Time to Remember… @KMNBooks

Remember all those who served...
Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. The day was originally known as Decoration Day and had originated following the Civil War, but didn't became an official federal holiday in 1971.

On the first Decoration Day, General James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery. Over 5,000 participants decorated the graves of the Union and Confederate soldiers buried there. Many Northern states held commemorative events the following years and by 1890, they'd made Decoration Day an official state holiday. Many of the Southern states honored their dead on separate days until after World War I.

Decoration Day eventually became known as Memorial day.  It originally was was known to honor those who died in the Civil War, but then when the U.S. found themselves in a major conflict of World War I, the holiday evolved to commemorate all American military personnel who died in all wars.

Memorial Day was originally observed on May 30, the day of the first Decoration Day. But in 1968 Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which established Memorial Day as the last Monday in May in order to create a three-day weekend for federal employees. The change started in 1971. The same law also declared Memorial Day a federal holiday.

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Apologies are made…WANTED #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday @KMNbooks

Grunge Background.Welcome to Snippet Sunday.

We're continuing from where we left off last week. If you're interested, here's the link to the second snippet from WANTED:

Chapter 3 snippet #2

Set up for this week: JoBeth (outlaw) is behind bars and has just met Sheriff Jace's six year old daughter, Emma, who believes JoBeth will be her mother because she dreamt about a woman with dark hair, green eyes and shamrocks in her pockets.  Emma has just been ushered out of the office by Mrs. Gunthry, leaving Jace and JoBeth alone.

JoBeth's POV.

*The excerpt may have been modified to fit the 10 sentence limit. :)

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Jace turned to JoBeth then, his gaze latching onto hers with what looked like pity. This threw her off. She expected a tongue lashing at the very least for her behavior.

"I'm sorry Emma put you on the spot," he told her.

He was sorry?

"She... well, Emma never knew her mother, " he went on to explain as if she needed to hear an explanation why his daughter was a wee bit touched in the head. "It was a difficult birth and… Emma's mother didn't survive."

His sad smile pulled at her heartstrings, and she squirmed, feeling uncomfortable with the sensation. Her hands squeezed the bars, willing herself not to give a lick about Sheriff Jace Kelly and his woes. She didn't want to hear anymore, but the man obviously had mistaken her for a preacher and continued to bare his soul.

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Emma may not be the only one who will warm JoBeth's heart. What do you think?
  :)Hope you enjoyed the snippet of WANTED.

Until next week, take care.

Wanted_2015_mediumAbout the Book:

Sheriff Jace Kelly's wife died birthing his remarkable daughter, Emma. She inherited the families' seer abilities. At six years old, she can't tell the difference between a vision and an ordinary dream. So Jace doesn't put much faith in Emma's recent premonition: marriage for him and a new mother for her.

When JoBeth Riley arrives, Emma is convinced she's the woman in her dream: dark hair, green eyes, and shamrocks in her pocket. There's one problem – she's the notorious outlaw, Baby Face Jo. Her stay in town is meant to keep Shane Maverick, the leader of the outlaw gang, from finding her before the authorities devise a plan to capture him.

JoBeth finds the Kellys a strange lot. A little girl, who believes her dreams are tales of the future and the rugged sheriff whose kindness proves a distraction. She's an outlaw, for heaven's sake, but Jace is bound and determined to steal her heart.

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The Big Bad Outlaw…WANTED #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday @KMNbooks

Grunge Background.Welcome to Snippet Sunday.

We're continuing from where we left off last week. If you're interested, here's the link to the first snippet from WANTED:

Chapter 3 snippet #1

Set up for this week: JoBeth (outlaw) is behind bars and has just met the sheriff's six year old daughter.  Emma innocently asked JoBeth if she's really capable of slinking through the bars because she'd really like to see that. Of course JoBeth's claim was a sarcastic response to the way she believed they all judged her. At first JoBeth is put back at how innocent the child is to believe such a thing possible, but then she hardens her heart and goes with dangerous act.

