Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Mid Week Tease - The Beltane Witch - Spells and Vows


Welcome to the Weird, the Wild, & the Wicked for a new year of Mid Week Tease hosted by Sandra Bunino.

Authors: this is a great opportunity to spotlight a few lines or even a paragraph or two from a new release or backlisted title. Readers: you get to sample some delicious snippets! We’ll do our best to tease, titillate and tantalize you into the weekend.

Today I'm offering snippets from The Beltane Witch, a paranormal romance, and Book 2 in the Cloudburst Colorado series. Sabrina Foxglove gave herself a nasty concussion and Darius is taking care of her, but she doesn't trust him any further than she can spit.

“Be at ease, Lady Foxglove. I have some small skill at preparing tea.” He gave her a sexy, lopsided smile. “Perhaps you’d allow me to care for you a little longer.”
“I don’t really have any choice, do I?” Sabrina eyed his self-assured expression. “You’re here now. You’re not likely to leave short of me physically throwing you out, and I’m in no condition to throw anything.”
Darius shrugged. “I suppose you could always use a banishment spell, but it would seem rather ungrateful since I have helped you.”
“Banishment spell?” Sabrina bit her lip. “What are you talking about?”
He cocked his head. “You don’t know about banishment spells?”
“No. Would it really get rid of you?”
He nodded. “Much like they say revoking permission prevents vampires from entering your dwelling.”
She’d ask about vampires later. “How does it work?”
“If you don’t know the spell, I won’t teach you now.”
“Why not?”
“Because it’s imperative I stay and help you ready yourself for the Court’s arrival.” He crossed his arms over his broad chest.
“I don’t know you, Mr. Winterbourne. You’re a stranger and I’ll do everything in my power to protect my children.” She gritted her teeth as she prepared to get up.
“Peace, Lady Foxglove.” He laid a warm hand against her shoulder. “I mean you and your children no harm.”
“How do I know that? Words aren’t very substantial when I know nothing about you.” She shook her head slowly to keep from jarring it. “I’m sorry, I’m used to doing everything myself, and it won’t change just because you think you can do better.”
Darius’s expression turned mutinous, but he tipped his chin up and placed a hand over his heart. “Upon my honor, my family name, and place as the Summer Court’s Chamberlain, I swear I mean you and your family no harm, and I shall do my utmost to help and protect you all.”
A ripple of energy swirled around them and spread throughout the room at the end of his vow.


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16 comments:

  1. Oh, well. She can't banish him now. She's gotta learn to trust someone sometime. ;-) Great teaser, Siobhan.

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    1. Oh, she'd trust him if he didn't have ulterior motives to get into her house. Thanks for coming by, Kiru. :)

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  2. This line made me laugh: Darius shrugged. “I suppose you could always use a banishment spell, but it would seem rather ungrateful since I have helped you.” I love both his character and Sabrina's. Great tease, Siobhan!

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    1. Yeah, neither of them pull their punches. Thanks for commenting, Reese. :)

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  3. *happy sigh* I do love Darius. Faboo tease, Siobhan!

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    1. Thanks, Nicola! :D Just wait till you meet his brother.

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    1. Yeah, it is, and he didn't think it would matter much to his mission, lol. Thanks for commenting, Doris. :)

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  5. I don't know if she should trust him. Hmmmm?

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    1. You could be right, Tmonique. Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. Great tease, love the characters and that dry humor dialogue

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    1. Thanks, Elodie. Sabrina and Darius are some of my favorites for the repartee. :)

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  7. I think I trust him now, not sure if Sabrina does. Cute initial exchange and I like his persistence.

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    1. Sabrina will take some convincing, Claire. She's been burned pretty good by ones she's trusted, and Darius doesn't start off well. Thanks for commenting. :)

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  8. Wait, he has a brother??? Oh boy, I can't wait to meet him too now! I know he has ulterior motives, but it's kind of hard not to fall for the guy. Good luck to Sabrina!

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    1. Oh, yeah, he's got a brother, and you can meet him first at the end of this story. But he also has his own story coming, the first scene of which you can read in the Spank or Treat 2014 Anthology available at All Romance eBooks for only $0.99 https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-spankortreat2014acollectionofspankingparanormalromancestories-1658314-166.html

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