Sunday, November 11, 2012

Amber Kell's Birthday Bash Visits Here Today!!


Today I'm helping Amber Kell celebrate her birthday month with massive giveaways and her continuing blog post, Wandmaker. Welcome Amber!!

Don't forget to pop over to Amber's blog to read my take on birthdays, and comment there for a chance to win my latest release, Locke, Stock and Barrel.

Here's today's installment. Be sure to leave a comment below for a chance to win! Good luck! :)

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Cebrus watched for a moment as the guard struggled to decide their next move. Legally they couldn’t physically restrain a wand maker and magic wouldn’t work on Cebrus. He gave the closest guard a sympathetic pat on the back before walking between them and going in the direction he saw Silvan go.

He’d heard of chimeras his entire life but he’d never seen one before and he had no idea they were in this part of the world. They were the type of creature other people always claimed to see but could never prove.

Excitement thrummed through Cebrus’ s body. He loved finding fantastical creatures.

“Where is the chimera at?” He asked the guard.

“A mile from the castle, we’ll take you in the carriage.”

Cebrus frowned but didn’t argue as they bundled him into the death trap and got him on his way. His fingers bit into the wood. He didn’t trust horses. They were sly creatures eager to kick you in the head if you turned your back on them. He’d learned the hard way the animals couldn’t be trusted.

At least in a carriage, despite its jolting and jumping he was far removed from the rabid beasts.

Finally, when Cebrus thought every bone had surely been shaken, the carriage pulled to a halt.

The door to the vehicle opened and the driver held out a hand to help Cebrus out. He graciously accepted the assistance wishing he were back on the road walking everywhere. You never felt like you were spun in a whirlwind when traveling on your own two feet.
After he emerged he gave the two guards a shaky nod and received amused grins in return.

He almost asked where the damned beast could be when a loud roar had him walking around the carriage.

“Oh my gods and goddesses,” Cebrus whispered as he caught sight of the creature. Maybe he’d been wrong—maybe he didn’t want to see the beast at all.

Before his shocked gaze the chimera’s snake tail snapped at one of the knights causing the man to stumble back and tumble down a low hill. With his armor he’d need three people to help him back up.

Cebrus scanned the crowd of knights. There had to be at least a dozen surrounding the beast. The chimera stood taller than the carriage Cebrus just exited from. Its entire body was covered with the fur of a goat and had the structure of one too. Every few minutes it would turn its head and blast out a burst of flame, causing the knights to jump back to avoid the fire.

The outing to see the beast went from amusing to horrifying. Cebrus’s hands shook as he watched Silvan step forward and confront the beast with his sword.

“Where in the fifteen hells is your wand!” Cebrus demanded.

“He doesn’t have one,” a deep voice answered beside him.

Cebrus pulled his attention away from the battle to confront the guard. “What do you mean?”

“He doesn’t like them. He says he’s never had a wand that suited him. He’d rather do without than try to use a bad one.”

Cebrus turned back to the battle. He couldn’t help wonder, even as his heart leapt in his throat, if Silvan had only wanted Cebrus for his abilities.

83 comments:

  1. Cebrus needs to save his prince...

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  2. Wonder what kind of wand would best suit Silvan . . .

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  3. I can't wait to see what happens between Cerbrus and Silvan now that Cerbrus has that thought in his mind. Another great installment. Thanks so much for posting it here Devon.
    I can't wait to get started on the newest release, of course I have to read the other two first as I just came across them from your posting on Ambers blog.!

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    1. Thanks so much, Angel! I hope you enjoy them! :D

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  4. Ohhh this is getting so good :

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  5. Can't wait for the next installment!

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  6. Oh my this is getting so good I can wait to see what happens between the Chimera and Silvan and if Cebrus will attempt to do something to help him..

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  7. Oh my. I can't wait to sear what happens tomarrow. I love it.

    Deborah H

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  8. Aarrgghh! No wand for Silvan? Jump in there Cebrus! Zap that Chimera!

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  9. He's the perfect person to make the Prince's wand then . . .

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  10. I wonder how Cebrus will save the price and if he already has the wand that will fit Silvan?

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  11. Awesome totally enjoyed. Cant wait to see what Cebrus will do.

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  12. he'll just see about that!

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  13. Poor Cebrus...everyone always uses him for his abilities...I look forward to him finding out that Silvan wants him for more than his abilities.

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  14. Well, we all know Cebrus will have to help the prince out:)
    Tj

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  15. i cant wait for tomorrows installment

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  16. Oh... can't wait for tomorrow's story. (And the next, and the next, giggle).

