Saturday, September 24, 2011

Sweet Saturday Samples

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Now on to my latest Sweet Saturday Sample! Last week, I re-introduced you to my heroine Siri's rival suitor, Raynor. Here is one more encounter between Siri and my hero, Triston. This excerpt is from my sweet medieval romance, Illuminations of the Heart (rating PG).





She blissfully obliged him with a delicate tremor.  A soft, seductive heat spread through her body. She did not want him to stop, but…

“Triston—”

“I know.” He lifted his mouth. “You are more delicious than honey, sweet Siriol, and if I am not careful, I will devour every inch of you here and now. Just one more, and then we will return to the castle and seek Father Michel’s counsel about Raynor’s cursed oath.”

He possessed her lips in a quick, fervent kiss. She wound her arms around his neck again. She wanted only to succumb, to lie forever in his embrace and—

Snap.

Her eyes, closed against their passion, flew open at the brittle crack of a twig. She saw a blur of movement over their heads, an arm swinging in the air and a glint of steel…

She wrenched her lips away and screamed. Triston tensed instantly, but his reaction came too late. The arm swooped down and she heard a horrible thud as something cracked into Triston’s skull.

Her second scream was one of pure panic. His body slumped atop her and pinned her in a limp, suffocating weight. That glint of steel, she knew, had betokened a sword, and now Triston— 

A shudder of terror slammed through her. Frantically she tried to free herself, wild with dread of what she might see when she did, but desperate to know how grievously he had been wounded. He was so heavy—so limp—

She had wriggled herself halfway out from under him when hands grabbed her by the shoulders and dragged her the rest of the way to set her on her feet.

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14 comments:

Jean said...

Wow! You hooked me in right away! Excellent sample, must read more.

Jennifer Lowery (Kamptner) said...

Oh, wow! Intense sample. Can't wait to find out what happens next.

Elaine Cantrell said...

I love the medieval era! Great sample.

Rachel Rossano said...

I remember that scene! Okay, I am going digging in my packed away books on Monday. I have to find my copy. Don't feel bad that yours is packed away. All of my favorites were put in boxes along with the rest of my books to make room for the children. I will find it. :)

Jessica K said...

Yikes! The most action-packed scene yet! Love it.

Lindsay said...

Fantastic scene and I can't wait to read what happens next.

Sherry Gloag said...

Of course i want to know who dragged her to her feet and what she's going to do to them. Great samole.

Canda said...

Yup, I'll have to read this one too!

mirriamsmyth said...

Intense! I hope Tristan's okay! And boo! on whoever hit him.

Patricia Preston said...

Great sample with an unexpected twist for sure!

Trish said...

Oh now that's just cruel to end it there! lol

Yeah, you had me hooked.
Excellent job!

diannehartsock said...

Not Triston! He can't be dead. Now I'm really mad. What's going to happen next? Love this story. :)

Here's my sample: http://diannehartsocksalex.wordpress.com/sweet-saturday-samples-2/

Marsha Ward said...

Oh my gosh! That's an intense scene! Good job, Joyce.

Patricia Kiyono said...

Oh no! What's next? I have to know.