This week I'm offering snippets from a tale connected to THE BELTANE WITCH through Darius Winterbourne. Kendra MacGillivray is trying to figure out how to dismantle the demon's threat through healing magic, but Phinn is making it harder for her.
What’s wrong with you? Kendra took a deep breath and built a ball of power, focusing her mind in the direction she’d cast it. The creature crouched, its hindquarters wiggling just like a cat about to pounce. Kendra waited for the right moment. The spell she had in mind wouldn’t harm the creature, but contain it and heal some of the conflicting energy paths.
Phinnius moved into her line of fire and she growled. “Get out of the way. I don’t want to hit you.”
“Hit me? With what? I’m the one with the sword. Just stay back and I’ll protect you.” He turned his back to her, watching the creature.
While she liked his looks, right now, she didn’t need him to be in the way when she threw her energy cast. Goddess only knew what a defensive spell like this would do to him. He didn’t have completely human energy and this energy was her own special recipe.
“I don’t need protecting, Mr. Winterbourne. I just need you stay to the side, okay?”
“You don’t know what you’re talking about.”
“And you don’t know a damn thing about me, so please just get out of the way.”
Nothing like a guy trying to be a hero. ;) 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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