Science Fiction and Fantasy Saturday No. 18 (#sffsat) – Warlock’s Pawn – #FantasyRomance

This snippet is from Warlock’s Pawn and continues from the last one (click on the SFFSat tag at the bottom of the post to read past snippets). Warlock’s Pawn is a fantasy romance inspired by The Arabian Nights. It was released last month and is available on  LSBooksAmazonBarnes & NobleARe, and Kobo.

In this post, Duncan learns a bit more about the fey who saved is life.

“You know how to wield a dagger,” he observed as he ran his thumb over her skin, finding telltale marks that he would not expect from one so highborn.

“Among other weapons,” the fey replied as she struggled to rise into a sitting position.

An unwelcome surge of protectiveness rather than ingrained manners made him circle her slender waist with his arm. Once she was cradled against his chest, he filled his lungs with her unique scent and tried once more to remove the veil.

“I serve the Temple of the Goddess. Revealing my face means death,” she protested. Laughing, he shrugged off her threat. “Considering the circumstances, I find that law the least of my concerns.”

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9 responses to “Science Fiction and Fantasy Saturday No. 18 (#sffsat) – Warlock’s Pawn – #FantasyRomance

  1. Hmm, he’s only just cheated death once already – really think he’s pushing his luck! And her mercy.

  2. Death for her or death for him? Ack!

  3. If it’s death for him, then I’d say it may just be worth it…at least he can go out with a smile on his face. 😉

    Fun snippet.

  4. Nice little snippet here. Descriptive. And noo, not the veil. Come on, Duncan! Don’t be stupid!! 😀

  5. This is one of those scenes that ,no matter how many times read, still sends a surge of emotion through the reader. good job

  6. I wondered the same – death for which one. Though him not knowing and trying any how really defined his character, brash and confident.

  7. Better to be hanged for a sheep than for a lamb.

  8. He’s persistent, and she’s been patient. A very interesting pairing, these two. How long will she let him push before she snaps?

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