Welcome to week 119th week of My Sexy Saturday This week’s theme is Imagine Sexy and frankly, this could be the theme for every week. Writers of sexy romance know what sexy is and can imagine it without even thinking about it. This week I’m returning to a novella that will be coming out soon. It was originally in an anthology, that's the cover you see, but the publisher decided it was time to release the books as individual novellas. It’s called A Tale of Opposites and it’s a paranormal book. Just the kind I like best to write. In this snippet, you’ll see exactly how the hero views the heroine.
I apologize for not doing Monday’s Austria Scoop and Tuesday’s My So-Called Writing Life columns this week. I along with everyone else in the world was reeling from the recent events in Europe. Unfortunately, I felt I was too angry as well as close to the events to have a good perspective to write informatively about what I was feeling. I will do so this week and you can expect to see me both Monday and Tuesday.
This week I’ll be giving away a $5 Amazon Gift Certificate to one lucky commenter. I’ve decided to do this randomly throughout the month instead of just once a month. Don’t forget to comment and often! I’ll announce the winner on Thursday and please leave your email address as the AGC will be sent to you immediately.
Here’s the setup of my short story, A Tale of Opposites:
Two brothers torn apart by misunderstanding, two sisters bound to them by fate. One extraordinary story of how they find each other, love and a mission to keep all of humanity safe.
Here’s my seven paragraphs from A Tale of Opposites:
She hesitated just briefly before coming up the dark alley way. I could tell by her determination there would be nothing which would put her off. She had a mission and something told me I was her mission.
“What are you following me for?” I questioned quietly as I stepped out of the shadows. I knew exactly how I looked all in black with two black streaks in my otherwise white hair and my coat flaring around me. But my young follower cared naught for how I looked. It was evident on her face.
“You do not scare me,” she answered, even though her voice quavered in response.
“I do not?” I questioned yet again and slowly circled her like an animal with its prey. Some would call me an animal, but those who really know understand that I am the least of their worries. There is another more evil than I who walks these streets and this world.
“You do not.” She stood tall and did not move. She knew that I was assessing her and her strengths. Even mere humans have strengths.
I circled her more slowly this time, taking in every detail of her petite frame and the heavy pack she had set on the ground next to her. I towered over her, but still she did not back down and stood tall during my slow inspection of her. Breathing in her clean scent, I picked up her hair and felt its silkiness slide through my fingers. It was amazing that I still loved the feel and smell of a woman. And this one was extra special, I could tell.
“I need to know why you are following me.” I came to stand in front of her and raised her face to look into her eyes. They were violet. I dropped her like a hot coal. She was the most beautiful creature I had ever seen and one that could lead to my downfall. I could not let this one get to me as I had to accomplish one last thing before I let the blessed sleep claim me forever.
This story will hopefully be out very soon. While you’re there check out the sale my traditional ePublisher, eXtasy Books at their website. Today is the time to get them at a great discount and see if I write stories you might like. Don’t forget to pick up your copies!
The Thing About Elves ~ Book 2 in the Santa’s Elves series
The Haunting of Maggie Grey ~ Award-winning Scottish Historical about a woman doctor
Captive Illusions: Iain and Kelsey ~ Story about a woman’s darkest fantasy
Fluke ~ Book 1 of the Orchid series, sci-fi romance
An Elf’s Desire ~ Book 3 in the Santa’s Elves series
A Love for Eggther ~ Book 3.5 in the Santa’s Elves series
Shopping Spree ~ Story about a very special dress shop
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