I can’t believe how fast time goes! It’s already time for another Excerpt Monday!
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Here is another blurb from Lady of the Snow, immediately following the last one. It’s shorter and rougher, but it’s the general direction I’d like to go in with the beginning:
Those eyes of his…why am I so moved by them?
I am unable to control the words that come out next—words that come from some hidden part of me that I’d long forgotten.
“I intended to treat you like the other man,” I said, my voice as slight as the winter winds. “But I cannot help feeling some pity for you…”
A shadow of hope crossed his features. He opens his mouth to speak, but his words are frozen in his throat, my spell still taking hold of him.
“You’ve been spared this night. However, no one lives to tell of an encounter with me. If you ever utter a word of this night to anyone, even your own mother, I’ll make sure you regret it.”
My words must resonate with him. He bows low, his forehead to the ground in a gesture of gratitude for me sparing his life. Though he does not speak I can hear the words: Thank you, merciful lady.
I do not respond. The slight tingling in my chest spreads, distracting me. I let the blizzard winds carry me out of the hut without another word to the young man suddenly desperate to make as much distance between us as much as possible. It troubles me that I’ve been thought as merciful. I am never merciful.
The events of the past few moments bother me. Something was wrong. In all the years I’ve roamed these mountains, not one person who encounters me escapes. And those eyes of his…I still cannot get them out of my mind. “It’s as if he saw me as human,” I say out loud.
As soon as my words come out, the strange tingling intensifies to something I could only assume would be akin to what fire would feel like if it consumed my body. I scream in shock. I don’t know what this is; I’ve never felt pain before. I clutch my chest as the burning spreads. Whatever this sensation is, it’s making my body heavy too. The winds can no longer carry me and I’m suddenly on the ground.
What’s happening to me?
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Caitlynn Lowe, Epic Fantasy (PG) (Also my little sister! )
Jeannie Lin, Historical Romance (PG-13)
Bria Quinlan, Rom Com (PG)
Kaige, Historical Romance (PG-13)
Leigh Royals, Historical Romance (PG-13)
Christina DeLorenzo, YA (PG-13)
Kinsey W. Holley, Paranormal (PG)