Saturday, December 4, 2010

The Much Anticipated Teaser of "Book One: Broken Glass"

Now that I've been in contact with a few people of importance in publishing, I've been asked quite a lot "What's you're book about?" and if you remember my previous entries, I'm supposed to tell them in under 30 seconds! (Gasp) So, I must admit to you dear readers, that I have not yet accomplished this task. I have, however, written a teaser on it.

So, here it is! The very first preview of my first novel: Broken Glass:

Stoic and goal driven, Rune seems the ideal son to the throne of Phethion, the world of shade run by none other than the Darkwings—evil creatures with sharp teeth, and pupil-less black eyes. Unlike most royals however, Rune lacks the sheer cunning mind that puts many of them at the top. Or rather, would it be that he has no interest in falling to such levels?
On the eve of Rune’s twelfth birthday, he finds his destiny set out before him… And his fate is far from anything a prince would expect: Blood, betrayal, and revenge. 
Six years later, Rune is now leader of the Dawnbringers, a society devoted to defeating the Darkwings and their notorious Ravenwood Court.
Rune, though powerful and well known, often only says what is needed, keeping to himself, and longing for a better future. But things are about to take a turn. He suddenly finds himself as sworn protector to the princess—Ruby Bloodheart—a girl who hardly follows any orders, and is constantly putting herself in danger. Rune will not hesitate to protect her. But soon Rune will have to draw his sword no longer to defend but to kill. 
It is a time of war, and Ruby and Rune must learn to trust each other, even if their words are based on lies. For it seems as though Rune is determined to keep his past—and his future—forever secret.
Rune, tempted by the darkness within him, now sees another problem, making his decisions even harder: He is falling in love with Ruby. But, will love be their relief or their ruin?  Only time will tell, and they have little time left before their world shatters…just like broken glass…

© 2010 Gemma

Hope you enjoyed! It needs a bit of work, but it is the first teaser I've ever written!!! (Smile) So, tell me, would you read my book?

Have a great weekend everyone!


Anonymous said...

I would definitely read your book! It is exciting already! How did you choose the name Rune?

Gemma said...

The name Rune was not my original choice. In fact, his name used to be Garrett (that is, until I realized that Garrett sounded like Carrot, and I couldn’t have my awesome and mighty warrior named “Garrett the Carrot”). So, I had to think of my character’s personality: Mysterious, stoic, and “hidden”. A rune translates as a secret, though in reality it is a symbol (usually a letter in a code or ancient language). I thought that it suited him, and his personality. That’s how I came up with the name Rune :)

Dreamfall said...

Love it! I'd definitely read it.

Anonymous said...

I hope it will be published soon, because it sounds exciting! I like the part when you say "Will love be their relief or their ruin"! Cool!

bell said...

wow thats sounds awsome i cant wait till it gets published and i can read them they sound sooo exciting