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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.amazon.com/Starquest-Destiny-Trilogy-Book-1/dp/B07GHQFJ3R/ and
https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Starquest-Audiobook/B07GHPDVHG

https://www.amazon.com/Children-of-the-Mist/dp/B07G9N1HTV/
and https://www.audible.co.uk/…/Children-of-the-Mist…/B07G9PZ3TX
The third book, Beloved Enemy, will start audio production in the next few weeks

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Weekend Writing Warriors - #SundaySnippet - Beloved Enemy - last snippet

Writers share an 8 to 10 sentence snippet on Sunday each week. Be sure to visit the amazing writers in this group and leave them a comment if you can - they're listed below:


If you'd to share your own 8-10 sentence snippet, whether published or not, follow the link and sign up. It's a great community to be a part of! 




Here's the last snippet from the third book in the Destiny Trilogy. Thanks so much to everyone who's been leaving comments on these snippets. xx


You can read the previous snippet of  Beloved Enemy HERE  (This week's excerpt takes place several paragraphs later.)

The story so far - Cat Kincaid has crash-landed on an unknown and seemingly hostile planet, apparently in the middle of a gun battle.  Seemingly deserted by his companions, one man fights the assailants off alone until he is hit. When the firing ceases, Cat decides to go to his aid. This is the last snippet from this book - but I thought I'd leave you with a picture of Cat's much loved animal companion, Shifter. (He's not as fierce as he looks, unless provoked! Also includes a tiny snippet from a later chapter.)




SNIPPET:

A silver chain hung around his neck with a small oblong metal capsule. Cat hesitated for a moment, before curiosity got the better of her, and she flipped open the lid. A soft, cushioning material lined the interior. She tipped the contents into her hand—a tiny gold cross and a locket. A quick glance at the inside of the locket revealed the portrait of a young woman with short dark hair curving in soft waves to frame her face, blue eyes, and a long, aquiline nose. The family resemblance looked too close for it to be a wife or girlfriend, so perhaps the image portrayed his sister or mother. Swiftly, she replaced the two items.

As Cat bent over him, her hair, now loosened completely from the scarf, swung forward, and she shook it back from her face with an impatient gesture.

She took her knife from her belt, and inserted the point into the material of his tunic. At once, a hand reached up and grabbed her wrist, with fingers like cold, carbon steel.
             


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?


If you've enjoyed these excerpts and would like to read the first few chapters, you can find the free preview HERE



Amazon UShttp://www.amazon.com/Beloved-Enemy-Destiny-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B01BBCBYCS

Amazon UKhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01BBCBYCS

Publisher Paperback
http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/maincatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=191&products_id=6714

Publisher EBook 
http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/maincatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=195&products_id=6682

KOBO: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-ca/ebook/beloved-enemy-21



Purchase all three books in the Destiny Trilogy (or just one, they stand alone, while sharing some of the same characters, each is complete with its own HEA)  


(You can also read a  character interview with Cat at 
https://bonniephelpsauthor.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/meet-characters-interview-with-cat.html?spref=fb )












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32 comments:

  1. And so the 'dead' come back to life. I wonder if he was aware of her snooping -- and of who she is.

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    1. LOL, not quite dead! All I will say is Kerry doesn't miss much, even when he's wounded and in pain!

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  2. I love the juxtaposition of the first paragraph's mood with the second two. One can't be sentimental for long when there's a murder to be committed!

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    1. Thanks Carrie-Anne - Kerry does have a soft side though he keeps it well hidden.

      Cat doesn't think of it as murder - more as retribution; but at the moment she needs to keep him alive as there are things she needs to know.

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  3. How long was he awake? Did he see her perusal of his medallion? Too bad this is the last snippet from this book. To find out what happened next I guess I'll have to buy it. LOL Best wishes.

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    1. Aw thanks, Diane. Well I had to end it somewhere, didn't want readers to get fed up with too many snippets from the same book! Best wishes back to you!

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  4. Oh, I wondered if he was waiting for just the right moment. Intriguing, indeed! :)

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    1. Hi Jessica - Kerry is full of surprises, and has a very well developed defence mechanism! :)

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  5. An intriguing glimpse into the character of the hero, with the contents of the locket. Well done! And I loved the rush of adrenaline in the reader (me) when he grabs her.

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    1. Thanks Veronica, yes, Kerry has a soft side, I'm glad it came across - and I was hoping the shock when he grabbed hold of her wrist would be a surprise to the reader, so it's good to hear that came through too.

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  6. Haha and she was getting away with so much!

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    1. Yes, perhaps she got just a little too complcent, thinking he was compeltely out of it!

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  7. Looks like he's woken up. Is he aware of her nosiness?

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    1. Well if he isn't now, he soon will be! Thanks Botanist!

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  8. Congratulations on your wedding anniversary and the book's birthday!

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  9. Whoops... Well now we know he's not dead. That'd be sure to give her a fright. I wonder if he knew she looked in his necklace. Hopefully he's not hostile!

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    1. Whoops indeed! She needs to be careful! Kerry has a strong sense of self-preservation and he wouldn't be amused to know she's been looking at his most personal belongings!

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  10. Not a fair place to leave us. LOL! Great snippet.

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! :) (If you really don't like being left 'hanging' there's a link directly after the blurb following the snippet, where you can read the next chapter.)

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  11. Great - leave us hanging there. Hopefully he won't take it to personally that she went through his stuff.
    Tweeted.

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    1. Well,it was a bit of a temptation, and I think she was subconsciously hoping to find confirmation that he was who she thought he was - even though she was pretty much convinced. Thanks for the tweet, and sorry about leaving you hanging! :)

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  12. Not quite as unconscious as she thought. Though I expect a knife that close to you would wake most fighters!

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  13. Absolutely, he's used to being alert to danger, even when he's barely conscious! (

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  14. Just how long was he awake? Great snippet. Drew me right in.

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  15. That's a good question - and probably one that's going through Cat's mind at this precise moment! Thanks so much Karen.

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  16. So we know he is not dead. Strange that he decides to move now though. Are they going to fight or is she going to remove the bullets or something?

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  17. Hi Linda, thanks so much for stopping by. He's been semi conscious for several moments I think, and is alert to possible danger even though in pain. LOL, no bullets to remove, they were 'power' weapons. If you want to find out if they're going to fight, you can read the next chapter in the link below the 'blurb'. :)

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  18. Not quite as out of it as she thought, eh? Good snippet, Hywela. :)

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