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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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https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Starquest-Audiobook/B07GHPDVHG

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The third book, Beloved Enemy, will start audio production in the next few weeks

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Weekend Writing Warriors - #SundaySnippet - Beloved Enemy, The Destiny Trilogy Book 3 ... What are they waiting for?

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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.

Kerry Marchant persuades his friend and commander, John Quinlan to take their wounded comrade back to their starship, so her wound can be treated.

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The commander slung the woman’s unconscious form over his shoulder and bending low beneath the smoke, edged his way back the way they’d come, keeping close to the tree-line. Kerry kept their attackers busy with a volley of well-aimed blaster fire.


How many of them are there? He must be hopelessly outnumbered, but he might as well be killed here as on some other planet. If only he could keep them busy long enough for Jon to get Zeldra safely to the Destiny’s ferry craft. He ducked behind the boulder as another volley of blaster fire singed the surrounding undergrowth. He fired once more and heard a strangled scream as another of his assailants went down; a long silence ensued. What are they waiting for?




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?





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28 comments:

  1. His fatalism is an interesting touch for a hero. I trust he'll end up more positive about life by the end of the book.

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    1. Yep, I guess you could certainly call him 'fatalistic', Ed, he has his reasons for not being concerned for his own life - although paradoxically he also has an instinctive sense of self-preservation! He's in a pretty dark place at the moment, mentally,but things are bound to change - aren't they

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  2. That would be an eary calm for Kerry, I'm sure.

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  3. It's not easy not knowing what's going on, that's for sure!

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  4. Are we having fun yet? Great snippet, Hywela. I'm pretty sure he figures he's done for. :)

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    1. LOL Siobhan - and yes, I think you're right, he does"!

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  5. Ooh, I wonder if they’re distracted? Can’t wait to see what’s next!

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  6. Well done snippet, gives us quite a view into the character in the middle of the battle.

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  7. Tension rises - why are they waiting to kill him? Is Cat on the prowl?

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  8. Uh-oh, it's never a good sign when things get too quiet!

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  9. Such tension! Looking forward to more!

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    1. Thanks Elyzabeth, so glad you enjoyed it!

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  10. Thank yo Christiane, that's good to hear!

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  11. This book is SOOOOO good. I stayed up late reading it last night. DIdn't want to put it down but couldn't keep my eyes open.

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    1. Oh Teresa, you've really made my day, thank you SO much, I am thrilled you're enjoying it! xxx

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  12. Lots of tension and very visual. I enjoyed it.

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    1. Thanks so much Elaine, glad you liked it!

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  13. I hope she's gotten enough of the bad guys that they can no longer ambush anyone!

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    1. Yes indeed - although she's going to find out things aren't quite what they seem!

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  14. I don't like that they got quiet, that really can't be good.

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  15. No, it's more than a little creepy!

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  16. Great snippet. He sounds fatalistic but self-sacrificing. Glad we got insight into what's happening.

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    1. Thanks Diane, yes he's both, but he's not going to give in without a fight either! :)

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