This is WIPItUp, the blog hop where authors share excerpts from their works in progress. And please feel free to comment – we authors love feedback.
This week I’m sharing a snippet from my latest story. No title, cover or blurb yet, but it’s likely to come out sometime this month. This is a contemporary erotic suspense story featuring time-traveling Vikings and a sexy 21st century police officer who’s determined to find out how these Nordic invaders come to be causing mayhem on his usually quiet patch in the Outer Hebrides.
Here’s the snippet, which picks up from where I left off last week. Finn is chasing a woman he just narrowly avoided hitting with his motor bike, and who has taken off across the moors.
“Hey, wait. I just want to know that you’re all right,” he called out from a few yards behind her.
She ignored him and scrambled on. Was she limping? Christ, surely he hadn’t hit her…
“Stop. I’m the police, not a fucking axe murderer.” Not that he had his warrant card with him, since he was off duty, but still it seemed worth a try.
The woman was clearly less than impressed. She glanced back just once, let out a horrified scream and found a fresh burst of speed.
“What the fuck…?” Finn lengthened his own stride and managed to grab a fistful of the billowing cloak. The sodden garment came off in his hand.
He tossed it to the ground and charged after her again, this time managing to get a hand on her shoulder. The woman whirled to face him, brandishing a seriously business-like dagger.
“Holy fuck!” Finn released her and raised both hands. He retreated to a safe distance of three or four feet and circled her slowly, his eyes holding hers. Green, he fancied, though it was impossible to be sure in this light. But she was plainly terrified. He kept his voice low and calm.
“Put that down, miss. There’s no need for this. I don’t mean you any harm, I just want to know that you’re not hurt.”
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