**ETA: Contest winners will be announced Thursday now, to avoid posting during the SOPA strike.**
So, I am super busy in the Writing Cave at the moment, but I haven’t forgotten the Australian edition of TWQ giveaway. I’ll be announcing the three names
tomorrow THURSDAY, so check back then (although I will be emailing winners directly, rather than waiting for people to email me). There were so many entries that I had to put everyone into a spreadsheet! It all got a bit complicated, especially for a Kaz of Very Little Brain.* Thanks to everyone for their wonderful enthusiasm. I also need to collect names from the Goodreads entries before I can pull winners. 🙂
Today I’ll leave you with a few snippets from The Wood Queen for ‘Teaser Tuesday’. Two of these have appeared on my Facebook page before, so I thought it would be nice to include them here – all in one place. The third is a new snippet. Enjoy!
A little bit of Xan:
[redacted for spoilers]
…She looked up and found Xan watching her, casually sexy in a pair of low-slung jeans and bare feet. He was holding a bag of bread in one hand.
“How many slices?”
The smell of eggs made her mouth water. “Four.”
He did the single eye-brow raise she’d always envied in Nav. “I like a woman with a healthy appetite.”
And a little bit of Navin:
“Oh,” Navin said. “I asked Maker if I could be here for the verdict.”
Donna almost cried with gratitude. “Really? You wanted to be here to support me?”
“Actually, I was kind of hoping to see you hauled off in handcuffs. Handcuffs are hot.”
Aaaand, a little bit of Donna (with Aunt Paige):
Genuine surprise slackened her aunt’s face. “Of course. What did you expect? That I could just wave a magic wand and make it all go away?”
“Honestly? I was hoping that maybe you could show a little trust in me. Can’t you do that, just this once?”
Aunt Paige’s eyes became guarded. “How can I trust you? After everything you did…” Her voice trailed off, but not before Donna heard the thread of uncertainty running through it.
“What I did, I did to save Navin. And Maker. Why can’t you understand that?”
“I do understand, Donna.” She took a hesitant step forward. “That’s just it. It’s not that I don’t understand; the problem is that I think you were wrong.”
*Winnie the Pooh reference, ftw!