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. The snippets are from my upcoming release, Take the Reins, Book 1 in the Rifts series, a fantasy adventure with romantic elements. This story is connected to my SEALs romantic suspense out now. You can read last week's snippet HERE.
In this snippet, Mack has taken his team the the site on the senator's estate and they've found something interesting, something they've seen before.
“Yeah. Looks a lot like some of the midair rifts we found.” Bryant glanced at the flagging, a frown creasing her brow. “What I don’t get is why the readings are so much lower here.”
“I think it’s because it’s stable. Given the look of the place, I suspect this one has been here a long time.”
“That makes sense. Check this out.” Bryant led him through some of the underbrush to the southwest corner of the circular stone paving and pointed to a carving in the rock.
Mack crouched to get a closer look. “Is that the Aztec double headed infinity snake you saw carved in that pylon at the edge of Angel Falls in Venezuela?”
“Yes, sir. And in the Giant’s Graveyard on the Oregon coast.”
“How the hell did it get all the way out here in Kentucky?” He scanned the site again as he rose to his feet.
“Think someone from the west coast stepped through one there and came back out here, sir?”
Mack's stomach lurched. “Good question, Bryant. Here’s a couple more. If that’s the case, where do you go when you step through? Do they connect to each other or do they lead somewhere else entirely?”
The game is afoot! ;) There are several great authors on the Weekend Writer Warriors list and in the Snippet Sunday Facebook group. A few of my favorites are Charley Descoteaux, SJ Maylee, Gem Sivad, Goran Zidar, Veronica Scott, and Sarah Wesson.
Here's the blurb to Take the Reins, available everywhere now:
Social change is normal for a senator’s daughter, but affecting gender politics in centaurs wasn’t on Bethany’s agenda.
All Bethany Stanton needed was time away to think. She never imagined a walk with her horse might lead her so far from home. When she steps through a rift between worlds at an old archaeological site, she realizes she has bigger problems than marriage to the man of her nightmares. Like a herd of centaurs with distressing views on gender equality and “mythical” humans.
As part of the Supernatural Anomalies Investigative Field Unit, Major Stephen “Mack” McMacken has seen and done more weird stuff than written in a science fiction novel. When called in to track down a U.S. Senator’s missing daughter, Mack figures it’s more a case of runaway rich girl than supernatural mystery. Until his team finds the portal and he’s nearly torched by a dying phoenix.
In a world ruled by mythical beasts, Mack and Bethany find themselves on trial for endangering the centaur village. With the only escape route they know gone, working together to establish their innocence might prove easier than avoiding seductive Sirens and ravenous native beasts.
And then there’s the not-so-simple matter of finding a way back home…
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