Sunday Snippet, January 27, 2019

More from Hedge House, a paranormal/urban fantasy that I hope to have out later this year.  Picking up from last week’s snippet.

“What kind of offer did he make?” Tamira asked.

“Nothing concrete and nothing I’m inclined to take him up on,” Cara replied. “He seems quite eager to buy the house and even though I haven’t decided what I’m doing, I do know that I have no intentions of selling it to him.”

Tamira nodded. “Be careful of him, Cara. He is a dark one. Dangerous to his enemies, and those who call him friend only do so out of fear.”

“I don’t like him,” Cara said. “I don’t know why, but from the first moment I saw him, I just… wished I’d never met him.”

“Always trust your instincts.” Tamira’s smile was warm, but she quickly sobered.  “Jonas Blackthorn is not welcome here and cannot come further than the doorway without an invitation.” 

Cara nodded slowly, remembering the way he had started to enter, confident that she would welcome him, only to falter in response to her cold reply.

 

Tentative Blurb:

When Cara Hawthorne returns to the childhood home she had been torn away from twenty years earlier, she thinks it will be to do nothing more than settle her grandmother’s estate and return to her job as a junior lawyer at a prestigious law firm in Tulsa.

But every nook and cranny of the house and gardens unearths long-buried memories, and when the town’s mayor sets his sights on her and the property she finds herself caught up in a centuries old battle with powers she has only barely begun to understand

 

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9 responses to “Sunday Snippet, January 27, 2019

  1. Is this your hero? If so, you sure introduce him in a dark way . . . which gives him a lot of changing to do, I suppose.

  2. Oh wow … quite a man … to run away from. It’ll be interesting to see how he’s going to fit into the story. great snippet.

  3. Really enjoying all the twists and turns of this story and of course speculating madly on what might happen next, so…really well done! Great excerpt…

  4. A hint of magic, although Cara doesn’t seem surprised.

  5. siobhanmuir

    Oooh, I’d heed that warning. Great snippet, P.T.

  6. Is there magic involved that he cannot pass the threshold without an invitation? Interesting.

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