The next stop on 2014 WIP blog tour

A few days ago I was tagged in the 2014 Work in Progress (WIP) Blog Tour. This gives authors the chance to share some little tasters from their current Work in Progress. I was tagged by the lovely Janet Givens who has written a fascinating book called At Home on the Kazakh Steppe: A Peace Corps Memoir. Luckily, I do happen to have a Work in Progress. Called Agnil and the Centaur’s Secret, it’s Book 4 of the Agnil’s Worlds series.

 

The rules for the WIP tour are simple: 

  1. Link back to the post of the person who nominated you.
  2. Write a little about and give the first sentences of the first three chapters of your current Work In Progress
  3. Nominate four other writers to do the same.

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Chapter 1

Morning

Agnil looked at her reflection in the mirror and tied her hair back into a ponytail, revealing her slightly pointy ears. Today was the day. She couldn’t go on living a lie.
She’d known for months that she was half-elf and that her mother was alive. The thought of talking to her dad about it was troubling her but now it was becoming urgent. Her dad knew that his missing wife was an elf, and immortal, but she’d been gone so long, he believed he’d never see her again. He’d told Agnil she was dead. He had no idea that she’d found her mother.
Now her dad had a new girlfriend and Agnil would need to lie to her as well. Besides, Agnil wanted her mum and dad back together again so they could all live in Aberrian together. She wanted a happy-ever-after fairytale ending.

Chapter 2

The ‘Tween World

Agnil’s mother, Estil, looked even more beautiful than Agnil had remembered her.  Long chestnut coloured hair framed her face and a simple golden circle sat on her head entwined with ivy. The old tree spirit, Cranus, grinned and his deeply furrowed face crinkled even more. They had prepared some lunch. The table in the low-beamed room was laden with food as if they were expecting quite a crowd.
“Are we in Aberrian?” she asked.

Chapter 3

Caroline

“I can’t ask her!” Agnil frowned defiantly and turned to her mother, “I don’t like Caroline and I don’t want to even pretend to like her!” Estil put an arm around her daughter, drawing her close.

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And the four writers I will nominate for the 2014 WIP Tour, in alphabetical order, are:
OK, those of you who can count will notice that there are only three but they were chosen to give a you tasters of a variety of genres. Alison is currently writing her first book, a memoir. Jane writes YA fantasy and has several WIPs on the go at the moment. She has written a series called The Green Woman as well as a number of shorter novellas which give the backstory of various characters in the series. Lisa (L.D. Cullen) has written her first children’s book, The Ability Kids and K-9 Agency in “The Case of the Peanut Butter Bandit”.
None of the three are under any obligation to play tag, but what a great way to introduce people to new books and authors!
Please do visit their sites and find out about their work.
So, here goes: “Tag: Alison, Jane and Lisa. You’re it!”