Science Fiction and Fantasy Saturday #1 – Tower in the Woods

My very first SFFSat snippet is from Tower in the Woods, my soon-to-be released post-apocalyptic zombie romance. It is closely based on the Grimm’s fairy tale Rapunzel. 

Protocol indicated that Nel should still put a bullet through her target’s brain, infected or not, but she couldn’t bring herself to do it. In the eleven years that she had been stationed at the Tower, she had never killed another human being. It wasn’t because she was particularly merciful; it was just that no human unaffiliated with the Women’s Independent Territory Church had ever made it this far. The Tower overlooked the western border of the WITCH, and the woods beyond contained swarms of zombies, enough to ensure that no human would survive a journey through the undead wastelands.

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SFFSat is a group of writers sharing snippets from both published and unpublished works of science fiction and fantasy. You can read more about the group by clicking the banner to the left, as well as follow links to the other participants.

Any comments are much appreciated!


15 responses to “Science Fiction and Fantasy Saturday #1 – Tower in the Woods

  1. Heya Tara, nice to have you aboard 😀

    I love twisted fairy tales anyway, but with the addition of zombies? This just went on my TBR list.

  2. It’s always interesting to see a new take on an old idea. Great world-building. I’ll have to keep an eye out for this one.

  3. Welcome to SFFSat. And you gotta stick to protocol…shoot the zombie!! Good stuff. I’m looking forward to reading more of this.

  4. You had me at “post-apocalyptic zombie romance”. Very nice and welcome to SFF Saturday

  5. Oh wow. That’s a grate security system. And it’s nice to see a new (and good) take on zombies

  6. Welcome to SFF Saturday. I assume the POV character is Rapunzel?

  7. Welcome, Tara! So glad to have you and your awesome snippet. Great way to make an entrance. 🙂 Love the premise, the background the snippet provides and the WITCH acronym. Excited for more!

  8. Thanks everyone! Yes, this is Rapunzel’s POV (FMC’s name is Nel Zapur). I plan on being a regular SFFSat-er, so the snippets will continue 🙂

  9. Ooo! Nice. If this were the ‘back-of-the-book-blurb’ I’d pick it up in a heartbeat. I totally want to know what’s going on. Sweet.

  10. Hmm… I just noticed my comment didn’t show up from the other day. I loved the snip. I think I mentioned that if I read this as the book blurb, I’d pick this book up in a heartbeat. I’m very interested.

  11. Intriguing set-up, Tara. Congratulations on the new book!

    🙂 Heidi

  12. Hi Tara! Great snippet! Love the premise and it’s nice to see you here. 🙂

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  14. yvonnesimpkins

    Totally agree with you on Nalini Singh hunky Changlings. Thank you also for the giveaway.

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