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I will continue to share from my Stolen Secrets Fantasy Romance. The heroine, Lady Isabella Valentine, has been hired to retrieve the same artifact from an anonymous benefactor, who has sent a helper, David Khoury, to assist her on the archaeological dig. Prince Mukhtar wishes to change her mind. This current scene is where you find out a bit more about the prince.
“What else could I do? The Usurper got to her first,” said Mukhtar, raising his voice to be heard above the tinkling bells on camel bridles, bleating goats, and the reverberations of sprayed sand against the outer walls of the pavilion.
The cool night winds whipped against the goatskin sides of the tent, and helped bellow the smoke from the inner fire up the chimney flaps high above their heads. Shadows played across his father’s chiseled features, illuminated by firelight as they sat cross-legged on cushions, relaxing after a bountiful feast provided for the benefit of their honored guest. The darkness prevented him from gauging his father’s emotion. He disliked disappointing him, for he respected this man he loved, this man whose men followed him with blind devotion due not to his wealth and position, but because of his fearless prowess as a soldier and his wise and just leadership abilities.
“The queen is going to be displeased that you were unable to secure the woman’s map, or at least her services,” said his father thoughtfully.
“Wait, Abdul, we don’t have to involve my mother yet,” said Prince Anubis. “After all, Mukhtar may still be able to plant himself in Lady Isabella’s party.”
I hope you enjoyed the snippet I posted for Elizabeth today. She has been busy baking Christmas cookies and candy, which she won't even share with me. So as soon as I am done with this I am going to go snooping around in the kitchen looking forlorn so she will give me a doggie cookie! Be sure to visit the other Weekend Writing Warriors and Snippet Sunday authors for some more great reads! Don't forget to hop on down below to the Decem-brr Decadent Reads blog hop and sign up for the kindle fire, kindle ereader and lots of giftcards (Some are for as much as $50!), and other great prizes these romance writers are giving away!
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I moved from Michigan to escape the frozen north and enjoy the sunny climate of Arizona, but that doesn't mean I don't sometimes miss the hot cocoa evenings with a good book in front of a warm fire, with the Christmas lights glowing on the tree in the foyer outside my library doors.
My skis may lie abandoned in my shed now, but I do still curl up with a good book with the Christmas lights glowing. I just seldom light a fire in the fireplace, and sometimes turn on the ceiling fan and open the sliding door to let in the cool evening air here in the desert. And there is still a lot of adventure to be had here in the desert--which is where many of the exciting scenes from my books take place, Egyptian tombs, desert palaces hidden with enchantment, and even the underworld. Be sure to check out my Illuminati series if you'd like to heat your winter up a bit!
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Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, the weekly hop for everyone who loves to write! Sign up below with your name, blog and email and share an 8 to 10 sentence snippet of your writing on Sunday. Your post needs to be live between 12:00 noon on Saturday 12/10/16 and 09:00 AM on Sunday 12/11/16. Visit the other participants on the list and read, critique and comment on their 8sunday posts.
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I will continue to share from my Stolen Secrets Fantasy Romance. The heroine, Lady Isabella Valentine, has been hired to retrieve the same artifact from an anonymous benefactor, who has sent a helper, David Khoury, to assist her on the archaeological dig. Prince Mukhtar wishes to change her mind. This current scene is from just after the prince has left her shop.
She stared at the door long after the bell stopped jingling, wondering just exactly why so many people were interested in this particular relic, and how they could have discovered so quickly that she had recently acquired the map to its whereabouts. One was perhaps a coincidence, but two in the same day meant trouble. Big trouble, and more secrets than she, in her excitement over this morning’s hefty paycheck, had bothered to investigate. What had she gotten herself into?
The door flew open and she jumped, then relaxed once she recognized her cleaning woman. “Hello, Misha,” she said.
“Good evening, Lady Isabella,” Misha said, turning to bolt the door behind her, before crossing the shop and disappearing into the Persian rug labyrinth, seeking cleaning supplies.
Isabella reached into her pocket and pulled out her cell phone, because she knew one thing for sure, she needed backup.
I hope you enjoyed the snippet I posted for Elizabeth today. I was a little late since I overslept. It's not my fault though. I had to wait up for Elizabeth who was at the 4th Avenue Tucson Street Fair, whatever that is. All I know is it's a terrible thing because it made my dinner late. If over 600,000 people attend it in one weekend, there must be a lot of hungry doggies! Don't forget to visit all the other Weekend Writing Warriors and #SnippetSunday writers for more great reads!
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Five years from now I see myself walking in the dunes of an Egyptian movie set, watching them film my Illuminati series. Okay, well that may be a bit ambitious, but there's no reason one can't dream and to that end I have begun to try getting my work into the hands of film makers. I have a friend who has written the screenplay and novelization for movies, and another whose book rights have been purchased by Speilberg, though they have not yet announced plans to begin filming. So I do know it's possible, which is why I have been working diligently to increase my output and PR distribution. I have been trying to write every day, even it's just a paragraph or two. For me, that's a huge shift in my writing habits. NANO should spawn a MANO and a JUNO!
NaNo sure helped me work toward my writing goals. I wonder how many writers have had their writing goals inspired by NaNo? Have you?
Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, the weekly hop for everyone who loves to write! Sign up below with your name, blog and email and share an 8 to 10 sentence snippet of your writing on Sunday. Your post needs to be live between 12:00 noon on Saturday 12/03/16 and 09:00 AM on Sunday 12/04/16. Visit the other participants on the list and read, critique and comment on their 8sunday posts.
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I polishing Stolen Secrets so will continue to share from this Fantasy Romance. The heroine, Lady Isabella Valentine, has been hired to retrieve the same artifact from an anonymous benefactor, who has sent a helper, David Khoury, to assist her on the archaeological dig. Prince Mukhtar wishes to change her mind. Here’s a bit from where I left off last week, with the prince speaking to Isabella in her antiquities shop, right after she told him someone else already hired her . . .
"The chalice itself is not essential, if it is already sought by another. What we seek is the symbol not revealed here in this sketch. It may be a missing key for the interpretation of another artifact.”
“Oh, I honestly don’t know if that is a possibility or not. I can speak to my client and discover whether or not they object to what you suggest,” Isabella said, managing to pull her hand free, and burying it in the folds of her skirt.
She took a step back. His request seemed perfectly innocent, but she was convinced it was anything but transparent and she couldn’t think straight with him gazing into her eyes like that. He was so close she could smell the appealing aroma of rich espresso with cinnamon he had enjoyed recently. It was her own favorite after work pick-me-up.
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Elizabeth Alsobrooks's books on Goodreads
Illuminati - The Book of Life
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Illuminati: The Book of Life
ratings: 5 (avg rating 4.80)
The Keeper's Secret: Tell-Tale Publishing's Annual Horror Anthology
ratings: 2 (avg rating 5.00)
2016 NaNoWriMo Winner!
My Newest Release
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