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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'.

Find my books at:https://www.amazon.com/Hywela-Lyn/e/B002BMBXH4
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Starquest, and the second book Children of the Mist are now available as audio books and are available at
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 be available soon.

Saturday, 16 June 2018

To Hades with her demented half brother!



Hi fellow  Snippeteers and readers.  Welcome to  my Weekend Warriors post. I'm continuing this week with another snippet from my fantasy novella, Dancing With Fate. Thank you to everyone who's been following my snippets so far. Don't forget to visit the other authors at the link above and also below this post, there's something for all tastes.

Last time:

Terpsichore, muse of dance, was given a new mission by Apollo, to restore joy and the love of dancing to the Celts of 5th Century Wales. Now she has completed her task and looks forward to returning  to Olympus, but then her annoying brother turns up, trying to get her to drink his wine. Eventually she persuades him to leave.

 (As usual, some creative editing of punctuation and slight variation from published version to comply with 10 sentence rule)



SNIPPET


He lurched unsteadily to his feet, causing one of his Maenads to loose her hold on him, and fall over, giggling. He grabbed her arm and moments later they all disappeared like mist in the heat of a summer's day.

To Hades with her demented half-brother. The more she thought about it, the more the allure of the water drew her to it, she should never have taken that wine—not even a sip, who knew what enchantment he'd put in it?

She shrugged,what was she thinking, she  was her own goddess, wasn't she? If she wanted to bathe, she would, she certainly didn't need any charmed wine to make her decisions for her. 

In an instant, her Celtic clothing melted away, she  laid her lyre against a friendly tree trunk and ran beneath the curtain of water cascading over the cliff face. She stood, waist deep in the shallows of the pool and let the water rush over her. The cold crystal clear liquid invigorated her, she felt the life force of the spring flow around and through her, the molecules that composed it, the tiny life forms unseen. This was her element and she rejoiced in it. 

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DANCING WITH FATE
When Terpsichore, the Muse of Dance, is assigned to revisit the land of Wales, her task seems simple enough. She is unaware there is a hidden agenda. Before she can return to Olympus her path crosses that of the mysterious Myrddin, and her heart is lost. But Myrddin is promised to another. His mind is set on the dangerous task that lies before him, and the woman he has sworn to save. Nevertheless, he cannot deny the growing attraction between him and the beautiful stranger he meets along the way. 


 Terpsichore and Myrddin face a deadly force that threatens to part them forever. Is she destined to lose the only man she has ever truly loved? Is there nothing she can do to save him? Finally, when all seems lost, in desperation she finds herself DANCING WITH FATE. 


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Tuesday, 12 June 2018

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Sunday, 10 June 2018

Weekend Writing Warriors #SundaySnippet - 'Dancing With Fate' - ..."Come on, you know you want to."



Hi fellow  Snippeteers and readers.  Welcome to  my Weekend Warriors post. I'm continuing this week with another snippet from my fantasy novella, Dancing With Fate. Thank you to everyone who's been following my snippets so far. Don't forget to visit the other authors at the link above and also below this post, there's something for all tastes.

Last time:

Terpsichore, muse of dance, was given a new mission by Apollo, to restore joy and the love of dancing to the Celts of 5th Century Wales. Now she has completed her task and looks forward to returning  to Olympus, but then her annoying brother turns up. (As usual, some creative editing of punctuation and slight variation from published version to comply with 10 sentence rule)



SNIPPET


All at once, the purity of the day seemed tainted -- how had he found her, was it he who had eavesdropped upon her conversation with Apollo? She sighed,somehow, she did not think so, Dionysus in his state of permanent intoxication could hardly have moved so stealthily, nor concealed his retinue of women followers.   

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Dionysus hiccupped loudly, causing the vines around his neck to bounce and rustle, again, he held out the goblet of wine. "Oh, we are 'Miss Prim and Proper' today, aren't we - come on, lighten up, take a sip, it won't hurt you." He learned toward her, his handsome, if somewhat effeminate features wearing an innocent expression that belied the glint in his blue eyes. "After all, you wouldn't want to upset your brother, would you?"

Terpsichore refrained from commenting that he was, in fact, only one of her many half-brothers. She pursed her lips, reached for the goblet and took a small sip, before handing it back, it did not do to offend the god --"thank you, now I really must be leaving." 

His smile was more of a smirk, "all right, I can take a hint; if I were you, I'd have a good long soak in that pool before you go -- go on, you know you want to." 


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(Cover by Miss Mae)
When Terpsichore, the Muse of Dance, is assigned to revisit the land of Wales, her task seems simple enough. She is unaware there is a hidden agenda. Before she can return to Olympus her path crosses that of the mysterious Myrddin, and her heart is lost. But Myrddin is promised to another. His mind is set on the dangerous task that lies before him, and the woman he has sworn to save. Nevertheless, he cannot deny the growing attraction between him and the beautiful stranger he meets along the way. 



 Terpsichore and Myrddin face a deadly force that threatens to part them forever. Is she destined to lose the only man she has ever truly loved? Is there nothing she can do to save him? Finally, when all seems lost, in desperation she finds herself DANCING WITH FATE. 

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