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2/11/2017

Weekend Writing Warriors - Taste of Romance #SnippitSunday


 
Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, the weekly hop for everyone who loves to write! Visit the other participants on the list and read, and comment on their 8sunday posts.

Windmaster Legacy, Book 2 of my fantasy series, The Windmaster Novels. Last week was cliffhanger action, this time it's a touch of romance suitable for the day celebrated by lovers. Dal and Ellspeth have reached Pilatri on a mission from their friend, King Fraunces. A most pleasant task, they bring a proposal of marriage. After a dangerous crossing of the Ilar River, and an rough meeting with the arrogant local ruler (that yielded an unexpected surprise), Dal and Ellspeth have retired to her trading house's guest quarters--and they are alone. And now the SundaySnippet.

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Moonlight showed the desire on his face. She became aware of the heat rising on her skin where Dal’s hands lay on her shoulder. He lowered his mouth to hers. Ellspeth’s lips parted to welcome him. His kiss sent her afloat on a wave of emotion.

Long moments later, he pulled back enough for air to pass between them. His hands traced patterns on her skin to Ellspeth’s waist, slipping the gown from her shoulders as they went. Lines of fire followed the path. The feather light touch of his lips as they followed the curve of her neck sent shock after shock racing through her nerves. Before her senses overloaded, Dal’s strong arms picked her up and carried her to the bed.

“That is a nice outfit you bought in Letralia,” he murmured. “Too bad it never stays on long.”

Whatever response she had planned to make was lost as Dal’s lips again pressed against hers.

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I hope you like the snippet I shared this week. Be sure to read the other Weekend Writing Warriors blogs and the #SnippetSunday authors for more great reads.

And if you didn't catch the other week's response to the 8Snippit "Shall We Fly?" stop by for "My Master Lives?".

~till next time, Helen


7 comments:

  1. Elspeth seems quite happy that he's seducing her. Good for her.

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    1. Elspeth can captain a ship, command a crew and fight as well as any of her men. So any man she accepts has to accept her as his equal. Which Dal has.

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  2. Heh, overwhelmed is she? Sounds like rightfully so. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. The time is right, the man the one she wants, and the result? The most romance imagination can create.

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    1. They were handfasted in the beginning of the book. Although the trip is her ship's inaugural cruise, and they are on an errand for a friend to bring back his fiancee, the trip is also Dal and Elspeth's matrimonial voyage. So this isn't their wedding night, but it's still part of their honeymoon.

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  4. Ooo perfect for Valentine's Day. Very romantic!

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