Tag! A “First Look Meme” With Apprentice Cat

I was in the midst of basking in beta reader praise when, Tameri Etherton tagged me in a new meme that’s making its way around the blogosphere. It’s called the Look game.

I suppose that’s because the rules say something like, you’re supposed to run a search in your work in progress for the word “look” and then paste the surrounding paragraph(s), followed by tagging as many people as possible.

Simple enough. I decided to share a bit from Apprentice Cat, since it’s coming out later this year. So here goes:

“What of his companion? Do we know where he is?”

“As a matter of fact, I do.” He heard the soft sound of paws pacing toward the door. The mage sucked in a breath, his heart beat loudly in his ears.

“Right here.”

The door scraped loudly as it opened, spilling the old mage onto the floor. He looked into the yellow eyes of a large gray tom. Turning his head he saw the misshapen lump of fur the two had been discussing. He crawled to his old friend’s side, the mottled black and brown fur unmistakable. He reached to touch the once silken body.

“I wouldn’t if I were you.”

The old mage stared hard at the gray tom whose whiskers were splayed wide. He could feel the strain of the muscles in his jaw as he clenched his teeth. His vision dimmed to pinpoints, centering on the yellow-eyed cat.

“A single feather touch can rupture the victim’s skin and cause it to expel an acidic fluid.”

Ooo ~ ~ ~ ooO

Now it’s my turn. I get to tag some of you in this meme to share a bit of your work in progress. If I tag you and you aren’t up for it, no worries. If I didn’t tag you, but you’d like to participate, that’s awesome. Just let us know in the comments so we can pop over to your blog and check you out.

Angela Wallace ** Michael R. Hicks ** Jordyn Redwood ** Jami Gold

I look forward to reading all your excerpts.

2 Responses to “Tag! A “First Look Meme” With Apprentice Cat”

  1. Fun! I love the idea of talking cats with magic. Why can a touch turn your skin to acid? Must know more!

    Thanks for playing the game, Virginia. It’s been amazing getting to read little bits of everyone’s work. When do you think your book will be out? Soon, I hope. I’ve heard great things about it!

    • vripple says:

      The plan is to send out ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies) in late October and release the book to the general public early November. I’m planning a cover reveal late September/early October. Be sure to watch for updates.

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