Snippet Sunday: Ghost from the past… 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 2 #7  :)

Set up: This scene takes place a couple of paragraphs later than last week.

Before Darrien could slice Calli's throat, she stirred and murmured something under her breath. Darrien hesitated. A big, big mistake on his part, but for Calli, it saved her life. Curiosity provoked Darrien to react differently as you will see in the snippet....  This is in Darrien's POV. (If you are just joining Snippet Sunday, Calli is wearing a ski mask. A point made in a previous snippet.)

*The excerpt was modified to fit the 8 sentence limit.

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He reached for the ski mask and yanked it off her head, allowing waves of ginger strands to tumble out like autumn arriving by storm and summer being left behind by the raging winds.He blinked in surprise and his blood pounded in his temples as he absorbed her every feature, features he knew as well as his own. "Callista?" he breathed the name, though it took all the air from him as if she sucker punched him.

The thief…this woman couldn't be his lady wife. She died centuries ago because he had not protected her. His failure had been the reason he'd been cursed, and yet he knew the woman at his feet was indeed his beloved. The shape of her eyes, the upturn of her nose and the lips… those kissable lips… How had he not seen it, even with the ridiculous disguise she'd worn?

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Darrien has experienced a bit of a shock. Could Calli truly be his wife, a wife who died centuries ago? Stop by next week to find out. :)

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 snippet #8 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:
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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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Snippet Sunday: Prepare to die…or not. 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 2 #6 :)

Set up: Darrien grabbed Calli, intent on ending her life and taking back the stone she'd stolen, but their touch was electrifying...and not in a good way. lol. This is in Darrien's POV.

*The excerpt was modified to fit the 8 sentence limit.

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They flew apart from the zap of energy and he slammed into the vending machine, sparking it to life and sending candy bars and chips dropping into the bin for easy access. The thief bounced against her vehicle, fell to the ground, and hit her head against the bumper on the way down, knocking her unconscious.

He soared to his feet and strode toward her, fearing she'd spring to life and bolt again, but she lay unmoving with only the rise and fall of her chest to tell him she still lived.

"Unfortunate for you, my dear sweet thief," he murmured. Her unconscious state made slicing her neck and taking back what belonged to the museum that much easier. He crouched down next to her and released his talons from his fingertips with a slight shift.

"Ah…soooo…nice," the thief murmured, her voice like a sweet melody to his ears.

He frowned and stared at her, his clawed hand ready to slash, but he didn't act.

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Darrien is truly intrigued by Calli, but will it be enough to keep her alive? Stop by next week to find out. :)

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 snippet #8 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 / iPad 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.

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Snippet Sunday: That’s gotta hurt…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 2 #5 :)

Set up: This takes place a few paragraphs after last week's snippet. Darrien is waiting for the just the right moment to nab the thief and retrieve the item she stole from the museum. This is in Darrien's POV.

*The excerpt was modified to fit the 8 sentence limit.

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Her hands shook as she tried to manage the keycard into the lock mechanism and ended up dropping it in the bushes next to the walkway. It took her a few seconds to retrieve it, giving him a nice view of her shapely bottom. His lips curved before he stopped himself, and was surprised at where his thoughts had ventured. He had not admired a woman in a long time and the odd sensation left him unnerved, but  he managed to refocus and forced himself to concentrate on the thief's actions and not her comely attributes.

Once she had the keycard in her hand, he made his move, materializing beside her as she disengaged the lock to her door. She gasped and stepped back as if to flee, but he proved quicker and his hand snaked out, grabbing her wrist. He'd not make the same mistake twice and have her slip out of his grip, leaving him with only a glove for his trouble. The skin-to-skin contact sparked a current of electricity, a jolt worthy of Zeus' warning bolts, and by the heavens those stung.

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Zeus' warning bolt... That's gotta hurt. lol Sparks will fly and it looks like literally for these two.

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 snippet #7 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 / iPad 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.

Participating Authors are listed at these sites: Hashtags: #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

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Snippet Sunday: Dressed to Kill…The Gryphon and His Thief @KMNbooks #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

Welcome 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 2 #4  :)

Set up: This takes place a few paragraphs after last week's snippet. Darrien followed Calli back to a motel where he now is now deciding on his next move. This is in Darrien's POV.

*The excerpt was modified to fit the 8 sentence limit.

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He meant to perch on the roof of the building and keep to the shadows of the overhanging tree, but at the last second landed on the earth behind the shrubbery, a location opposite where the thief had parked and with a good view of her next move without being obvious.

He changed into his human form. He would have preferred the clothing he remembered from his youth, but instead fashioned himself in the current style of this era. He glanced down at himself and smoothed his hand over the I love rock and roll T-shirt. The worn blue jeans were comfortable, but then he frowned when his gaze landed on his bare feet. In the next second, he willed snakeskin boots to appear to cover them and nodded in approval. Crouching low behind the shrubbery, he waited to make his next move.

