Friday, November 7, 2014

SFR Brigade Presents: Amethyst Chronicles

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I can not wait until November 21st!

First book in my newest series, Amethyst Chronicles: Winter's Kiss will launch.

Amethyst is a secret team of genetically enhanced humans which is Earth’s greatest defensive weapon. Leading the team of super soldiers is Ember Wilson, a tough woman with a huge chip on her shoulder. The team gets
their name from the after effect of the Genesis Project which turned their eyes and even their blood purple.

For decades, Earth has been ravaged by unpredictable weather which began to cause crops to fail. Most of the planet’s food sources have deteriorated. Dr. Clayton Rudo has proclaimed he has the means to save the soil. He has created a weather machine to regulate and help replenish. But Ember knew the truth. He didn’t want to save the planet. He wanted to control it. Amethyst destroyed the machine, but was placed in stasis. Two years later, Rudo recreated the device and has frozen Washington, DC.

General Tom Blanchard brought Amethyst out of stasis to work with an elite Air Force team, led by Major Liam Ross. Tensions between Ember and Liam rise as they butt heads. Can they work together before Earth is completely under ice?

Recently I shared my first excerpt and wrote on how badass Ember is. Now let's take another peek!

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Once Amethyst was alone on the field, she gave the order to start the exercise. The computer filled in the space around them, recreating the earlier exercise..

"Lewis, you're with me," Ember ordered. "Nova and Morris, save the kids."

Nova and Morris sprinted off to where they could hear cries for help. Ember charged her battery pack on her blaster as Lewis pressed his back into hers. They waited until several enemies had discovered their location. Ember launched herself in the air, landing on the shoulders of an approaching robot. It tried to toss her off, but she reached under the metal collar and pulled out several wires. She rolled forward as it fell to the ground.

Lewis blasted the mechanical head off another robot as Ember blew a hole through the stomach of one that tried to grab her. The duo continued in tandem, disabling the enemies around them in less than seven minutes. Nova and Morris converged on their location, grinning ear to ear. The simulation came to an end.

 "You guys are fantastic!" the guy with the name Johnston exclaimed.
"Barely broke a sweat." Lewis shrugged.
“Come on, guys. Let’s get something to eat,” Morris encouraged.

Lewis and Ember held back as the others went to the mess hall. A small smirk tugged at the corner of her mouth as Lewis pulled two bamboo sticks from the wall of weapons next to the console.

"Think you can hang?" he asked.

Ember raised an eyebrow as she tapped the end of the cane on the floor. She held the stick just above her right shoulder, her left arm bent defensively at her stomach.

Lewis swung his stick at her midsection which she casually blocked. The duo circled each other a few times before he swiped at her ankles. Their sticks knocked as she parried the strike. She swung up and connected the tip of her stick against his wrist. Lewis dropped back, swearing under his breath as he cradled his wrist against his stomach. Her lips curled into a snarl as she advanced toward him.

The sound of the wood cracking echoed in the training room. Lewis pushed off against her cane and struck her wrist.

"Now we're even," he said.
"Not for long," she said, continuing her assault.

He raised his stick over his head and swung, connecting against her shoulder. She winced and landed a strong kick to his midsection. Lewis fell to the ground. Ember was favoring her shoulder but still disarmed him.

"I win." She flashed a smile.

Watching Amethyst destroy the training simulation made Major Liam Ross incredibly nervous. His team was completely outclassed by the quartet. Doubt filled his mind as Ember dismantled a robot in one swift motion.

Unbeknown to them, he hung back in the observation deck as Ember Wilson and Michael Lewis continued their exercise with bamboo swords. The sound of the wood smacking against each other filled the small arena. He watched Ember with great interest, trying to get a read of the woman.

No doubt she was beautiful. Raven hair down the middle of her back, porcelain skin and those striking violet eyes... she was unforgettable. But there was something beneath her surface that seemed to draw Liam closer to her but he couldn't pinpoint what.

A chill ran down his spine as the duo continued their combat. She could fight like no one he had ever seen. Suddenly he knew why General Blanchard ordered his team to work with Amethyst.

Liam swallowed the hard lump forming in his throat. She was strong, fierce...and lethal. One thing for certain was that Ember, and the three other members of Amethyst, were dangerous. Failure to keep that in mind could cost him and everyone on the planet their lives. Every member of Amethyst deserved respect for their abilities but they should also be feared.

He watched as Ember disarmed her teammate with extreme precision. She was different. Assertive. Confident. Sexy.

Deadly.
 
 
That's another look into the Amethyst Chronicles: Winter's Kiss, out November 21st! Right now, the book is available for preorder at Amazon and Barnes & Noble for $.99! I'm also having a rafflecopter so four lucky people will have a chance to win an amethyst pendant. Click the banner at the top of the page to check out other members of the SFR Brigade and their terrific books.
 
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9 comments:

Aurora Springer said...

Amethyst sounds a fun read!
(Also one of my favorite colors.)

S E Gilchrist said...

Great action / fight scene.

Corinne Elletson-Kilgore said...

Mad scientist with a weather machine and some kick-butt heroes - Great excerpt! Thanks for sharing.

Pauline B Jones said...

Fun excerpt! Thanks for sharing!

cassycampbell said...

Great excerpt! I like the concept.

Pippa Jay said...

Methinks someone has a crush... :P

Pippa Jay said...

Also, if you don't mind a suggestion, adding some share buttons to your blog would really help. I can't easily share things by copying links on my phone, and the buttons help encourage others to share too.

Catrina Taylor said...

You know I'm already addicted :)

amybethinverness.com said...

Sounds exciting! I can't wait!

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