Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Countdown: 9 days until the battle... and we have a TEASER

hehe :)
This week has only begun, yet it feels like it's flying by!  And as promised, I'm keeping up with the countdown so you don't miss anything!  Today I have some exciting little surprises I'd like to share with you -and yes that includes a teaser!

Lightly, Alaire said, “There is a secret I should tell you.”
            I titled my head up, but I did not look him directly in the eyes.  My face was stained with tears of my own and I had lost too much of my dignity as it was.  I nodded for him to continue.
            “When I knew Léal we were working under a man named Esmour.  Though I cannot say much, I must tell you…” He paused for a moment.
            “Aldemund’s name was mentioned in the work we did.  Though I have not ever met him, I know he is a foul man.”
            “Thank you,” I murmured.  While I desired to ask Alaire more about what other secrets he may be carrying with him, the strength to voice my thoughts no longer existed.  I laid my head back on his shoulder and sighed.  All the while Alaire remained silent, not questioning my feelings and not pushing me away.  I tried to recall someone who had done that for me in the past, but not even my dear sister had been there during the darkest of times.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Now the reason I'm specifically calling that a "teaser" is because I'm at college right now and don't have the final copy of Cursed With Power.  However, the teaser above is from the version I wrote last year, so it's something to think about.  Do you think this scene between Alaire and Celestria changed significantly in the final book?  I realize it's very brief, but that's the fun involved with this week -I'll share little interesting things that all lead up to the big day!
Onto some more surprises... I have pins from my pinterest that I'm sharing today!  These pictures I repinned specifically because they somehow related to Cursed With Power.  I won't be sharing all of them -what would be the fun in that?-but I will be showing several.  
Dyanna Hale
This personally gave me inspiration for Dyanna's character.  Celestria makes a remark in the book about how she was always seen as the "beautiful sister," and I think this picture would be a good representation of that beauty and perhaps even the way Dyanna would have held herself together -very lady like, confident... you get the point.
I realize the horse isn't white like Vinur... But this instantly made me think of him! :D
I realize the horse isn't white, but this instantly made me think of Vinur (Alaire's horse.)  I love the nature in the background seemingly glowing, and how the horse stands out.
What might happen.... That's a secret for the second book to reveal ;)
And that one.... Well I'll just leave that there for everyone to think about ;)
Whew that was certainly a lot!  If this post isn't already long enough, I'll try to wrap things up before I return to school work and so forth.  I plan on finishing chapter three of Punished with Destiny today (fingers are crossed!), and then I can get to work on chapter four.  I haven't really gotten that far, considering how many chapters in total the book will have, but at least I'm writing little bits every day.
Also remember to send in those pictures!  If you have artwork of your own that you'd like to share, just send it to me and I'll post it up for other fans to see.  
I'll try to come up with some more promos later on -they're so enjoyable to make!- and I plan on making the "goodies" for CWP as soon as I have a cover!  Remember to join the Facebook party for Cursed With Power for your chance to win some wonderful surprises as well!  Click here for the party!
Lastly, if you see Alaire around remind him to stay out of my head... This is Leal's story I have to tell now, not his.
Cover Photo
Lindsey R. Sablowski


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