JoBeth's POV.

*The excerpt may have been modified to fit the 10 sentence limit. :)

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Her steps took her to the bars where she outstretched her hand through one of the slots. "Come here, child, and let's give it a try, shall we?" Her lips curved into a smile.

Emma only took a step before her father's hand flew out and snagged the child by the cuff of her jacket, bringing her back to safety. "You go home with Mrs. Gunthry, Emma. I'll be along later."

"Oh, Papa..." she whined, but Mrs. Gunthry took hold of the little girl's hand and ushered her out of the office, ignoring Emma's complaints. "But I don't want to go home," Emma said, "I want to chat with…"

Emma's voice trailed off until she could only make out a murmuring sound of conversation as Mrs. Gunthry hurried the child away from the big bad outlaw. Good riddance, JoBeth thought.

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She doesn't need a starry-eyed child playing havoc with her emotions...or so she believes. 
lol   :)Hope you enjoyed the snippet of WANTED.

Until next week, take care.

Wanted_2015_mediumAbout the Book:

Sheriff Jace Kelly's wife died birthing his remarkable daughter, Emma. She inherited the families' seer abilities. At six years old, she can't tell the difference between a vision and an ordinary dream. So Jace doesn't put much faith in Emma's recent premonition: marriage for him and a new mother for her.

When JoBeth Riley arrives, Emma is convinced she's the woman in her dream: dark hair, green eyes, and shamrocks in her pocket. There's one problem – she's the notorious outlaw, Baby Face Jo. Her stay in town is meant to keep Shane Maverick, the leader of the outlaw gang, from finding her before the authorities devise a plan to capture him.

JoBeth finds the Kellys a strange lot. A little girl, who believes her dreams are tales of the future and the rugged sheriff whose kindness proves a distraction. She's an outlaw, for heaven's sake, but Jace is bound and determined to steal her heart.

E-book Available at:
Amazon Kindle

Print: Amazon/Barnes and Noble

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Wanted: a mother for Emma #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 Six #4

For this week and in honor of Mother's Day, I thought I would share a snippet from my western romance, WANTED.

Set up for this week: Sheriff Jace Kelly's wife died birthing his remarkable daughter, Emma. At six years old, Emma's inherited seer abilities blossom. Her recent premonition: marriage for her father and a new mother for her. Emma enters the jailhouse to find her mother-to-be behind bars.

This scene opens in JoBeth's (the outlaw behind bars) POV.

*The excerpt may have been modified to fit the 10 sentence limit. :)

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"Please do tell, Sheriff, why would such a sweet angel think I'm her mother?" she asked as her fingers feathered down her dirt-worn threads. She hadn't heard a good story in a long time and this one ought to be good.

Mrs. Gunthry appeared uncomfortable with the conversation or, at the very least, her apprehension stemmed from the child believing her mother stood behind bars. Either way the effect proved the same and Mrs. Gunthry reached for the child and drew her close to her bosom.

JoBeth couldn't help herself and she laughed even harder until tears stung her eyes and her side ached. If she'd known being behind bars would prove such a hoot, she would have turned herself in a long time ago. "My, my, do you think I can slink through the bars here and steal the child away?"

Emma shrugged out of Mrs. Gunthry's arms. "Can you truly slink through bars?" she asked and her eyes widened with awe, "'Cause that would be somethin' to see."

For a moment, JoBeth lost her haughty disposition, wondering if she'd ever been so innocent.

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I know
JoBeth doesn't appear to be mother material. lol  But Emma has a way of bringing out the best in people and revealing their true nature. :)Hope you enjoyed the snippet of WANTED.

Until next week, take care. Hugs and Happy Mother's Day to all those wonderful mothers out there.

Wanted_2015_mediumAbout the Book:

Sheriff Jace Kelly's wife died birthing his remarkable daughter, Emma. She inherited the families' seer abilities. At six years old, she can't tell the difference between a vision and an ordinary dream. So Jace doesn't put much faith in Emma's recent premonition: marriage for him and a new mother for her.

