This week I'm offering snippets from TAKE THE REINS, book 1 in the Rifts Series. It's a fantasy romance where the heroine steps across a dimensional boundary and into a world where the Greek myths are reality and humans are the myths. Mack is still trying to get a straight answer out of the senator.
“What can you tell me about the site that I can use to protect my own people?”
“Are you taking the job?” Stanton’s expression showed satisfaction.
“Not until I have some idea what I’m dealing with. Your daughter has disappeared and you suspect your archaeological ruins to be the source of her disappearance.” Mack shook his head. “But you haven’t told me enough about the site to put my own people in jeopardy to go after her. What is the site, really?”
Stanton’s fists clenched on his arms before relaxing. “We don’t entirely know what it is, but preliminary reports call it a portal.”
Mack raised his eyebrows. “A portal? Like a doorway leading...somewhere?”
“That’s right, Major.”
Ten years earlier, before Mack got assigned to lead SNAIFU, he would’ve laughed outright. But he’d lived and seen too much to dismiss the senator’s claims. “Where does it lead?”
“That has yet to be determined. We were putting together an exploratory team when my daughter disappeared.”
“And you’re sure she stepped through this portal?”
“Where else could she have gone? There’s been no sign of her.” Coolidge paced the floor beside the big desk. “As soon as we found the horse had returned without her, we immediately began calling her friends. No one has seen her and her personal ID and phone were still in her rooms.”
At least this isn't Mack's weirdest day. ;) 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 blurb:
Social change is normal for a senator’s daughter, but affecting gender politics in centaurs wasn’t on Bethany’s agenda.
All Bethany Stanton needed was time away to think. She never imagined a walk with her horse might lead her so far from home. When she steps through a rift between worlds at an old archaeological site, she realizes she has bigger problems than marriage to the man of her nightmares. Like a herd of centaurs with distressing views on gender equality and “mythical” humans.
As part of the Supernatural Anomalies Investigative Field Unit, Major Stephen “Mack” McMacken has seen and done more weird stuff than written in a science fiction novel. When called in to track down a U.S. Senator’s missing daughter, Mack figures it’s more a case of runaway rich girl than supernatural mystery. Until his team finds the portal and he’s nearly torched by a dying phoenix.
In a world ruled by mythical beasts, Mack and Bethany find themselves on trial for endangering the centaur village. With the only escape route they know gone, working together to establish their innocence might prove easier than avoiding seductive Sirens and ravenous native beasts.
And then there’s the not-so-simple matter of finding a way back home…
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