Saturday, April 21, 2007

Random Page!

Hi all! The theme this week - Random Page. So here is a page from my Latest release, Love's beguiling Healer. First, this is the blurb of the whole book ...just to give you an idea of what is up!

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Take one Argon healer, add one maddening Felys male, a hefty pinch of sexual attraction, mix in some sass, a dash of dislike, stir well and watch the sparks and hisses fly.
Now add Death and a deadly secret. Can Tera and Illam stop the fur flying long enough to save a whole species from extinction?
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Now here is the page!

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Eulie, one of the other bodyguards, grinned. “Tera loves her traders.”

“I’m sure she does,” Illam said in disgust.

The Argons all glanced at him, Eulie and Wylin frowning.

“Obviously good friends,” Denyon said hastily.

“Obviously,” Illam agreed, just managing to take the bite from his tone. He was here as a visitor, and whatever the loose Argon female did wasn’t his problem.

Hussy!

Lysie whispered something to Marten, who grinned a little. Eulie and Wylin continued to look warily at Illam.

“Tera is one of our most respected healer apprentices,” Kiile said calmly, but there was a strong thread of steel in his tone.

“Of course.” Illam inclined his head. “No disrespect meant.”

But she could at least not have made such a spectacle of herself! Still, what else can one expect, when she is so rude anyway?

Denyon gave a low growl beside him. It was low enough that the Argons wouldn’t hear, but both Illam and Lysie were able to hear his warning, their feline hearing picking up the growl easily. Lysie smirked at Illam, and he rolled his eyes mentally.

“You’ll have a chance to meet the Daamens later,” Kiile informed Denyon and Illam. “They’ll be here for a night or two before leaving for Daamen.”

That’ll keep Tera more than happy. Illam caught sight of several more young Argon females giggling and casting glances towards the docking bay. And a few others, by Jocat.

The rooms they were taken to were luxurious, the beds big and soft, the furniture dark wood and polished to a shine, the cushions inviting, and the carpets rich and deep. Combined with the fragrance of the flowers outside the windows, it was enough to make him want to lie down on the carpet and roll across the rich fabric. He would have done, if he was a Felys kit. Instead, he crossed to the window and looked out at the gardens beyond, admiring the view.

The day passed quickly, while Illam reacquainted himself with the palace that he’d only visited once before, a fleeting visit for the wedding of Denyon’s little cousin to the Argon bodyguard.

Striding down the corridor, he spotted Tera coming towards him from the opposite end. Her thick brunette hair had come loose from its intricate braiding, and lay in thick waves across her shoulders and down her back. Her cheeks were flushed, and her eyes sparkled with laughter. Beside her walked her younger sister, Hanna. She, too, was laughing.

As they neared Illam, he inclined his head slightly at them.

“Are you settled in?” Hanna asked.

“Thank you, yes.” Illam slid his gaze across Tera. “Have fun meeting your friends?”

“Yes.” Tera smiled. “They’re a lot of fun.”

“I bet.” The words came out before he knew it. Shit!

The smile fled Tera’s lips, and she raised her chin. “What do you mean?”

“Nothing.”

“No. No, you meant something.” Her arms folded beneath her breasts, pushing the tempting mounds up against the soft fabric of her bodice.

Tempting mounds? Hidden by the fall of his hair, Illam’s ears twitched in interest. Manfully, he kept his gaze on her face. “I’m sorry. Did I offend you?”

“I think the question should be, did I offend you?”

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Hope you enjoyed it!

cheers
Angela

1 comment:

Lynda K. Scott said...

Great excerpt, Angela!