Sins of the Righteous: Progress Report + An Excerpt!

With a ton of personal stuff claiming the better part of my summer so far, I’ve had to put writing on hold for the last couple of weeks. Things are settling down now, however (crosses fingers!), and so I announced yesterday on myย Facebook page that I would be getting back to work onย Sins of the Righteous starting today. Sharon ofย I Smell Sheep blog promptly jumped in with the suggestion that, to make up for my dearth of progress recently, I should post an excerpt. I thought that was a marvelous idea and said I’d post two paragraphs from her choice of page (45). Because those paragraphs seemed somewhat meager, I even added a little more. ๐Ÿ˜‰

So here you have it, folks…by special request and from page 45 ofย Sins of the Righteous (which, being a work-in-progress, is entirely subject to change!), the tail-end of a scene between Aramael and Mika’el:

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“Have you ever noticed how the rules for good are more restrictive than those for evil?” he asked.

“Have you ever considered that those restrictions are what keep us good?” the other Archangel countered. He drew himself tall. Massive, coal-black wings unfurled and stretched wide. “Remember who you are, Aramael.ย What you are. Angels are the last and final line of defense between Hell and Earth, and Archangels the last hope of–” He broke off, his face going bleak.

“Of what?”

Mika’el’s jaw turned to stone. “Nothing,” he said. “It doesn’t matter. Not anymore. Just remember we have no more room for mistakes.”

With a great rush of wind, he launched into the air, leaving Aramael alone on the boulder-strewn hill. Alone for days, weeks, months–maybe even centuries–with nothing but his thoughts to keep him company. Thoughts of how he came to be in this place to begin with, memories of Alexandra Jarvis and how he had chosen her over his very purpose…and how she had chosen Seth over him.

Thoughts, memories, and that lingering tug of a connection he dared not admit.

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And now, back to writing… ๐Ÿ™‚





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13 responses to “Sins of the Righteous: Progress Report + An Excerpt!”

  1. Jyothsna Avatar

    OMG!!I never expected that when I opened your blog..That put a smile on my face ๐Ÿ™‚ Do we also have a tentative release date? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Linda Avatar

      Happy to have helped your day along, Jyothsna! All I have for release so far is sometime next spring, but I’ll definitely keep you posted. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Garrie Avatar

    Aaaggghhhh, now I have to wait patiently for the rest. I’m twitching already.

    1. Linda Avatar

      Blame Sharon from I Smell Sheep…this was HER idea, lol!

  3. Sandy Coelho Avatar

    I LOVE your writing Linda, it is so provocative. Can’t wait for book 3 – you go girl!

    1. Linda Avatar

      Aw, thank you, Sandy! You’re always so good for my ego! ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you’re having a good summer so far…?

      1. Sandy Coelho Avatar

        ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes – enjoyed my sister time. Yours? It sounds fun-filled!

        1. Linda Avatar

          Had a great time — and a busy one! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Diane Avatar

    I like reading snippets from books to come, something to look forward to.

    1. Linda Avatar

      Stay tuned, Diane…I have a tendency to post them rather randomly. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. SharonS Avatar

    OMG!!! I done good with my choice ๐Ÿ™‚ (sorry it took so long to get here, sick child, she’s all better now) thanks for the snippet. I love these two!

    1. Linda Avatar

      You done very good, Sharon, and yes, I love these two as well. ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad your little one is feeling better!

  6. Sophia Rose Avatar
    Sophia Rose

    Tantalizing! I’m looking forward to this next installment in the series. Thanks for sharing!

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