Snippet Sunday ~ Weekend Writing Warriors 12/28/14



Welcome to my 18th Snippet Sunday ~ Weekend Writing Warriors Post! This week’s snippet takes place immediately after last week’s that you can find here. Sarette just overheard her mom ask Elwin of news of her husband the king and…



I mentally unchecked the box next to “always be honest with me” on the trust meter and quickly grabbed the crystals off my bed. They were opaque and looking normal again but to be safe, I made sure they were apart—I didn’t want to accidentally travel to another realm or plane of existence.

I hurried back down the stairs and rounded the corner of the kitchen in time to hear Elwin say, “I’m sorry if this is a shock. The queen kept the change of plans from Roland too. Daearen has grown more unstable and Queen Paige is ill. She fears she will not be strong enough to pass on the crown if we wait until next summer like you and Roland agreed to.”

Elwin looked at me as I sat down, and I felt my face flush with betrayal, anger, and curiosity. I looked at my mom and my eyes started to fill with tears, “You’ve been lying to me my entire life.”

“No,” she clarified, “I’ve been omitting parts…

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Check back in next week for the continuing saga of Meanmna: Book One of the Daearen Realms!
But if you can’t wait until next week…

Meanmna: Book One of the Daearen Realms



Seventeen-year-old Sarette has always thought of her life as average, even a bit boring. She does well in school, has a loving mother and a loyal best friend, Mathew. Of course, she has her problems as well—cold Michigan winters, a long-lost father she knows nothing about, and the lack of a boyfriend. She also has the vague sensation that she is being watched by some unseen entity, but figures that means she’s average and crazy.

Nothing could be further from the truth . . .

Daearen isn’t much different than the human world. Imagine a world where science is replaced with magic.


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Meet Emmy Gatrell

Hi! I’m Emmy, a 42-year-old Stay-At-Home-School-Mom to two teenage boys, nine dogs, and a husband. I write and publish fiction in multiple genres including epic fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, dystopian, speculative fiction, and supernatural horror ranging from young adult through four-flame +18. As you can tell I love all things that go bump in the night ;) I also love food. I’ve published the first five cookbooks of my No Frills Cookbook Series. My first coffee table cookbook TACO FREAKS (52 Recipes and Thoughts about the Best Day of the Week) publishes soon!