Welcome to the Snippet Sunday on the Weird, the Wild, and the Wicked. Thank you so much for visiting. If you choose to comment today, I really appreciate it. Currently, the snippets are from my latest release, and while they aren't consecutive, they are in order within the story. You can read last week's snippet HERE.
Today, I'm offering a snippet from my latest release available now on Amazon entitled Not a Dragon's Standard Virgin. In this snippet, which is a little longer than usual, Isabelle has just begged for Jonarrion's help with relieving her of her virginity. He's alternately thrilled and horrified (he's avoiding virgins). This is from Jon's POV.
“What will happen to you when it’s discovered you have lost your virginity?” The eager, horny side of himself wailed in despair.
“Och, nothing.” Isabelle’s lips curled in derisive grimace. “They’ll treat me no different than they do now. No one wants my hand; it won’t be different once I am a taken woman.” Then she looked up at him with her beguiling blue-green eyes. “Please, Master Swift, I beg you. Save me from the dragon and take my virginity; I promise I won’t ask more of you after. Just do this so I may live; mayhap not peacefully, but at least I’ll live.”
Jonarrion wanted to refuse her request on two counts. One, he doubted the village would be so understanding of a woman willfully losing her virginity for any reason. And two, he was a dragon. He couldn’t save her from one.
Talk about being offered everything you can't have. Could you resist temptation? ;) There are several great authors on the Weekend Writing Warrior list and in the Snippet Sunday Facebook group. A few of my favorites are Sarah Ballance, SJ Maylee, Goran Zidar, Gem Sivad, and A.S. Fenichel.
If you're interested in Not a Dragon's Standard Virgin, here is the cover and blurb:
Sacrificial virgins are so sixteenth century, but unless Isabelle finds a man to take her innocence, she’ll likely be next.
For Isabelle Andersen, being a virgin in a dragon-plagued Scottish village is dangerous. Potentially the next dragon sacrifice, Isabelle’s only solution is to lose her innocence, and fast. All she needs is one handsome stranger she can coax into bed, but Lochmore Cott doesn’t get much in the way of visitors.
Jonarrion Swiftwind has sworn off virgins. The last time he took one to his bed, his family paid the price for his lust at the hands of her demon-possessed father. He’s made it his mission to destroy all demons. Nothing distracts him from killing this demon until lovely Isabelle offers him tea. And her virginity.
Just one night of passion makes Jon realize he doesn’t want to let the independent beauty go. But will Isabelle accept him when she discovers the only real dragon in her village… is him?