So I am working hard in between two other projects to provide my readers with an incentive to review! Below is an excerpt of content EXCLUSIVE to reviewers. Once its complete, anyone who has reviewed Circles and posted a link to it here or on the Circles Google+ page, or tweeted about it using hashtag #CirclesNovel will receive a short story that may or may not be a part of an accompanying novel to the world of Solus and Caisey! I hope everyone will take me up on my offer!
Solus felt as if he were dragged through fire, ice and steel arrows. He imagined his skin flayed from his bones and then those very bones shattered into a million pieces. The pain was beyond enduring as he watched his own body disintegrate until the only thing left was a translucent cloud – vaguely human-shaped – floating above an empty floor. He waited for even this ethereal form to be stripped from him, too.
But then a new body began to form around his clouded shape. It solidified into a torso, arms, and legs, but bent in strange angles, almost like an animal, with a wide chest and tapered waist, long arms that ended with long fingers topped with claws, and knees that bent the wrong way. His face burned with an intense pain. He felt heavy eyelids forming, covering his sight. He felt his teeth bursting from his gums and when he tried to close his mouth, he felt what must be his lips being ripped by knives. The same burning sensation moved to his back. His newly-formed skin ripped away as something exploded out from near his upper spine.
He felt his bones forming, reforming, as if his body were trying out a form then, rejecting it, scrambled what it had done and started over. Solus thought he was screaming, but he heard no sound come from his throat. Rather, he felt a vibrating sensation that started low and began to gain momentum. When his ears finally stopped burning, he realized the vibration was an unearthly howl. Unable to handle the pain any longer, he dropped to the ground, feeling the weight of his new form.