The chase is over… or is it? The Gryphon and His Thief #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday @KMNbooks

Grunge Background.Welcome to Snippet Sunday.

If you missed the last weeks snippet from

The Gryphon & His Thief, here's the link. Chapter 5 #2

Set up for this week: We're back to The Gryphon and His Thief.  Skipping ahead again. Last week Darrien asked if Calli was going to shoot him when she revealed she had a gun. She tells him, no—as long as he doesn't try to follow her once she leaves. 

This scene takes place right outside the motel room. She's having second thoughts of leaving Darrien handcuffed...

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

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"No, don't go all soft now," she murmured. Her gaze landed on the bushes to the side of her, and she crouched down. Her hand brushed aside the dirt at the base of the plant, revealing the pouch she'd stashed at the last moment when she'd arrived at the motel. Her instincts had proven right on. She'd known the chase wasn't over when she left the museum. Hiding the stone was a must, so she'd faked dropping her keycard to hide it without being obvious. If Darrien had the stone in his possession, he would have been long gone by now.

She lifted the pouch and brushed off the dirt.

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She's on the run, but probably not for long if Darrien has a say. :)

Until next week, take care.

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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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She’s packing now… The Gryphon and His Thief #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday @KMNbooks

Grunge Background.Welcome to Snippet Sunday.

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

Chapter 5 #1

Set up for this week: We're back to The Gryphon and His Thief.

 Skipping ahead again.

Calli tells Darrien she'll look into Professor Leander's claims that the stone belongs to her company that has financed the archaeological dig. Darrien argues she is in danger if she keeps the stone, but Calli isn't listening anymore. Darrien is handcuffed to the bed and not going anywhere. So she's packing up to leave... or rather packing...

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

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"What are you doing?" he asked.

"Never you mind," she told him as she pulled the gun free from under the table. She only kept a weapon on her for emergencies and to think she almost hadn't packed it for this assignment. The semi-auto was the Ruger LCP Revolver—lightweight, large enough to fit in her palm, but powerful enough to hold its own. This baby held five rounds. The perfect weapon for tight situations, just point and shoot.

"As you can see, I can take care of myself," she said and noticed his eyes were focused on her weapon and not her.

"Are you going to shoot me?" he asked as he shifted his gaze.

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Do you think Calli will shoot Darrien? She couldn't be that cold, could she?

Thanks for stopping by!

Until next week, take care.

2014 top10novelyoungadult

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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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Cian to the Rescue! Echo of Time #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday @KMNbooks

Magical_Snippet Sunday_KMNWelcome to Snippet Sunday.

Tuesday is St. Patrick's Day! So I'm changing it up this week. This is a snippet from my Irish time travel tale...Echo of Time.

If you missed last week's snippet of The Gryphon and His Thief, here's the link:

Chapter 4 #6

Set up for this week:

Kendra has just time traveled back in time to medieval Ireland where she's been taken hostage by some  unsavory men, but Cian arrives on the scene... He is speaking first.

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

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“I believe the lady asked ye to unhand her.”

Her captor stilled and Kendra craned her neck to see who’d come to her rescue this time. Her lips trembled as she took in the width of her rescuer’s heavy shoulders, hard muscled thighs and face of a god. He had wheat colored hair braided in a medieval style and eyes the color of a stormy sky. Her breath caught in her throat as she realized this was the man she'd envisioned at the Blarney Castle!

The buffoon who held her let her go and readied his broadsword. “Tell me yer name so I, Dougal, may tell yer kin ye have left this world.”

“Cian Laidir o’ the MacCarthys at yer service,” the man bowed with an over exaggerated flair before his lethal gaze sought his adversary, “but I am afraid it is ye who will see the fiery pits o’ hell this day.”
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Cian to the rescue!

Hope you enjoyed the snippet. Thanks for stopping by!

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A short Irish paranormal time travel romance Kendra O’Reilly felt a connection with the Blarney Castle as if the echoes of the past could still be heard. The guide tells her a story about the Blarney Stone being the ancient Lia Fáil, one of the magical gifts from the god-like race, the Tuatha Dé Danann. To wish upon it, one will see where his or her destiny lies. Kendra wishes to find her one true love. She never thought she’d be whisked back to fifteen-century Ireland to find him.

Cian MacCarthy, the Lord of Blarney not only possesses the gift of Irish eloquence but he also has visions of the future. He’s waited for Kendra’s arrival, knowing she is his soul mate. Now all he has to do is convince her she belongs at his side.

 *****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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Is mankind truly doomed? The Gryphon and His Thief #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday @KMNbooks

Grunge Background.Welcome to Snippet Sunday.

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

Chapter 4 #5

Set up for this week: We're jumping ahead to Chapter 5 and Calli's POV. Quite a few things have happened, but here's the short update.

Darrien will not leave Calli alone. So she changes tactics. She returns Darrien's kisses and manages to maneuver him to the bed and handcuff him to the headboard. (She has all kinds of nifty tools and weapons. lol) Not that she isn't affected by Darrien's caresses, but her goal tonight is to retrieve the stone. Done. Everything else is simply irrelevant. Or so she tells herself as she thinks about those stolen caresses...

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

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"You cannot take the artifact," he said, his voice breaking through her reverie, "it is dangerous," he added, not pleading or demanding, but simply stating what he believed to be true.

Her gaze met his, curious over his calm approach. She thought he'd be breaking the headboard by now...or turning into the beast, but maybe there wasn't enough room for him to shift. "I've already taken it," she reminded him, "I just need to deliver it to the rightful owner."

"I do not know who claims this ownership of something only the gods should have, but if it falls into the wrong hands, it will be the end of mankind."

"Plu…eeese," she said, dragging out the word for effect, "do you expect me to really consider your claims of doom?"

"Consider this, Callista… Calli," he corrected, "you stole the stone from the Museum of Cursed Antiquities. Can you not consider the possibility that an unsavory sort wants the stone for their own personal evil deeds?"

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Will Calli believe his claims of doom? We shall see...

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

Grunge Background.Welcome to Snippet Sunday.

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

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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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

Grunge Background.Welcome to Snippet Sunday.

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.

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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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