their voices, echoing from the far off mountains and frost bright stars. They sing of the hunt, and hot fresh blood spilled on snow, and the scent of fear on the wind. Their prey’s fear.
I am running. Always running. Shadowy fields blur past my eyes, the jagged skeletons of trees, frozen rivers, marked in stark black by the unforgiving light of the moon. My bare feet sink into the snow, and the cold burns them. Breath crystallises in the air before me, and my heartbeat throbs through my body. I can taste my own blood on my tongue.
But no matter how swiftly I flee, they are always just behind me.