When JoBeth Riley arrives, Emma is convinced she's the woman in her dream: dark hair, green eyes, and shamrocks in her pocket. There's one problem – she's the notorious outlaw, Baby Face Jo. Her stay in town is meant to keep Shane Maverick, the leader of the outlaw gang, from finding her before the authorities devise a plan to capture him.

JoBeth finds the Kellys a strange lot. A little girl, who believes her dreams are tales of the future and the rugged sheriff whose kindness proves a distraction. She's an outlaw, for heaven's sake, but Jace is bound and determined to steal her heart.

E-book Available at:
Amazon Kindle

Print: Amazon/Barnes and Noble

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Gryphons are for real…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 Six #3

Set up for this week: Most humans cannot perceive the Otherworldly realm, but Darrien cloaks his true self as he searches for Calli. He must hurry. Once the sun rises, he'll turn to stone.

This scene is in Darrien's POV.

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

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Right now, he wanted to remain invisible and not give proof to his existence. He'd seen videos on the curator's computer. The hunt for the Loch Ness Monster and Big Foot were the biggest hits. Shifting to his beastie side was a personal moment he wished not to share with the world. The mortals lacking imagination would not understand and what they did not perceive as normal, they tended to hunt down and destroy. No, thank you, Zeus on high; he preferred the shadows.

He used his back paws to push off the ground, catapulting himself high enough for his wings to catch the wind and to send him soaring even higher toward the heavens. His eyesight proved as keen as an eagle's, his wings as strong and sure as they supported his massive body high above the ground so he could search for Calli's vehicle.

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Gryphons are for real.  Bet that video would go viral.:)

Until next week, take care.

THE GRYPHON AND HIS THIEF received a 4 star review at InD'tale! If you are interested, you can read all about it in this month's magazine on page 91.May 2015 InD'Tale Magazine

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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.

*****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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The Gryphon takes flight…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 Six #2

Set up for this week: Darrien is free from his confines and has charged out of the motel room, but of course Calli is no longer in sight.

This scene is in Darrien's POV.


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

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He had a few hours before he had to return to the museum or else find himself vulnerable as he turned to stone.

He threw open the door to the motel room, and immediately his gaze riveted to the car space where Calli had parked her vehicle. Of course, he found it vacant. He'd expected no less, but still he cursed softly as he strode over to the spot. He inhaled deeply, finding her sweet scent beneath the car's more odorous aromas. He would be able to track her and he shifted into the beastie, shielding his true self with magic.

Most humans could not perceive the Otherworldly realm, and still others dismissed it as a trick of the eye. There were only those few who could see through the trickery of magic and witness all things around them.
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How do you think Calli sees the world? :)

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.

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It’s all in the kiss… Twilight’s Eternal Embrace @KMNbooks @pnlveromancewed

paranormal love wednesdays 2-1This is a snippet from my paranormal/vampire/historical tale, Twilight's Eternal Embrace.

If you missed last week's snippet, here's the link:

Chapter 1 #2

This scene: Bram is intrigued by the human woman who dared to confront him, stab him, and then let him kiss her... Now for the snippet...

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Scene from Chapter Two

"She stabbed me." Bram stared at his forearm in disbelief. It wasn't a deep wound, but it had drawn blood. The offense should have angered him, but instead her response to his kiss intrigued him.

He looked toward the path the female Lathe Sith had taken in flight. She'd ventured into his village armed with a dagger. He wanted to know why. He would have asked her, but he lost himself in her arms before the words could leave his lips.

His acute hearing picked up her footfalls, frantic in their attempt to escape. He took off after her, but kept a safe distance between them so not to frighten her further. He knew she enjoyed his touch. Her heart had sped up and her fresh scent of wild flowers and sunshine had changed, becoming more potent as she became aroused, but then something spooked her. He could leave it as an untried youth, but his own reaction plagued him. Never had he felt such an attraction. Then again, his clan had very few women available and he could not gauge his reaction as odd or not. The elders warned them they were not to mingle with the females of the Lathe Sith clan. It was forbidden until the blooding ritual. The elders from both clans would choose the female for the next warrior in line for the ritual. His time would be next year.

