Six Sentence Sunday

Hello once again, readers! It’s Sunday so you know what that means…I get to share six sentences from my WIP, Starfall!

Don’t fall out of your chair in excitement or anything. I wouldn’t want you hurting yourself over this.


Before I get to that, I started using Scrivener the other day and so far I am loving it. I am naturally OCD when it comes to organizing, so this software is right up my alley. Does anyone out there use it? What do you think about it? I love that you can add notes to the side and the cork board feature. I can foresee this becoming my best friend. Right now, I have so many notebooks and papers scattered around with all my notes, this keeps it in one place for me! And organized!

Any who…

I probably have less than 20K to write before I finish Starfall and then the real fun will begin. Editing, working on cover art, beta reading, getting all my ducks in a row. I am very excited about this and excited to hear the feedback since this novel is so very different from the trilogy.

Different how?

It doesn’t have dragons in it, for one. It’s a smidgen racier since the characters are a little older. In a nutshell, its about Witches and Hunters who protect the human race from paranormal beings such as my little friend in the six sentences I am about to share with you. All the while, trying to stop the evil Mourdyn from awakening by the hands of a Demon named Bael.

I guess I should start working on the blurb.

Wow, I am really going off topic. Again. Here are the sentences before I keep rambling on:

“Looking for me?”

I spun around and gasped. It was a large, gray wolf-like man with a jagged scar down the center of his face. A Werewolf.

A claw swiped me from the side, throwing me down the rocky hillside. My body slammed into a rock and then I started tumbling, unable to stop the rapid descent. I tried to grab onto anything I could find, but I kept hitting rocks, rolling further and further away from Jaxen and Jezi as the gravel and dirt scraped away at my skin.

Starfall © Candace Knoebel 2013

And scene.

Well, I know it’s not much, but that’s all, folks. Exciting, I know. Have a great, relaxing Sunday!

Echelon out ♥

Six Sentence Sunday

1008732_10200915627406796_2002131542_oHello once again, readers!!! Check out my latest addition. My son named her Bella Sweetheart. If it were up to me, I would name her Bella Chewstoomuch. Two cell phone chargers and a laptop charger now chewed into tiny pieces. o_O

She’s lucky she’s so stinking cute.

Any who, rather than filling your screen with a bunch of nonsense, I am just going to cut to the chase. I have my six sentences to share with you. I have read and reread these sentences until I felt them worthy of your eyes. And judgment.

“Not only do we have Demon’s and their blasted Hellhounds after us, but the cops know. Human eyes have seen what we have been vowed to keep hidden. We have failed,” Jax said, falling into a defeated heap onto the couch.

“At least we unlocked the first seal,” I said gently, trying to lighten his mood as I sat next to him. He grunted and stared out the window, pressing his forehead against the glass.

“Don’t forget Alec,” Gavin pointed out. “He surely knows about this by now. He will have our asses for this.”

“I know,” Jaxen agreed.

In true fashion, I broke the rules. So it’s like eleven or so sentences… I couldn’t just cut through the good stuff and this was where I was at in my work.

Not that it really matters to you.

I digress.

I asked my street team to create a different blurb for any of the two novels they have read of mine. I wanted to share with you what they came up with. It’s always neat to hear someone else’s take on the things you have written.

Here was Kendall’s creation:

Everything is about to change.

Aurora Megalos has a challenge ahead of her that will not only see her fate tested, but her power, her strengths and her weaknesses will all be put to the ultimate test. Aurora is part dragon. She has to fulfill a prophecy before time runs out. The Stone of Immortality is what she needs. Only, her enemy, Zordon wants it as well. One wants it for good. One for evil. Will Aurora be able to reach it or will the enemy finally catch up with her?

With the help of Fenn, her boyfriend, Aurora must learn to control her new powers as the enemy grows closer. Will she be able to control them in time or will it all go up in flames? One thing is for sure: not everyone is going to make it out alive.

Friendships are tested, love is put on the line and a vengeful battle commences in the second installment of the Embracing the Flames Trilogy.

Are you ready to continue Aurora’s epic journey?

It’s great, right? In some ways, I think it explains the point better than my own blurbs for the books.

Here was Joy’s strictly for Embracing the Flames:

Everything had been normal, until now.  Then fate happened.  Aurora had accepted her destiny.  Life was no longer as she knew.  She had to move on and accept what the future held for her.  The her mentor disappears and she is now faced with uncertainty.  She must get up the nerve to leave everything behind.  She must face the challenges ahead matter at what cost in order to fulfill her destiny.

I was thoroughly impressed. These ladies are wonderful.

Any who, now to leave you with a question: Did it rain near you today? It poured here.

Echelon out ♥


Six Sentence Monday

4ec8bb98bb6656a2ba57bc90df7c6c5eHello once again, Readers!!! How was your weekend? Filled with beer, snacks, and raving football fanatics!? Were you happy with the win!? AWESOME!

My weekend consisted of Butter Beer and a heating pad. I somehow managed to hurt my back (probably from the huge arse TV I carried through my house to put in my kids room lol). What can I say? Maybe I should have used my Unicorn to pull it.


