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Sunday, March 13, 2016

The Wish of His Heart -Snippet Sunday

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

This might be the last snippet from Fire of Beltane for a while, since I've about completed the draft and am moving on to hopefully complete Lone Wolves 7 before I start Book 5 of the Sons of Herne series. 

Last time, Jorandil, god of Beltane, was warned by the Fates that his lover, Cadence, was about to find herself in danger--and that it was his fault. We ended with this sentence: “What will happen to her?” he asked. “And how is this my doing?”

We pick up with the reply...


“Cadence will find trouble because of her search for answers,” Morta said. “She is compelled to know more about the angel who took her purity and vanished, leaving her breathless and aching for his arms.”
Jorandil’s chest tightened at the thought. “As I left the choice of my sabbat partner to fate, I would say that was your doing, not my own.”
“The choice came from the wish of your heart, not of our lips,” Nona said. “We merely showed you what your heart’s desire would look like.”
“I do not believe you.”
“If we did anything at all,” Decuna said, “it was merely to set forth the energy required to grant you and your brothers a chance to examine your true feelings.”
“I do not have any feelings in this matter.”
“You did not spend your days before the sabbat nursing a quiet heart’s wish to experience true passion between male and female?” Nona asked, and his heart sputtered in reply.


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.

Read Book 1 of the series, Season of Light, 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!

40 comments:

  1. Such possibilities you've created here. Great setup.

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  2. I always enjoy good back-and-forth dialogue. Good stuff!

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    1. Thank you! I'm sort of partial to dialogue myself. :)

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    2. The trouble is finding folks who do dialogue well...at least that's been my experience. :-)

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    3. Doing dynamic, plausible-sounding dialogue takes work, to be sure.

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  3. Interesting that she is making him examine his feelings. Nice snippet! And congrats on finishing the story!

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    1. Thank you!! Always a wonderful (if not bittersweet) feeling to type "The End".

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  4. So it's his fault! Really now someone is passing blame around. Lovely writing, Rose. I felt his tension and concern.

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  5. Yep, there's no denying when someone can see into your heart. He's busted.

    ~Joyce Scarbrough

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    1. There's no fooling Mother Nature--OR the Fates, apparently! :)

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  6. Love that last line- the true feelings will come out somehow!

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    1. Thanks! The truth will out, as they say. :)

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  7. Deny it all he wants, but it looks like he's gotten himself (and her) into a tough spot. Nice snippet!

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    1. Exactly! An inconvenient truth, as it were. Thank you for stopping by with feedback!

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  8. I love how he's denying it. Great excerpt.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, he's none too quick to admit his feelings...even to himself.

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  9. I think they understand him all right so he might as well stop protesting! Great snippet, really enjoying the story.

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    1. True, but where's the fun in that? LOL! Thanks for your feedback!

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  10. Yep--Veronica nailed it. He may as well give up. :-) Good snippet, Rose. :-)

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    1. Agreed! Less debate, more correcting the situation!

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  11. He certainly seems determined to deny it! Great dialogue between them. I really enjoyed the snippet and congratulations on finishing the book. That's so exciting. :-)

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    1. Thank you so much!! It is always a great feeling.

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  12. This is an interesting bit of 'pass the buck'. Doesn't he know you can't argue with Fate(s)?

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    1. If he doesn't, he will hopefully get schooled on the subject forthwith. :)

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  13. That's why they say be careful what you wish for, I suppose!

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  14. Sounds like no one wants to accept responsibility!

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    1. Sometimes it's just so darned inconvenient to shoulder the blame!

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  15. Keep denying it all he wants, but I think he's in for a rude wake up call pretty soon.

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  16. I'm already hooked. I love the sense of the world I get just from this snippet.

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    1. Thank you!! Feedback like this makes my day. :)

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  17. Sounds like a nice angel. Wow a disappearing act. I wonder what all those people have to do with it so, did they plan it?

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    1. Good question...Jorandil certainly seems to think so.

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  18. Uh oh! Things are getting scandalous. Great Snippet.

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  19. Careful what you wish for, you might just get it. Great snippet, J. Rose. :)

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