The Lathe Sith's bodies were fragile compared to them, but their blood was compelling, a life source they needed to complete the change to manhood. His kind could live centuries, but the clan itself was a dying breed. The Oiche Sith women were barren. The Lathe Sith females they took to their beds, weakened before the seed could be planted.

The female he followed into the woods slowed her pace as she broke through the trees. Her village lay before her. He had no doubt she felt safe. Little did she know, if he so chose, her safety could be plucked away from her in a matter of seconds. He could move like the wind. It was tempting to teach her a lesson, that she could not outrun an Oiche Sith, but the thought of frightening her did not sit well with him.

He stood within the shadows of the trees, content to watch her. She was lovely even in the clothes she donned for her adventure—trousers and a shirt too big for her frame. Her boots were made of fur and her vest matched. She was a hunter.

The Lathe Sith turned toward him, her soft features catching the light from the moon. He knew she couldn't see him. Her kind could not see in the dark as well as his clan could, but he was sure she sensed his presence. Her gaze sought his as her hand touched her lips. She was remembering their kiss. He was sure of it. Her pupils dilated and her breath caught in her throat.

His lips curved at the thought of that shared kiss.
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That's all for now. Adryanna isn't the only one thinking about that kiss. lol Forbidden attraction... What will Bram do?

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paranormal love wednesdays 2-1Every Wednesday there is a blog hop featuring paranormal stories. From witches to werewolves, vampires to berserkers, you name it we have it. This blog hop is open to authors and writers whose work is published or unpublished. We also welcome works-in-progresses/WIP's! So join us each week and check out our cool stories! Want to join in on the fun? Hop on over to Paranormal Love Wednesdays for all the details.

 

***If you're interested in learning more about Twilight's Eternal Embrace....

Twilight's Eternal Embrace
Word Count 66k
Historical Vampire Romance
Publisher: PbRJV

E-book: Kindle / Smashword /Nook

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Blurb:

The Oiche Sith, the blood drinkers, forged an alliance with the Lathe Sith, a neighboring daywalker clan. The Oiche Sith would protect them from invaders in exchange that one female a year wed one of their warriors for the blooding ritual. Unfortunately, the female Lathe Sith never survives for very long.

Adryanna, a Lathe Sith, mourns the death of her recently mated sister, but she finds solace in the most unlikely place—in the arms of Bram, an Oiche Sith. She should fear him, loathe his existence, but instead she longs for their twilight embraces. Bram admires Adryanna’s strength and wishes only to protect her, even if it’s from him.

If Bram cannot find a way for Adryanna to survive the blooding ritual, the romance is doomed. They seek help from Sheerin, Bram’s cousin, who believes he’s found a way for the Lathe Sith to survive, but others in the Oiche Sith clan do not wish for them to succeed.

Tales featuring other vampire clans...

Love's Eternal Embrace (15k) (Irish Dearg-du.)

Soul Taker (95k) (Grim Sith clan (Scottish vampires and Irish werewolves)

Stakes, Mistletoe and Yuletide Cheer (11k) (Oiche Sith clan)

Flowers and Fangs (58k) (Oiche Sith clan)

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Darrien’s feeling a little foolish…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 Six #1

Set up for this week: Calli has left Darrien handcuffed to the bed and has made her escape. Darrien is feeling sorry for himself, but that is about to change.

This scene is in Darrien's POV.

I have skipped ahead just a wee bit.

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

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The little minx did not realize the danger she posed, not only from the person who hired her, but from him as well. His beastly side would sooner or later demand justice for her stealing the stone, and he feared no matter his feelings for her, it would prove not enough, and the beastie would win.

