It’s a writing day. However, I thought I would pop in and post a few teasers for my upcoming releases.
First up is Through the Lens.
(taken from Through the Lens modified a bit by Shannon Dermott copyright 2012)
Moving his hands from his lap, he placed them on the floor to help him stand from his crouched position. The black leather of the couch seemed like a stone now weighed down with all the things left unsaid in the room. “The light was for the pictures,” he said scooping up my camera. “I had a feeling that you hadn’t finished the roll. You don’t have a flash, so we would need good light to make use of it.”
Wow, he’d thought of everything. He’d known that I was a fraud from the beginning. I wasn’t sure whether that was good or bad. Bravery was new to me when it came to boys, “If you knew I hadn’t finished taking pictures, why invite me over?”
Raising his eyebrows, I realized he was just as surprised as I was that I’d asked that question. “Maybe I wanted to see how good your pictures of me came out.” It almost sounded arrogant, but it was off. He wasn’t that guy even if he tried. “Maybe I just wanted to hang out with you.” And that sent the butterflies off in my stomach.
One moment his hands were in my hair, the next I was lying on the couch underneath him without a clue how that happened. His hands made their way up the side of my dress which let me know I still had it on, thank goodness. Obviously, I’d lost all reason. Taking inventory of myself, my damp skin was surely from the heat of the room. With a sudden urge, I felt the desire to undress to just to cool off, of course.
Next up is Remember
(taken from Remember by Shannon Dermott copyright 2012)
Although the battle was won, there was no glory in the defeat. If he hadn’t been there, she might not have survived. He turned his back on the falling body of the would be killer shifting his attention back to her. His heart grew still when he saw her lips blue and her chest unmoving. He moved to her like an icy breeze, bending down to check for signs of life. He would do what needed to be done, to hell with the consequences. He hoped she would forgive what would come next.
The bell rang and I reached for my backpack. I’d been to my locker before class and didn’t need to go back. I shot straight out of my seat headed out the classroom directly for the school exit. What I needed was to be outside getting some fresh air and calming my nerves. I only had a short time to complete my task. I walked straight with only a few yards until I broached the exit doors. If I could get out and away before the throngs of students gravitated to the parking lot to hang out after school, it would be a small victory.
However before I could reach the exit, I felt eyes burning on the back of my head. Why I turned and looked back, I don’t know. But there, in the sea of students, milling around to unknown destinations, standing still was the fair-haired boy of my past. His green eyes and handsome looks were unmistakable. But so much had changed. I couldn’t take back the choices I made. So I broke our gaze and walked out the exit door without a word to Alex.
And finally Angel of Mercy
For this teaser, I’m going to do something a little different.
There is a song that reminds me of a part of the book.
The song is Angels (apt?)
The verse is
I am learning about you
The things that no one else sees
And the end comes too soon
Like dreaming of angels
And leaving without them
And leaving without them
As in love with you as I am
As in love with you as I am
As in love, love, love
The lyrics for the entire song can be found on The XX website http://thexx.info/#lyrics/
For those of you with a holiday this Monday, Enjoy! And to all, have a great weekend! 😀
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October 6, 2012 at 5:52 pm
What a coincidence! Seriously, this is sooo weird. You are not going to believe it, but actually I was listening the xx while reading this post (different song – fiction though same album).
Excellent teasers ! Thank you very much!!! 2nd one – soooo hoooot !!! I already love Through the Lens. I need them now…. 🙂
October 7, 2012 at 10:57 pm
Love the XX. Glad you enjoyed! 😀
October 7, 2012 at 9:05 pm
That is a beautiful song. I have never listened to The XX before but I just became a fan. In fact I am going to buy the album. Reading and music nothing better then that. Thanks!!!
Cannot wait for all these books to come out. They are all on my to buy list.
October 7, 2012 at 10:59 pm
Thanks hrtandsoul! 😉 The XX is really cool. You may have heard them before and just never knew it. There music has been used in movies and commericals.
October 8, 2012 at 12:33 am
hrtansoul, The XX, released two debut albums, xx in Aug, 2009, coexist last month Sep, 2012. They just started tour , mostly in US (lucky you 🙂 ) .
October 7, 2012 at 11:03 pm
We reached another milestone. So I owe you guys another POV. I’ll try to get you a post by next weekend.
October 9, 2012 at 11:41 am
GREAT teasers! Love the song and The XX ❤
October 9, 2012 at 2:53 pm
YaY, another fan! Love XX.
October 13, 2012 at 8:46 pm
I’m excited to read these other new books!!
October 14, 2012 at 1:43 pm
I hope you like. 🙂