Wednesday, August 7, 2013

WIPpet Wednesday

Well, it's Wednesday, which means I'm supposed to share part of a work in progress. Here's the problem:

I haven't worked on my current book since last week. I haven't had time. My cat had kittens and I've been doing lots of editing. So I haven't worked on anything new. However, though I'm done writing two other books, I am not done editing, so I declare that they are still in progress.

Without further ado, here are seven paragraphs from book 2 in my series, entitled Devil's Despair. Here's your sneak peak Nessa!

           Without a word, the three Devils disappeared, taking Sam and her baby with them. Sam was dizzy from the trip and fell flat when she was abruptly dropped. She scrambled to her feet, stumbling three steps before she gained her balance. She turned in a slow circle, taking in her surroundings. Her throat closed from terror, and her heart pounded in her chest.
            They were in a cave. She was surrounded by demons and Devils. There were people chained to the wall, bound hand and foot by shackles. Hell hounds paced the perimeter, and their growls filled the cavern. A man wearing worn-in jeans and a polo walked over, his face suspiciously friendly. He held out a hand.
            “Welcome to Hell. I’m Abalam. You are?”
            Azazel shoved her toward the man. “This is Samantha. She’s the Warrior’s sister. If anyone knows where he is, it’s gonna be her.”
            Abalam grinned. “Fantastic! I’ve got your room all set up for you. Follow me, please.” He led her down one of the cave’s off-shoots and into another chamber. A chair sat in the middle, anchored to the floor with a metal plate and with cuffs to hold her at the wrists and the ankles. In one corner were a twin mattress and a tray containing a plastic cup of water and a sandwich.
            Sam took in all in with a sinking feeling in her gut. “What’s this for?”
            “This is what I like to call my information station.” Abalam reached out and patted the chair proudly. “You’ll come to know and loathe it soon enough. I wanted to introduce you to the place so that you can make an informed decision about how this is going to go.”


  1. Oooh... I like it! Sounds very intriguing and builds up some nice tension.

  2. They... they took her baby, too? *sniff* That's awful. I hope rescue is on its way!

  3. Jeans and a polo shirt in the hells... I knew there was a reason I didn't like those shirts (gryn).

    Seriously though, now I really want to know what is going to happen to Sam and her baby. Especially her baby... except for mentioning the child at the beginning, I'm curious to know why the child isn't mentioned again... Is she holding the child as they are transported? Does she fret to see her child held back as she's taken away by Abalam?

    I'm really wondering about this woman now.

  4. Love the juxtaposition between his too-nice, salesman attitude and what he's actually saying, and with the description of the chair and the wider room. Like Eden, though, I was also wondering what happened to the baby? Is it okay?!

  5. Thank you all for your comments! I can tell you without giving too much away that the baby will be fine. The book, entitled Devil's Despair, will likely be published around the first of the year, so keep a lookout for it. I'll be making announcements back here when it gets closer, but I'm so glad you all liked it.