Hello and welcome to another week of Weekend Writing Warriors! I’m all a twitter today because Tuesday is release day for To Catch a Threeve and I’ve got all kinds of promo stuff lined up. Don’t forget to pop back in for chances to win stuff.
So today will be my last snippet from To Catch a Threeve, in which I hope to leave you all breathless and wanting more. In last week’s snippet, Constable Axel Blackwood, in a moment of weakness, allowed desire to overcome logic when the thief he’d captured unexpectedly kissed him.
A hot tongue probed Axel’s mouth, and he became aware of hands behind his neck, pulling him down as if the two of them could possibly get any closer. Even the slap of the dangling manacle against his collarbone didn’t wake him from his passionate trance. His hands fumbled through the folds of the cloak, desperate to touch the body he’d never stopped dreaming about.
A sharp, sparkling sensation blossomed at the base of Axel’s neck. He’d barely registered it before a flash blinded him. Paralyzed, he tumbled forward when the thief leaped to his feet, leaving behind an icy rush of air. Axel hit the ground face-first, unable to even curse his stupidity as the spell swept through him and rendered him helpless.
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Official Blurb for To Catch a Threeve ~ Release date October 28th ~ This Tuesday!
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?