I digress.

So as you can tell, I didn’t get around to posting yesterday. I had intended to. I wanted to see how the scavenger hunt was going. And take part in the awesomeness of Six Sentence Sunday. But I’m lazy and broken, so I will post six sentences today instead.

*gasp* I know, I actually followed the rules this time and have only six sentences to share from my latest WIP, From the Embers. Somebody get the calendar out and mark this momentous occasion.

A soft smile spread across her painted lips. “You must understand that fear is a natural feeling when moving towards the unknown. Let this celebration be your rebirth. The old you is back in that fitting room, still undecided on a gown for fear of looking silly. The new you is standing here, in this beautiful gown, breathing confidently and glowing with pride. You are humble and impartial to fear.”

And scene!

This is a moment between Aurora and Masami. Masami is a Geisha from the Orient Magium. She is helping Aurora prepare for a celebration. I can’t really tell you what they are celebrating because it would giveaway too much from Embracing the Flames, but she is giving sage advice to the nervous Progeny.

Now to leave you with a question: Is it cold where you are?

I am freezing here in Florida.

Echelon out ♥

Six Sentence Sunday

309333_458000420924510_672583044_nHello once again, Readers!!! It appears as if my sister and I are in a fierce, roaring battle. Who do you think will win?? I have dibs on myself because, well, I am me and I know that I am louder. And more cunning…even though that has nothing to do with roaring…

Okay…so we were just taking a bunch of silly photos while playing a board game. It’s what we do. We’re weird like that. But in my defense…TV can be boring and there haven’t been any good scary movies out lately (I’ve seen almost every one that’s out, so I know).We had to think of something to do.

And yes, this is what we came up with lol.

But I digress.

It’s been a while since I have partaken in Six Sentence Sunday. You already know why from my previous posts. Holidays and NaNo and *cough* pure laziness. Needless to say, I am excited to share six sentences from Embracing the Flames!!! I spoke to my publisher last night about the cover and what I had in mind, so I’m waiting to hear her ideas. She said we will have one by the end of the month. Woot!

I seriously can’t wait to see it!

Any who, without further adieu….shall we?

“I thought you were helping Astral,” I said stiffly.

“I was, but then I heard you say my name,” he answered with a cocky grin.

“How did you hear that from over there?”

He almost smiled. “I will always hear what you have to say, Rory. It’s one of the perks of you being part dragon.”

“Wait-what?” I coughed, confusion coloring my tone.

He brushed my hair behind my ears, his eyes burning with love. My mind went a bit dizzy.

“I read it in a book. Dragons take one mate for life-a soul mate of sorts.” He began to walk around me. “Whether you like it or not,” he said over my shoulder, his breath warming the skin of my neck, “you have already chosen me.”

Again with breaking the rules!!!! I know, I know. This is like 14 sentences. But I had to…it’s one of my favorite moments between Aurora and Fenn. Basically, Aurora is upset about a tiff between them both and says his name under her breath. When he appears at her door, asking her what she wants, she is baffled that he heard her. She hasn’t yet learned all of her capabilities that come with being a dragon. But since he’s had so much time in this realm, he’s read up on dragons. Thusly, his explanation about how she just can’t resist him-even when she’s mad.

So what’d ya think?

Now to leave you with a question: What’s for dinner? I stewed chicken with a side of noodles. Yum.











Echelon out ♥

It’s Six Sentence Sunday Folks!

Saw and repinned on Pinterest lol.

Hello once again Readers!!! Don’t you just love that picture? I don’t know how many times I have yelled at my cat to get off the counter. But my cat usually stares me down in a deathly manner, most likely vowing to “accidentally” scratch me the next time he uses me as a sidewalk while I’m laying on my couch. Vindictive kitty. Now every time I see him, I will think of this…:)

Any who, I digress.

It’s another lovely Sunday here in Florida so I figured I’d post six sentences from, Embracing the Flames. My WIP is currently, From the Embers, but I cannot share any of it with you because it would give away too much. Plus, I have some exciting news to share with you concerning, Embracing the Flames !!!!

Now to the sentences.

“What’s written is written and will not be changed. That rule will remain pure. But the unwritten will be given to another. One who will be deemed Saeth’s son’s equal. One right to a wrong.”

“The soul ripped in half…that sounds like an excellent idea,” Arcadia said, clapping his hands in delight.

And scene! I stuck to six sentences…yay! The only thing I don’t like about six sentences is what is shared can be confusing since you’re only taking a snippet of a scene. And this particular bunch of sentences is mid-conversation which is even more confusing to those who haven’t read it or the first, Born in Flames. But, it’s what I wanted to share.

This is from the Prologue for, Embracing the Flames. The two speaking are two of The Fates (Castian and Arcadia). Castian is talking about Zordon, Aurora’s arch-enemy. His Oraculus was in the process of being written on the day of his birth. The other Fates found out that he was sired under unspeakable circumstances (I am holding back because I don’t want to give too much away), and they have decided to stop his Oraculus from being completely written and to rip it in half instead, giving the other half to Aurora who will be one right to a wrong.

