Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors. I’m excerpting eight sentences from The Goddess’s Curse, a fantasy romance. In this scene, Garat had left Reena with the healer while he went to retrieve a tool. When he returns, a furious Reena stomps away.
For both their sakes, he’d done his best to limit their interaction, a difficult undertaking since his hostage required supervision. So he compensated by speaking to her as little as possible. He vowed to touch her as little as possible, too—a promise he’d broken every night.
He empathized with her confusion over his mixed signals. But she hadn’t been this mad when he’d left to retrieve the tool.
He rounded on Meloni. “What did you say to her?”
“I told her you and she were heartmates.”
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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