He stared at the cuff surrounding his wrist and cursed again for being caught unaware. With his other hand, his fingers slid over the cool metal. "I am even a bigger fool," he grumbled, not because of the binds that held him fast, but because the handcuffs weren't anything special. They were not fashioned out of iron, but some other mundane metal of no consequence, nothing that would hamper his strength and abilities. He may not be able to shift into the Gryphon because of the small quarters, but he could still shift into his elemental form. He let the elements slide over him and transform his body to ether.

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Darrien is free at last. Oh Calli, you better run. lol

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.

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You Survived Tax Time! @RebeccaJVickery @KMNbooks #AREBLAST BARGAINS

AREBLASTGotta have a reward for surviving your taxes! Treat yourself to an eBook and enjoy the savings.

Check out Rebecca J. Vickery Publishing and Victory Tales Press' books at All Romance eBooks for your 25% off AREBLAST BARGAINS!

My tales at Rebecca J. Vickery Publishing are:

The Gryphon and His Thief

 
The Gryphon and His Thief

By: Karen Michelle Nutt
Published by: Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery

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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 l more...
Soul Taker

 
Soul Taker

By: Karen Michelle Nutt
Published by: Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery

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A vampire, a werewolf, and a Necromancer are a most unlikely team, but Garran, Harrison, and Isabella plan on putting a kink in the dubbed Soul Taker’s plans. It’s personal now. One of their friends has fallen victim to the Soul Taker’s charms, but to stop him from hurting anyone else, their e more...
VTP - Flowers and Fangs is featured in the Fated to be Yours Collection along with three other fabulous tales!
Fated to be Yours

 
Fated to be Yours

By: VTP Anthologies
Published by: Victory Tales Press
Four complete sweet to sensual romances from four multi-talented authors in settings that are sure to warm your heart. There's a story for everyone. Let magic and myths come alive, be swept away by the historical past, enjoy a charming contemporary setting, and be lured into the paranormal world. Love awaits...

 

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Adryanna meets the Blue-Eyed Devil in Twilight’s Eternal Embrace @KMNbooks @pnlveromancewed

paranormal love wednesdays 2-1This is a snippet from my paranormal/vampire/historical tale, Twilight's Eternal Embrace.

If you missed last week's snippet, here's the link:

Chapter 1 #1

This scene: Two from the Oiche Sith Clan (vampires) came across Adryanna (human) in their territory. They could kill her easily, but she will not go without a fight. Only another as joined them. Now for the snippet...

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"Halt," he warned the two. The one word was a command no one could refute without consequences.

Adryanna's gaze slid over the newcomer with interest. His hair gleamed dark as night. He was long and slender, indicating he had not made the transition yet either, but she sensed his time was near. He was sure of himself and he wielded a broadsword. He was already in training to take his place as one of the warriors.

His eyes shifted to her and she swallowed the lump in her throat. Never had she seen such blue eyes. Even in the moonlight, they stood out. They were like the deepest blue of a morning sky, welcoming in their warmth. She shook her head in confusion. What nonsense. To her, he was nothing but a bloodsucker.

"Have you come to join us?" She lifted her chin. "I was just going to show your friends the sting of my dagger. Mayhap you would like me to carve a tattoo on your forearm?"

His dark brows winged up and his full lips curved into a smile. "Perhaps later." He narrowed his eyes on the other two. "Begone, Fergal and Niven. Your fun is over this night."

The two youths grumbled, but they did not question the Blue-eyed Devil, who'd ordered them to leave.

Once they were alone, Adryanna wasn't sure if one threat was better than the other, but at least she'd have more of a chance with one Oiche Sith than with two.

"I mean you no harm," the Blue-eyed Devil said, his voice soothing in its claim, but her heart hammered, warning her he was a danger to her. Only she wasn't sure why. His stance spoke of no threat.

He had a wildly handsome face and the moonlight accented captivating shadows beneath his eyes. Her gaze fastened on his mouth and for a heartbeat of time, she imagined how those masculine lips would feel pressed against hers. With a sensuous mouth like that, his kisses would surely make a woman forget herself.

