Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Hookers & Hangers

So, I'm not sure if this is allowed (because I didn't post any hookers), but I thought it'd be fun to join in the Hookers & Hangers Bloghop.




Just a short bit about Dark Waters:
When sixteen-year-old Allura breaks the rules to save a human, she accidentally absorbs the injured woman's blood, igniting a flurry of flesh-hungry cravings buried within her DNA, and becomes the centerpiece in a plan her kind has constructed to revert to the lifestyle of their folkloric ancestors who once lured and killed less than honorable human men.

Here's a few of the hangers from Dark Waters:

~ To her life and--if my aunts found out what I had just done--my undoing.

~ "If she wants to sympathize with the humans, she can eat like one too."

~ That didn't guarantee that she wouldn't still call my aunts.

~ Why did following the rules feel like such a mistake?

~ That's when I first fantasized about killing David.

~ "Don't worry." The words seethed from  my salivating mouth. I stood on tiptoes, staring straight into his deep brown eyes. "I'll show you the real me."

~ I could really use a good kill--something with skin to sink my teeth into.

~ He walked away from me, without once looking back.

~ "Yes," I said, my voice strengthening with each breath. "Kiss me."

~ But before I could open my mouth and let out a fake shrill of pain, another shrilling sound screeched through the air.

~ Her hand pressed into my right shoulder. "You're the reason the Council is meeting, right now."

~ "I wont let them hurt you," I breathed, my voice thick and throaty. "Even if it kills me."


~ I couldn't hover, or even hold myself up. Shortly after the two pieces of dead animal fell, so did I.


~ His arms bound behind his back, David stood, glaring straight at me. 




   

28 comments:

  1. "That's when I first fantasized about killing David." Nice. :D

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  2. I love the fifth and sixth ones. Especially number six: now that's a dramatic way to end a chapter. :)

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  3. "If she wants to sympathize with the humans, she can eat like one too."

    AWESOME!

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  4. Love the premise of Dark Waters! And wow, these hangers are so intense. Makes me want to see all the lines in-between!

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    1. Thank you so much! Very encouraging. :) I'm always looking for more beta readers or crit partners if you're interested. :)

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  5. HA! Don't they ever learn about sympathizing with the humans:) I loved that line!

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  6. Wow! I have a hard time picking my favorite, they're all really good! I'm so intrigued :)

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    1. Thank you very much! Intrigued is good!

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  7. This sounds like one intense story! I like 5 and 12 the best.

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  8. #2 and #5 are my picks. I really would like to read this story!

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    1. Thanks! I'm always looking for critique partners and beta readers if you're interested. :)

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  9. Tough decision. They are all fantastic. But I think this is my favorite : I couldn't hover, or even hold myself up. Shortly after the two pieces of dead animal fell, so did I.

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  10. Firstly, I too have a character named ALURA! How cool is that!
    Second, my fave is #4 and #12.

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  11. My favorite is definitely #4. Fantastic.

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  12. Yay! Thanks guys! This is SO encouraging! I'm finishing up the umpteenth round of revisions, preparing to query it again and wondering if it's good enough. :) You know how it is. So thank you for stopping by and encouraging me to drink down that coffee and finish the revision. :)

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  13. These are all really really cool! I had a super rough week, sorry I'm so late to the commenting game.

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    1. No problem. Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. This one's cool:

    Why did following the rules feel like such a mistake?

    But the one about killing David is awesome too.

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    1. Thanks! Those are two threads of issues she deals with most of the book. :)

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  15. The wanting to kill David. Nice one. This sounds like it could have some very interesting characters.

    Great hangers!

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    1. Thanks! Yes, I think the characters are pretty interesting. :)

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  16. This voice in this is amazing. And OF COURSE it's okay that you just post the hangers :) So glad you joined us!

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    1. Thanks so much for the encouraging words!

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