Sacrificed Teasers

Sacrificed is available NOW! Check out some of the teaser-ific moments below!!

 

Teaser #1:

“You’re an eating machine with all that food, Riley. You know, they say after college, your metabolism slows down quite a bit. You should be more careful,” I teased him as I pulled out my chair from under the dining room table.

He wrinkled his nose before tugging his shirt up to show off his well-defined six-pack. “Have you seen me lately? Come on now, Ariya! I’ve got plenty of time before this bod has to worry about struggling to stay in shape.”

I threw a biscuit at him for his boastful display, which made Caroline giggle. It was the first normal thing the three of us had done together in what felt like forever.

I continued grinning while listening to Caroline tease Riley as he shoveled huge mounds of food into his mouth.

“Ours?” We stopped laughing upon hearing Nick’s urgent tone.

My gaze shot over to him, wondering what he could have been referring to. James was looking steadily back at him and nodded. Less than ten seconds later, the doors to our hotel room flew open.

I gasped, jumping right out of my seat and shoving my chair back harder than I meant to as James casually walked around to block me. He didn’t look frightened, or even alarmed at all by the intrusion. I instinctually reached for his back and rested my hands there.

A tall man dressed in all black walked through the doors rather arrogantly with his hands clasped behind his back, halting in front of James.

“James Rymer, you’ve been officially relieved of your duties as Protector of the current Bloodline Member, Ariya Adams. You have to come with me immediately.”

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Teaser #2:

Stillness. Calm. Peace. Amidst images of war and fighting, I looked all around me and yet, all I could feel was a quiet calm. There should have been noise. There should have been terrible, dreadful sounds. I could see the death, hear the shouting, and observe the pain and struggle. But, there was nothing to it. I could not even hear the sound of my own breathing. That is, I think I was breathing.

The images around me were blurry, but I knew I was in a dangerous place. Figures came in and out of my vision, clearing briefly and allowing me to see a face in one moment, then completely vanishing in the next. Slowly, my eyes focused until I could see my friends running towards me, fear reflected in their eyes, as if they were witnessing the worst possible scenario in front of them. It made no sense. They were looking at me with panic-stricken faces, but I was somehow away from the danger surrounding me. Nothing could touch me.

I admired the elegance with which the three of them moved as they fought. Nick and James warded off the hostile wolves like it was all a horrific yet beautifully choreographed dance number. They moved in sync with each other, but always kept their eyes on me. Not once did a wolf manage to break their collective stride.

James ended the eerie dance, moving rapidly towards my peaceful bubble. I smiled as I looked at him, wanting him to be as safe as I was.

I started to take a step closer to him, but was stopped. I could not move. A slow trickle of sensation traveled down my arms until my body froze like ice. I frowned, failing to comprehend the unfamiliar feeling as I looked down to see where the touch was coming from. A hand held me in place. I shivered. There was only one person who could manage to chill my body like that with her touch, freezing it like ice.

Audrey.

She smiled as I turned to look at her, and I caught the unmistakable gleam of victory in her eyes. She twirled a knife in front of my face as I tried to move away again, this time with more alarm, only to be gripped tighter.

Loud noises finally flooded into my ears. All the tortured screams and battle cries I once thought I managed to avoid came rushing in.

Audrey grabbed my chin, tilting my eyes to meet hers.

“You were never meant to survive,” she hissed, thrusting her knife into my side as I screamed.

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30 thoughts on “Sacrificed Teasers

  1. Pingback: UtopYA 2014 and Sacrificed Update | Anna Applegate

    • Thank you so much for your comment! I wish I could tell you a more exact date but I do not have one yet. I PROMISE that things will start to get more frequent again in terms of updates, giveaways, etc. starting towards the end of May 🙂 Thank you again and I’m thrilled you’re enjoying Ariya and the gang!!

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    • Hi Val! I’m shooting for this year. I’ve got a bit of work left with it and want to make it the best possible product for everyone 🙂 I’ll post the date here and on all my Social Media once I have it!

