"H" Is for Happy-Dancin'

>> Friday, September 13, 2013

 I'm tickled pink to share my Happy-dancin' "H" post for Patty's A-Z Meme with newly-published author, Sarah Grimm. We recently met at an ACFW event; however, we barely spoke. (The one-sheet projects we were working on kept us pretty busy.) Apparently hers did the trick because shortly after that, she was contracted through Solstice Publishing for her debut novella. 

Make sure you hop on the blog train at the end and check out some other "H" posts on the meme.


A few words from Sarah... 
"First of all, I want to thank Kim for being gracious enough to let me post on her blog today. I am so Happy about the release of my novella, BREATHLESS."

A few words about BREATHLESS... 
What if one touch could unlock a thousand memories?

Eighteen year old Claire Summers has a rare gift she must keep secret, she's a Breather—someone who can see other people’s memories by touching an object they’ve touched. When she stumbles across a memory of her friend in danger, she'll do anything to help rescue him. The problem is, her secret will be revealed. If the wrong people find out about her ability, they’ll hunt her because 

Breathers are powerful weapons.

Who's Sarah Grimm?
I started writing when I was … well I actually can’t remember not writing. It’s kinda my thing. I love fantasy—epic, urban, sword and sorcery, all of it—so that’s what I write.

The way I look at it, God blesses us with talents and makes us passionate about them so we’ll use our talents. 

You can learn more about me and what I’m writing on my website: www.sdgrimm.com                                                    

Breathless is an urban fantasy. For those of you unfamiliar with whatever that is, it’s fantasy set in a city, sometimes it’s in the future, sometimes present.

(Photo credit Geoff Lefarth)

The story takes place in a few cities—Podunk towns actually. Yup, there’s a road trip involved, and it’s in this awesome, awesome ride.

Yeah, I know.

And for your reading pleasure, 
an excerpt from BREATHLESS
My shoes crushed the thick grass. Thunder rumbled in the distance. Damp, summer air swirled around me unable to cut through the heavy fog. Headstones, cracked and crooked, spread across the grassy hill. I’d been here before. My dreams often brought me to this cemetery. The full moon lit my way down a familiar path. Even though I was dreaming, I was chilly in my tank top and shorts.

I headed toward the tallest headstone on the hill’s crest. No flowers or American flags decorated this soul’s final resting place. I reached out, like I had the other times I’d dreamed this, and I knew what to expect. Before I could touch the stone, my subconscious would pull me back and I’d wake on my bouncing bed feeling like I’d fallen from somewhere high.

The rough stone was cool beneath my fingers.

Three translucent figures walked away from me, passing through the untouched fog. Two men, one held a young boy’s hand, the other followed them. The boy looked so familiar. They walked through the headstones littering the hillside as if they were insubstantial, and then flickered out.

My hand jerked back. A chill skittered across my chest and spread over my whole body leaving me with goose bumps. Heart racing, I willed myself to wake.

I didn’t.

My chest tightened. Was I dreaming or not?  Thunder rolled closer. I backed away from the creepy headstone and stepped on something slippery. Arms flailing, I lost my balance. I landed in the moist grass. Pain shot up my elbow as it connected with rock.

“Back here. Quick.” The whisper turned my blood to ice.

“I’m dreaming,” I said aloud since this was too freaky to be real.

“Dream? No, sweetheart, you’re in a trance. Snap out of it or whatever it is you Breathers do.” The stranger’s voice rasped.

I froze, watching him inch closer. Breather? What was he talking about? My head cleared like a fan turned on and blew the fog from my brain, and I realized my situation. I so wasn’t dreaming. This was real. This was real?

I faced the stranger hiding behind a headstone and caught a glimpse of his rifle. Oh holy night.

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Laury September 13, 2013 at 7:47 AM  

Your book sounds really exciting! Congratulations!! Thanks for sharing, Kim. <3

Di Smith September 13, 2013 at 8:00 AM  

Whoohoo! So pumped for you, Sarah. Looking forward to reading Breathless :)

Karin Beery September 13, 2013 at 9:22 AM  

So excited for you, Sarah! The book looks great. Thanks for the opportunity to read more about Sarah and win a copy of her book :)

J'nell Ciesielski September 13, 2013 at 10:20 AM  

Congrats! How exciting to get picked up!

Pencildancers September 13, 2013 at 10:54 AM  

woo hoo!!! Congratulations!!!!
dlbrandmeyer @ gmail.com


Joanne Sher September 13, 2013 at 12:32 PM  

Sounds absolutely fascinating, Sarah! Yay!!

Barbara Lynn Culler September 13, 2013 at 1:53 PM  

It does sound fascinating- congratulations!

Susan Craft September 13, 2013 at 2:15 PM  

Congratulations, Sarah. Your book sounds intriguing. The premise is fantastic. What an idea!

Nicole Mandeville September 14, 2013 at 10:12 AM  

Wow you got my imagination rolling. Loved the intro. Thanks for sharing.

S. D. Grimm September 16, 2013 at 1:33 PM  

I know I'm coming into this past the fashionably late mark, but I wanted to thank all of you for the congratulations and the encouraging comments. Y'all rock!

I've been at the ACFW conference (first time) and just got home early this morning, so I haven't had a chance to jump in. Forgive me. :)

And thanks again to Kim for hosting me!!

Linda Bartosik September 16, 2013 at 8:41 PM  

The book sounds awesome! Thank you, Kim for featuring Sarah.

Karla Akins September 18, 2013 at 12:41 AM  

Congratulations! I look forward to reading this book!

Kimberly Russell September 18, 2013 at 6:28 AM  

*Drum roll* The winner of the PDF of "Breathless" is.....J'nell.

Congrats and if you'll send me an email addy, I'll send your prize QLAB (quick like a bunny.)

Thanks to all who stopped by and come back and visit soon.

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