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Opportunity has presented itself…The Gryphon and His Thief #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday @KMNbooks

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If you missed the last weeks snippet from The Gryphon & His Thief, here's the link.

Chapter 4 #4

Set up for this week: This scene takes place a few paragraphs later than last week's snippet. Calli has taken a swing at Darrien when he became a little...friendly.

*The excerpt may have been modified to fit the 8 sentence limit. :)

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The woman moved faster than a panther and proved just as deadly. Playing nice was over. He still held her hands above her head and used his thighs to keep her from kicking him again, lest he find his nether parts bruised. He hadn't missed her intent. If she'd had more room to maneuver, he had no doubt she would have hit her mark already.

The stars above, how could she infuriate him and entice him at the same time. Her sweet scent filled him, made him want so much more, and even in this dire situation, he couldn't help wanting her. He'd waited for her for centuries and she was in his arms. Maybe not in the way he would prefer, but being cursed, he couldn't be fickle when opportunity presented itself.

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Hmm... Darrien does have his hands full, doesn't he?. lol

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Until next week, take care.

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If you're interested in knowing more about The Gryphon and His Thief, here's a blurb:

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Blurb:

Some Treasures are Priceless…

A long time ago, a Gryphon shifter’s duty was to guard and protect the people of the tribes, but Darrien Andros failed to keep his human wife safe from harm. Cursed for the crime, he must guard everything in the Museum of Cursed Antiquities forever, never to truly live and never to die. Centuries have passed, but when he encounters a thief, who uncannily resembles his dead wife, he is convinced he has a second chance.

Calli Angelis is hired to steal Hecate's Stone from the Museum, believing she would be returning it to its rightful owner. She never really trusted the person who hired her and now Darrien makes her doubt her motives, too. He also has her questioning the possibility of reincarnation when the attraction between them ignites into something she can no longer ignore.

As the two work together to unravel the mysteries behind the stone, it becomes apparent an old and dangerous enemy from Darrien’s past is determined to have history repeat itself.

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Step back or else…The Gryphon and His Thief #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

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Grunge Background.Welcome to Snippet Sunday.

If you missed the last weeks snippet from The Gryphon & His Thief, here's the link.

Chapter 4 # 3

Set up for this week: This takes place a few paragraphs later than last week's snippet. Calli has just told Darrien that even if she believed his story about reincarnation that was the past and this is the here and now and she has a good life. She doesn't want to consider another possibility.

*The excerpt may have been modified to fit the 8 sentence limit. :)

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She pushed away from the nightstand and strode to the door. She opened it and turned toward him expectantly and said, "This is your cue to go."

She thought to dismiss him this readily? He flitted like the wind to her, slamming the door shut, and backing her up against it. His gaze met her eyes that flashed with a mix of excitement and fear. "We are not finished," he said as he stepped closer to her, making it difficult for her to move around him.

"Step away," she warned with her hand to his chest, but she didn't push him away.

The heaven above, she was all soft curves and…she had a lethal left hook.

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Hmm... Did she react in such a fashion because he stepped into her personal space or could it be she felt something too? Find out next week...

Thanks for stopping by!

Until next week, take care.

2014 top10novelyoungadult

If you're interested in knowing more about The Gryphon and His Thief, here's a blurb:

gryphonandhisthief_Final_mediumAvailable at:

Ebook: Amazon / Amazon UK / ARe / OmniLit / iBook / Nook

In Print: Amazon / Amazon UK / Barnes and Noble /Createspace

Blurb:

Some Treasures are Priceless…

A long time ago, a Gryphon shifter’s duty was to guard and protect the people of the tribes, but Darrien Andros failed to keep his human wife safe from harm. Cursed for the crime, he must guard everything in the Museum of Cursed Antiquities forever, never to truly live and never to die. Centuries have passed, but when he encounters a thief, who uncannily resembles his dead wife, he is convinced he has a second chance.

Calli Angelis is hired to steal Hecate's Stone from the Museum, believing she would be returning it to its rightful owner. She never really trusted the person who hired her and now Darrien makes her doubt her motives, too. He also has her questioning the possibility of reincarnation when the attraction between them ignites into something she can no longer ignore.

