5/18 Weekend Writing Warriors

Hi all! This is my submission for this week’s Snippet Sunday and Weekend Writing Warriors blog hop. This is from my current project–Karly’s Wolf–due out sometime next month. I hope you enjoy it and thanks for stopping by!

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She’s running, Mama Margo had said. Go and make your acquaintance so she’ll know who to go running to.

At the time she’d said it that had actually annoyed him a little, but now…his hand tightened even more. He despised bullies and men who beat on the women they should be protecting. He shook his head, already feeling that rock hardness tightening in his gut, spreading out cold before the heat of Change tempted him. He didn’t need to check the rearview mirror to know the honeyed amber of his eyes had lightened. Going wolf.

He swallowed back the urge.

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52 thoughts on “5/18 Weekend Writing Warriors

  1. Very intriguing #8Sentence, good characterization and with a nice hook at the end.

  2. Ryan Derham says:

    Like his intensity and protectiveness. Nice job.

  3. Elaine says:

    I enjoyed your snippet. I felt I got to know a lot about your MC. He is the strong type with great control that will take a lot of effort to melt through.

  4. Cara Bristol says:

    Love the way you describe the impending change. Great job.

  5. Sarah W says:

    The first two sentences have me hooked—I like Mama Margo already!

    • pennyalley says:

      I hope you continue to like her. Initially, she was only supposed to be a side character, introduced once, mentioned in passing a couple times, but Mama Margo had other ideas. Thanks for stopping by, Sarah.

  6. That last line is so good.

  7. Nice hook, indeed. Like that he’s protective. And interesting that he can control it. Good thing since he’s driving!

  8. I’m intrigued! Love shifters!

  9. Ooh, enticing read…I loved this snippet! Looking forward to the book very much!

  10. Summer Ross says:

    I love how you showed- helping the reader feel the hardness in his stomach. Great 8.
    ~Summer
    My Blog

  11. S. J. Maylee says:

    You drew me right in. Fab snippet.

  12. Sue says:

    yeah your hanger is excellent as is the description

  13. Frank Fisher says:

    Good snippet, the narrative gives a nice insight into his personality.

  14. Beautiful writing, just beautiful. Love how you capture his preparing to change moment. Great cover, too!

  15. India says:

    Oh, I love this! Instantly caught my attention and held it til that splendid hook at the end.

  16. Karysa Faire says:

    Who the heck does your covers? They’re beautiful! And I think you’ve got a new fan, my dear. 🙂 Very fluid writing.

  17. Ann Swann says:

    I like this guy ~ going wolf indeed. We all need one now and then!

  18. Strong words.. great imagery and of course I need to know more…x

  19. Great snippet, I love his internal dialogue.

  20. Gem Sivad says:

    I’m a shifter fan too. I’m hooked.

    • pennyalley says:

      I’m glad you enjoyed it! I’m new to blog hopping, so hopefully I’ll continue to see you in the weeks to come and keep you just as hooked! 🙂

  21. Kate Wyland says:

    Intriguing! Love the eyes bit.

  22. Ooh, nicely done! 🙂

  23. Kylie Scott says:

    Love those covers. They are just gorgeous. Great eight. The descriptions are short sharp sentences are really cool.

  24. Hmm… Who is he trying to catch, I wonder? And shifting while behind the wheel can’t be a good idea…

  25. historysleuth1 says:

    Interesting. So is she changing too? Has she been abused? I think I missed some posts so I must go back and look. :)Look forward to next week to see where this goes. I like the idea that he can control it.

  26. siobhanmuir says:

    I love how his emotions trigger his change. Nice snippet, Penny. 🙂

  27. Oh, makes me wonder who the jerk is that is beating her. I really hope he protects her. Can’t wait to see what he’ll do next. Nice snippet!

  28. Oh my goodness . . . I’m hooked. I’ll be back for sure!

  29. Jenna Jaxon says:

    Love the phrase “going wolf.” Also that he’s a protector. Great 8!

  30. Kayci Morgan says:

    Nice snippet. I like the character already.

  31. Excellent 8! Love the ‘going wolf’. 😀

  32. Linda Morris says:

    This establishes him as an alpha in just a few sentences. Well done!

  33. Evelyn Jules says:

    Oooh, what a great excerpt! You managed to hook me in under eight! 🙂 Looking forward to the next post!

  34. This was great — so much intriguing info in those sentences! I’m looking forward to reading more. 🙂

  35. I like how you used the description and the “Going wolf” at the end, it really brings his character out in few sentences.

  36. writerlysam says:

    I’m wishing I had a “wolf” like that *drools over cover* Great intensity captured here!

  37. I agree with an earlier comment involving characterization. This is a fantastic way to show the character. And we’re happy to meet him. 🙂

  38. “Going wolf.” Nice! Excellent excerpt to intrigue us. 🙂

  39. Fabulous snippet! Love the “going wolf line” and the one right before it.

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