Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Binding: Excerpt #3

~ Tharin ~

I sit patiently on the ledge just above where Lily and Julia wait.  It was agreed that Tolan would go down first and climb back up with Julia.  There are several ledges along the way up where we can stop to rest if needed before making it to the shelter near the top.
I watch as Tolan lands at the bottom and how both Julia and Lily run to him.  That pang hits me again and I throw my hands up in disgust.  When Tolan leans down to give Julia a kiss and then turns around and kisses Lily, I’m ready to leap down and toss my brother a mile out.  I take a deep breath and calm down as I watch Julia try for the second time to get on Tolan’s back.  When Tolan reaches me, he stops long enough to wink at me.  Even with the mask on, and the wind blowing, I can hear him laughing. 
I wait until they are a little further up before looking down.  I watch as Lily leans back against the wall and slips down to the ground.  I think for a minute about how to proceed.  She told me not to touch her again, in fact she told me to leave her alone.  What am I going to do, leave her here?  I could have sent Phoris to bring her up, but I almost went crazy just seeing her hugging Tolan, not to mention when he purposely kissed her knowing I would be watching.
I sigh, grabbing hold of the rope and slip quietly down.  I stand and wait.  I watch her lost in her thoughts, biting on her lower lip, wondering what she’s thinking about.  I shake myself realizing I have to get her up before she freezes to death. 
I reach out to her, letting her know what I need to do to get her up the wall.  She startles when I interrupt her thoughts.  Before I know what she’s doing, she’s up and throwing her arms around me.  I’m stunned and thrown so off balance by her change of attitude that it takes me a second to acknowledge that she’s holding me.  I feel her shaking but I’m not sure if it’s because of the cold, or if she’s crying.  When I’m about to pull her back, I stop not sure if I should put my hands on her.  When she finally looks up at me there are tears in her eyes.  When she whispers that she’s sorry, I know she means it...and all is right again.  The way she’s looking at me, the feel of her against me, I wrap her close and it’s too much for me to hold back.
I lift her mask exposing her mouth.  Her eyes grow wide as I lower my head, and finally not able to wait any longer, I kiss her.  It only takes half a second to get her reaction, which is not what I expected.  Her body goes limp and her arms drop to her side.  Lily is out cold.  Damn.

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Crowfoot Mountain Glacier


Monday, March 12, 2012

The Final Bookcover!

Well, it has been a long journey, but we are finally here!  Drum roll please...ta da! 

I am extemely happy with the final cover and wanted to share it with all of you.  Those who have read The Binding knows that the young girl is Lily.  She is wearing the Willow Clan royal gown that Tharin sees her wearing in his vision during the The Binding.  And, of course we all know who the cat is...Cessa! 

I love the new cover...just love it!  The artist, Majank Verstraete is also a writer of Young Paranormal books who lives in Belgium.  If you're interested in seeing more of Majanka's work, you can contact her at eternalised_x@hotmail.com.  She is amazing...and I mean that as in putting up with my many, many, many demands and changes.  Love her!

Until next time, good reading to all!
L. Filloon

Friday, March 2, 2012

The Twitter Calleth...

Well, I tried to resist as long as I could, but I am now on Twitter!  I actually thought it would be harder, quite the opposite...and like everyone else I can now 'tweet' from my phone.  We will see how this goes considering I could only remember two people I know with Twitter and selected three others at random that I am now following...so a total of five.  We'll see if that list grows. 

You can now follow me at @LFilloon.  In fact, send me your Twitter name and I will follow you.  Seems fair enough.  This should be fun...hey, if Letterman can do it, so can I.  I will be damn if I let him get one over on me (besides his millions, of course).

Until next time, good reading to all!
L. Filloon

Read An Ebook Week at Smashwords

I wanted to share with you that Smashwords annual Read An Ebook Week is coming up and The Binding is included in their line-up of free ebook downloads.  The promotion kicks off March 4th through March 10th.  It's only one of two regular sales that they do each year (the other is the annual Summer/Winter sale in July).  Previous sales have been known to crash the Smashwords web site from the flood of customers, so be sure to get in early if you can. 

Take advantage of this Read An Ebook Week for it will feature some amazing ebooks...including The Binding.  Click here to take you to the page for easy navigating.

Enjoy the reading of ebooks!  

Until next time, good reading all!
L. Filloon