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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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The third book, Beloved Enemy, will be available soon.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Weekend Writing Warriors - #SundaySnippet - Beloved Enemy, The Destiny Trilogy Book 3 ... The charge still held but it would not be long before it ran down

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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  (This excerpt is a few sentences later.)

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.  One man appears to be fighting the assailants alone, the other, and their wounded companion having disappeared under cover of the smoke capsule Cat activated.


He checked his blaster. The charge still held but it would not be long before it ran down.He allowed another couple of minutes to elapse before risking a look. The smoke still hung in the air, although it seemed to be clearing a little. Apart  from several bodies, the landscape seemed deserted. With all the caution he could muster, finger on the trigger button, he crept from around the rock. He froze.
Sensing movement in the boulders opposite, he dived back again. Just as he reached the shelter of the rock, the ground seemed to explode around him. A piercing pain shot through his shoulder and he knew no more

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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  1. Uh oh! They fooled him. I wonder if he'll be okay. Suspenseful snippet!

    1. It's not often someone gets the better of Kerry, but nothing is as it seems on this planet!

  2. Oh no - a cliffhanger! Will the heroine charge in to rescue him?

  3. I hope Cat appears to help him. Otherwise I fear he's toast! Nice action scene!

  4. Uh oh, for all his caution, he gets shot anyway...I could certainly visualize the scene from your description - great snippet.

  5. Replies
    1. Sorry, I do love ending with a cliffhanger - none of the books in the series themselves end like that though, each one is complete. (Thought I'd better mention that :) )

  6. Owwww!! Not much of a cute meet ahead for our H/Hs. Can't wait.

    1. He's not going to be in much condition for elegant introducitons, that's for sure!

  7. I hope Cat decides to help him. Nice descriptive passage.

    1. Thanks Elaine, I reckon he's really in trouble if she doesn't!

  8. Love those cliffhangers. We have to do something that keeps readers turning the page (or returning next week). Well done.

    1. Thanks Diane, I love cliffhangers too - as long as they're not at the very end of the book! :)

  9. I felt the pain of that one. I hope he survived. Great snippet.

  10. Thanks so much Jennifer, find out if he does next week! :)

  11. I really hope she can (and does) rescue him, or he's done for! o.O

  12. He certainly is Caitlin, alone and wounded on a hostile planet -but there's always the chance she might not want to take the risk!


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