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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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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)
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