Friday, 16 November 2012


Ladies and Gentlemen; I give you the third portion (out of 4) of Ch1. Taken from my YA Urban Fantasy novel Firstborn. 
Part 1 is here:
Part 2 is here:


“You wanna go in alone?” 
“If any of you go in, it’s like providing them with a free lunch. Right now, I have a better chance at surviving them than all of you guys put together,” I said grimly.
Roland raised his hands. “I’m not gonna argue. I’ll say you’re a negotiator or something but you gotta call me the second it’s safe for my officers to go in that place. And Erik—” he called after me.
“Don’t screw up.”
 “When have I ever?” I replied innocently, as my lips stretched into a smirk. 

P.S. Next SFFSat post will be the end of this chapter. Lemme know if you want more of Firstborn (I can go up to 3 chapters) or maybe something different. Also feel free to check out the rants and random bursts of my everyday life on this blog. Guaranteed to provide a laugh. Or traumatize you for life.


  1. I hate it when people say that: "Don't screw up." Such pressure! Hee hee, fun snippet!!

  2. I'm with T.K. That's such a loaded statement, but makes for fun when reading. :) Lots of tension starting here.

  3. "Don't screw up" is the quintessential indication that something very, very bad is just about to happen I think. I'm curious to know just what that might be. Nice snippet!

    1. Oh you have no idea. It's the best feeling ever when I get to plan all the macabre and fun things for Erik

  4. Torture your characters, huh? This is another I'm partway through on my iPad.

  5. "Don't screw up"? That's like saying "I'll be right back" in a horror movie. Good stuff!

  6. “Don’t screw up.”

    Famous last words. Eeesh! Can't wait to see what happens next!

  7. The smirk says it all!


    :) Heidi

  8. I like the retort - "When have I ever?" - just begging for a sarcastic answer. I hope Erik knows what he's doing, that's all... Good snippet- thanks!

  9. Great snip. Entertaining! Glad to see you hooked up with the SFFSat group.

  10. "Don't screw up" is in the list of Things Not To Say, along with "What's the worst that could happen?"