As the two work together to unravel the mysteries behind the stone, it becomes apparent an old and dangerous enemy from Darrien’s past is determined to have history repeat itself.

*****If you’re a writer (regardless of published/unpublished status) come join us and share a snippet of your work in progress, a new release, or an oldie but goodie. Hashtags: #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

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Sneak Peek at Flowers and Fangs #PDF1 @KMNbooks

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“My love is true and always has been, but you mock it.” The Gryphon and His Thief #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

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If you missed the last weeks snippet from The Gryphon & His Thief, here's the link.

Chapter 4 #2

Set up: Darrien begins his tale, in hopes Calli will believe him.

*The excerpt may have been modified to fit the 8 sentence limit. :)

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He could not change her mind on what she believed, but perhaps if he told her the story, their story, she would at least consider his side. "Our love was thwarted by Isa, a jealous woman who believed I cared for her when I had not given her such attention."

"I just bet," she murmured.

"I love you, Callista," he said and could not keep the hurt from his voice. "My love is true and always has been, but you mock it." For a moment, their eyes met and maybe she witnessed the truth in his gaze for she lost her hostile stance.

"I'm sorry," she told him and he believed she meant it. "I have no right to belittle your feelings for someone you care about."

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Poor Darrien, she doesn't remember any of it.

Thanks for stopping by! Love to know what you thought of the snippet. I have great news. Flowers and Fangs is featured in the Fated to be Yours collection! So excited! Gerald Costlow, Linda Swift and Nan O'Berry also have their stories featured in this collection. 

Until next week, take care.

2014 top10novelyoungadultTop 10 Finisher for Best Young Adult/New Adult novel at P&E! Came in #4!

If you're interested in knowing more about The Gryphon and His Thief, here's a blurb:

gryphonandhisthief_Final_mediumAvailable at:

Ebook: Amazon / Amazon UK / ARe / OmniLit / iBook / Nook

In Print: Amazon / Amazon UK / Barnes and Noble /Createspace

Blurb:

Some Treasures are Priceless…

A long time ago, a Gryphon shifter’s duty was to guard and protect the people of the tribes, but Darrien Andros failed to keep his human wife safe from harm. Cursed for the crime, he must guard everything in the Museum of Cursed Antiquities forever, never to truly live and never to die. Centuries have passed, but when he encounters a thief, who uncannily resembles his dead wife, he is convinced he has a second chance.

Calli Angelis is hired to steal Hecate's Stone from the Museum, believing she would be returning it to its rightful owner. She never really trusted the person who hired her and now Darrien makes her doubt her motives, too. He also has her questioning the possibility of reincarnation when the attraction between them ignites into something she can no longer ignore.

As the two work together to unravel the mysteries behind the stone, it becomes apparent an old and dangerous enemy from Darrien’s past is determined to have history repeat itself.

*****If you’re a writer (regardless of published/unpublished status) come join us and share a snippet of your work in progress, a new release, or an oldie but goodie. Hashtags: #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

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“Go ahead spin your tale… Gryphon.” The Gryphon and His Thief #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

Image of opened magic book with magic lightsWelcome to Snippet Sunday.

Today's my Birthday and I'll be out most of the day, but I'll be sure to visit everyone's blog when I return!

If you missed the last weeks snippet from The Gryphon & His Thief, here's the link.

Chapter 4 #1

Set up: Calli asked why he hadn't killed her if he was indeed a Gryphon shifter. He told her it was because of who she was to him.

*The excerpt may have been modified to fit the 8 sentence limit. :)

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"I do not wish to harm you and on my honor, I promise, you shall be safe this night." He could not in truth promise her more.

Her safety depended on her relinquishing the stone, but he had a hunch, his little thief wouldn't be forthcoming in handing it over. He had already searched her person and had rummaged through her vehicle, but had not found the cursed item. She'd somehow managed to hide it somewhere between the museum and here, and he meant to find out where.

She placed the phone beside her on the nightstand, without taking her gaze off his and said, "Go on, spin your tale… Gryphon."

Where did one begin such a tale when she looked upon him as if lies flew from his tongue and naught else? To convince her otherwise would prove a challenge at best.

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Should be some story. lol :)

Thanks for stopping by! Love to know what you thought of the snippet. Until next week, take care.

