In this snippet, Drake is talking with Tom, the son of the visiting researcher. But there's something about this kid that suggests he's more than he seems. And he seems to know more than he's saying.
“What happened to your leg, Mr. MacGregor?” Tom asked as he investigated the books.
“I fell in my office and bruised the bones of my leg pretty badly.” Drake sighed with a rueful smile. “It’ll be better in a few days.”
“Why didn’t it heal fast?” The boy didn’t look at him, but Drake froze as surprise worked its way through him.
“Why didn’t your leg heal fast?” Tom turned with several book in his arms. “I thought people like you heal right fast.”
Drake eyed the boy warily when he returned to the table and Tom gave him a level silver-gray stare filled with guarded curiosity.
“People like me?” Who is this kid?
Tom opened his mouth to answer, but stopped short when he realized what he’d said and grimaced, looking down at the books on the table.
“I’m sorry, sir. That was rude of me. I didn’t mean to say something inappropriate. Please forgive me.” The boy’s shoulders hunched a little as if he expected to be cuffed.
Oooh, this kid as more secrets than an Egyptian tomb. ;) 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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