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 thought it might be nice to ring the changes by sharing a few paragraphs from the third story in my sexy Vikings series. This is as yet completely unedited so please be kind. The working title – which may not survive the publishing process – is His Proud Viking. The book should be out in a couple of months or so.
Here’s the snippet…
“Lady? Are you hurt? Did the horse catch you?” Taranc did not think so. He had been on top as they fell so would have taken any blow from the flying hooves. For reasons he could not quite fathom he believed himself miraculously intact.
Still no response. Taranc eased his weight from the slender yet curvy body beneath him and leaned up on one elbow. He cupped the delicately pointed chin in his palm and turned her face toward him, forcing her to meet his eyes. And he saw it.
“It is safe now, lady. Brynhild?” That was the name yelled by the driver, was it not? Taranc attempted a reassuring smile. “The horse will be back in his stable by now. I believe we may risk getting to our feet without fear of being trampled to death.”
She lay still for several moments more, then something shifted in her deep blue gaze. Her eyes darkened, she drew in a ragged breath, and where moments before she had been motionless she burst into a hysterical frenzy of writhing and clawing. She fought him like a woman possessed and it was then that Taranc realised she did not fear the horse.
Her terror was of him and she was fighting for her life.
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