Monday, June 24, 2013

The Thrill of It All, Tara Tyler

Blogfest!



Tara Tyler and Heather M. Gardner are sponsoring The Thrill of It All blogfest today. 


In line with their rules, I am posting an excerpt from my current wip, book two of The Magic Withheld:


Darcy gasped. “You know,” she whispered. “How?”
“That you’re a mage?”
She nodded mutely.
“Easy,” Bert said. “I can see the colors.”
“Colors?”
“Oh, that’s right. You can’t see them can you. Well, let’s see.” He tipped his head and looked at the swirls over her head with narrowed eyes. The tempo had slowed into lazy arcs now. “You are proficient in Water. That’s the red. The blue is Air. And that sparkly stuff looking like tinsel from an old-style Christmas tree means you got a smidge of Spirit.”
“You’re human.” Her eyes shifted and she lowered her voice. “You can’t see magic.”
“Funny how that keeps popping up,” he said cheerfully.



This is its first outing. Like a baby in a carriage, it isn't exactly potty trained yet but so far the storyline is writing itself.

Check out the blogfest over at Tara's house and help celebrate her book, Pop Travel, coming out in July.

27 comments:

  1. I bet that's only one of many exchanges like that in the story! I liked it.

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    1. Thx Alex. Btw, did you know I simply worship your blog?

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  2. So, this leaves me wondering why he can see magic, if he truly is human.

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    1. *double arm pump*
      Bert kinda took over my second book when I realized his humanity was damaged.

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    2. Hey! Congrats on being a winner in the Blogfest, Huntress!

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  3. It may not be potty trained, but it's got all the allure of a baby too. I mean, who can ignore a cutie pie in a stroller?

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    1. Well there is the poopie diaper, the yuck on the front of the shirt, and who can forget the 2 am feedings?

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  4. This excerpt did an awesome job. I'm certainly excited and want to know more :-)

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    1. I do too. Sincerely I don't know how it's going to end.

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  5. That was really good. Love when you can see the character's even in this small excerpt, nice job.

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  6. I like that I'm interested in knowing more, which means that it's a good excerpt (even if it isn't potty trained yet).

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    1. Sometimes it won't articulate what it wants either. Cooky? Water? Milk? Whaat?

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  7. Mysterious yet funny. A hard thing to pull off. I liked it. Best of luck!

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    1. I appreciate the interest. Always a good thing no matter where a writer is in their career.

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  8. I want more! That was really great and I could feel the thrill and I was left wanting more. Great job. Now I want to see magic!

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  9. Thrilling and magical!
    I was captured by the reference to colour... I'm intrigued...

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  10. Great analogy of carriage and not yet potty trained. Good luck developing your story.

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  11. I really liked the cheeky humor. :) Fun excerpt. Share more!

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  12. i like this scene! discovery and playfulness! thrill of new knowledge and having a unique talent!
    i cant wait to read the finished product!!

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  13. I like Bert's humor already!
    Nice THRILL!
    Thanks for participating.
    Heather

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  14. Really cute & thrilling excerpt. Have fun following your muse!

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  15. That's a fun and thrilling excerpt. Would love to read more!

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