Archive for Out-take

Tripping back to Ancient Persia

Posted in Lilith, Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 8, 2014 by Kaden Brown

The part that follows “Lilith” is exciting. This book will be the second of three, to be called either “Aytal” – after the lead male character  or “A-Cee” the new protagonist Si-Kee friend of Lilith. The third and final book of the trilogy has not yet been named. The trilogy will be compiled into one book called “Immortal Forever” (#immortal4eva).

Persian Immortals attack Alexander's army.

Persian Immortals attack Alexander’s army. An intriguing coincidence?

First though, here is Lilith remembering what went down, before her siblings killed her…

Mama seemed worried, as if she was deep in thought, contemplating something bad or faced with a problem she could not find the solution to. Dressed in her russet colored top and brown woolen dress she stood with her back to me, her sad demeanor instantly stopping me in my running excitement of play and imposing on me a sudden anxiety full of dread and fear of the unknown. Whatever had my mama worried could only be bad for me and my siblings.

I wondered where paps was. Looking around the dark house it was clear he was nowhere inside. He had to be out in the heat, probably inspecting the wheat up by the village wall. Tiamat and Petros were playing with boulders, down by the river where I had just left them a few minutes previous. © Kaden Brown. All rights reserved 2011-14. Kasparek was playing in the reeds upstream a bit. Here was the most important person in my life in obvious distress and worry; I just stood there cradling the bowl made from clay that I’d made with enthusiasm and pride, running back home to show her and paps my new work ready to be fired.

Instead, I stood there a little breathless, trying to still my lungs as my heart beat ever stronger and the echoes of my feet died with my realization.

“Mama? Look at what I made, mama.” I pleaded with her, simply hoping she would acknowledge me and give that big huge smile that she had. If she did that I would be happy. It would mean that mama was fine and there was nothing to be scared of. Instead she remained standing there, hands clasped to the bench, turned away.

Now this had me scared. Mama was rarely angry with me or in such a bad mood I could not get her attention. Putting the unbaked clay bowl down on the floor I nervously played with my dirty fingers, puzzled as to what to do.

“Mama, what is wrong?”

“Lilita, my young nightling, were it but for your papa I would have nee only two children, for we can ill afford to keep twice that number.”

This unkind way of speaking to me was a shock. I froze where I stood, my feet suddenly heavy and my head swimming so fast I could barely move. Surely she was losing her mind, or something terrible had happened.

“Why do you say that? What have I done?” © Kaden Brown. All rights reserved 2011-14.

Seeing mama turn around and look down at me should have been a moment of joy, as it had been hundreds of times previous. The feeling that something had happened, changed, struck me again, like a finality of consequence beyond which I could never forget. I stood there transfixed through fear as the giant looming figure of my mama stepped closer.

“Go outside. You paps will be home soon with the sun setting. Make sure your sisters come and see me. Go now and tell them both to come see me.”

Turning from the cool darkness of my family home I stepped outside into the blazing sun all ready to sprint to Tiamat and Petros to fetch them home. Before I did so, I hesitated, standing in the dusty dirt outside and peered into the house where my mama was standing hands to her face in tears, where she collapsed to the floor with catatonia.

Something very, very bad and awful was happening. I had to go get my sisters home urgently. With a self-reassuring resolve I tore my eyes from that awful sight of my mother, and ran from my home toward the river.

© Kaden Brown. All rights reserved 2011-14.

Teaser: “O-Negative”, Chapter One (Sequel To “Rhesus A”)

Posted in O-Negative, Rhesus A - a Vanguard Newborn, Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 22, 2013 by Kaden Brown

Things are beginning to roll here Down Under, where winter is setting-in and work is consuming if not all, then most of my waking hours. Thankfully I do get some time off (for good behavior?) therefore getting time to write is not completely impossible.

Productive I have been, and in the probably rather prolonged build-up to the sequel to my first novel, “Rhesus A”, (which is about newborn vampire Ashley Zetterburg’s attempts to adjust to life as a Ward of the Vampyre Council and new member of the Vanguards, the secretive Black Society which specializes in spying and infiltrating human and vampire groups) maybe excuses for delays have niggled and eaten at me.

“O-Negative” carries-on our heroine’s journey as she returns from overseas and starts her training as a spy. She is in for a mighty shock, not only at what profession she chose to become, but upon discovering secret human farms and a way of life she had never believed true, she realizes her own hypocrisy and tragic ethical choices.

