Sunday, December 20, 2015

# Post # Snippet Sunday

Fix This Tonight -Snippet Sunday

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

I'm taking part in Weekend Writing Warrior’s  Snippet Sunday. I'm working on my Sons of Herne novella series (synopsis below the snippet). 
I've been reworking Book 2, Awakening of Brighid.
Last time, Eradimus argued with his father over the fact that he was still awaiting his love to come to him for the sabbat ritual despite there being no sign of her return. The debate has gone on for another few sentences, and now the counsel weighs in on what should be done.

“If your woman does not return to you before sunrise,” Counselor Veramus said, “you must join with another.”
“Unlike my brothers,” Eradimus said, I cannot simply bed any woman who happens by on the sabbat and convince the Earth that ours is a race worth saving.”
Their race,” Herne said, “as humans have brought this fate on their own heads.”
“And as you have frequently reminded me, Father, I am half human.”
“Then find another to avoid this fate, and quickly,” said Counselor Sandovar. “Surely you’ve taken other lovers during the nineteen-year intervals between Brighid’s returns?”
“I have not, and I will not.”

Herne lifted his staff and brought the base of it down on the marble, the force of the strike echoing through the chamber and cracking the tile. “The fate of the worlds can no longer hang on the heartstrings of an idealistic young lad. Admit you have lost Brighid to the ages, take your balls in your hand, and fix this—tonight.”


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!

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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!

18 comments:

  1. What a fierce war between father and son. Your writing is wonderful and leaves this reader in suspense.

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  2. I like Eradimus! Another excellent excerpt, really getting a feeling for this world.

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    1. Thank you! Eradimus is definitely a loyal soul.

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  3. I freaking loved this! So high tension! I totally just downloaded Book 1 on KU and added it to my queue. Can't wait to read it! :-)

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  4. I admire his honor! His passion for this one woman is commendable, especially when so much is at stake if he doesn't 'bed' someone else. You have me at the edge of my seat hoping she makes it back in time. Loved the snippet!

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    1. Thank you! Eradimus definitely has some twists and turns ahead.

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  5. Oh, wow! That last sentence...
    But on the other, *ahem* hand, how do you decide between loyalty and the consequences of it.

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    1. LOL! Yes, true, on the other, erm, "hand", his loyalty could come at too high a price.

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  6. Uh oh. Dad is P.O.'d Good scene, Rose. SO many emotions. Nicely done!

    I hope you have a happy Christmas. :-)

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    1. LOL! Yeah, he's not pleased. Thanks for coming by....and have a wonderful holiday yourself!

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  7. Well, his father isn't very happy at the moment. I'm thinking he probably won't cooperate with the old man. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

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    1. Thank you for the holiday greetings! To you as well. And nope, dear old Dad isn't thrilled.

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  8. How dare he remain faithful, the inconsiderate idiot!

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