Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: LOVE ME OR LET ME DIE

I know it's a bit self-indulgent to post clips of your own work. But I'm excited about this story, have spent many late nights writing it, and I'm feeling self-indulgent. So here's a taste of the dark paranormal romance I'm writing with a few holes in the narrative for which I hope you'll forgive me. My main character Lucy is eighteen in the summer after graduation. I'm still trying to decide if that makes it YA or the mythical beast called New Adult. I think the rest is self-explanatory. 

Lucy decided her stupid empath abilities were to blame for the kiss with Chase. He was feeling attracted. Ergot, she was feeling it, too, secondhand. But it wasn't real. Not like what she had with Nick.
She sighed into her pillow and swore not to think about Chase for another second. Saturdays were for Nick. Every day was for Nick.
.... {removed spoilers}
She'd sworn not to think about Chase, and she totally wasn't. She was thinking about herself—her abilities. Just because he shared those abilities didn't mean she had to think about what he did with them.
"Gah!" She buried her head underneath the pillow. It was like Mac's mean trick one day on set when she was bored. "I dare you not to think of a giant, flashing red number twenty-four." Then he'd walked away, and Lucy had tried really hard not to think of that stupid flashing number. She still saw it sometimes when she closed her eyes. The forbidden thought that wouldn't leave.
That was Chase Gillan. 
She called Nick on the drive over to the costume shop. She only wanted to hear his voice, to remember why she'd fallen head over heels for him. To forget the red flashing twenty-four in her mental rear-view mirror.  
"Good morning, my light," his sleepy voice purred.
If there was anything Nick was made for, it was making Lucy forget. She almost ran a stop sign. "Hey, sexy," she answered. "I miss you. Thanks for the flowers."
"Of course." She could hear his smile through the phone.
... {spoilers removed}
She'd been tossing in bed last night for another reason besides Chase and his confusing kiss. No matter how she figured things, Nick had something to do with her burgeoning sensitivity to the paranormal. So could she trust him with her secrets? Did he already know?
Lucy could really use some of that famous lucent clarity about now. 

Thanks for the shout-out, Tiffany!


  1. Ooooh! I'm definitely curious to know what's up with the "stupid empath abilities," and what Nick and Chase have to do with everything. You've got me intrigued!

  2. Sounds fun! I like the hints at her new skills. :) I didn't like the holes! Teaser indeed. :D

  3. We haven't even really met Chase, and I already like him :)

    Please send this to me soon!! I'm dying over here!!

  4. *beams* Thank you, ladies. You made my day!

  5. This is so fun Katrina :) I love your writing and the story is intriguing! Keep writing it so I can read all of it.

  6. Sounds great! Glad you were feeling self-indulgent and ready to share!

  7. Very good stuff. Oh, and never worry about whether posting your own stuff is self-indulgent. You should share whenever you feel like it!


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