Every Sunday the Weekend Writing Warriors post an 8-sentence excerpt from a published work or a work-in-progress for the enjoyment of readers.
This Sunday's excerpt comes from The Witch's Thief. Lady's companion, Julia Grey, has come into the hall of Merriweather Manor to investigate a crash she's just heard...
When she opened the door, the light from the candle and the fireplace illuminated the hall, revealing a sight that made her blink in confusion. A man lay on the floor, his face turned toward the wall. Had he fallen down the stairs? If so, he had taken quite a tumble since the foot of the stairs were several feet away. She saw the remnants of a hallway table scattered across the floor.
That explained the crash.
She took a step toward the man, thinking him a servant who had stumbled down the stairs in the dark, but stopped abruptly when she noticed the condition of his clothes. These were not the garments of a servant, nor anyone else who dwelled within Merriweather Manor this night.
The Witch's Thief - Book 3 of the Merriweather Witches
Paranormal Regency Romance
To save her sister’s life, Julia Grey seeks a spell hidden somewhere within Merriweather Manor. Her position as a lady's companion affords her the freedom to search the house. But time is running out. The necromancer she's bargained with is growing impatient. And an unexpected appearance of a man from her past makes matters worse in an already complicated situation.
Basil Merriweather returns to England after ten years abroad to discover his childhood sweetheart living in his home. But, he's no longer the carefree man of his youth and she's hiding something--deadly secrets Basil vows to uncover even as he hides a dark secret of his own.
While neither Basil nor Julia will trust in the other, their hearts speak a truer language. In a grand attempt to save Julia's sister and Basil's life, the two must finally confess sinister truths. Will their admissions help or hinder any future they may have together? Or will the necromancer destroy all in a vile attempt at revenge.
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