Weekend Writing Warriors #26

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Greetings fellow Warriors and Readers and welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors blog hop.  I hope you all appreciate my sacrifice this weekend. Yesterday, a bee stung me in the derriere, but today I gallantly sally forth to the keyboard in order to bring you another snippet! (Pats self on back, rearranges ice pack.)  I’m continuing with excerpts from my upcoming release, To Catch a Threeve, because, gosh darn it, we need some closure before I turn to other things.  Don’t worry, the culmination of all this sneaking, creeping, spell casting and trap setting is quickly approaching.

Last week the stalker made his move and attempts to steal the gemstone from Axel’s saddlebag, which Axel had placed on the ground near where he pretended to sleep.  Axel speaks (shouts) first:

“Don’t move, by god, or I’ll—”

Too late. The thief was already in motion. He leapt straight over the startled form of Drummond, who roused slowly and groggily.

Axel shouted at him as he ran past, “Thief!”

“Wha-?”

Axel didn’t have time to see how Drummond fared for his prey sprang like a buck into the trees, agile and lithe. If not for the traps Axel had set he’d be as good as gone.

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This post is part of an ongoing blog hop hosted by Weekend Writing Warriors. Every Sunday, participating authors post eight sentences from a published work or perhaps their current work in progress. Then we hop to our fellow warriors’ blogs and check out all the fabulous fiction that’s happening! I heartily invite you to participate as a reader, writer, or both. It’s a great way to discover your next favorite book. Click here or copy & paste this address: http://www.wewriwa.com

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Unofficial Blurb for To Catch a Threeve, unofficial release date October 2014!

To Catch a Threeve is an m/m erotic  fantasy that takes place in the medieval land of Lacknor. Constable Axel Blackwood catches a thief and is astounded to see that he closely resembles the love he lost seven years ago in an attack by the evil woodland folk known as threeves.  He quickly realizes he’s fallen prey to dark magic, but can’t help becoming infatuated with his prisoner and is overwhelmed with the hope that he can at last bring his lost lover home.  Bryn Darrow, the half-threeve, half human orphan sent to trick Axel and rob him of much more than a simple gem finds himself equally as fascinated with his handsome human captor and the lure of some place to call home, but believes that the constable is in love with a dangerous illusion.

 

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21 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors #26

  1. I hope you feel better quickly!
    I love your writing, however I am a little surprised at Axel. I would have thought he would not make a move unless he is sure he can catch the thief. He is struggling with the sleep spell, is that why he shouts, thereby startling the thief? Or is the choice between shouting and scaring the thief away or losing the gemstone? His behaviour just surprised me, but I am probably the only one;).

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  2. Thank you for your sacrifice. Hope your derriere is doing well. I loved the snippet today as always and am so ready to read the whole book. Soon I hope???

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  3. I missed the previous snippets so I’m unsure why Axel isn’t able to chase after him but Drummond is? Reading previous comments it sounds like he is under a sleep spell? His actions would make sense if that were the case. I’m glad he had the foresight to set traps! Axel struck me as a really intelligent character and witty. I read over your synopsis and I’m looking forward to Axel and Bryn’s interaction, and what I think will be inevitable sexual tension 😉

    This line struck me as off. “Axel didn’t have time to see how Drummond fared for his prey sprang like a buck into the trees, agile and lithe.”

    I think you meant this, “Axel didn’t have time to see how Drummond fared for his prey, springing like a buck into the trees, agile and lithe.” It’s a good description and gives a good visual of the scene while also implying the urgency of the situation. Although when I read it over, I just realized the first part of this sentence talks about Drummond going after his prey, but describes him as a buck, which is prey. Since you imply that Drummond is the predator it might be more powerful if you describe him as a predatory animal instead of one that is always prey. Not sure if you have cheetahs or jaguars in this world, but they are lithe and graceful as they chase down their prey. Sorry, that’s a really nitpicky point :$

    Looking forward to them catching the thief and the inevitable confrontation 😀

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    • Every time I fudge a line to fit in the eight sentence limit, I get called out. I stuck in the “for” to stick two sentences in to one, which is why it doesn’t quite work. Some day I’ll learn.

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  4. A lot of action in just a few sentences! Now I’m anxious to find out about the traps.

    Hope your bottom is better. That’s a terrible place for a bee to sting a writer! 🙂

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  5. Oh, he’s very clever for setting those traps! Hope they catch the thief! And let me offer my sympathies to you and your derriere. That bee’ll get his. 😉

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