Weekend Writing Warriors ~ The Betwixt and Between

Hello and welcome to another round of Weekend Writing Warriors, the blog hop where a bunch of diverse (and awesome) writers share excerpts of their work in snippets of ten sentences or less.  I’ve been sharing from my recently re-released urban fantasy/gay romance Death by Starlight. Our hero Zeke is having an altercation with Ysolde, the deposed queen of the svarta. I should explain that she’s attempting to hurl him through a portal into the realm of light. Zeke, being a dark elf (svarta) from the dark realm, will not be welcome there, to put it mildly.


“Too late! Let the guardians do what they will with you.” She released another torrent of fire. This time flames licked through Zeke’s shield and scorched his jacket. Time to stop resisting.

He sprang to his feet and ran toward the open doors. Better to enter upright and of his own free will than crouched and shoved. He stepped onto the stone terrace, briefly caught sight of Cleona and Dijeree on the sidewalk, their attention drawn toward the battle, and then he slipped into the familiar blackness of nowhere, the betwixt and between. For an instant, he thought he could redirect, end up anywhere except for where his enemy waited to kill him, but he thought of Ian, and that was enough to propel Zeke irresistibly into the realm of light.


Although pretty, the realm of light is not exactly hospitable, especially if you’re a dark elf.

And lo and behold, I have reached the end of the chapter. Hope you’ve enjoyed this little foray into the world of Ian and Zeke and my Edge of Night series. Next week I’ll return to Jacqui the Cat’s adventures, or possibly something completely different! So many stories…


Available on Amazon here. Currently a Kindle Unlimited book, so you can check it out and read for free!


In Betwixt and Between, Ian and Zeke fought a battle against the queen of the dark realm in order to be together. Now, when they think they might settle into as normal a life as elves living among humans might be able to expect, a new enemy threatens to tear them apart. While Zeke helps the shaman Alistair in his hunt for an elusive mermaid, Ian is called to confront a wicked nymph preying on tourists along Seattle’s waterfront. Zeke and Ian soon discover that the defeated Queen Ysolde has spread her evil into the sea realms, and danger lurks beneath every wave, but it is too late to stop an escalating series of confrontations that lead to disappearances, death and the possible end of light in this world.

As Ysolde plots revenge and a mysterious prince seeks to win Ian for himself, the ancient war between light and dark sweeps Ian and Zeke into its maelstrom of hate, testing their trust of each other to the utmost.


I’ve had some inquiries if my books are available in formats other than Kindle. At this time, only Gryffon Hall is out there on B&N, Apple, etc. One reason is because I’m re-releasing all my Loose ID titles and am just flat out overwhelmed. The other reason is that I’m experimenting with Kindle Unlimited to see how that goes., which means if you have a Kindle you can read the books for free! When the KDP select term is up, I’ll distribute the books to other retailers. If you’d like to know when that happens, you can sign up for my nifty newsletter here!


Weekend Writing Warriors is a blog hop where writers from a wide variety of genres share from their work in excerpts of ten sentences or less.  Click the link to check out the other writers participating today.  It’s a great way to discover your next favorite book!


Thanks to Robin Ludwig Design, Inc. for the fabulous cover!


11 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors ~ The Betwixt and Between

  1. Sorry to be so late commenting, was on a tight deadline for a book! His adventure is just beginning, obviously. I liked the way he tried to control his path but then those persistent thoughts of Ian…a cool snippet!


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