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Saturday, 24 February 2018

Weekend Writing Warriors - #SundaySnippet - Beloved Enemy, The Destiny Trilogy Book 3 ... "I should go now, while I still can."


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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
(A little mutilation of punctuation to keep within the allowed sentence count.)


You can read the previous snippet of  Beloved Enemy HERE  (This week's 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. Now the lone fighter appears to have been hurt - or dead!

SNIPPET:

She should have been long gone. I should leave now, while I still can.The effects of the smoke capsule she’d released would not last long, already the air was becoming clearer. She turned once more and trained her viewer back on the clump of rocks; the man in black lay motionless.

Leave him. Leave him and get out of here. If she was right and he and his companions were human, presumably they’d have some sort of transit ship, unless their starship was small enough for planetary landings. Either way, they’d surely come back for him. Then it dawned on her that if they returned, perhaps she could persuade—or force—them to take her with them. If he was alive, he’d serve as a bargaining chip.


             



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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22 comments:

  1. Smart woman. I'd do the same. Good snippet, Hywela. :)

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    1. Thanks so much Siobhan - yes, Cat is hot-wired to be a survivor!

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  2. That's a great idea, but I wonder if things will go as she hopes. Nice snippet!

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    1. Thanks Jessica, she's actually in for something of a shock!

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  3. Good idea - in fact his friends might be willing to claim a dead body too.

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    1. That's a point! Knowing Cat, she's probably thought of that one too! :)

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  4. I like her way of thinking! ;)

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  5. Excellent little twist at the end. I'm glad there are sane limits to her altruism; it's much more believable this way, with her having a practical reason for risking her life.

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    1. Thank you, Ed. She's had some hard knocks and learnt a lot about survival and weighing the risks against the gains!

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  6. Interesting thought process, glad she paused to consider all the angles. Enjoyed the snippet! I wasn't able to get here from the Weekend Warriors linky list (my browser stopped me) but no problem from the Facebook Sunday Snippets. Weird!

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    1. Thanks Veronica - and thanks for persevering, not sure what's going on with the links this week!

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  7. Such a good book. I have probably said that before. It's worth repeating. :-)

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    1. Aw Teresa you made my day - thanks so much for the lovely revew - it means so much to me that you enjoyed this story!

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  8. Well, she is risking a lot, so maybe she's earned that ride out of dodge. :)

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    1. That's what she's thinking too, I reckon, Caitlin!

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  9. Its a chance she'll have to take. I hope it works out for her.

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    1. Thanks Jennifer, she's used to taking chances, so let's hope she's ok.

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  10. She's thinking ahead. Good for her. I couldn't get to your blog yesterday. Glad I tried again today.

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  11. Thanks so much, Diane, I appreciate your trying again, I think there were a lot of problems with the blogs this week for some reason.

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  12. Yes, she needs to get out of there too, now to see if he is dead or alive and act accordingly.

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    1. Absolutely, Linda. Thanks for stopping by!

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