Sunday, November 10, 2013

Sunday Excerpt – November 10

I'm new to this 8 sentence blog hop event. In the past few weeks, I've seen many writers posting excerpts for their published books or WIP. It was fun to read those excerpts, and I discovered new books and authors by doing so. This week I decided to give it a try. Here goes...

This brief snippet is from The Witch's Thief, a Regency-era paranormal romance. Basil Merriweather has spent the morning searching the house for Julia Grey. And he's found her...

The door swung open on quiet hinges and revealed a most peculiar scene. Julia, on her hands and knees, peering under Aunt Petunia's favorite sofa. Basil's breath hitched in his chest at the sight of his beloved's derriere posed invitingly in the air. He paused at the doorway, stunned to find Julia in such a position. Although he was not surprised by his rather masculine appreciation.

"There's nothing under here," Julia proclaimed, and wriggled her bottom again as she swept her hand back and forth.

Basil nearly bit his tongue. His breeches began to feel tight.

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The Witch's Thief is currently exclusively available on Kindle. The world-wide release is set for February 12, 2014.


  1. Nice! Everything about this snippet works! It's visual, and made me smile. I like the characters already! I love the aunt's name "Petunia". Adds to the feeling of the era. Welcome to wewriwa! Glad you decided to post! :-)

  2. Oh how fun! I can see this unfolding in my mind, even the "tent" action : )

  3. Welcome Tricia! Glad you joined the group. I love your eight. It's delightfully visual. And Fun. I really like fun. Looking forward to reading more.

  4. I too enjoyed the visual and the slightly whimsical tone, as with the aunt's name! Can't wait to read more of the story - great snippet!

  5. Love the image of searching under the sofa.

  6. Haha, yes! Obviously he's found something under the sofa, but what was Julia looking for? ;) Thanks for sharing.