    Dracolady

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  17. It'll be good for Cebrus to have someone want him for reasons other than his wand making. I'm interested in knowing how Silvan is so successful without a wand. I would imagine with a proper wand he'll be that much more powerful.

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  18. yeah! I was wondering where the post went. :) I hope Cebrus saves Silvan and finds out that Silvan wants him for more than his abilities.

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  19. Let's see a wandmaker and a prince that doesn't like to use magic...Yeh, that's gonna cause some friction.

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  20. Yet another great installment! I am really looking forward to the rest of the story.

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  21. Excellent post. I can't wait for Silvan to notice that Cebrus is there.

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  22. Holy smokes. It keeps greeting better and more intriguing!!!! I can't wait til tomorrow's.

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  23. Can't wait to see what wand he ends up pairing the prince with :-)

    Amanda V

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  24. I think the prince stepped into already and all they have done is kiss. Can't wait to see what happens next.

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  25. Yikes. Choices. Choices. What is Cebrus gonna do now w the stubborn prince??

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  26. Damn it! Want more..... Oh well, guess I have to wait till tomorrow.

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  27. The prince doesn't have a wand. Nice twist.

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  28. Now Cebrus needs to find his prince the perfect wand
    KD
    katemue2002@yahoo.com

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  29. I can't wait for the next part! And I hope Silvan doesn't get hurt!!!

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  30. ooo. . wonder if he will make Silvan a wand and if Silvan will use it.

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  31. I closed my eyes. Is it Monday yet?

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  32. I doubt a wand is what I initially was on the prince's mind when he saw the wandmaker... can't wait to see what happens!

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  33. WOW can't wait for next part, loved it! :)

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  34. Great entry, can't wait for tomorrow!

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  35. love the story...I crave more as soon as I am done with the part posted!!!

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  36. Each day gets better and better, can't wait to find out what happens tomorrow!

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  37. No wand! Can't wait to find out how he uses/focuses his magic.
    Lillian

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  38. I'll bet Cebrus has a wand for Prince Silvan :)

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  39. Wonder what kind of wand he'll make his prince.

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  40. I hate cliffhangers, but I love the story anyway. Can't wait for tomorrows edition.

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  41. hmmm wonder what Cebrus is gong to do now. Can't wait.
    Krista

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  42. I love getting an installment every day. This is fun!

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  43. I had a feeling he'd probably not want to see chemera's once he saw the chimera...LOL!
    Should be interesting where this goes, if seeing Silvan in danger will affect Cebrus more than him thinking he is wanted only to be used as I don't think that is the case!!!

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  44. This gets more intriguing with every post, can't wait to see what happens next.

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  45. Another great piece! Thanks for posting!

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  46. Can't wait for more...

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  47. He could be the one to finally match the prince with the right wand.

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  48. Awesome!!! Can't wait for tomorrow

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  49. I can't wait to see what happens in tomorrow's installment!

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  50. I am loving this story, can't wait for tomorrows!

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  51. Ah, no wand!!! I can't wait for tomorrows installment :)

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  52. Darn it now I have to wait until tomorrow. I am loving this story!!!

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  53. Boy, can't wait for more.

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  54. This is why I like books, I hate waiting even if its just hours, ;) I am loving it though!!

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  55. Well, it doesn't seem like Cebrus needs to save the chimera. LOL

    Thanks, Devon and Amber

    -berryblu

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  56. what will he do i wonder :)

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  57. Ok sometimes wanting to see something and finally getting to turns out bad.....Prince without a wand....I need tomorrow to be hear to find out what happens.....Thank you for hosting Devon

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  58. Well the prince needs to watch out. He brought a sword to a firefight. lol Can't wait until the next installment.

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  59. This story is really good so far. I can't wait for the next part.

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  60. Can't wait until tomorrow...
    Lisette

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  61. Loving it so far, can't wait for more

    Elizabeth (elfsprt)

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  62. Silvan is going to have to work hard to prove why he wants our wandmaker.

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  63. Now to wait, I hate the waiting this story is so good!!

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  64. great installment.

    -H.B

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  65. omg this is awesome!!! now if we did not have to wait... well at least it is only till tomorrow. :)

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  66. omg! how exciting!!!! Excited to see what happens!!

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  67. :D I'm liking this a lot. Fun.

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  68. Getting nicer and nicer :D

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  69. I look forward to each installment :D

    penumbrareads(at)gmail(dot)com

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  70. Oooh exciting.good luck silvan. waiting impatiently for #12

    Angela

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  71. W00t! Action scene! I love these! Looking forward to the next one, Amber!

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  72. The good thing about all these sudden endings is not long to wait til the next one!
    Cant wait for the conversation about Silvan not having a wand - cant see Cebrus being the calm, reasoned part!

    Suze

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