      Thanks,
      Anna

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    • Hey Val! I apologize for the delay. At this time I do not have a specific date set. But I am working through this book now and working hard to get it out there 🙂 Thank you for checking in and stay tuned to the website and my social media pages for updates!

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    • Hi Val! I don’t know if it’s going to make it or not! I am still working through some scenes at the moment that I’m stuck on and want to get just right! It is coming and I’ll post more frequently the closer the book gets to being completed.

      Thank you so much for checking in and for your patience!! I appreciate it and as a reader myself, I know it’s hard to have to wait for closure! You will get it though!

      Thanks again 🙂
      Anna

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    • Hi Juanita!

      Thank you for your comment. I’m trying to continue getting things finalized for the book. This one is proving to be tricky. Ariya and the gang threw me for a loop and I’m working hard to make sure that everything is there and ready for readers!

      Thank you and I will post the release date as soon as I have it.

      🙂
      Anna

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  3. Hi!! Just concluded Awakened! Noticed you’ve been working on Sacrificed for a while now. Any chance itnwill be out sometime this year? I’m really looking forward to reading it!!

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    • Hi Jennifer! I have been working on it for quite some time. It’s still going – slower than I would like. I’m hoping to be able to focus more on it in the coming months and get it out there. Trust me, I want to blab the ending SO much! I just need to get it in writing 🙂

      Thank you for the support! I’ll be posting here and on my Facebook page when updates start happening!!

      Thank you again,
      Anna

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  4. These books are awesome. I have been patiently waiting for the third book sacrifice to come out are you getting any closer. These are one of my favorite series. Do you have a release date on the book .
    Diane

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    • Thank you so much, Diane! I’m so excited that you love Ariya/the rest of the gang. I was actually working through Sacrificed tonight!! I’m hoping to be able to have something soon with a realistic timeline and release date for the final book in the series, but unfortunately, don’t have any additional news at this time. I promise I’ll be keeping everyone posted though! Thank you so much for checking and for reaching out! When it does come out, I hope you will love it as much as you loved the other two!! 🙂

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  5. I absolutely love your writing and of course, your Ariya Adams series! 😊. Do you have a better idea about when book 3 will be released?
    I sometimes forget that writers have a personal life that does not revolve around us readers. Lol. I am doing my best to be mindful of that. 😉 I continue to remind myself that although you write like a Goddess, you are NOT truly a Deity and therefore must be shown the same leniency as most of us mere humans are. 😉. I am excitedly awaiting the final book in the trilogy!

    Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with avid readers like myself. 💕

    Sincerely,
    Michelle

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    • Thank you so much, Michelle! Oh my goodness – wow that made my day. Yes, my personal life has gotten crazy and pulled me away completely from writing, BUT the story is being worked on whenever I can! It’s in the works and I wish I could say that I had a specific date! I’m hoping in the next few months that I have some time to be able to write and get back to finishing book three. My characters are also patiently waiting, bugging me every once in awhile to finish telling their story!

      Thank you so much for reading my work. It’s always so flattering to hear from people, and that someone would take the time to write to me. I truly appreciate it!

      I’ll try to get back to ASAP 🙂

      Anna

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  6. Oh goodnesss, these books, Miss Anna. You certainly know just how to pull at my heart strings. We’ve talked on Facebook before and I just wanted you to know that your loyal readers completely understand that you have a very busy life other than Ariya and the crew, and we’re patiently waiting for this third book. No matter how long it takes, we’ll be supportive of you. I’m so happy you’re still writing, you have an amazing way with words and the story is so addictive. The best of luck to me tying those loose ends. I know whenever it’s released, it will be wonderful. Thank you so much for all you do. ❤

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    • Thank you so much Alina! I can’t tell you how much it means for you to come to my page and leave your thoughts on the books! I’m so grateful for everyone who has joined me on this journey!! Know that I am trying to make the third book a great end to this trilogy!! Thanks for the encouragement and the note!

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    • Hey Val!! Yes, I’m working with my critique partner again on everything I have so far, which is the first step / stage in my process for publishing (after writing) haha. There are still some additions that need to be made but this first step is happening finally!! And I’m so excited about it!

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