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Beloved Enemy joined Starquest and Children of the Mist to continue the Destiny Trilogy and I'm thrilled to announce was shortlisted for the R.N.A. RoNA Awards 2017, awarded 2nd Runner up in the RONE Awards 2017 and was the winner in the SF/Fantasy category of the 'Best Banter Contest'.

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Sunday, 4 February 2018

Weekend Writing Warriors - #SundaySnippet - Beloved Enemy, The Destiny Trilogy Book 3 ... Where did that damned smoke come from?

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Here's the next 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 decides to even the odds a little and fires a smoke capsule, as it clears, she realises there is only one person now, fighting alone. (This snippet is from the hero's p.o.v. )                         

(some very creative punctuation and slight rewording from published version to comply with sentence count

Where did that damned smoke come from -- Kerry Marchant wiped his streaming eyes and tried to focus on the area where he last saw his attackers.

There was another question—the identity of the third party who seemed to be siding with them against their assailants; he turned back to glance at Jon Quinlan, the main concern, at the moment, was Zeldra. “How is she,” he asked, indicating the unconscious woman.

The other man looked up from his ministrations, coughing and trying to waft some of the choking smoke away with his hand.  “Not good, I’ve used my bioregenerator and it’s repaired some of the damage but we need to get her back to the Destiny.”

“Then take her, at least this smoke will give you some cover, I’ll hold them off here for as long as I can.”

“What? And leave you here to fight them alone?”

“I can handle it, come back for me.”

“I don’t like the thought of leaving you down here—”

“Have you a better idea -- we can’t both go, we would just be sitting targets  if this smoke clears; I can cover you, but as the Destiny’s commander, you need to be with the ship."




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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?





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38 comments:

  1. Yes, sometimes hard decisions must be made in a no-win situation. Great snippet! 😄

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  2. This continues to seem like a no-win situation. Can’t wait to see how it turns out!

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  3. Thanks Christina, this is actually only the start of his problems!

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  4. Great snippet. Then tension was good - his anger and confusion plus his concern. Tweeted.

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    1. Thank you so much Daryl, and for the tweet. Glad you liked the snippet.

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  5. I love it when the situation just gets darker and more hopeless. It gives the hero/heroine a chance to really shine. Kerry's being pushed to his limit now. Can't wait for next installment!

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    1. Thanks Jenna, yes, these two are going to have to change a lot of their previous convictions if they are to survive!

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  6. I deduce the ship is not far away from the fight.
    He makes a reasonable case.

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    1. Hi Aurora, the ship is actually in synchronous orbit around the planet - but they have a fast shuttlecraft nearby.

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  7. Oy, it's on my Kindle. I have to make time to read this!

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    1. Oh thanks so much, Teresa, I do hope you enjoy it!

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  8. It's very noble of him to wait and cover, but it's a desperate situation, I hope he survives. Great snippet

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    1. Thanks Naomi - yes it's not a good situation to be in for sure!

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  9. A tough choice, but sometimes you have to make the hard choices to ensure survival of everyone. Great snippet, Hywela. :)

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    1. Yes - and it's not the only hard choice he has to make involving the safety of others, before this adventure is finished.

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  10. He's not just heroic, he's logical, too. Good snippet.

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  11. Great pacing. I agree with Di - great logic,too!

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    1. Thanks Nancy, yes, he's always very logical - which sometimes makes him seem cold to people who don't know him very well.

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  12. Well I like the hero so far - calm, cool and collected. Great snippet!

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    1. Thanks Veronica - I'm glad you like him, he really managed to work his way into my heart, althogh he's not always the easiest person to relate to.

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  13. Oh they're in a tight spot for sure. He's cool about it though. Keeps his head.

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    1. Yes, Kerry doesn't panic easily, it's not in his nature! :)

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  14. He's practical... but unless that smoke can mess with sensors too, he's really just trying to get them out of the line of fire. I wonder why...

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    1. He's concerned for their safety - he has reasons why he doesn't care much about his own!

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  15. He is right to send her on her way but I can't help but fear for his safety. Great scene put me right there with them.

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    1. Thanks Karen - yes, he's in a tough spot now - and he knows it!

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  16. What a dreadful situation! But she really needs to get going though.

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    1. Hi Linda - funny thing that thought has just occurred to her - do you think she's going to do the sensible thing and get as far away from there as she can?

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  17. I'm sure he'll make the right choice. Great snippet.

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  18. Let's hope so! Thanks Jennifer.

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  19. He makes a very good point. They don't have a lot of choices in this firefight!

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  20. You're right,Caitlin, there aren't a lot of options! Thanks for stopping by!

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