Lucky 7

Lucky 7 is a bit of a blog challenge, writerly fun, and probably a bit of a confidence booster for us unpublished writers that are fairly obsessive about letting go of our babies!

And it seems I’ve been tagged by two of my favourite twitterers, Nettie Thomson and Voula Grand, to blog seven lines from my two unpublished works of fiction. First of all, a big thank you to these two lovely ladies for nominating me, and a bigger apology for taking this long to do it! So, here goes:

The instructions are:

  • Go to page 7 or 77 in your current manuscript (fiction or non-fiction)
  • Go to line 7
  • Post on your blog the next 7 lines, or sentences, as they are – no cheating
  • Tag 7 other authors to do the same


I will start with line 7 of page 7 of The Pandora Prophecy, a paranormal romance novel.

The De Lucas and the Ferraris are sworn enemies. Sophia De Luca has learnt this the hard way. But when the De Lucas fall victims of a long forgotten ancient force, the only man that can help Sophia is Marco Ferrari. A man her mind shuts down to, her body desperately needs and the dark power inside her wants to consume. If the Pandora prophecy is fulfilled, Sophia De Luca will lose her family forever. Can she learn to trust Marco before it’s too late? More importantly can she trust her own feelings for the rogue that broke her heart a year ago?

Here, Sophia De Luca returns to Donford determined to find her family, but mythical creatures attack her at the airport. Marco Ferrari, a man she has vowed to stay away from, comes to her rescue.

Damn them bloody De Lucas!” he said through gritted teeth. “Set off the EMP, we’re going in to get her.” He’d let go of her once, he wouldn’t do it again.

“You can’t be serious.” Punch looked at him like he was insane, but his voice was lost as Marco’s bike roared into life. Marco turned the throttle and kicked the machine into gear. Smoke briefly spewed from the spinning back tyre as the bike lurched away towards the terminal.

I will also include seven lines from my novella, The Queen of Souls, a story with the same mythology as The Pandora Prophecy, and also paranormal romance.

Stripped of all her powers and dragged to the future, Persie remembers nothing of her past as a powerful goddess and Queen of Souls, not even the dark stranger she is desperately attracted to.

Blinded by love, and told by the Powers That Be that only Persephone can save his kingdom, Hades, a.k.a. Aiden Black does the only thing that can bring her back to him. He re-awakens her powers, not realising that this will begin a chain of events, orchestrated perfectly to destroy them, and the world as they know it.

This is from page 7.

Too long, she thought. Heavy footsteps approached loudly. She spun in every direction, but there was nobody there. Then came the whistling of bullets. Rose petals scattered as one hit the bunch of blood red roses. She heard another bullet hit something close. The groan that followed confirmed it, the earth shook, and she did the one thing that she could do, even though she risked blowing her cover.

Time ground to a halt. Red petals hovered in mid air. Two figures in the distance on her right looked like comedic statues, frozen mid pace.

Hope you all enjoyed that! Now to pass on the challenge to these seven lovely writers:

Steven Chapman

Victoria Lamb

Maria Savva

Vivienne Dacosta

James Parker

Liesel Schwarz

Aimee Duffy


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6 Responses to Lucky 7

  1. Aimee Duffy says:

    I remember this! Awesome stuff, and I’ll try and slip in a post before I go off on my hols. xx

  2. Nettie says:

    Great lines – ooh, I want to read the whole thing now!
    Excellent, Elpi xxx

  3. Thanks for the tag, Elpi! I’m away from home this week but will try to get my 7 lines posted!! Vx

    • Elpi says:

      You’re welcome, Victoria. Enjoy. Let me know when you do post your 7 lines so that I can have a read. I look forward to it. Elpi x

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