It’s time for Snippet Sunday. It’s Mother’s Day weekend here in the US and I’m hoping I’ll get a day off to do what I want to do rather than chores. Here’s hoping.
Today I’m showcasing COURTING THE DRAGON WIDOW. In snippet, we’re in Denarrion’s POV but Lissandra is the first to speak. They’re getting ready to go out.
“Like I said. Enjoying the view.”
Pride swelled in his chest, but he pretended take her compliment in stride. He reveled in her undivided attention. He’d never felt so virile, sexy, or handsome as he did with Lissandra’s gaze fixed upon him.
Damn, the woman is like crack.
“You’re quite handsome, you know that?” She followed him toward the front door.
“So I’ve been told.” He offered her his best smile while pleasure flooded through his system.
“Great, so I’m just one in a long line of admirers?”
Her sarcasm hurt his pride a little and he held the door open to hide his expression. “I’ve been told it before, but it means a hell of a lot more coming from you.”
“Oh yeah? Why?”
“Because you’re a dragon.”
She laughed. “I am definitely a dragon. Maybe after dinner we can go for a sunset flight. They’re pretty romantic.”
Fear and panic shot through him, and his gut cramped. He grabbed his canvas bags and locked the door as he fought to keep his voice steady. I can’t reveal my true nature to humans. His father’s admonition had been drilled into him since he’d reached his first millennium.
“Uh, yeah, probably not.”
She raised her eyebrows. “Why not?”
“Too many people. I don’t know what it’s like in Colorado, but around here, the humans would definitely notice dragon silhouettes in the sky.” That sounded plausible, right?
She frowned. “Then how do you spend time in your natural form?”
We don’t. Ever.
“We have to drive out of town. It’s a trick, though. Lot of people live out here.”
Her voice held reservation and disappointment, and his gut clenched again. Way to go, jackass. He wasn’t winning points with her. Scrambling to recover, he changed the subject.
He better think fast. 😉 There are several great authors on the Weekend Writer Warriors list, the Snippet Sunday Facebook group, and the Rainbow Snippets Facebook group. A few of my favorites are, P.T. Wyant, Karen Michelle Nutt, Veronica Scott, Jessica Subject, Kathy Griffith Karysa Faire, and Iris Blobel.
Here’s the blurb for COURTING THE DRAGON WIDOW:
Everyone has demons, but Lissandra’s date might have it worse than most…
Lissandra Charforest is finally stepping back into the dating game after three decades of widowhood. Accepting a blind date, she travels to a small town in upstate New York to meet an eligible dragon bachelor. Too bad the guy seems determined to stand her up.
Denarrion Goldencoat wouldn’t have agreed to a blind date with the Widow from Colorado if his father hadn’t insisted. Happy being the perennial bachelor, he has no desire to settle down on one woman, much less one with kids already. Until he falls into the reservoir with her.
But everything’s not as it seems. Beneath the quaint façade of Redfield, darkness and decay lurks to ensnare the unwary. When Lissandra discovers she’s been lured to Redfield to kill a demon under the pretense of a courtship, she almost walks away. But the truth jeopardizes the life of her True Bonded mate, leaving her with one choice: Destroy the demon or die trying.