This week I'm offering snippets from a tale connected to THE BELTANE WITCH through Darius Winterbourne. Phinn, Darius's younger brother can't let the demon get Kendra, but she's busy doing something he can't see.
“Mistress Kendra, get behind the trees.” Phinn braced himself.
“Just stay out of the way, Mr. Winterbourne.” Her expression intensified while her hands cupped something he couldn’t see. Little flashes illuminated her face and she dropped her gaze to them, just as the beast leapt.
Phinn hurled himself at the morgira to throw it off course, plowing into the beast with a move reminiscent of an American football tackle. The demon shrieked, dragging Phinn with it as it slammed into Kendra with its shoulder. It snapped at Phinn, sharp teeth tearing at his arm.
Pain bloomed in his shoulder and side as the air filled with a curious metallic scent. The world lit up in brilliant golden light and the demon’s shriek mixed with a feminine battle cry. Phinn closed his eyes against the brilliance and tried to wrench the demon away from where he’d last seen Kendra. A hollow-sounding pop echoed through the trees and something tugged at his whole body. He held onto the demon with all his strength as he slammed into a hard surface, and the darkness swallowed his consciousness.
He definitely made his play. ;) 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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