She met his steady gaze. The blood rushed to her head and she felt her cheeks flame hot. What was she doing? Then she knew. It was the Blue-eyed Devil's fault. "Stop it." She raised her dagger and jabbed it at him. "Do not come closer. I will not have you glamour me."

He lifted his hands in mock surrender. "I have done no such thing." His brows furrowed with concern. "What makes you believe such magic was done to you?"

He spoke the truth. Worry shadowed his eyes. Then she understood. It was not magic, but her body responding to him in a way she had not thought possible. She found him desirable. "No." She stumbled back to get away from him and almost fell, but he was quick, lightning quick as he came to her rescue. She thought meeting his gaze was unsettling, but his touch proved more wicked than casual glances. His hands came to rest on her waist, his touch burning through her shirt with raw heat. Don't look at him. Don't meet his eyes.

Damn her curiosity. Her eyes opened and she met his gaze. His eyes smoldered with desire, mirroring her own. He pulled her closer. There was no mistaking the hungry sensual growl in the back of his throat as he pressed his lips to hers. He didn't ravage, but took his time, savoring, tasting…seducing. She groaned beneath his tender assault before her brain registered what she was doing. Fear mixed with passion made her heart thump wildly.

Adryanna pushed at his chest, but he held her tight. She had to stop this before it was too late, before she no longer cared her enemy kissed her. Her dagger hand sliced through his shirtsleeve, hitting flesh. He let her go with a startled curse, but it was all she needed. She fled, her feet moving with sure strides as she made her way into the forest. She knew he could follow her, make her pay for drawing his blood, but he didn't pursue her.

Her feet didn't stop until she reached the safety of her village. Coomkeen lay calm and peaceful as the people slept. "What you should be doing also instead of kissing a bloodsucker." Her fingers lightly touched her lips, still tender from the Blue-eyed Devil's caress. She hated him for what he was, but her body didn't seem to care. With a touch of his lips, he awakened the woman in her. She didn't scare easily, but this frightened her. He had not used glamour, and yet, he still held a power to make her knees weak.

She turned, glancing toward the dark forest. The hairs on her arms stood up and she felt a tingle down her back. Had the Blue-eyed Devil followed her after all? The leaves rustled in the wind, but no one emerged from the shadows.

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That's all for now. Do you think the Blue-eyed Devil followed Adryanna?

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If you're interested in learning more about Twilight's Eternal Embrace....

Twilight's Eternal Embrace
Word Count 66k
Historical Vampire Romance
Publisher: PbRJV

E-book: Kindle / Smashword /Nook

Print: Amazon /Barnes and Noble

Blurb:

The Oiche Sith, the blood drinkers, forged an alliance with the Lathe Sith, a neighboring daywalker clan. The Oiche Sith would protect them from invaders in exchange that one female a year wed one of their warriors for the blooding ritual. Unfortunately, the female Lathe Sith never survives for very long.

Adryanna, a Lathe Sith, mourns the death of her recently mated sister, but she finds solace in the most unlikely place—in the arms of Bram, an Oiche Sith. She should fear him, loathe his existence, but instead she longs for their twilight embraces. Bram admires Adryanna’s strength and wishes only to protect her, even if it’s from him.

If Bram cannot find a way for Adryanna to survive the blooding ritual, the romance is doomed. They seek help from Sheerin, Bram’s cousin, who believes he’s found a way for the Lathe Sith to survive, but others in the Oiche Sith clan do not wish for them to succeed.

Tales featuring other vampire clans...

Love's Eternal Embrace (15k) (Irish Dearg-du.)

Soul Taker (95k) (Grim Sith clan (Scottish vampires and Irish werewolves)

Stakes, Mistletoe and Yuletide Cheer (11k) (Oiche Sith clan)

Flowers and Fangs (58k) (Oiche Sith clan)

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