Weekend Writing Warriors-Tangled Redemption Snippet 1

Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors. Each Sunday we share 8 sentences from a current or finished manuscript. Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating.


Today I am sharing the opening of my current WIP, Tangled Redemption, book 4 in the Celestial Surrender series. It is not yet finished and has not been polished;). I don’t have a blurb yet either, but I will try and give you some context.

My heroine is Sydney. We meet her for the first time in Tangled Hunger, book 2 of the Celestial Surrender series. Circumstances I cannot go into without spoiling everything result in her being kidnapped by a Vampire who has the impossible task of balancing the survival of one with that of a galaxy. Tangled Redemption is a Sci-Fi story and takes place in a universe inhabited by humans, Vampires and Naema, a race that has been likened to angels. There is a tenuous peace between the three races, but a faction of the Vampires, the Ferals, does not want to bow down to human law. You could say there is a smidgeon of tension between them and the rest of the galaxy, expressed through a kill-on-sight order against them.

When the Feral Vampire strode up to her, a malicious grin curving his thin lips, fangs glistening, Sydney Radnall knew she would never again allow anyone to take her blood. She would die first.

There were three of them. The other two stayed slightly behind, fanning out and blocking the entrance, which was programmed to only open from the outside.

Marissa, the young human that had been taken from Parvati at the same time as Sydney, stood at her side. Their shoulders bumped, Marissa’s shaking, but she raised her fists as if to fend off the three Vampires with her bare hands.

No way in fucking hell.

Sydney straightened her shoulders, rolled her neck and took a step forward; she smiled.”

I am looking forward to hearing your comments. I am making reasonable progress with the writing, although it took me nearly four days to finish this major scene I have been working on. I hope my American friends had a great long weekend.

Have an amazing week and as always Happy Writing!




About Tina Christopher

Erotic Romance writer

Posted on July 6, 2014, in Weekend Writing Warrior and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 26 Comments.

  1. Ooooh, I want to know what she has up her sleeve to stand up to a group of 3 ferals!! Intriguing snippet, can’t wait for more!

  2. Looks like Sydney’s about to kick some you-know-what!

  3. I really enjoyed her response. I think I’m going to like this character. Great eight.

  4. Definitely a tense scene. I like the way she goes on the offensive, can’t wait to read more. Great excerpt!

  5. Nothing I enjoy more than a tough courageous heroine. Way to go, Tina.

  6. bethmatthewsbooks

    Oh wow. Interesting set up, and there’s a nice sense of menace too. Well done. 🙂

  7. Absolutely adore the last line! Bring it on.

  8. This is SO good, Tina! I want to read more. Your writing is fluid, full of great description without overdoing it. Wonderful 8!

  9. Fight! Fight! Fight! 😀

    I like how they aren’t going quietly, Tina. And I agree with Millie about that last line!

  10. I loved your extract!
    I want to read the rest!

  11. I hope she knows what she’s doing.

  12. She smiled! Love it. I can just imagine a Matrix-style gesture to go with it – bring it on!

  13. The description of the vampire, quick as it is, is very striking. *shivers* Hope she makes it out okay!

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