Hump Day Hook 8/21

If you’re looking for my Hot Heroes post for the HD Thomson blog hop, you can find it here!

Hump Day Hook is a weekly blog hop where writers are invited to hook readers with just a few paragraphs from a work in progress or published work. Visit their site by clicking on the button below for a list of other participating writers and share the love!


As he meditated, one of the acolytes was jostled suddenly forward by the crowd, stumbling hard against Meoraq’s back. Meoraq spared his immediate bows and apologies a distracted grunt, but the damage was done. With a few shouts and clapped hands, the courtyard was cleared of all but the highest members of the priestly caste. The next man who drew near to speak apology was the abbot, whose name escaped Meoraq for the moment, but who seemed an amiable sort, for one of his caste.

They watched the fire together in comfortable silence. The rain and the wind both grew stronger, making the gesticulations of the flame wilder and more desperate even as it began to die down.

“It seems to be beckoning,” the abbot remarked.

Meoraq acknowledged him with a grunt, but his interest intensified. It did look like a beckoning arm now, less like the clutching one he had first imagined it to be.

The Last Hour of Gann_ARE


14 responses to “Hump Day Hook 8/21

  1. Acolyte, Abbott, Caste? What is this place?!? I came to this site to get my classic Smith hot-alien fix but now I am more anxious than ever to read the latest book. Please put us out of our misery and give us more!

    • Since I’ll be starting the final edit phase tomorrow, I’m tempted to say early to mid-September…but I have a surgery coming up that could throw a wrench in things. It might be as late as October. Sorry about that, but life happens.

      Another entry for C Girl!

  2. I don’t know much about the self publishing process, approximately how long once you have finished the final edits does it take to publish the book?

    May I have an entry please? Thank you!

    • Submitting it to the various sites takes as long as it takes to send an email, but each site has a different process after submission that may hold things up. With Amazon/Kindle, my books pop up after just a few hours. With Barnes and Noble, some of the titles came up in an hour and others showed up the next day. With Smashwords and the apple store, I hear it can take upwards of six weeks.

      You are entered!

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