Sunday, April 07, 2013

Sneak Peek Sunday

Happy Sunday! welcome to my very first Sneak Peek Sunday :-)

This snippet is from my debut release with Ellora's Cave, Betrayed. 


Lucius Marius Tacitus saw the arrow impale the water sprite, saw her enchanting green eyes widen in shock, but before he managed to leap from his horse, she tumbled to the ground.

White fury lanced through his chest as he sheathed his sword and knelt by her side. She still breathed. But she was not conscious.

“Sir, are you harmed?” The mounted auxiliary rode to his side, his bow in his hand. Tacitus gave him a scathing glare.

“Harmed?” Derision dripped from the word. “By the hand of a girl?”

The foreign auxiliary glanced at the fallen Celt. “She’d drawn her dagger. I thought her about to attack you.”

Tacitus's fist clenched. By the gods, he'd string that Gallian auxiliary up by his balls if this Celt died from her injuries.

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In 51 A.D., Druid priestess Nimue is injured and enslaved by the hated Roman Legions. Even though she is drawn to her captor, she’s determined to escape and complete her mission for the Briton king and her duty to Arianrhod, the goddess she is bound to.

The tough Roman warrior who captures her is far from the brutal barbarian she expects. His touch inflames her desires and passion burns between them. Though Nimue does not accept her enslavement, her heart surrenders to her enemy. When Arianrhod appears to her in the form of an owl, Nimue knows the union is blessed.

Roman warrior Tacitus is enchanted by the fiery beauty who shows no fear and challenges him at every turn. Though enslaving her goes against his heart, he’s determined to make her his. No woman has ever heated his blood as she does. But when he discovers her true nature as one who actually communes with the gods, his loyalties are torn between his heritage and a woman who could destroy everything he’s ever believed in.

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Shelley Munro said...

I get the feeling he means his threat! Nice snippet, Christina.

Christina Phillips said...

Thanks, Shelley! And I think he does, too :-)

M.Q. Barber said...

Interesting excerpt -- I definitely want to know more about your Roman and the kind of man he is. Anger over shooting the girl could be because women aren't warriors in his opinion, or because he told her he wouldn't hurt her and his subordinate broke his word, or because shooting her could set off retaliatory attacks...

All of which is my long-winded way of saying you picked some good paragraphs for grabbing a reader's attention!

Christina Phillips said...

Thank you M.Q.!It's absolutely the first one :-) He can't imagine how a fragile female could possibly be a danger to him :-)

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