The Printed Fox: Duchess of War Excerpt

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Duchess of War Excerpt

Happy Hump Day, and that means it's time for another Hump Day Hook!

This little snippet is from my current work-in-progress Duchess of War, the full-length sequel to Of Hallowed Fiends and Darkest Fortune from Naughty Nights Press. Last time on Hump Day Hook we saw Anya on the horrible "morning after," afraid to get out of bed for fear she'd wake her new husband. Now she's been tended to, given painkillers, and left to rest by herself in her new rooms as Duchess.


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Anya shut her eyes, counted to ten, and opened them again. The same bed curtains hung overhead, cracked just a little to let a smidge of light in. 
 

“Damn.” 
 

She shut her eyes and counted to one hundred, wishing the entire time she would finally wake up and be home. It never worked. In her dank cell, she had counted to ten thousand and still it had not worked.


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This little piece always makes me so sad when I read it! I hope you enjoyed the Hump Day Hook at The Printed Fox! For more hooks, go to the HDH Blog, join the group on Facebook or sign up in the Linky list below! Happy Humping!





16 comments:

  1. That is sad... No place like home... Great hook!

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  2. You could have given me a little more! Dang. Great job.

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  3. So sad. I felt her unhappiness. Excellent hook

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  4. I agree - I need more! I must have missed the last HDH, and now I can't find it. :(

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  5. Oh, poor thing! I look forward to more.

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  6. Did I read this somewhere else? It is familiar, but just as interesting and intriguing as the first time!

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    1. You did, Angelica. I had posted it to the WWW group and thought, "Hey, that works as a great HDH post!" lol

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  7. Very gripping. I'm curious as to how she ended up there.

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  8. This revs up my curiosity as to what came before and how she is going to either get out of this or find a way to succeed with it. I can empathize with her feelings. Interesting!

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  9. Intrigued to find out why he married her if she hates him so much.

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    1. When in doubt, just follow the money. =D That'll explain a lot of things, lol.

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  10. Very poignant and thought provoking.

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  11. That is sad and sort of innocent in it's wishful thinking. Nice hook :)

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  12. Very emotional scene,can feel her desolation.

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  13. Interesting snippet. Good hook! :) C.

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