#8Sunday: From the Goddess’s Curse…he fools himself

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000040_00014]Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors in which authors present an eight-sentence excerpt from a work. Mine is from The Goddess’s Curse, my new fantasy/sci-fi release. In this scene, hero Garat has kidnapped heroine Reena. She has been injured (not by him) and when he brings her back to his setttlement, she’s still unconscious. He calls in the  medicine man.

“Can you save her?”

Meloni lowered her to a reclining position again. “I don’t know yet.”

He wanted a “yes,” a “this isn’t as bad as it seems,” or a “let her sleep it off.” Uncertainty from a healer who channeled the Goddess’s own power? Not a positive sign.

He paced, too keyed up to remain still. If she died, he would lose his bargaining chip.

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The Goddess’s Curse Blurb

Sharona women and barbarian Lahon men maintain separate lives until libidinal fever strikes, and the Sharona are forced to mate.

Stricken by a mysterious terminal illness, Reena, the Sharona queen’s daughter, jumps at the chance to accompany a cousin on her mating journey so she can at least see a Lahon before she dies.

Garat, leader of the Lahon, has only hatred for the Sharona because of the woman who birthed and killed his son years ago. Now that a massive earthquake has left his people with precious little water, he has the perfect excuse to avenge his son’s death by driving the Sharona from their homeland to take what the Lahon need.

When he encounters Reena on the mating journey he takes her hostage to force the Sharona to capitulate to his demands, but finds himself drawn to her instead. As his desire rises, lust for revenge wanes.

But after what he’s done, can he convince her of the evil that lies in the palace in time to save her life?

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13 Responses to #8Sunday: From the Goddess’s Curse…he fools himself

  1. Something makes me think he’s going to come to think of her as more than a bargaining chip. Just a hunch, you know? 🙂

  2. Heather Boyd says:

    Intriguing. I can feel his tension. 🙂 Congrats on the new release!

  3. Nicely done. That’s a tricky situation to be in.

  4. Well written snippet, Cara. Mixed emotions add to the conflict.

  5. Eleri Stone says:

    I don’t know what it says about me, but I really love it when the heroine gets hurt and the hero has to take care of her.

  6. little does he know she’ll be more than a bargaining chip 🙂

  7. Well, we know she can’t die. That would be the end of the story. Our hero will get his bargaining chip…but at what cost?

  8. Alexis Duran says:

    I wonder if he’s using the bargaining chip angel to deny those pesky emotions he felt for her earlier. Nicely done.

  9. Yeah… I agree. She might be a tad bit more than a bargaining chip. Certainly more if they spend much time together. 🙂 Looks like a great read, Cara. Congrats on the release!

  10. Tina Christopher says:

    Wow, she’s near death and he’s worried about his bargaining chip;). I look forward to him changing his attitude. Great 8.

  11. I think maybe he’s afraid to admit the truth to himself, that she’s a lot more than a bargaining chip to him. Excellent excerpt!

  12. Lorien Lyn says:

    His pacing concern is a great tension build-up. Nicely done on the last sentence. 🙂

  13. She can’t die, but I’m certain she’ll make him suffer a bit before recovering :p Great snippet, Cara and sounds like a great read!

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