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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Images of the Future -Snippet Sunday

It's Snippet Sunday, a Weekend Writing Warriors'  blog hop!

I'm back! There was a lot going on last week, and I didn't manage to get my snippet post up. Today, I'm still posting from Book 4, Fire of Beltane. 

Last time, Jorandil, god of Beltane, peered into a crystal looking glass and saw Cadence, the woman he hasn't been able to get out of his thoughts. He claimed he hadn't sought out the Fates in order to see Cadence again, but we ended with this sentence: “Not even when your actions have placed your lover in grave danger?” Nona asked.

We pick up with Jorandil's response...

He snapped his head up. “What do you mean?”
“See for yourself,” Morta said, and with a wave of her hand, another cloud of fog obscured the mirror.
The mirror clarified to show Cadence again, this time in a softly lit, homey room with books lining the walls and comfortable furnishings. Across from her sat a woman who had taken her hands to speak in what seemed quiet tones.
The woman's head jerked up in alarm, and Cadence whirled around. As the scene widened out, a man came into view, and while Jorandil could not hear what was being said, the newcomer was clearly enraged—and waving a gun.
The image froze, and then melted away into the fog until he could see no more.

“What will happen to her?” he asked. “And how is this my doing?”


What do you think?  


About Fire of Beltane:
It is the time of Beltane, and Jorandil, son of Herne, secretly wishes his presence could be known and his touch by the woman chosen as his sabbat partner. Then Cadence comes along, aware of her angel's visit, mesmerized by the beauty of his wings and the power of his touch. Sealing the veil between worlds divides them, but neither can forget the other. And when their pursuit of answers reveals that dire trouble awaits Cadence, a trouble Jorandil was responsible for creating, he must defy his father and risk unleashing an even greater danger to save her.

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.

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37 comments:

  1. Uh-oh! Not a good situation. I'm curious as to how he caused that, too, and what he's going to do to stop it from escalating.

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  2. I think we've got trouble in River City, partner and we better get going to stop it. Good snippet, Rose.

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  3. It seems odd that Jorandil would be responsible for a gun-waving maniac, but I have a feeling we don't yet know the whole story.

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    1. You bet...and I'm sure he's finding it just as odd!

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  4. Great scene! He is totally confused and obviously very concerned by the scene he just saw. Well done!

    History Sleuth's Mysteries

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    1. Thank you! He definitely seems to be thrown for a loop!

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  5. Excellent hook and cliff hanger Rose.

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  6. Excellent hook and cliff hanger Rose.

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  7. Huh. I'm asking that question myself. But somehow, I'm sure the Fates will find a way to lay the blame on his shoulders!

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  8. I'm curious to know how this is his fault. And I'd also like to know what the woman was telling her and how that ties in...

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    1. Ah yes...insightful of you not to overlook the mystery woman's role in all this!

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  9. Poor Jorandil, this vision stuff isn't working out too well for him yet! I too am really curious to know how the woman's predicament is his fault...great snippet.

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    1. Bahahaha...yes, it seems the Fates have turned the tables on his visit-slash-confrontation!

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  10. A lot going on in this scene, and all of it intriguing! Most of all, I wonder about the gun-waiving maniac.

    Good snippet, Rose! Glad to have you back. :-)

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    1. Yes, gun-waving maniacs are definitely worth a pause! Thanks for coming by!

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  11. Jorandil is in a tough spot. He can see the threat to the woman he's obsessed with, but can't do a thing to help her.

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  12. If it's his doing, he better get after it. Good snippet, J. Rose.

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    1. Thank you! Let's hope he saddles up quick!

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  13. I doubt if the fates are going to answer his questions. He's going to have to suffer, along with the readers, to find out. Great snippet!

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  14. So there is a guy with a guy and somehow it's Jorandil's fault. Hum, I don't see how it can be, is Morta high or something?

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    1. Just one guy, don't think she's high. Hey! I made a rhyme! LOL

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  15. Uh oh. And how is it his doing? Great snippet!

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  16. Intriguing scene ... and nice cliffhanger. wonder too how this is his fault

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    1. Stay tuned, the answer is on the way next time!

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  17. Lots to wonder about in this snippet, and that makes for curious readers which is always a good thing! Nice snippet.

    ~Joyce Scarbrough

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  18. Good snippet...always hard to pop in mid-story, but even so, it was interesting enough to grab my attention.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by to read it!

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  20. Uh oh! That is not a good thing to be turning around to. How is this his fault though? And what's with the woman speaking to her in quiet tones?

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