Archive for October, 2012

More Teasers

Posted: October 29, 2012 by trudreamr in Teasers from The Sacrifice

Ali, stop. Don’t make me hurt you,” Gabriel warned. His voice sounded rough.
I struggled some more and felt hysteria welling up, as if something was giving me more strength to get through this. “Go ahead,” I challenged in what came out between a moan and a wail.
I ran at him…


I dreamt of Dagan for the first time since my escape. He was trying to tell me something…to warn me…but there was a great wind that stole his words away. He looked sad…and conflicted. He ripped his jacket off, revealing a silver breastplate. There were fierce-looking fish with jagged teeth, the likes of which I had never seen adorning the front, along with a swirl of other symbols. He spread his massive black wings, the feathers fluttering in the wind. He yelled one last thing before the current caught him, and he seemed to rise a few feet off the ground. I yelled back, asking him to stay, saying that I didn’t understand him, but he disappeared with the currents into the distance.

Side note from trudreamr: Dagan is quite possibly my favorite character. Ever. Not that we get enough information on him. Ever. I want Dagan backstory! Anyone with me?


I assessed myself. Horrible pain: check. Inability to move: check. Irritability: check. I couldn’t even open my eyes; I think that was what bothered me the most. I was able to take shallow breaths…unfortunately, all I could smell was Tyran curled against my side. I cringed and wanted to stop breathing entirely.



Second Round of Teasers

Posted: October 27, 2012 by trudreamr in Teasers from The Sacrifice

Gabriel’s eyes blazed. “No…No…” he said firmly like he could stop what I was about to say and it wouldn’t be true.

An odd sort of peace washed over me. “It’s okay,” I said, my voice no longer shaking.


I woke in what was obviously a dreamscape. The colors were too intense. I could see the stars above like it was midnight, yet the landscape itself seemed to be bathed in the most beautiful golden light, like those perfect moments before the sun dips below the horizon. I could see the ocean in the distance with sculptured gardens blooming with life leading the way to the shore. A majestic oak stood not far off, shading a significant area.
I noticed the figure of a man sitting beneath the tree, and I started picking my way towards him. When I was a few yards away, the man jumped up startled. His infuriated voice, asked, “How are you here?”
I stumbled back a step; the wave of emotion coming off of him was overpowering.


“You’re staring,” Peter accused.
“Intimidation technique…Is it working? Are you scared?” I curled my lips into a wicked smile.
“I don’t know…Does my manliness and superiority scare you?” Peter retorted.
“Quaking with fear,” I replied, trying to suppress my giggle.

Newest Giveaway

Posted: October 23, 2012 by trudreamr in Giveaways!

Click here to win a signed copy of The Nexus!

The First Bout of Teasers!

Posted: October 23, 2012 by trudreamr in Teasers from The Sacrifice

1. I could smell the salt air on his skin. He raised his hand skimming the clothes along my side. I sucked in a breath trying to control my revulsion. He leaned in his mouth close to my ear. I could feel his warm breath spilling across my cheek. “Do you know what a starving vampire will do? It is a sight to behold.”


2. “Finish her and all will be forgiven.”


3. “Doesn’t mean I’ll get accepted. I’ve been with the enemy for months.” I fluttered my fingers dramatically on the word enemy.

“And I’m sure you gave them hell.”

“Hmphf…I wish…I wish I did. Peter…for the first time ever…I saw my breaking point…a few more days in that dungeon…I was done. Tyran would have succeeded.”

He squeezed my shoulder. “You’re back. That’s all that matters.”

Apologies…and a new endeavor

Posted: October 23, 2012 by trudreamr in Book News

I cringe when I see the date of the last post on this blog. It has been several crazy weeks in a row, and when I get the chance to breathe, I read.

Starting today, I will begin posting clusters of Ms. Woods’ teasers from her Teaser Tuesday postings. Perhaps you have already read these, perhaps not. Regardless, they will be easy to access and just as intense with each reading.

Warning: she is good at surprises, so plot hypothesizing from these snippets might lead you astray.

Just a reminder: The Sacrifice, from which these excerpts come, will be released on December 10, 2012!


Mini Interview!

Posted: October 8, 2012 by trudreamr in Robin Woods

This is a mini interview with Robin Woods. Hopefully there will be another, more comprehensive one soon!

Which do you prefer – Reading or writing?

Writing…No, reading…No, writing.  Ugh.

Writing during the night or writing during the day?

Night (well…anytime I can fit it in, really)

Reading a ebook or print?


Buy books online or buy in a bookstore?

Online (but I do look at them in the store first)

Writing from home or someplace else?

Coffee Shop