2014 top10novelyoungadultTop 10 Finisher for Best Young Adult/New Adult novel at P&E! Came in #4!

If you're interested in knowing more about The Gryphon and His Thief, here's a blurb:

gryphonandhisthief_Final_mediumAvailable at:

Ebook: Amazon / Amazon UK / ARe / OmniLit / iBook / Nook

In Print: Amazon / Amazon UK / Barnes and Noble /Createspace

Blurb:

Some Treasures are Priceless…

A long time ago, a Gryphon shifter’s duty was to guard and protect the people of the tribes, but Darrien Andros failed to keep his human wife safe from harm. Cursed for the crime, he must guard everything in the Museum of Cursed Antiquities forever, never to truly live and never to die. Centuries have passed, but when he encounters a thief, who uncannily resembles his dead wife, he is convinced he has a second chance.

Calli Angelis is hired to steal Hecate's Stone from the Museum, believing she would be returning it to its rightful owner. She never really trusted the person who hired her and now Darrien makes her doubt her motives, too. He also has her questioning the possibility of reincarnation when the attraction between them ignites into something she can no longer ignore.

As the two work together to unravel the mysteries behind the stone, it becomes apparent an old and dangerous enemy from Darrien’s past is determined to have history repeat itself.

*****If you’re a writer (regardless of published/unpublished status) come join us and share a snippet of your work in progress, a new release, or an oldie but goodie. Hashtags: #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

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“The very Gryphon that tried to rip me to shreds?” The Gryphon and His Thief #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

Image of opened magic book with magic lightsWelcome to Snippet Sunday.

If you missed the last weeks snippet from The Gryphon & His Thief, here's the link.

Chapter 3 #5

Set up: Last week Darrien told Calli he's a shape shifter. Find out how she's processing the information.

*The excerpt may have been modified to fit the 8 sentence limit. :)

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Darrien stood still and waited for what he told her to sink in. Any false moves would result in—what did she call it? Ah yes, she'd go all Nicky Santoro on his head. He didn't know what that entailed, but he had a good idea he wouldn't like such a treatment.

"You're a Gryphon?" she more or less condemned rather than asked the question as her voice raised a few octaves in the telling. He usually liked the cadence of her voice, but not now when it made him feel bloody awful. "The very Gryphon that tried to rip me to shreds?"

"Yes," he said with a long frustrated sigh, knowing there was no reason to pretend otherwise.
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Hmm... Dude, you just told her you tried to rip her to shreds. Definitely not making points here. lol :)

Thanks for stopping by! Love to know what you thought of the snippet. Until next week, take care.

2014 top10novelyoungadultTop 10 Finisher for Best Young Adult/New Adult novel at P&E! Came in #4!


If you're interested in knowing more about The Gryphon and His Thief, here's a blurb:

gryphonandhisthief_Final_mediumAvailable at:

Ebook: Amazon / Amazon UK / ARe / OmniLit / iBook / Nook

In Print: Amazon / Amazon UK / Barnes and Noble /Createspace

Blurb:

Some Treasures are Priceless…

A long time ago, a Gryphon shifter’s duty was to guard and protect the people of the tribes, but Darrien Andros failed to keep his human wife safe from harm. Cursed for the crime, he must guard everything in the Museum of Cursed Antiquities forever, never to truly live and never to die. Centuries have passed, but when he encounters a thief, who uncannily resembles his dead wife, he is convinced he has a second chance.

Calli Angelis is hired to steal Hecate's Stone from the Museum, believing she would be returning it to its rightful owner. She never really trusted the person who hired her and now Darrien makes her doubt her motives, too. He also has her questioning the possibility of reincarnation when the attraction between them ignites into something she can no longer ignore.

As the two work together to unravel the mysteries behind the stone, it becomes apparent an old and dangerous enemy from Darrien’s past is determined to have history repeat itself.

*****If you’re a writer (regardless of published/unpublished status) come join us and share a snippet of your work in progress, a new release, or an oldie but goodie. Hashtags: #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

Participating Authors are listed at these sites:

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Snippet Sunday: You’re a what? …The Gryphon and His Thief @KMNbooks #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

Image of opened magic book with magic lightsWelcome to Snippet Sunday.

