This week I'm offering snippets from a tale connected to THE BELTANE WITCH through Darius Winterbourne. Phinnius is his younger brother, and the one who inherited their grandfather's sword. But now there's more trouble than just a sword can fix.
Phinnius wanted to see his brother and gather his wisdom for the trouble he faced, but Phinn realized he’d only endanger Darius’s family. The last thing he wanted was to have children threatened by a morgira, a powerful tracker demon kept by the Winter Court to find wayward members.
Even if I’m not technically a member of the Winter Court.
The Winter Queen didn’t see it that way, not with their father’s blood running through their veins. Thanks, Father. Apparently, the association hadn’t ended with the senior Winterbourne’s death, and now Phinn had brought the demon to his brother’s door.
My intellectual prowess is a marvel.
Darius’s joy made Phinn’s heart ache, but he turned to retreat from his brother’s happiness—and ran straight into the most silent woman he’d ever met.
“By the Goddess, I’m sorry!”
Phinn managed to catch her before she fell to the ground in an ungainly mess, but a frisson of awareness shot through him the moment he touched her. The scents of pumpkin spice and sun-baked leaves suffused his nose as he met a pair of eyes as blue as his own. An immediate sense of home and belonging filled his heart with yearning, and it broke free in a moan.
“Are you all right?”
A melodious contralto voice flowed over him and washed away some of his tension as if it had never been. Wait, I nearly knocked her over, and she’s asking me if I’m all right?
Oh he's in too deep and it's only the first page. ;) 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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