I’m super lucky and so are YOU!

Some pretty cool things have happened this week. On Saturday you all got to know me a little better. Then on Monday we had an amazing cracklesauce party (I’m still dancing, how about you?). Yesterday ~well, you know it was my birthday so it was super fabulous~ and today is my 100th post! I can’t believe I have more than 2 posts, so to have 100? Blown. Away. To mark this crazy happy occasion, I thought it only fitting to share some of my novel, The Temple of Ardyn with all of you. Why? Because I got memed.

Not just once, not twice, but three times! That’s right my friends, the super fabulous Rebekah Loper tagged me then Myndi Shafer got in on the action and finally Debra Kristi.

What exactly is The Lucky 7 MEME? Here’s how it works:

  • Go to page 77 of current WIP
  • Go to line 7
  • Copy down next 7 lines/sentences/paragraphs & post them as they’re written
  • Tag 7 other authors
  • Let them know

Fabulous! Let’s get started then. It’s a little strange to be posting something that throws you into the middle of a scene, but rules are rules!

Sword. The voice rasped in her mind. There was no pain, just a sense of panic and fear.

The sword hung by the thinnest of threads above his chest. She had to do something before it broke free and pierced his heart. An idea came to her. It was crazy and Rhoane wouldn’t approve, but it was all she had.

Hang on, Taryn told the voice and ran full speed at the bed.

When she got a few feet away she jumped as high as she could and kicked out. When her foot made contact, it sounded as if every bell in the world rang inside her mind and her pendant shrieked against the burning pain that shot up her leg. Shreds of ShantiMari snaked around her boot hissing and snarling as if it were alive. Rhoane stepped aside just before she and the sword went crashing to the ground.

Another slice of pain cut through her shoulder when she hit the ground. The cacophony of sound disoriented her. Time slowed. Rhoane was speaking to her, helping her up, but all she saw were the threads of ShantiMari tightening around the man. A faint voice in her mind said he couldn’t breathe. She had to help him. Faelara and Myrddin called to her and somewhere in the deep recesses of her thoughts Brandt told her to remain calm, to remember to focus.

She grabbed the sword that lay at her feet. When she touched the handle a shock ran up her arm. Not like her leg, which felt on fire, but a soothing feeling as if the handle welcomed her touch. The pain in her shoulder lessened. With a powerful swing she raised the sword and brought it down over the man, slicing through the threads that sought his life.

“Taryn, no.” Faelara cried out and amber threads of Mari shot toward her, but they were blocked by Rhoane’s Shanti.

“Hold, Faelara.” Rhoane’s voice was like iron. “She won’t harm him.”

Now’s the fun part! I get to tag seven lucky recipients to play the game, but like Saturday, I’m going to tag all of you! Hey, it’s my birthday week, I’ll do what I want and that means breaking all the rules. We’re keeping this blog party going, so go on, tell us what’s happening on page 77 of your work in progress.

40 thoughts on “I’m super lucky and so are YOU!”

  1. Rebekah LoperRebekah Loper

    Happy Birthday! (look, you got five of them out of me!)

    I love your excerpt! I want to read more! So, when I finish Undoing, we’ll swap, k? 😀

    I’m super fabulous? Really? Sweeeet. 😉

    March 30, 2012
  2. Coleen PatrickColeen Patrick

    Hi Tameri!
    Love your excerpt! I could see the whole thing playing out as I read it. 🙂
    Have a terrific weekend!

    March 30, 2012
  3. Louise BehielLouise Behiel

    100 posts? wow. well done, Tameri. love the excerpt. Let us know when it’s available for sale – I’ll read and post a review. can’t wait.

    March 30, 2012
  4. August McLaughlinAugust McLaughlin

    Great excerpt, Tameri! Your book sounds intriguing and intense—just the way I love ’em. 🙂

    March 30, 2012
  5. Debra KristiDebra Kristi

    Wow! That fell in an exciting scene. Woot woot! Fabulous! LOVE IT! Can’t wait to read the finished product. LIke Myndi, I want to know if there has been any feedback from the beta readers.

    March 30, 2012
  6. EmmaEmma

    Tameri I love the names of your characters. Your WIP sounds awesome!

    March 30, 2012
  7. Angela Orlowski-PeartAngela Orlowski-Peart

    Awesome excerpt, Tameri. I love books with strong heroines, and it seems like yours fits the profile!

    Have a great weekend and once again, Happy Birthday!!!

    March 30, 2012
  8. Lisa Hall-WilsonLisa Hall-Wilson

    Ooh – sounds interesting for sure. Thanks for sharing.

    March 30, 2012
  9. gingercalemgingercalem

    LOVE!!! Action packed! Can’t wait to read more and Happy 100th post. I think I’m on 41. haha

    March 30, 2012
  10. patriciasandspatriciasands

    Way to go, Tameri! 100 posts is an exciting milestone and … hey … something else to celebrate this week while you are in full party mode!
    Love the excerpt and am looking forward to release. Another party!!!!

    March 30, 2012
  11. CassiaCassia

    Fantastic! I’m looking forward to this book being available! A belated Happy Birthday!

    March 30, 2012
  12. Fabio Bueno (@_FabioBueno_)Fabio Bueno (@_FabioBueno_)

    What a thrilling excerpt, Tameri! I _need_ to read your novel.
    Happy birthday and hapyy 100 posts 🙂

    March 30, 2012
  13. Bridgette BoothBridgette Booth

    So here’s another opportunity to wish you a happy, happy birthday week. 🙂

    March 31, 2012
  14. Lena Corazon (@LenaCorazon)Lena Corazon (@LenaCorazon)

    I am in LOVE with this excerpt, Tameri! Absolutely wonderful. 😀

    Happy belated birthday! Hope you had a blast!

    April 1, 2012
  15. Barbara McDowellBarbara McDowell

    Fab work, Tameri, both in the WIP excerpt and reaching 100 posts! Something else to celebrate! Like I need a reason…heh. And yes, I’m still dancing from your super fun B-Day party festivities. I’ll come spin tunes for you anytime. 🙂

    April 2, 2012
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