The Rules:

  1. Go to page 77 of your current MS.
  2. Go to line 7.
  3. Copy down the next 7 lines/sentences, and post them as they’re written. No cheating.
  4. Tag 7 other victims …er, authors.


Thanks for this, Melissa West. *Groan*

The following isn’t from THE COLLECTOR:A DANTE WALKER NOVEL, which I’m not allowed to share yet. Instead, these lines are from my current WIP, THE BRIMSTONE BLEED. I’m well aware that my agent may kill me for sharing this, but hey, what’s life without a little danger? 🙂


Here we go:


The air is muggy here, and there’s little sunlight beneath the canopy overhead. I wait a bit longer, then creep toward the fire.

When I don’t spot Serial Killer or his Pandora, I collapse onto the twig pallet and tug off my boots. My feet are wrinkled and swollen, and covered in red patches. The rash has spread. I remove my shirt and pants and dry everything by the dancing flame. Then I curl into a ball–my own Pandora pulled closed to my stomach–and I sleep.


Now for MY victims:


  1. Claire Legrand
  2. Jennifer Bosworth
  3. Jennifer L. Armentrout
  4. Trinity Faegen
  5. Trisha Wolfe
  6. Mary Lindsey
  7. Pam Van Hylckama