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Sunday, 7 January 2018

Weekend Writing Warriors - #SundaySnippet - Beloved Enemy, The Destiny Trilogy Book 3 - Things begin to heat up!


Welcome to Weekend Writing Warrior and 8 Sentence Sunday, the weekly hop for everyone who loves to read and write! 
First of all, I'd like to wish everyone a very Happy,Peaceful and productive New Year, and I hope you all had a good Christmas with family and friends.
Apologies for being away so long. It has been a fairly hectic few weeks with a visit to Wales to take the family's Christmas gifts, and visit family members,among other things, including getting snowed in. I also had a traumatic few days when I had to have one of my two beloved horses put to sleep, when his battle with arthritis became too much. I've not been on-line all very much since before Christmas so I hope you'll excuse my absence. I look forward to being part of this great group again.


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Here's the second snippet from the third book in the Destiny Trilogy. Thanks so much to everyone who has been following this series, and stayed with me xx


You can read the previous snippet of  Beloved Enemy HERE
(The story so far - Cat Kincaid has crashlanded on an unknown and seemingly hostile planet, apparently in the middle of a gun battle in the not-too-far distance. Cat, being Cat has to investigate...


She strained to see how many combatants were involved. The air shimmered and danced in coruscating hues of blue and green, heavy with blaster smoke. Putting her tri-dee-viewer to her eyes, she adjusted the range. Three figures crouched behind a rock to one side of her in the shallow valley below. As far as she could
make out, they were human. On the other side of the little clearing where the
vegetation took over again, a much larger group, apparently also humanoid, kept up a relentless barrage of blaster fire. From this viewpoint, it looked as if they outnumbered the three several times over.

She raised her weapon undecided as to whether she should get involved or not. This was not her fight, especially since she didn’t even know who they were.She drew in her breath, it would be cowardly just to leave.

BLURB

Cat Kincaid is obsessed with killing the man she believes is responsible for the torture and death of her sister, but when she eventually catches up with him, survival becomes a greater priority than revenge.

Kerry Marchant, haunted by memories, regret, and self-blame, shields himself from the pain of the past by committing himself totally to the starship, Destiny, of which he is part owner. However, the beautiful, red-haired woman who reminds him of his lost love, and who he suspects is working for a corrupt regime, represents a possible threat not only to the ship, but to his heart.

Marooned on an inhospitable planet, they need to work together to stay alive, fighting not only unknown assailants, but their growing attraction. But how can they learn to trust each other when he has vowed never to get close to a woman again, and she made a solemn pledge to destroy him?






THE DESTINY TRILOGY







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34 comments:

  1. Decisions, decisions. Good snippet, Hywela.

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  2. I don't think she's cowardly! Looking forward to what happens next when she makes her decision.

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    1. Thanks Lyn - tune in next week! :)

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  3. How will she decide which side to side with?

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    1. Well, without giving away too much, she has a tendency to throw in with the underdog! :)

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  4. Quite a predicament she's in! Vividly described, as always. Very sorry to hear the sad news of your horse. So hard to lose one of the beloved four footed members of the family.

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    1. Thanks Veronica - and for your kind words about Harri. He is sorely missed.

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  5. Very exciting, vividly drawn scene. I have a feeling she won’t be able to resist getting involved. So sorry to hear about your horse!

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    1. Thanks Christina, I think you understand Cat retty well! :) Thanks also for the condolences, it was a heartbreaking decision, but he was 28 and I couldn't see him suffer any more.

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  6. When in doubt, wait. I don't think she will. Great descriptive passage. Intense. Hugs for losing your beloved horse. So sad.

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    1. Thanks Diane, no Cat isn't one to hang about! Thanks for the hugs, he was a real sweetheart and is missed so much.

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  7. So sorry to hear about the loss of your horse - my mother keeps horses, so I know what a blow that is:(. Loved the scene.

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    1. Hi SJ, thanks for your kind words - and I was interested that your mother has horses, they become such a huge part of ones life, as much part of the family as a dog or cat. I miss his big sloppy kisses! :(

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  8. The sensible thing to do would be to retreat, so naturally she won't do that. Exciting snippet.

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    1. Quite - Cat often makes decisions that aren't the most sensible! :)

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  9. I wonder how much trouble she's about to get into... ;)

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    1. More than she bargained for, actually! :)

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  10. Deciding to get involved is one thing, but how does she decide who to fight for? The three outnumbered aren't necessarily the good guys.

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    1. Absolutely! That's her dilema at the moment.

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  11. Discretion may be the better part of valor here, but ... she is Cat.

    Condolences on the loss of your horse. Animals may seem just ... animals,but so many are friends and family too. < HUGS>

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    1. Got it in one, Eden! ;)

      Thanks so much for the hugs - as you say, animals are friends and family members to those who love them, and he was very much loved!

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  12. It says a lot about her that she thinks it'd be cowardly to leave without choosing sides.

    It's good to have you back after your Wale hunt, but it's too bad you have sad equine news.

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    1. Thanks Ed - it's great to be back and I'm enjoying 'catchup'! The 'Wale hunt' was fantastic, I miss my homeland so much, and yes, it was really sad losing Harri,but as with all animals, sometimes one knows the hardest decision is also the kindest one.

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  13. I couldn't sign in because I broke my rib. I'll catch up next week,

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    1. Ooh, so sorry to hear that Charmaine, I know how painful broken ribs can be! I hope you heal quickly.

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  14. She's brave. I'd be afraid of backing the wrong group. I'm sorry about your horse. I know that must have been hard.

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  15. Yes, Cat's pretty courageous. Thanks Elaine, I know you understand, being an animal lover yourself.

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  16. Of course she's going to fight. :)
    So sorry to hear about your horse. Our fur babies are always dear to us. Hugs.

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    1. Yep - she's not the type to run! Thanks for the condolences, you're right, it's so hard to lose a furbaby but it's something sadly we have to learn to come to terms with.

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  17. That's not an easy call to make, but I can tell she can't just walk away!

    Hugs for your loss. It's always tough, even if it's worth it for the love.

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    1. Thanks Caitlin, you're right about her not being able to just walk away. Yes, it was very tough to have to let Harri go - I always think the sadness we feel when we lose a much loved animal is the price we willingly pay for all the love they give!

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  18. She's braver than I am. I'd stay hid. LOL. Great snippet.

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  19. Yes, I think I probably would too - but then Cat's used to confronting dangerous situations. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting.

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