The Printed Fox: Of Hallowed Fiends and Darkest Fortune Excerpt

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Of Hallowed Fiends and Darkest Fortune Excerpt

Happy Hump Day! It is once again time for the Hump Day Hook, where writers get together and share little hooks of a work-in-progress, a new release, or anything of theirs they want to hook you into knowing more about!

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For this week's hook, I've chosen Of Hallowed Fiends and Darkest Fortune, my novelette prequel to my WIP Duchess of War now available at Naughty Nights Press. Anya is having a private moment with her husband-to-be, the dark and powerful Duke of Eodel.

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"Hurry," he whispered, "before it melts."

She saw the dark smears on his fingertips, and a small trail of thick liquid was beginning its slow path down his thumb. Without knowing why, the sight made her blush again. This time, when her lips closed around his finger, he lingered in her mouth.

Only very slowly did he draw out his finger, then pushed it back between her lips once more. He kept his finger in her mouth until the chocolate had melted, giving small sighs every time she swallowed more.

"Marriage does not have to be so droll," he told her, cupping her face. She trembled at his touch. He smiled. "And the dram of distilled occa weed in your chocolate will assure you come to the altar placid as a lamb in spring."

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If you've been enjoying my hooks from my WIP Duchess of War, check out the novelette's prequel Of Hallowed Fiends to find out how Anya ended up in her predicament in the first place!

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12 comments:

  1. I'm surprised it admitted it to her!

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  2. If she remembers what he's admitted to, he's in for big trouble in the future. Great hook.

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  3. Ooh, very interesting! Great hook.

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  4. Very intriguing. Why drug her when she seems willing...definitely want to see more of this one.

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  5. Starts out sexy and yummy, and then BAM! Great hook!

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  6. I love hooks like this...I think I know where it's going and then the rug gets pulled away!

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  7. It started out so lovely, then turns eerie. Very nice!

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  8. Marriage and chocolate go together-- and then occa weed. He wants a lamb? Maybe she'll give him something more fierce!

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  9. Droll! He has a very odd sense of humour.

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