Friday, February 12, 2016

First Line Friday: Through the Veil

First Line Friday

The idea is we'll all share 
(unedited) snippets from one of our 
current Works In Progress or a previous release. 
Sometimes it will be the first line. 
Sometimes it will be a little excerpt. 
It will depend on what's inspiring me Thursday night. ;)

Today I'm sharing another first line from Through the Veil. TTV takes place in a world about 18 years into the future. The premise is that a natural occurrence (the Veil) separated the United States into two sides, the Western States (WS) and the Eastern States (ES) with a fog-like "Veil" in the WS that makes it impossible to cross from one side to the other.

But the heroine, Lori, has special powers that allow her to cross in an act of desperation to escape torture. In the ES, life is still pretty much like how you and I live right now, but in the WS, things have changed, evolved. This scene are Lori's first lines as she wakes up to some of the shocking changes that have happened in the WS. 

(click on the graphic and it will open bigger in a new window so that it's easier to read)

This week that redesign released at 
an all new low price of $.99 for the ebook

58 years ago a gorge opened up from Mobile, AL to Quebec City, Canada to split the United States into the Western States (WS) and the Eastern States (ES).
40 years later a fog rolled in on the WS that they called the Veil. Within twelve hours it formed an impenetrable wall between the two sides.
It’s been 18 years since anyone has known what’s happening on the other side of the Veil.
Now, Lori, an Other, in a desperate attempt at escape from the ES’s torture and experimentation, has crossed the Veil and found a world beyond belief.
Marcus is a Warrior, but when Lori collapses at his feet wounded and exhausted, he knows he has to protect her. But seeing that she’s the first person he’s seen in 18 years without wings, he’s worried about what her appearance means for his people and the world they’ve created since the Veil fell.
Two new societies: one built on a respect for the natural order of nature and the world, the other built on mistrust and corruption. Can they learn to co-exist once again?



Now, go see what Kelly is up to with her First Line Friday this week...

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