First of all, thank you so much for your feedback on my last journal post. I've seriously taken into account your comments, I just want you to know that.
Secondly, I'd like to let everyone know that I just sent off OCEAN OF EMPTINESS
to an agent who requested to read it, so now I'm waiting to see if she'll like it. If she does, OCEAN might be in print. But I'm not jumping ahead of myself, here, but mermaids are in right now, so we'll see. Prayer would be appreciated for that.
Thirdly, I'd like to give you guys a short excerpt from my new Teen novel UNDER.
It's also a mermaid novel, but current day, filled with a lot of action, suspense, romance, some horror elements, and with a bit of humor thrown in, of course. I'm about two thirds of the way finished, but right now I'm debating whether or not to send it straight to ebook to attempt to send it to agents first... Thoughts?
Anyway, here's an excerpt from UNDER:
The helicopter's floodlight beams down directly into my eyes, and I wince and look away; but my finger accidentally touches the trigger again, and another shot rings out.
"You don't know how to shoot!" Aiden shouts up at me. The car swerves into another lane, and I nearly tumble to the car floor. Max grabs my waist and steadies me.
"You don't know how to drive!" I yell back.
"YOU'RE GOING TO FREAKING CRASH!" Max bellows.
Aiden slams his foot on the brakes; I lurch back towards the front seat. Although Max's hold on me tightens, it's not enough. The gun bangs against the roof of the car and flies out of my hands. One more shot pierces the sky, and the helicopter's floodlight disappears. In the midst of the chaos, I hear a strange clanking noise. From my awkward place in between the front seats, I see the helicopter swaying in the air. After a moment, it plunges towards the ground.
"Go faster!" I yell to Aiden.
"Will you let me drive or not?" Aiden demands.
As the car bursts forward with sudden acceleration, I slam into Aiden's seat, tossed around like a limp fish in a shark's mouth. More shots blare through the pandemonium, shots that hit our car, banging off and cracking the apparently bulletproof windows.
"They're shooting at us!" Max shouts, alarmed. "Why are they shooting at us?"
The freeway takes us onto a bridge with a wide, gaping river beneath. Crammed in between the front seats, I catch Aiden's eyes and know what he's going to do. He jerks the car into the lane right next to the bridge railing and flinches as more bullets fly at our truck. One of the windows smashes, glass shattering everywhere, and we duck down.
"HANG ON!" Aiden shouts, and twists the wheel to the right.
"WHAT ARE YOU DOING?" Max bellows.
But it's too late for second thoughts. Our truck crashes through the railing, and for one moment, we're flying mid-air over the black water far below. Then, it's down. Down, down, down we fall.
- End of Excerpt -
I'm cooking up some art for the new novel, so to speak.
UNDER (c) Serena Kay 2011.