Welcome to another installment of Weekend Writing Warriors, the hop that gives you a tantalizing taste of some amazing fiction. October has arrived and along with it, oddly, the sun! I love the fall, with its invitation to cozy up in a patch of sunlight with a good book, a cup of tea, and hopefully several cats piled on lap and legs. WWW is a great way to find just the right read to complete this picture. Because October is release month for To Catch a Threeve, I’m going to keep posting from this scene for the rest of the month, which quite neatly (and perhaps diabolically) will leave us at a juicy cliffhanger ending.
Last week, Constable Axel Blackwood finally caught a glimpse of the thief.
Large eyes filled with fury turned toward him. Axel couldn’t make out the color in the odd light, but they glittered bright as a gemstone.
With difficulty, Axel pulled his attention from the entrancing eyes. As he took in the full sight of the man, his heart contracted, his vision narrowed, and his breathing stopped.
“Liam!” he gasped.
His prisoner’s expression changed from anger to confusion. Then he whispered, “Axel?”
The forest fell away as Axel reeled.
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Official Blurb for To Catch a Threeve ~ Release date October 28th ~
Axel Blackwood catches a thief and is astounded to see that he closely resembles Liam Alloway, the love he lost seven years ago in an attack by the evil woodland folk known as threeves. Axel suspects he’s fallen prey to dark magic, but can’t help becoming infatuated with his prisoner. He’s overwhelmed with the hope that he can at last bring his lost lover home, despite everything that warns him it’s all a diabolical trick.
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 someplace to call home, but he knows deep down that the constable is in love with a dangerous illusion. When he’s commanded by the threeves to murder Axel and steal a witch’s powerful grimoire, he’s forced to decide between the only family he’s ever known and the one person who might rescue him from a life of isolation and pain.
Will Axel and Bryn be forced into a deadly confrontation before they can discover the truth?