I don't normally do just narrative, but folks have been asking about the visiting researcher to the Three Lakes Library. This should give you an idea who he is and how he knows the little boy, Tom.
Viggo breathed a sigh of relief as the archivist and the brat left the room. He didn’t have time for trifling matters and he’d only brought Thomas with him to stave off suspicion over his research. Soon. He consoled himself with the knowledge his research neared completion. This little Podunk town was the last step in his long journey toward fulfilling his quest.
The Sword of God had charged him with finding the worst creature ever to sully the soil of Earth and he’d diligently followed the clues. He’d been out of touch with his Brothers for a long time, but his determination paid off. The threads of his quest all led here and while the clues to his quarry remained couched in innuendo and veils, he’d deciphered their slippery tracks.
At least the little brat he’d picked up in Scotland remained quiet and out of the way. He’d been bawling when Viggo found him after the massacre of the Shearwinds family, those shape-changing demons. Viggo would’ve left him to starve if he hadn’t needed a good cover story when an old biddy in the village asked who he was. He hadn’t wanted the responsibility of a child, but the brat had proved useful for getting into places a single man found resistance, even a man as distinguished as himself.
Not exactly Father of the Year material. ;) 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, Gem Sivad, Goran Zidar, Veronica Scott, and Sarah Wesson. Here's the blurb for Order of the Dragon:
Drake MacGregor always adhered to the adage ‘let sleeping dragons lie’, until he slept with one.
In an effort to make up for his past as Vlad the Impaler, Drake has been living a small, quiet life in Three Lakes. As the town’s archivist, his knowledge of history and his place in it weigh on him. Drake has one desire—to rectify the atrocities committed in the name of his knightly order. Too bad he can’t keep his hands, or his fangs, off the local doctor, especially when he discovers she’s an actual dragon.
Aliandra Cantora del Viento is old enough and wise enough to ignore her attraction to the handsome historian, especially when her heart suggests he might be something more than he appears. Drake stokes her fires and curls her tail, and after a hot night in her clinic, the game is on. But he avoids her and nothing she tries breaks through his reserve, despite his obvious interest. He turns her on then apologizes for it, repeatedly. Not exactly the kind of relationship she’d hoped for yet she can’t walk away.
When a mysterious researcher arrives with his son, Drake becomes more edgy and irritable, and Aliandra must decide if she’s willing to fight for him. Especially when he might be her True Mate.
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