Wednesday, November 25, 2009

First Teaser Tuesday ever ever ever

This is by popular demand.

I always wanted to say something was by popular demand. Anyway.

This is from my prologue. (I am one of those uncool writers who has prologues.) My main character has snuck into the cellar in the middle of the night because knows that her father has a prisoner there. And yeah. I've cleaned it up somewhat but it is still very much a work in progress, as always.

Update: I've taken the teaser down now.

Thanks for all your lovely comments. More teasers to come!

22 comments:

Amanda Hannah said...

Leila! This sounds amazing!

John Rea-Hedrick said...

Intriguing!

Is this the 76,000+ pager you mentioned? Does it have a title yet?

Thanks for sharing!

Lee Bross said...

OOh! Now I need to know who she is, who he is and why they are in the basement! Great job!

Anna said...

I like prologues and I LOVE this!!!

Becca said...

This sounds really interesting. I <33 magic!! :)

Kaitlin Ward said...

Amazing, Leila!
I am definitely up for beta reading when you're ready, if you'd like ;)

VĂ©ro said...

Oh this is really interesting! I want to read more!

Deniz Kuypers said...

This is great! I'd love to find out more. Keep teasing.

Amna said...

Very, very interesting!

Definitely hooking!

Kirsten Hubbard said...

worth the wait. I just love your prose!

Mortem Twins said...

Wow, that was great! Interesting and the voice is awesome :D

Krista Ashe said...

Welcome to Teaser Tuesday! I'm so excited you decided to join our Merry Band!

I totally loved this...his line about getting in touch with his parents and then her risking everything. And of course, the lightning bolt that I feel will unite them as time goes on. Awesome!

Can't wait for you to get this baby edited and out into the big, bad world of agents!!

Kristin Miller said...

Awesome, Leila. What I loved the most is that you included such vivid descriptions of smell at the end. Love that, and love that you're teasing!

Amanda said...

I can see why it was by popular demand! Very interesting. And good prose too! Can't wait to see more.

Raven said...

Welcome to Teaser Tuesday!

I loved this! The descriptions were great and I'm really interested in finding out who this boy is and why he was locked up in the first place.

Karla said...

Ohh interesting! Can't wait to read more!

J.S. Wood said...

This was great. Sucked me right in! Years down the road LI I hope ;)

Welcome to Teaser Tuesday - hope you keep posting.

Leila Austin said...

I never expected so many lovely people to stop by to read my teaser! Thank you! I shall float for the rest of the week!

@John Rea-Hedrick - 76,000+ words :-) The thought of writing 76,000+ pages in one draft makes me feel very slightly queasy.

Current title is The Day I Breathed Fire.

Paranormalchick said...

WOW!!!! Awesome post! I agree 100% with everyone else :)

Can't wait to read more!

Aimee said...

I'm hooked. Very interesting! I want more!

corrinejackson said...

Leila, this is great! I love the characters and the set up for these characters. I can see the stage set for a meetup of these two when they're grown.

Leila Austin said...

Thank you! :-)