Saturday, July 5, 2014

Defending Sebastian... from The Witch and the Vampire #8Sunday

This week I'm participating in a blog hop. Be sure to check out the other authors of the Weekend Writing Warriors or check out #8Sunday on Twitter. Here's my 8-sentence excerpt from The Witch and the Vampire, the second book in The Merriweather Witches. 

“Stand aside, Miss Merriweather,” Frederick Dawes said brusquely. “The job is not done until he has a stake through his heart, and his head cut from his neck.”

Understanding dawned, and she sat up, leaning away from Sebastian as she turned to face the vampire hunter standing over him.

She looked up into his face. It was a kind face. A face showing concern for her welfare and delight over his capture. He thought to protect her from a monster, she reasoned, even as she suppressed the first murderous rage she had ever experienced. Sebastian’s hands tightened over hers as if in warning.

She opened her mouth, ready to cast a horrifying spell over the man, ready to destroy her soul to spew black magic.

The Witch and the Vampire blurb: To Buy Links
Melora Merriweather is searching for a fellow witch to protect her from a scheming uncle with plans of marriage. When her carriage overturns on her journey, she is rescued by a mysterious man whom she learns is the very person she seeks. But, he’s not the witch she thought he was…

Sebastian Collins should have left for London days ago. Now a snowstorm has trapped him with a woman who has come seeking protection, a woman who intrigues him like no other. And with each passing hour, his hunger for her grows…hunger for her kiss, her caress, and her blood. 


  1. A dangerous spell to cast. I know she's angry, but I do hope she contains herself!

  2. Good scene--she has a tough choice to make, and it looks like love will win. :-) Nicely done. :-)

  3. Great dilemma you've set up here! And the premise sounds cool!

  4. I like it, very different and unexpected. Can't wait to see what happens next, great 8!

  5. Can't she think of a less violent spell?

  6. Great tension! I hope there will be more of this in future weeks.

  7. Loved this tale, and sure liked reading a snippet to remind me how much. :)

  8. Oh, I love that there will be a bad consequence to her spewing dark magic. Great snippet, Tricia. :)