This or That: First Lines


This week’s This or That contest is First Lines. For a chance to win let me know in the comments which excerpts you like best! All comments are entered in the drawing!!




Call to Engage


The shadows were closing in. Dark and silent, they smothered the light. Sucked up every ounce of air, ripping it from the very atoms of his body.

Then there was the pain.

Vicious. Cutting. Fire deep in the bones, exploding outward. Tearing inward. Flesh shredding as flames engulfed his body.

Cries of terror rang out, circling his head. He tried to move, tried to force himself to ignore the agony. He had to rescue the caller. Had to. The screams continued. Sharp at first, calling for help. Then weaker. Then nothing. Just the crackling roar of fire, the hideous thunder of a heart struggling to keep its beat.






Call to Honor


It pays to be a winner.

And Diego Torres was a big believer in winning.

But it was the winning that he liked.

The competition.

The thrill of testing his skills, pushing his limits. Of knowing he was better than his adversary.

Yeah. He liked knowing he was the best.

He didn’t do it for reward.




So… This or That? Comment to enter the drawing for a digital copy of either Call to Engage or Call to Honor, winners’ choice! The winner will be announced on Sunday.