Ashley may not be able to change the Black Society, but her importance gives her something even her new friends can never imagine – influence and the power to lead.

Without any further delay, here is Chapter One of “O-Negative” (Ashley Zetterburg book 2):

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Out-take from Lilith

Posted in Lilith, Uncategorized with tags , on July 27, 2012 by Kaden Brown

Just thought I would give a crumb of content that has been removed from Lilith.

I won’t explain, you’ll have to figure out where it was supposed to fit in when you read the book.

(c) 2012 Kaden Brown. Alll rights reserved.

To say I was reticent about contacting the Lesser undeads for assistance was is like saying the Democrats needed the Republicans. They didn’t and frequently bickered over nothing. Doing business with the Si-Kee was like that. They held the upper hand. They stink and their white hair is just so freaky. Weird to say the least. But they were on my side, that of goodness. Not that they were known for violence, but rumors of their ceremonies and strict aloofness were the stuff of legend. They’ll tell you what you want only if you ask the right question. As for actually helping, they were neigh-on fucking useless. Continue reading

That Rhythmic Groove of Literary Wonder

Posted in Lilith, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on March 19, 2012 by Kaden Brown

Hehe, I’ve been getting down and writing lately and am beginning to make some great progress on “Lilith”.

You know, once you get in that rhythmic groove of literary wonder a flood of excitement flows through oneself and you know, you just know, that the words read good. That what’s pouring onto the page is good stuff and that whomever reads your creation will be similarly struck.

One of my favourite passages is one in which Lilith and Samael meet for a little chit-chat:

“There’s more than just fighting evil?” Two and half thousand years had passed, and he was just telling me this? Now? I think my jaw almost hit the floor.

Samael looked at me as if I was simple. Maybe I’d tickled his sense of humor, but nothing I’d said was funny. Though, that was to me. Him? Who knew?

I will refrain from giving the storyline away but this is one set of text that (to me anyway) is good enough and attractive enough to appear on the back cover of the book. You know, that little bit of the character’s thinking that grabs the potential reader and makes them think: “I like this person. They have humour and modesty. A good character I can love and follow.”

When you see it and know what the heck, that came from inside my head! You feel happy.

On we go with Lilith a Dark Immortal Novel

Posted in Lilith, Rhesus A - a Vanguard Newborn, Update with tags , , , , , , on September 11, 2011 by Kaden Brown

So, at-last Vanguard Newborn is finished and awaiting the copy edit. Hopefully I get some takers in the local area. Even if that doesn’t happen, I’m prepared to go as far as Australia or the US to get it done. Or, anywhere. Incidently, I have posted the dumped opening two chapters from VN that I really, really hate. Have a look if you want…but heed the poor content warning.

Lilith, a Dark Immortal Novel is underway again and though I’m not 100% happy with my writing I will sacrifice minor glitches for now, in favour of getting the story written. Then I can go back and fix the parts I am not happy with. If it ain’t written I can’t do a rewrite, can I?

So, I’m pretty happy.

Lilith word count : 9721

Out-take #2, Vanguard Newborn, Chapter 2 (paragraph 3)

Posted in Lilith, Rhesus A - a Vanguard Newborn, Update with tags , , , , , , on July 2, 2011 by Kaden Brown

Continuing on my rewrite I thought I would post a paragraph that I have just now disposed of. Not that it would vanish into the ether for ever like – I do have back-ups of back-ups of the MS so it will never be lost, so to speak. Here it is though. Just for posterity.

It wasn’t with the panic and tears that I experienced those feelings, as I had done for years following that one day’s events. When whole days and weeks and months passed in a blur, numb with emotion and listless, afraid to talk or even venture out with friends.

It’s is a mere few lines, but hey, there’s not much else to read about here is there? Zetty would probably post the whole thing and be damned. Nah, not me. Not until the rewrite is finished anyways. Then I’m not too sure about how I will approach publishing. An agent? Kindle? Line editing first? F**k knows, as Zetty would say. (She would actually say it). Some American Indian god would say Just do it! Lilith would probably be too out of it on scag to give a sh*t – unless she was killing Antediluvians that is. Me? I ain’t got any idea what’s gonna happen!

I’ll get back to the writing and listening to LGG “Born This Way” (prefer Britney right now…)

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