#WIPITUp … You will give me what I want, freely, when the time comes.

WIPimage12This 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 another teaser from my newest WIP. My own edits are complete and it’s set to go to my publisher this week. This one is a historical story, with sexy Vikings, naturally. The tentative title is Merewyn’s Viking Master, but that may not emerge unscathed from the editing process.

Oh, and here’s picture of my inspiration for the hero, Mathios…

Check out this short snippet…

“My clothing? Why…why did you remove it?”

His lip quirked in a manner she found singularly disconcerting. “It was wet. I had to make you warm and dry.”


“I will not insult your intelligence by seeking to suggest I did not enjoy stripping you, but be assured I did so out of necessity.”

“You did not…? I mean, I am…”

“I did not touch you other than what was required in order to see to your comfort. I am no abuser of helpless women.”

A lie. They were all the same, these Vikings, and her mother had paid the price.

Mathios leaned closer, the blue of his eyes darkening. “You are very tempting, little Merewyn, but you will not be harmed. I will not rape you, and neither will any of my men. That is not to say I do not desire you, but there will be no need for force. You will give me what I want, freely, when the time comes.”

“Never! I will not.” She backed away, broke his compelling gaze.

He smiled, an expression which caused her stomach to clench and a peculiar warmth to spread between her thighs. Merewyn did not much care for the sensation.

“We shall see,” he murmured.


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2 thoughts on “#WIPITUp … You will give me what I want, freely, when the time comes.

  1. Hmmm. It seems to me like Merewyn is judging Mathios a bit too harshly. It sounds like he really did just have her best interests at heart. I hope she doesn’t get in trouble for it. Great snippet, Ashe!

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