The woman stepped out of her sedan and hurried toward a room.

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 Darrien is dressed to kill...or is he?   Stop by next week to find out.

I hope you enjoyed the sneak peek at The Gryphon and His Thief.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stop by next week for snippet #5 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 / iPad 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.

Participating Authors are listed at these sites: Hashtags: #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

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Snippet Sunday: Hell on earth…The Gryphon and His Thief @KMNbooks #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

Welcome 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 2 #3  :)

Set up: This takes place a few paragraphs after last week. Calli fought off Darrien in his Gryphon form. She's driven away with Hecate's stone. Darrien has gone after her, flying above her vehicle as he tracks her. This is in Darrien's POV.

*The excerpt was modified to fit the 8 sentence limit.

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She'd stolen a stone that housed the power of an evil Necromancer, and if such an item fell into the wrong hands, a new meaning to this century's term 'hell on earth' would ensue.

In a few days, the veil between life and death would be at its weakest. The one wielding the stone would be able to call on the dead with ease and bend them to their will. Charon, the ferryman, who ferried the dead to Hades, would not be able to deny such a request, and he would be forced to bring the souls through the veil one by one.

If the dead walked among the living, they would eventually feed off of them. They would crave the energy that makes the living thrive. No, he could not allow the thief to accomplish such a goal.

The thief's vehicle pulled into the parking lot of a motel with a sign flashing vacancy in red on the marquee.

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 I have a hunch Darrien isn't looking to rent a room. lol  Stop by next week to find out.

I hope you enjoyed the sneak peek at The Gryphon and His Thief.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stop by next week for snippet #5 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 / iPad 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.

Participating Authors are listed at these sites: Hashtags: #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

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Snippet Sunday: She’s given him the slip…The Gryphon and His Thief @KMNbooks #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

Welcome 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 2 #2 :)

Set up: This takes place a few paragraphs after last week. Calli survived her nutty escape out the window, but she is far from safe. Darrien finally snaps into action and goes after her.

*The excerpt was modified to fit the 8 sentence limit.

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Changing forms, he took flight as the creature men feared, both eagle and lion, fierce and unrelenting when pursuing a thief, but this woman proved not to be a coward. She was brave and worthy of the chase. His wings flapped, one, two, three times, the wind guiding him until he flew above her. She glanced up at him and anticipated his intent with keen eyes of her own. As he dove at her, his talons stretched and readied to tear, she whirled around at the same time and released the weapon she wielded in her hand. Her dagger flew straight and true like an arrow meant to slay a beast on a hunt. His eyes widened in admiration at her skill, and he neatly avoided being slain as he switched shapes again, disappearing into the wind in his ether form, and the dagger harmlessly went through him. Before he could materialize once more, she had jumped in her vehicle and drove away as if the wind itself could give the metal beast flight.

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Calli gave Darrien the slip again. Darrien may be impressed by her skills, but I doubt the fight is over. What do you think? lol  :) Stop by next week to find out.

I hope you enjoyed the sneak peek at The Gryphon and His Thief.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stop by next week for snippet #5 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 / iPad 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.

Participating Authors are listed at these sites: Hashtags: #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

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Snippet Sunday: Left holding a Glove…The Gryphon and His Thief @KMNbooks #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

Welcome 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 2 #1  :)

Set up: This takes place a few paragraphs after last week. Calli Angelis has Hecate's Stone and makes a mad dash past Darrien in hopes of escape. Darrien makes his own attempt to stop her...

*The excerpt may be modified to fit the 8 sentence limit.

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His magic curled around him and he took the form of ether, reappearing in front of the woman, but she was quick on her feet and she maneuvered around him. With one last effort, his hand snaked out to clasp her wrist. She swung with her other hand and something sliced into his flesh. The sharp pain made him falter his grip and she yanked her arm, leaving him holding only her glove as her body propelled through the window. She'd raised her arms to shield her face as the glass shattered, and her scream pierced his eardrum, the sound as deafening as screeching gargoyles when they mated. He covered his ears on reflex.

When silence blessed the heavens, he lowered his hands and stared at the window now sporting jagged glass, and strode toward it, expecting to find her sprawled on the ground in a heap of blood and shards, but the little thief hadn't even paused upon landing. His gaze caught sight of her sprinting around the side of the building, as he stood befuddled over how she managed to pull off the elaborate feat.

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How long do you think it will take for Darrien to come to his senses and go after Calli?  :) Stop by next week to find out.

I hope you enjoyed the sneak peek at The Gryphon and His Thief.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stop by next week for snippet #5 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 / iPadIn 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.

Participating Authors are listed at these sites: Hashtags: #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

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