Confusing? You have to read to understand my friends! I am so excited about this second installment to the trilogy. I was able to really “spread my wings” and take my characters to a whole new level of fantasy.

But my excitement is even more so because…… was picked up by my publisher!!!!! It’s heading off to the editor to begin the process all over again! I am so excited! Even more so to see the cover art. I am one step closer to finishing the trilogy and beginning an entirely new project.

So that’s all I have to say for now my blogging buddies. If you haven’t yet, check out my street team page I just created. Someone mentioned it to me (and at that time I had no idea what it was), but it’s a fun way to spread the love of your novels. I will be posting a blog shortly on how to set one up and how to create a button for your page. Fun stuff!

Now to leave you with a question: Is there any exciting news happening in your life?

Echelon out ♥

Six Sentence Sunday

Hello once again Readers!! How was your night? Mine was disturbed by a new story idea. Don’t you hate it when that happens? You’re about to drift off into the peaceful abyss of sleep and then someone pops up in your mind. A stranger with a story that must be told. It’s a good thing I keep a notebook next to my bed, because I was really dreading having to get up and walk all the way across the house just to write this person down.

Her name is Clarissa (not sure why yet). I wrote her opening down and tucked myself back into bed. Of course I had to explain to her that there are two other characters in front of her, waiting impatiently for their stories to be told (Aurora and my next project, Ella). She shrugged dismissively and left me to sleep.

But I digress.

So I’ve made it on time today with the Six Sentence Sunday post. Shocking…I know. But hey, there’s a first for everything. I figured I’d share six sentences from Born in Flames since I have yet to do that.

I know…shocking lol.

Shall we?

I was about to yank my arm from her when she suddenly sucked in a hissing breath. I turned to see where she was looking as the room muted and everyone froze, heads pointing to the floor. The air was thick and pungent with fear.

There he was.

My breath caught as my heart slammed against my chest. I couldn’t take my eyes off him and felt a weird pulling sensation towards him. I knew him somehow. Zordon.

Okay, so maybe that was eight sentences…:)

Any who, the “her” Aurora was going to yank her arm from was Eve, the psychic she visits, just so you know. Basically, this is the first time Aurora see’s her arch-enemy Zordon and it’s inside a vision from The Fates that Eve was instructed to help her see. This was inevitably to help her understand her past and who she is. Fun stuff.

So that’s all folks. I know, it’s a really short post today, but it is Sunday after all. I didn’t get as much writing as I would’ve liked to last night, so I think I’m going to do that. Who cares about chores?

Now to leave you with a question: What is your favorite color? Describe it rather than just saying it.

Here’s mine: Swimming towards the surface, just as the rays of light pierce through the crystal clear water in a shimmer of hope, my favorite color emerges through the blending of water and light, offering the pleasure of that first breath that is sure to come: teal blue.

Echelon out ♥

Six…no wait…Eight Sentence Sunday!

Hello once again Readers!!! What’s that? Yes, you’re absolutely right! That is a painting I just did for my mother’s birthday. If you can’t guess, it’s a whimsical take on dandelions. Ahhhh…

But I digress.

I’m breaking the rules on this lovely, wet Sunday and adding an extra TWO sentence to Six Sentence Sunday. Ah well, let’s just hope I don’t get struck down by the Writing Gods.

So let me not waste your precious time and get to the goodies. You will now behold another eight sentences from Embracing the Flames-my current WIP.

I didn’t need to open my eyes to know that he was nearby. That gift was a part of the curse that bound us together. I could feel his taint prickling along my skin, evoking a shudder as I pushed myself up to sit.

My eyes instantly watered over as the paralyzing pain of my wound shot throughout me. My blood was everywhere. I stumbled forward, swallowing the bile that threatened to release and dragged myself across the orange clay. My vision wavered, only adding to the nausea that brought me to my knees.

But if I wanted to survive, I needed to keep moving.

And scene.

So for this particular blip, Aurora has been ported to where Zordon is due to a certain connection they have. (You must read to find out how and why they are connected). When she awakes, she instantly knows the danger she is in. She has already been wounded by a Necromancer before she ported which has made her weak. Zordon is avidly seeking her out and placed a bounty on her head. If he sees her, he will surely kill her. And just as she feels him without seeing him, he feels her presence as well.

These are my absolute favorite scenes to write. The novels are set in first-person so the connection between them allows me to write Zordon’s perspective, which in turn, shows the darker side of Aurora. These rare moments where they come face to face are all key elements to the bigger picture-the third and last novel to the trilogy. Hopefully I will be finished with the edits to Embracing the Flames soon so I can start writing the third. Eeek!

Now to leave you with a question: Have you ever been in a sticky situation that you knew was nearly impossible to get out of it? If so, how did you manage to get away? (This can be a fictional answer too. Sometimes it’s fun to pretend. ;))

As always, stay thirsty my friends…wait…that’s a certain commercial’s line, oh well…Echelon out ♥