January 22, 2014

From 'Open World' ~ a Mid Week Tease

Welcome to the middle of the week!
Mid Week Tease is an event where authors are spotlighting a few lines or a paragraph or two from their stories. Readers, you get to sample some delicious snippets and be teased, titillated and tantalized into the weekend!

My contribution to MWT this week is from an erotic urban fantasy story I'm working on called Open World. This book continues with the world I created in AFK, my story in the Evernight Publishing anthology, Keyboards & Kink. Enjoy!

* Regardless of the strange obscuration, Hope didn’t deserve to have her light-hearted, joyous nature snuffed out by anyone. Cor shook James’ hand and placed his other on Hope’s shoulder. A low, possessive snarl rolled up the back of Den’s throat.
* Why the hell is that man buddying up to Hope’s dad and trying to charm her? Why is he even here? He’s a bean counter, not one of the game developers, not one of the I-D-8 family.
* Kids on the red seat swings and yellow slide of the play set shouted at each other, jarring him out of his thoughts. He tossed a cursory glance their way, then looked back at the other family he one day wanted to be a part of. Faith, Hope’s fraternal twin, joined them at the table. There was a cousin, too—Cassandra, one of I-D-8’s story writers—who happened to be missing at the moment from the gathering.
* Once more the air shimmered around him. This time a mirage-like heat disturbance gave everything in his line of sight a watery luster. Something weird was going on. He wished he could pinpoint what, since he reacted to it as if he were on a boat—slightly unbalanced and disorientated. He hated feeling that way.

Find out more about AFK here: AFK: Keyboards & Kink

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  1. Def an intriguing teaser. I wonder what's going on. :-)

  2. Loved your story in K&K. This sounds like a great followup. I like the image of the last sentences.

    Thanks for rejoining the tease, Casey!

  3. I'm new to AFK but this is definitely makes me want to know more! Great job!

  4. I agree with Carlene. This makes me want to know more. Great job.

  5. Nice teaser, Casey!

  6. Thanks for the comments! Glad y'all liked the snippet. :)

  7. Ooh I remember the story in the K&K anthology. Loved this teaser!