#8Sunday: From the Goddess’s Curse…when she regains consciousness…

Welcome Sunday hoppers! It’s that time again–Weekend Writing Warriors. I’m continuing with my fantasy romance The Goddess’s Curse. If you’ll remember from last week, Garat kidnapped an unconscious Reena. The princess finally awakens…

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000040_00014]Gone were familiar accoutrements and luxuries. Instead of finely woven fabric,  a furry animal hide covered her, and, supporting her head, was hard flesh covered by a thick mat of…of, hair. A man’s chest.

She bolted upright with a shriek.

The Lahon sprang up without a sound.

“Help!” She tried to scramble from the bed, but he hooked an arm around her waist. “Let me go!

 

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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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14 Responses to #8Sunday: From the Goddess’s Curse…when she regains consciousness…

  1. Gemma Parkes says:

    What a shock for her! Seems like she’s going nowhere soon though!

  2. OMG! To wake up with a strange man like that must be scary. I’m curious to know how he’s going to calm her down.

  3. Well written and so frightening. You’ve captured me with this eight.

  4. Wow, that’ll wake you up. Great 8!

  5. Tina Christopher says:

    Oh my, what a way to wake up;). Enjoying this story very much, Cara.

  6. Jess Schira says:

    That’s scare the Hell out of me He’d probably be lucky not to get hit over the head with the first object that came to hand, but I’ve always been an act first, think about it later, kind of girl. Great snippet, Cara!

  7. I like the rustic setting and want to read the rest of the scene!

  8. Eleri Stone says:

    I dunno. That might be worth giving up a few luxuries;)

  9. Alexis Duran says:

    Hairy man pillow – awesome. Loved this snippet. And I have a feeling he’s not too interested in calming her down.

  10. I believe this is what’s called a rude awakening!

  11. Jenna Jaxon says:

    Not what she expected, apparently. Her shock is very well done. Can’t wait for her next response. Super 8!

  12. Sandwiched between a furry animal hide and a hairy man’s chest, hmmm. Lots of potential 😉 Great snippet.

  13. What a way to wake up! (Which I know everyone has said but really, that was my first thought LOL.) Excellent excerpt!

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