China Dennington


March 2014

Standing Teaser 2

Here is Standing teaser #2. 🙂

It took him about fifteen minutes to reach the dots. As a large clearing opposite a huge cave and a looming forest came into view, Force stopped dead in his tracks. The most magnificent beast he had ever seen in real life or on a page stood before him. A towering bear-like form stood on its hind legs, its soft brown fur glistening in the light…but it wasn’t a bear. On top of its head, a white, sparkling horn tapered to a point. Amazing, literally flaming wings spread gracefully out from its sides. They burned with a bright red fire. At first he wondered why the animal didn’t seem to be concerned that it was ablaze. Then understanding overtook him. Its wings are like a phoenix’s. Force had a feeling that this creature never walked on four legs. It suddenly raised its head and let out a guttural roar. On his educational computer device in Dellinia, Force had heard a lion roar. That didn’t even begin to compare. This shout was low, and wild, and musical all at the same time. It shattered the air. Force had to cover his ears. How can I go up against something like this? He looked down at his crude weapon. Then determination overtook him. I have to save Gale. He took a deep breath and steeled himself.

He was about to sneak up on the flamien, but suddenly the tracker started to vibrate in his pocket. He took it out, a blue dot flashed across the screen heading quickly for one of the green ones. He looked up. Something large whooshed past him and sent the flamien hurtling to the ground. The other beast landed and crouched opposite its downed opponent. It, too, was of large proportions. The dragon-like creature’s bright red skin and beady eyes glared in the sunlight. The flamien rose with startling agility. It roared in anger as its wings flared and it rose up into the sky along with the dragon. They circled each other in the air, snarling. The majestic creatures both roared and lunged at each other. They each clawed at their opponent and tangled together, leaving deep wounds. Force could see that they both had scars from previous fights. Their fierceness penetrated the air. He had a feeling that this was a battle he would not soon forget.




I’m happy to announce that my next book, Cadence (Book Two of The Waterblaze Trilogy), will be released soon. Here’s a sneak peek:

Before Dellinia, there was Dalanda.

Time can be your worst enemy. On the water planet of Dalanda, a mergirl discovers a deadly truth that will literally destroy her world. In a caste system where no one will listen to a sixteenth-born, speaking up can be hard. Astrid has learned to bow under the disdainful gaze of her society. She has learned to be silent and fade into the crowd. But the time for that is over.

Secretly practicing her true passion on smuggled scientific instruments, she discovers a secret that rocks her world. Now she must reveal herself and speak up to save her people. Rejected, she flees the wrath of her tribe and tries to spread word of the disaster to come.

A hidden message. A mysterious boy. A conspiracy. In this world nothing is as it seems. Will Astrid be able to navigate the web of secrets and save the race who has always rejected her?

Happy reading,


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