Sunday, January 3, 2016

The Witch and the Ghost #8Sunday #excerpt

I've joined again with the Weekend Writing Warriors to offer a short excerpt.

This week's excerpt comes from my newest release, The Witch's Kiss, where Sage Merriweather (a witch) is preparing for an argument from Marianne Grey (a ghost).

When she stood before him, he braced himself for her anger, scorn and ire. No doubt the scathing words about to exit her mouth would cut him to the quick. He’d been the target of Marianne’s wrath numerous times in the past, but never when he deserved it as mightily as he did in this moment. 
She opened her mouth to speak, but no sound emerged. The blood drained from her face, no easy feat for an incorporeal being. Fearing she suffered from some manner of ghostly apoplexy, he tried to reach out to her, only just remembering he could not touch her moments before his hand sliced through her arm. His skin shivered where he made contact with her phantom being.
His actions managed to snap her out of whatever condition had struck her, for she quickly looked up. Only then did he realize she did not see him, but some object beyond his shoulder in the ballroom. 
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Blurb for The Witch's Kiss:

Marianne Grey is a ghost. But, she's not dead. Cursed by a necromancer, Marianne searches for the elusive spell needed to merge her spirit with her physical body. She's not alone in her search. Her neighbor and best friend, Sage Merriweather, has vowed to help her break the curse.

Sage suffers from his own demons. Literally. After surviving a horrific attack, a demon has bonded with him, mutating Sage's magic so he can only conjure fire. Until he can break the bond, he is a danger to everyone near him, including those he loves.

From the glittering ballrooms of London to eerily dark graveyards, Marianne and Sage battle forces of evil destined to claim their souls for eternity. Though their newfound love for each other may be the toughest battle of all.


  1. Ooooh! Nice cliffhanger! Happy New Year, Tricia!

  2. Witch versus Ghost - that will be interesting. Cool, can't wait to read more.

  3. My first ghostly story. I am not normally a reader of ghost stories, but I liked your writing style. I hope she breaks the curse.

    1. I'm happy to hear you liked it. Perhaps I might sway you to become a fan of ghost stories? ;)

  4. Wow -- you've managed to raise several pages worth of questions in only a few sentences. Why doesn't he deserve to be chewed out? What's the matter with her? What's behind him?

    1. Thank you! I'm glad you found this snippet intriguing!

  5. Wow, this was fantastic! Proof that so much can be said with little dialogue between the characters. And I'm so curious to see what the argument was about, and if it's the kind of thing that can be resolved!