Sunday, May 5, 2013

Snippet Sunday - Not a Dragon's Standard Virgin - Beauty in the Beast


Welcome to the Snippet Sunday! 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 new release available NOW entitled Not a Dragon's Standard Virgin. Woohoo! I'm so excited to share it with you. In this snippet, Isabelle Andersen has made her decision to lose her virginity. Now she just needs a handsome man to do it (because why would she pick an ugly lug to do the job if she gets to choose?) Fortunately, one just happens to stop by her father's tavern that night. This is Isabelle's first view of Jonarrion Swiftwind.

Glory be, I have never seen such a beautiful man.
He stood tall, even taller than Angus MacLeod, the blacksmith’s son who stood at exactly six feet. Dark-brown hair hung, braided at his temples, with the rest pulled back to the base of his neck with a leather thong. Brilliant blue eyes the color of lupine flowers looked out beneath dark, arching brows and long lashes. His neatly trimmed beard framed a generous mouth beneath a slightly flattened nose that looked as if it had been damaged in a fight and healed incorrectly.
Isabelle trembled with his intangible power, reveling in the sight of his masculine beauty. His rugged features made him look mysterious and dangerous, sending a feminine pulse straight to her womb. If ever a man existed to whom her virginity should be given, this was him.
Oh, aye, and now all you have to do is ask him.

What would you do to escape someone's planned fate for you? ;) 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, Karla Doyle, 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?

Thank you all for stopping by and happy reading! :)


  1. There's always a catch isn't there? I'm wondering if he'll agree, refuse, or put up a fight? :D

  2. Well, what man with a pulse would turn down a beautiful virgin? And lucky for her, at least he's attractive, not the local creeper! LOL!

  3. I'm in love with him myself, just from your above description!

  4. Great description! Nice snippet.

  5. He's perfectly gorgeous. Yes, if she gets to pick, pick him! :-) But I'm with Sarah W. There will be a catch...

  6. Terrific description! Will he or won't he?

  7. Love this snippet, Siobhan, especially this, which I'm going to totally steal one day: "sending a feminine pulse straight to her womb". And blue eyes, dark facial hair and a broken nose lending that aggressive edge? OH yum, you plucked him straight from my fantasies.

  8. Judging from the blurb, he's a were-dragon. That's a catch, to start with.

  9. Now to find out his reaction to her. Great description.

  10. OK, I can totally visualize him and WOW. Really enjoying this story, today was another wonderful excerpt!

  11. Can't wait to find out if he'll agree. Love the description of him, and how you described how she felt at seeing such a man. :)

  12. Ah so he's the dragon. What a clever storyline. Yeah, I think he sounds hot enough for her to pick him. :) Good job.

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  13. Yep, definitely hot enough. I'd gladly pick him too. Great snippet, Siobhan!


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