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It's NaNoWriMo, and my very first time participating in it, so of course you will be getting excerpts from my WIP, a novella, Stolen Secrets! If you have been following Book II of my Illuminati series, The Tree of Life, you will know that I just introduced a minor character, Prince Mukhtar, who appears in both Book I, The Book of Life, and Book 11, of the Illuminati Series. He is also the hero of a Romance Fantasy Novella I am writing for NaNoWriMo, a little spinoff adventure! In it, Isis has sent him to retrieve a chalice to be used in a ceremony that will break the spell the jinni, Ornias (from my short horror story) has cast upon the Ring of Solomon, before their mortal enemy, Set, can get his hands on it. 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 . . . (*Note: It's NaNo, so may be a bit rough in spots.)
He made no move to accept it, but instead chuckled, a rich, deep timber that made her smile in response until he said, “Now you have not answered my question,” and she wished she had just shared an intimate joke so they could become better acquainted instead of parting company.
“My services are already engaged, which is why I am not at liberty to say,” she said softly, lifting her hand and waving the sketch at him.
He reached out to take the paper, but instead of accepting it, he clasped her hand and cradled it within his own. Something flickered in his eyes. Disappointment? Annoyance?
I hope you liked the snippet I posted for Elizabeth this week while she's busy with NaNo! She gave me a chewy to play with and it even squeaks, so she can do whatever she wants as far as I'm concerned. I love toys! Be sure to visit the other fine Weekend Writing Warriors and #Snippet Sunday Authors for more great reads!
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Elizabeth Alsobrooks's books on Goodreads
Illuminati - The Book of Life
ratings: 12 (avg rating 4.33)
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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