Welcome to WIPpet Wednesday, a weekly blog hop which encourages writers to move WIPs (works-in-progress) to publication by posting excerpts related to the date. It’s hosted by the lovely K.L. Schwengel, maven of bad boys, stock dogs, and flying monkeys! She‘s our fearless shepherd…or something like that, anyway…
Hi there! Guess what? Nah, I can’t wait; I’ve got to tell you!
I’m on track to finish 75,000 words of Foul Deeds Will Rise, the latest in my Trueborn Weft fantasy series, by the end of the month! Since I finished plotting, and began drafting, at 5am on Saturday, July 11, and since I’ve moved from not quite 14,000 words when I posted last week’s WIPpet, to just over 53,000 at my last count, I’m a bit stunned to be able to say that!
I may need to complete the draft next month – it’s looking to be closer to 100K than 75K, maybe even a little more than that. But that’s OK- I’ve made a solid entry into this novel, and I have at least a shape and outline of what’s to come, even though the characters have their own ideas (usually better than mine, and so worth going with…).
Note: This snippet is NaNo – rough….
Here’s the premise for FDWR – and a list of links to the previous posts from this novel-in-the-making….
A young exile who loses everything she values reinvents her life in effort to save both her peoples from her vengeful half-twin.
- Today is July 22, 2015.
- I offer you 22 sentences.
Before you read on, a disclaimer:
This scene is intended for adults only.
It is rated strongly R for sexual content;
in addition, it contains potentially triggering material.
If these aren’t your cup of tea, this might be a good post to skip – I’ll understand.
He groaned and clutched at her, the release painful, powerful, potent.
So very potent – more potent than he had been in ages; in tens of lifetimes of these short-lived beings who surrounded him.
He had forgotten the bliss and ecstasy of Matehunt, the force and pleasure of the seed springing forth from him, hot and strong, his blood seeking the egg of a willing woman’s Line, to create a new life…
He had forgotten, but now, as she tangled around him, claiming him, her mind filled with images of the other, her ill-gotten Otherworld mate, a mate she could not touch, had never touched, Tacivaar remembered –
It had never been so, before. So transforming, so consuming…
Never had he felt a woman so open, so willing, so eager to accept him, to make him her own.
She was his blood, and she was ripe.
She thought him the usurper she named Kaivelt, and she hungered for him, starved for him – used him to hide from what she had done in her maddened escape from the maze, from Kaitiiraan –
She was rid of the Kai. She would be Kai, now. And he, as her Solemate, as the giver of the blood that ran in her veins, would be hers, and he would have the power of what he gave her –
He was her Huntleader.
Even if she didn’t yet know it, he was also her mate.
Kaivelt, far back, lost in his own madness, knew what was being taken. He roused himself to fight for his child-mate – but he was easily swatted aside, now, and she, thinking herself with the boy she craved and had Hunted most of her living, did nothing, in her madness, to defend him, or to deny her Huntleader.
She was ripe. It was in her scent, and in her manner, in the way her body clung to his, would not release him, arched up when she was beneath, talons digging into his hips, instinctively demanding that he seed her. It was her first ripening; no other had laid claim, because she would accept no offer, and because none would dare make one. His seed had none other to compete with. She urged him, tightened around him, clenched her thighs, so that he could not have escaped her if he wanted to. She arched to him, rose into every thrust, every touch. She cried out her release, and she was open, so open.
What exactly is happening here, and why?
I’ll be posting the next few lines from this scene for #8sunday, if you’d like to learn more…
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