this site contains mature content for viewers 18 yrs and older.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

A Sign of Her Return -Snippet Sunday

~*~Today's snippet contains mature subject matter~*~

I'm taking part in Weekend Writing Warrior’s  Snippet Sunday, currently reworking Book 2 of my Sons of Herne novella series (synopsis below the snippet), titled 
 Awakening of Brighid.
Last time, Eradimus, god of Imbolc, was told by his father Herne and the counsel to abandon his true love, Brighid, and take a lover to fulfill his sabbat duties. We left off with his father saying, 
"Admit you have lost Brighid to the ages, take your balls in your hand, and fix this--tonight." Let's take up a few sentences later:


They wanted him to forget the only woman he had ever loved and take another lover by sunrise, in hopes Earth wouldn’t notice the difference between an act of copulation and a love that had endured since the days of old.
“My lords!”
Eradimus and the rest turned to see a young acolyte racing forward, his sandals slapping the marble as he ran.
“Well, what is it?” Herne boomed. “Now that you’ve interrupted a vital discussion and startled us all into apoplexy.”
The young man slid to a stop, barely offering a hasty bow before blurting, “This was just brought back through the veil.” His brown eyes wide with excitement, he held up a flower that quivered between his fingers.
“Snowdrops,” Eradimus whispered, his heart giving a wild sputter.
“It is a sign,” Jarvil said, pointing at the blossom. “She is returning!”



What do you think?  

About The Sons of Herne:

The god Herne has appointed eight of his most virile, headstrong sons as keepers of the pagan holidays. To honor their sabbat, each must join with a mortal female in a ritual to maintain the balance between worlds.
It is the year of The Thousand Seasons, and the Fates have secretly conspired to mark the end of an era by granting the gods one thing they lack--a true union of male and female that will last beyond the passion of a sabbat joining.
Herne’s sons will wrestle with the conflict between sacred duty and their own yearnings, a struggle will not only challenge their beliefs, but may threaten the success of rituals that must be observed lest the mortal and immortal worlds collide in chaos.

Book 1 of the series, Season of Light, is now available on Amazon!

~ * ~ ~ * ~ *~ * ~ * ~ *~ *~ * ~ *~ *









For more awesome snippets, check out 


~ *~ * ~ * ~ *~ *~ * ~ *~ 
I'm J. Rose Allister, wife, working mom, and the author of over twenty-five books. Somewhere in between one and the next, I love hanging out here on my blog and over on Twitter. Give me a comment or follow-I love chatting with people!

21 comments:

  1. Love the story line, Rose.
    Hopefully Her return is a good thing!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love the story line, Rose.
    Hopefully Her return is a good thing!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope so too, for Eradimus's sake, as well as that of Earth's current inhabitants!

      Delete
  3. Just in the nick of time! I can't wait to see what she has to say. Great snippet!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Excitement reigns supreme. What a cliffhanger.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Good snippet, Rose! I think you really brought out the emotions, and the excitement in the scene!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much! Nice to see you this week. :)

      Delete
  6. I love that her message is a flower. Great tension in this scene.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! Snowdrops have significance as an association with Brighid. :)

      Delete
  7. What a lovely symbol of spring, life, and hope! Now to hope that the promise is kept, and he doesn't have to do as his father commands.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. And will it all work out as easily as a last-minute sign? We'll see...

      Delete
  8. Snowdrops, eh? Perhaps spring is appearing.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Awww, I'm happy for him! I hope the flowers mean things will be okay for the two of them...lovely snippet to end the year on.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you!! I don't think he's quite out of the woods, but the flowers are a good sign of things to come.

      Delete
  10. I hope the flower is as positive as he hopes it is. Great snippet.

    ReplyDelete
  11. The slapping of the sandals made this scene come alive. Well done.

    ReplyDelete