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Sunday, June 5, 2016

A Good Slave -Snippet Sunday

It's Snippet Sunday, time for my Weekend Writing Warriors'  blog hop!

This week, I'm posting another peek at Bound to Her Master (synopsis follows the snippet), my planned 3-book erotic fantasy/romance.  I'm also offering ARC copies of Sons of Herne 1; info below.

Last time, Ti-Hana, the earth girl posing as a sex slave of god and arising ruler Lord Stepanyan, had been accused by her midwife of falling head over for her Master. We finished with:

“...It is clear enough from your words, as well as the impatient, distracted way you have been flitting about and humming to yourself. You are falling for him.

Let's pick up with Ti-Hana's reply...


Ti-Hana stopped and whipped around. “No, I’m not,” she said, the empty ring to the words echoing in her ears.
“Pluck those feelings out and toss them over the terrace, Ti-Hana,” Carana said. “Get the pain over with before Lord Stepanyan finds an even more brutal way to do it for you.”
Ti-Hana bristled as she paced over to the summons cord. Where the devil was Matron?
“I’m just trying to be a good slave, not marry him,” she said as she tugged the fabric too hard.

“I hope so, for your own sake. Lord Stepanyan cannot offer you anything more than training, for the noble classes cannot bond themselves to commoners. Blood lines are tantamount among the ruling class, and a human mate would risk watering down already compromised immortal blood.”

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Anyone believing Ti-Hana's denial? What do you think?  

About Bound to Her Master:
Pregnant and on the run, Maddie races away from one set of problems only to plunge through a portal to another land. In the seventh realm, breathtakingly gorgeous demigods embrace ancient traditions of Dominance and sexual slavery...and she is about to become Ti-Hana, the most sought-after captive of all.

Stepanyan is in his time of ascension, ready to claim his father's place as ruler of the high seat. When his rival for the realm tries to claim a lost, pregnant human wandering in the Shogran, Stepanyan swoops the fiery beauty out from under him. He has no desire for a pleasure slave, but keeping Vo'Dan from getting what he wants is too great a temptation to ignore. No matter that Stepanyan's father banned pleasure slaves from his house decades before. Or that taking on a subservient is the last distraction he needs as he faces the trials of ascension.


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27 comments:

  1. Excellent conflict and tension you've set up here. Great story!

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  2. Yeah, I'm not believing her. Though, she may want to believe the words herself. Great snippet! :)

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  3. I love the glimpse you've given into this world!

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  4. No, I'm not believing her denial and I don't think she believes it herself. Very well done excerpt!

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    1. Yeah, seems like she couldn't quite keep a straight face about it, could she?

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  5. I think that her denial isn't genuine. She's falling for him. Good snippet.

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  6. I don't think anyone believes her -- including her!

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  7. I hope she can follow the advice, but I doubt it.

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    1. Yeah, characters have a way of not following that pesky advice.

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  8. I think her nose is growing. She's falling hard. Good snippet! Tweeted.

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    1. LOL! Let's hope it doesn't grow too big. Thanks for the tweet!

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  9. I'm not believing that denial one bit.

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  10. I guess there's some logic there, as you could cross-breed a species out of existence, but I still want to tell her to stuff it.

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    1. I hear that! Although I think she's just the messenger, not one of the gods who thought up that rule.

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  11. Training- what a novel thought! And she is pregnant by another warlord who wants her back? This is going to get messy in the most delightful way! Excellent snippet, Rose.

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  12. Training- what a novel thought! And she is pregnant by another warlord who wants her back? This is going to get messy in the most delightful way! Excellent snippet, Rose.

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  13. interesting ... a bit of denial here ?

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    1. if by "a bit" you mean "a raging river of", then yeah. :)

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  14. she wants to be a good slave, wow that's huge. I don't think she is in denial, I think she is just lying through her teeth.

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  15. Love this line!: "...the empty ring to the words echoing in her ears."

    She is definitely too far head over heels already and I think she better take Carana's hard advice of plucking the feelings out and throwing them away. I say it's going to get her in big trouble. I have to agree with Linda on this one, lying through her teeth and denying it to herself.

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