Sunday, December 6, 2015

# #8 Sunday # Post

Angels Don't Ride the Subway -Snippet Sunday

I'm taking part in Weekend Writing Warrior’s  Snippet Sunday. I'm working on my Sons of Herne novella series (see synopsis below the snippet). 
Last week, Jorandil, god of Beltane, called forth the fire of Beltane in preparation of the sabbat. Let's skip ahead a ways and meet Cadence, a college student who has just rushed onto the subway not long after a late-night encounter with an angel who rocked her world--and then vanished.

Cadence shoved back the hood of her jacket and pulled the textbook from her threadbare backpack, reviewing the last chapter and her notes before her final. Rain water dripped from her bangs onto the page of the text, and she blotted at it with a frown.
“Organic chemistry gave me that exact same expression,” a male voice said, “not to mention nightmares about all the biological hazards in our environment.”

She glanced up and caught a damp sheen of long, pale hair, and she snapped her head up for a double take at the stranger seated across from her. Her heart gave a skip until she saw that it wasn’t Jorandil’s silvery locks nor his piercing gray eyes. Why would she expect otherwise? Angels didn’t ride the subway. And the lilting, old world way he spoke had made it clear he wasn’t from anywhere near the deteriorating cement jungle she called home. For now, at least, until she could get her degree, spread wings of her own, and fly off to wherever she wanted.

What do you think?  

About The Sons of Herne:

The god Herne has appointed eight of his most virile, headstrong sons as keepers of the pagan holidays. To honor their sabbat, each must join with a mortal female in a ritual to maintain the balance between worlds.
It is the year of The Thousand Seasons, and the Fates have secretly conspired to mark the end of an era by granting the gods one thing they lack--a true union of male and female that will last beyond the passion of a sabbat joining.
Herne’s sons will wrestle with the conflict between sacred duty and their own yearnings, a struggle will not only challenge their beliefs, but may threaten the success of rituals that must be observed lest the mortal and immortal worlds collide in chaos.

Book 1 of the series, Season of Light, is now available on Amazon!

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I'm J. Rose Allister, wife, working mom, and the author of over twenty-five books. Somewhere in between one and the next, I love hanging out here on my blog and over on Twitter. Give me a comment or follow-I love chatting with people!


  1. This is the first I've heard of Cadence, but you've packed so much vivid detail into this snippet, I feel like I know her already. Great job!

  2. Oh My, An angel on the subway. What happens next? Well written snippet, Rose.

    1. Or not an angel...but angels on her mind. lol

  3. I like it, love the name Cadence and I appreciate her dreams and determination. Great excerpt, ready to read more!

  4. LOL. I suspect any angel she met on a subway would rock her world. Nice follow up to the scenes you've shown us from the god's side of things.

    1. Maybe I'll need to write an angel onto a subway then!! LOL

  5. Oooooh, who is this strange newcomer??? Intriguing! I also love the snub at organic chemistry. Chemistry was the only science I could never get into. Probably because of my freaking awful teacher. Yuck. Looking forward to what comes next!

    1. LOL! I got such a laugh from that. Thanks for your feedback!


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