April 18, 2013

Friday Flames: Love a Tree Blog Hop



Thank you to JustRomance.ME for hosting this awesome hop!

You could win a $75 gift certificate to an e-book store of your choice
or many other wonderful prizes.
 

You know the saying: Earth Day is every day. Going Green is the way of the future. As our resources shrink, we must come up with new and clever ways to reach our goals for tomorrow.

In my erotic fantasy romance, Remedy Maker, conservation is a way of life. Here's a snippet to entice you to go solar:

 

 

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Screams of the terrified echoed through the corridors of Rhycious's mind. Shouts from warriors and cries of agony ebbed away, the pounding of his heart decreased.
 He gripped the rough-hewn table with both hands, forcing himself to concentrate on the picturesque view of the Boronda Forest beyond his kitchen window.
Bloody soldiers lay scattered in his reminiscence like the deadfall they were. He and his team of medics couldn't keep up with the gruesome injuries. Body parts flung high in trees, left to hang, picked clean by scavengers.
 Rhy shook his head and blew a hard breath. Night had fallen hours ago and no Wood Nymphs attacked his fellow herdsmen. No such war existed between races any longer.
He was safe. The horrific scenes were in his mind, exhumed by his traumatized memory.
Sweat dampened his forehead. Rhycious fought the flashback's wave with even, regulated breaths. Gritted teeth unclenched one facial muscle at a time, his back straightened with determination, vertebrae by vertebrae.
He didn't start the battle that had lasted two centuries, but the clashing races damn well made it his emotional baggage.
Rhycious relaxed the anchoring grasp of one hand and raised his wrist to see the time. The tremble in his arm caused the digital numbers to dance before his eyes. Pan, help me. The god who reigned over terror and panic must be having a good laugh on his account.
Rock music played from the boom box he'd rigged to a solar battery on the granite counter. Sliding notes of electric guitars drove home the time in which he lived.
Now days, turmoil imploded within the Centaur community, no outside sources required. Senior herd leaders remained prejudiced against Satyrs, Minotaurs, and other woodland races—Nymphs topping the list. 

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28 comments:

  1. An intense excerpt ... what a powerful way to begin "screams of the terrified ..."

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  2. Sheri, your book especially is ideal for this hop! You need to quote the whole beautiful thing! Happy hopping.

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  3. Love the excerpt, =) Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Friday!
    //Linda

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  4. WOW, what a interesting way to start a snippet..
    Thanks for sharing :)

    BeckeyWhiteATgmailDOTcom

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  5. I have never read your stuff but that snippet got me real curious. I will be looking up your stuff asap!

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  6. Love your snippet can't wait to read your book
    Happy Green Day

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  7. Interesting snippet. Sounds like a great read! Thanks for the giveaway! cheryllynne(at)rocketmail(dot)com

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  8. Great book! Thanks Carin mawmom at gmail dot com

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  9. LOVE the cover. Thanks for the snippet. Adding it to my wishlist. LOL
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  10. Awesome excerpt, Sheri! Loved this book!

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  11. So glad to have come across you, Sheri, and your books!! Looking forward to reading them all!
    brandypm (at) optonline (dot) net

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  12. Wow, that's a lot of emotional baggage to carry. Hope he finds someone to ease it for him =)

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  13. Nice excerpt

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  14. Caught my interest for sure! Thanks for the teaser!

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  15. The short summary was interesting. I'm sure the book will be a good read.

    Earth Day is always a reminder that we need to take better care of our planet or else...

    Thanks for the opportunity.

    Belinda G
    belgre AT comcast DOT net

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  16. great post! :) mygirls01(@)yahoo.com

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  17. In honor of Earth Day, we planted a tree today. I wonder if a wood nymph lives in it? Thanks for being in the hop!
    latteluvr AT aol DOT com

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  18. Wow--very intriguing excerpt--thanks for hopping, Sheri!

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

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  19. Too short lol need more ;)

    leanne109 at {hot}mail {dot} com

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  20. Such an intriguing excerpt! Very vivid visuals that make you feel as though you're there. Happy Earth Day!

    Joder
    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

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  21. That was a cool excerpt. Sounds like a really interesting world.

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  22. I have this waiting for me on my Kindle. I am so looking forward to reading it.
    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

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  23. What an exciting excerpt... Sounds like your hero has some things he has to deal with. This book is on my TBR list.

    j.m.platt83@gmail.com

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  24. Congratulations to Sarah! You are my cool swag winner. I'll contact you via email shortly.

    Thank you to everyone who stopped by and left a comment. I appreciate each and every one! Have a wonderful Earth Day!

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  25. Love the cover! Thanks for the giveaway!

    beckerjo at verizon dot net

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  26. Oooh .. sounds awesome. Definitely on the TBR list :D

    lyntaylor72(at)gmail(dot)com

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