This week I'm offering snippets from a tale connected to THE BELTANE WITCH through Darius Winterbourne. Phinn, Darius's younger brother, has been slammed into a tree by the demon's tail and he's feeling it, but he can't let it get Kendra.
Bloody hell, the morgira demon had strength like a juggernaut. Phinn’s teeth rattled in his head as he staggered to his feet and scanned the clearing. The morgira twisted its sinuous body to face Kendra, hissing and keening its high-pitched growl. The boney tail twitched back and forth, showing its ire as it fixated on the woman.
“Don’t let it touch you.” He didn’t know if his voice carried to her, but the demon’s attention shifted back to him with a baleful look.
Phinn jerked himself into a general fighting position and ignored the stabbing pain of his ribs. Dammit, either something’s out of joint or it’s broken. He groaned and waved his sword to catch the morgira’s focus.
“Over here, you scaly menace.”
The morgira snarled at him, its lips pulling back from teeth more at home in a Mako shark’s mouth. If a Mako shark had six inch tooth crowns. The green eyes flashed malice, but the demon swung back to Kendra when she moved back the other direction. Phinn swore under his breath and sheathed his sword, groaning with the added pressure on his ribs. The bastard isn’t leaving her alone.
The demon crouched again, its hindquarters wriggling as it prepared to leap. Phinn gathered his strength to tackle the beast. Not his first choice, but he wouldn’t let it take Kendra. The morgira’s ears swiveled toward him, but it kept its focus on Kendra.
At least he's not willing to give up. ;) There are several great authors on the Weekend Writer Warriors list and in the Snippet Sunday Facebook group. A few of my favorites are Charley Descoteaux, Jeff Tsuruoka, Veronica Scott, Gem Sivad, Jessica Subject, and Iris Blobel. Here's the short blurb as posted in the Spank or Treat 2014 Anthology:
As a warrior, Phinn Winterbourne believes he's a true hero until he meets witch Kendra MacGillivray, who isn't interested in being saved. But it's all fun and games until a demon comes after him, and they both fall Under Her Spell.
The short was entitled Under Her Spell - but it's only the beginning of a longer tale entitled: THE SAMHAIN SOLDIER. If you'd like a copy of the anthology, and it's still $0.99, you can find it here:
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