If you missed the last weeks snippet from The Gryphon & His Thief, here's the link.

Chapter 3 #4 :)

Set up: Darrien is about to tell Calli he's a shape shifter. Wonder how she'll take the news. lol

This is in Calli's POV and she is speaking first.

*The excerpt was modified to fit the 8 sentence limit. There are a few long sentences. :)

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"My name is Calli," she interrupted. She in no way was going to have him believe she was some chick he'd been involved with in the past.

"Calli," he said the name as if he were trying it out. He nodded then, as if his nutty messed up brain could handle the name change. "Calli, you spoke of seeing a Gryphon." He met her gaze with those strange colored-eyes, both bronze and gold. "The beastie and I are one and the same."

"Holy…" she stuttered.

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Yep, I could think of a few more words to go with Holy—. lol  :)

2014 top10novelyoungadultA big thanks to those who voted for The Gryphon and His Thief  for Best Young Adult/New Adult novel at P&E! Came in #4!

 Thanks for stopping by! Love to know what you thought of the snippet. Until next week, take care.

If you're interested in knowing more about The Gryphon and His Thief, here's a blurb:

gryphonandhisthief_Final_mediumAvailable at:

Ebook: Amazon / Amazon UK / ARe / OmniLit / iBook / Nook

In Print: Amazon  / Amazon UK / Barnes and Noble /Createspace

Blurb:

Some Treasures are Priceless…

A long time ago, a Gryphon shifter’s duty was to guard and protect the people of the tribes, but Darrien Andros failed to keep his human wife safe from harm. Cursed for the crime, he must guard everything in the Museum of Cursed Antiquities forever, never to truly live and never to die. Centuries have passed, but when he encounters a thief, who uncannily resembles his dead wife, he is convinced he has a second chance.

Calli Angelis is hired to steal Hecate's Stone from the Museum, believing she would be returning it to its rightful owner. She never really trusted the person who hired her and now Darrien makes her doubt her motives, too. He also has her questioning the possibility of reincarnation when the attraction between them ignites into something she can no longer ignore.

As the two work together to unravel the mysteries behind the stone, it becomes apparent an old and dangerous enemy from Darrien’s past is determined to have history repeat itself.

*****If you’re a writer (regardless of published/unpublished status) come join us and share a snippet of your work in progress, a new release, or an oldie but goodie. Hashtags: #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

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Snippet Sunday: The eyes say it all…The Gryphon and His Thief @KMNbooks #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

Snippet Sunday Sit back RelaxWelcome to Snippet Sunday.

If you missed the last weeks snippet from The Gryphon & His Thief, here's the link.

Chapter 3 #3  :)

Set up: Calli is making light conversation as she decides just how she's going to deal with Darrien,who though nice on the eyes, is crazier than the Mad Hatter. He's in her motel room, demanding she hand over what she's stolen from the museum. Not going to happen.

Though Darrien is a Gryphon shifter cursed to guard the museum artifacts, he also wants to keep Calli safe now that he's convinced she's his wife reincarnated. 

This is in Calli's POV and she is speaking first.

*The excerpt was modified to fit the 8 sentence limit. There are a few long sentences. :)

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"Your eyes…they're glowing."

His lips curved, and that wasn't a bad look on him either. "It cannot be helped. It is the beastie, you see. It tries to dominate and is fueled by my emotions."

Did she really want to know what he meant by the beastie? It seemed she did when her next question slipped from her lips before she could think better of it. "The beastie?" she asked.

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Well, she did ask, and Darrien will surely tell her. lol  :)

2014 top10novelyoungadultA big thanks to those who voted for The Gryphon and His Thief  for Best Young Adult/New Adult novel at P&E! Came in #4!

 Thanks for stopping by! Love to know what you thought of the snippet. Until next week, take care.

If you're interested in knowing more about The Gryphon and His Thief, here's a blurb:

gryphonandhisthief_Final_mediumAvailable at:

Ebook: Amazon / Amazon UK / ARe / OmniLit / iBook / Nook

In Print: Amazon  / Amazon UK / Barnes and Noble /Createspace

Blurb:

Some Treasures are Priceless…

A long time ago, a Gryphon shifter’s duty was to guard and protect the people of the tribes, but Darrien Andros failed to keep his human wife safe from harm. Cursed for the crime, he must guard everything in the Museum of Cursed Antiquities forever, never to truly live and never to die. Centuries have passed, but when he encounters a thief, who uncannily resembles his dead wife, he is convinced he has a second chance.

