Thursday, October 11, 2012

Introducing... Wilderness by Lance Weller

Introducing books through the first paragraph or so...

She comes awake with an urgency she does not at first understand, surrendering the overbright tidelands of dream to the bottomless dark of her waking day. A moment before, there'd been a dazzling fire upon a shadow-polished beach and, out upon the rim of the world, a paring of sun to redden the westward ocean. Burnt swell tips flashing beneath a violet sky streaked with shivery bands of pale light that laced the undersides of roiling rain clouds. Wet black sand and a jagged chain of yellowy foam to mark the snarl of tide across wave-cut stone. Sparks from a nearby campfire rose in a spray to fall and lie like bright little jewels upon the shore. They flared and died and flared again in the wild yellow eyes of the wolf that watched her from the forest rising dark and quiet from the low cliffs behind.

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