Wednesday, December 31, 2014

#MFRWHooks - 12/31/14 - Deadly Enchantment - The difference between hope and belief #Paranormal #Shapeshifter

When a man gets carried away, it's the woman who's swept off her feet.

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Welcome to MFRW Book Hooks, a regular Wednesday feature! Today, I'm sharing a snippet from my second paranormal romance, Deadly Enchantment, a Victorian paranormal romance concerning the deadly rivalry between two shape-wizard brothers.  The legitimate heir, Terrence, received his father's money and title, but his illegitimate half-brother, Dominic, received all their father's affection and love, earning all of Terrence's resentment.

Published by New Concepts Publishing, the story revolves around a young psychic woman unwittingly drawn into the brotherly conflict when she faces off with the dark wizard of Ravenscroft, whom she is convinced has brutally slaughtered her sister in a fit of jealous rage on their wedding night.

In this segment, Dominic's deepening feelings for Serena make it more likely his evil brother will target her.  Rather than risk losing her for good, Dominic decides to send Serena home directly after the funeral of his sister.  Serena doesn't want to leave, but arguing will gain her nothing but his anger and the likelihood of a more speedy departure, so she remains silent. Though Dominic is suspicious of Serena's new found docility, until she is safely away from him he insists she remain within his reach at all times, which includes sleeping in his bed.  Dominic knows he is endangering Serena's life by keeping her with him, but he is unable to let her go. He desires her while he hates himself for not having more control, even as he greedily samples all she is willing to offer, but Serena wants more.  She wants him to let her stay and help in his quest to bring down his brother.

             “And now that you have me replete and satisfied, you believe you can bend me to your will.”
            Serena gave a soft shrug to her shoulders.  What she hoped and what she believed were not always the same.  “I am not that naive, though I do believe you might be more amenable to that discussion now, than before.”
            “As long as you do not take my willingness to hear you out as some sort of tacit agreement, I will discuss your ideas with you.”
            Emboldened, she leaned up on one elbow.  “With an open mind?” she inquired carefully.
            “My mind can only open so wide as far as you are concerned, sweet Serena, so do not expect me to alter what I feel and know to be true.”

Torn between his desire to protect the woman he loves, and his need to be with her, Dominic takes and gives back unstintingly, all the while praying he isn't making a fatal mistake.
M/F, Shape shifting wizards in Victorian England.

Read the first three chapters at: Deadly Enchantment

Available at NCPAmazon and Barnes & Noble

I hope you enjoyed this nibble. Your comments are encouraged. Thanks for stopping by.  Now go visit the other authors participating in Book Hooks


  1. Seriously, you will start with "replete ad satisfied"? You are a tease, my dear. ;-)

  2. Love his dialogue in this scene. Alpha without being jerky. Very nicely done

  3. Great snippet Kathryn, love the dialogue, especially replete and satisfied :)


  4. HOT! and humorous despite the threat of impending doom. You, dear author, are a wizard with words.
    I dropped the ball-sickness will do it,. My post is up so please stop by. Love the concept of Book Hook.
    Happy Healthy New Year.


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