Calli Angelis is hired to steal Hecate's Stone from the Museum, believing she would be returning it to its rightful owner. She never really trusted the person who hired her and now Darrien makes her doubt her motives, too. He also has her questioning the possibility of reincarnation when the attraction between them ignites into something she can no longer ignore.

As the two work together to unravel the mysteries behind the stone, it becomes apparent an old and dangerous enemy from Darrien’s past is determined to have history repeat itself.

*****If you’re a writer (regardless of published/unpublished status) come join us and share a snippet of your work in progress, a new release, or an oldie but goodie. Hashtags: #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

Participating Authors are listed at these sites:

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Snippet Sunday: Look into my eyes…The Gryphon and His Thief @KMNbooks #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

Snippet Sunday Sit back RelaxWelcome to Snippet Sunday. I thought I'd change it up a little this week. I have a new release! So this is a snippet from The Gryphon and His Thief.

If you missed the last weeks snippet from The Gryphon & His Thief, here's the link. Chapter 3 #2  :)

Set up: Calli awakes to find Darrien in her room. Darrien believes Calli is his wife reincarnated and he has another chance to keep her safe, but Calli thinks he's a little off. If she only knew...

*The excerpt was modified to fit the 8 sentence limit. There are a few long sentences. :)

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He tilted his head to the side, keeping his calm and she might have believed he accomplished the feat, but then his eyes glowed like green fire. “You truly do not remember me then?” he asked again.

She was still hung up on his eyes changing colors and it took her a moment to realize he asked her a question. “No, whack-job, I don’t know you. Unless you believed our introduction at the museum was a start of a beautiful friendship.”

His lips pursed and his nose flared, probably due to the name-calling. Maybe she should give that a rest. She had no idea what she was dealing with, but if the man thought it was okay to taser her, it couldn’t be good.
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Calli believes their jolt of electricity had been Darrien tasering her. She's in for a big surprise when she realizes only their touch ignited the spark. And what's up with Darrien's eyes? She hasn't put it all together that Darrien is a Gryphon shifter. Wanna bet it won't take her too long to figure it out?  :)

**If you have a chance, I would sure love your vote!! The Gryphon and His Thief is up for Best Young Adult/New Adult novel at P&E!  http://critters.org/predpoll/novelyoungadult.shtml

I hope you enjoyed the sneak peek at The Gryphon and His Thief. Love to read your comments and know what you thought about the snippet. Thanks for stopping by!

Next week look for another snippet from my Paranormal Mystery tale, The Gryphon and His Thief.

If you're interested in knowing more about The Gryphon and His Thief, here's a blurb:

gryphonandhisthief_Final_mediumAvailable at:

Ebook: Amazon / Amazon UK / ARe / OmniLit / iBook / Nook

In Print: Amazon  / Amazon UK / Barnes and Noble /Createspace

Blurb:

Some Treasures are Priceless…

A long time ago, a Gryphon shifter’s duty was to guard and protect the people of the tribes, but Darrien Andros failed to keep his human wife safe from harm. Cursed for the crime, he must guard everything in the Museum of Cursed Antiquities forever, never to truly live and never to die. Centuries have passed, but when he encounters a thief, who uncannily resembles his dead wife, he is convinced he has a second chance.

Calli Angelis is hired to steal Hecate's Stone from the Museum, believing she would be returning it to its rightful owner. She never really trusted the person who hired her and now Darrien makes her doubt her motives, too. He also has her questioning the possibility of reincarnation when the attraction between them ignites into something she can no longer ignore.

As the two work together to unravel the mysteries behind the stone, it becomes apparent an old and dangerous enemy from Darrien’s past is determined to have history repeat itself.

*****If you’re a writer (regardless of published/unpublished status) come join us and share a snippet of your work in progress, a new release, or an oldie but goodie. Hashtags: #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

Participating Authors are listed at these sites:

Weekend Writing Warriors for Eight Sentence Sunday

Snippet Sunday Facebook Group

Sneak Peek Sunday

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