Friday, June 14, 2013

My Sexy Saturday!

It's time for My Sexy Saturday!

Here's the scoop: Participating authors will either post 7 paragraphs, 7 sentences, or 7 words. This time  around, I'm posting 7 paragraphs from book 1 in The Witchy Wolf and the Wendigo saga ~ A paranormal romance steeped in history and urban legend.

Setting the Stage:
Coming late to his vigil, Ashkewheteasu watches in torment as archeologists remove his wife's remains from her burial mound. At this point, he has no idea his long and lonely immortal life is about to turn.

I give you 7:

Sensing the people were gone, the mouse drew a deep breath. Suddenly his form changed from mouse to rabbit, from rabbit to fox, and then from fox into a wolf with unusual black markings on its face. This higher vantage allowed him to check the area before continuing. Confident he was alone, his legs lengthened as he slowly shifted from wolf on four legs to a wolf on two. His muzzle shortened, as did his ears. A moment later he stood as a man.

His throat tightened as he walked amongst the tables and pails. A small bone caught his eye and he bent to pick it up. He stared a long while, seeing but not seeing the hand it belonged to so long ago. It was his task to watch over this resting place, and his task alone. Coming here later than usual today, there was nothing he could do to stop the white man’s destruction. His eyes filled with tears as his fist closed around the finger bone. Slumping to the ground, he sobbed in anguished sorrow.

There was no sense to this. What kind of people disturb the dead? Couldn’t they see this was sacred ground, a resting place? Composing himself, he wiped the tears from his eyes before reverently setting the small bone back in the opened mound.

Twilight fast approaching, he faced the setting sun, his palms held up to the sky. He hadn’t spoken for a very long time and doing so now, his voice sounded dry and strange to his ears. “Sky Father I have failed, I beg your forgiveness!”

Kneeling, he pressed his hands to the ground. “Earth Mother, I beg forgiveness. I have failed in my task…”

Rising, he turned his back to the sun and held his arms out wide. “Wind Spirits of the East, I beg forgiveness for this failure.” Turning, he croaked, “Wind Spirits of the South, I beg...”

He rasped his plea to the remaining directions and the spirits who dwelled there, and then addressed the mound and the body that lay within, “Aiyanna my love, my heart. I have watched over you through time but I can watch no longer. Please forgive me, I have failed you….” His throat choked closed. Swallowing hard, he whispered to the earth that half-covered his wife, “Again.”

Here's the story
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"Using traditional mythology and bringing it into the present is definitely a technique that works very well with this book. Rose disarmingly and very skillfully melds past and present into a great story layered with characters and interrelationships that we want to know more about. I was bewitched! Please please please get us the next part!"
There is a sequel to this saga ~ The Witchy Wolf and the Wendigo (book2 Eluwilussit)
Read more at USA Today

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