Sunday, September 4, 2016

# Post # Snippet Sunday

A Rather Different Hero -Snippet Sunday

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

 Last snippet from Sons of Herne 7,  Anduron: God of Mabon, I hope!! It's been taking longer than I'd planned to get it finished and ready for publication, so I'm late on my deadline.

Last time, Anduron, god of the pagan thanksgiving, carried an old woman to her home after saving her from a mugging. We ended with: "He swooped her up and carried her, the woman clinging to his neck with her glasses perched on her nose, regarding him closely."

We skip ahead a few sentences and meet our heroine, Jenna. Anduron has brought the old woman home to find an anxious Jenna awaiting her overdue grandmother. The woman is taken inside to sit down. 

We pick up from there...


Jenna regarded Anduron with open suspicion. He knew his appearance was rather different, but then again, she was no average human. He gave her a similar once-over, taking in the wide, sea-green eyes and silken strands of gold hair with soft bangs framing a doll-like face. So innocent, yet every curve cried out for his touch, teasing him with a warning that not possessing her would be a crime against nature.
“What happened?” Jenna asked.
“She was attacked by three men who wanted her money,” Anduron replied, almost flinching at the glimmer of fear welling in her eyes.
The girl sank to her knees in front of her grandmother’s chair. “My god, should I call an ambulance?”
“He told me he wasn’t my guardian angel,” the old woman said, taking hold of his cheek and pinching it. “But that’s exactly what he is--an angel and a hero.”


What do you think?  



About Anduron: God of Mabon:

The Fates have been bringing all the sabbat gods to their knees over carnal desires, including Anduron's own twin brother. He will not be so easily swayed, however. The god of Mabon needs only one thing from the Fates: the power to free one who is unjustly imprisoned, an act bestowed upon him once per year in honor of his sabbat. Then he encounters an old woman in need of rescuing, an act that, outside of the ritual of Mabon, is technically forbidden.

Jenna is worried sick when her overdue grandmother shows up with a handsome stranger on her arm and tales of how sexy Anduron saved her from a mugging. Jenna is grateful, quite possibly to the point of swooning, until he disappears right in front of her eyes. He returns to say he is the god of the pagan thanksgiving--and that he wants her for a ritual where she will sleep with him out of gratitude for her grandmother's rescue. The sheer nerve leaves her burning, but those eyes and that hard body leaves her curious. She proposes an alternative: he spends the week wooing her like a mortal man, and if he succeeds, she will grant her consent for the Mabon ritual.

Anduron has little experience with courting a woman, let alone one as infuriating as Jenna. She rejects all his overtures until she finally confesses what she wants most: a freedom raid on an animal testing facility that will cost him more than he bargained for. He will have to risk capture to keep her out of danger. With no guarantee she will agree to his terms, just how many immortal laws will he break by involving himself in the affairs of humans?


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19 comments:

  1. Uh-oh, looks like he's got it bad! And I wouldn't be at all surprised if grandma encourages them!

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  2. LOL I love how the grandma pinches his cheek. Great snippet!

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    1. Thank you! Not everyone can get away with pinching a god's cheeks, to be sure!

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  3. What do I think? you ask. I thinks this snippet is delightful and exciting with more to come.

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  4. Cozy scene! I like him so much...and your heroine seems quite appealing. Great snippet...

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    1. Thank you for that feedback! I've grown rather fond of him...

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  5. Hehe, he digs her. :3 Great scene and the grandma-pinching is cute. I can envisioning it happen. XD;

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  6. Great introduction to the heroine! I like how suspicious she is of him.

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  7. With a recommendation like that from the grandmother, he could be halfway home to possessing her ... but I don't think it'll be that easy.

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  8. It is a little weird, you have to admit. I'd be concerned about his motives, too. But she has to give him some credit for rescuing granny!

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  9. I understand her suspicions, and wonder how justified they are. I like your descriptions and the cute ending. :D

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  10. Why do I have the feeling that grandma is going to insist that he stay for dinner, and then urge her granddaughter to go out with "that nice boy."

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  11. Gotta love grandma. lol Enjoyed the snippet.

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  12. loved the last line ... great snippet.

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  13. Love the pinching cheek line! Such a grandmother thing to do. She almost sounds like she's pouting. Love the crime against nature line as well. I wonder how Jenna and Anduron are going to work out.

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  14. Being someone's guardian angel can be so burdensome.

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  15. When you've got Grandma's approval, you're in like Flynn! ;-)

    ~Joyce Scarbrough

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