Welcome to my home on the web. You may have noted the mountains in the banner are the misty Blue Ridge of North Carolina. Did you know time traveling Highlanders live there? Read about them in the Highland Gardens series. Curious about the big cat? Florida panther~from the Crimson Storm paranormal novel, Sea Panther.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sneak Peek Sunday - 'Just Beyond the Garden Gate'

Sneak Peek Sunday is back after a brief break last weekend. Today we'll catch up with Patrick after he finds and kisses senseless the strange lass (Laurie) near the faerie mound. For more Sneak Peek fun, check out the other participating authors by clicking the link below. Hope you enjoy this wee snippet!

Clouds moved swiftly across a starless sky, casting the land below in shadow. Every muscle in Patrick’s body tightened with acute awareness of the woman who walked behind him along the wooded path. Although she dressed in the fine cloth of a highborn lady, when she stumbled over loose stones in her unsuitable shoes, she swore under her breath like a low-bred whore.

Had inattentive guardians allowed her too much freedom, and she’d lingered more than she should within hearing of stable lads or foul-mouthed warriors?

He would forgive her the minor failing, though suspected she’d require a heavy hand to guide her. Who cared so little for the lass they allowed her to wander about unescorted?

She grabbed hold of his arm and tugged hard. “Stop.”

“What?” Patrick ignored the jolt from her touch, stopped in place, and twisted around to glare at her.

“How much farther? We’ve been walking a long time.” She puffed out a breath and brushed a stray hair from her face

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  1. Replies
    1. Hello, Nora! Thanks! Men in kilts, fae creatures, fun. :)

  2. Interesting peek. I'm curious about your premise. Is this a time travel romance?

    1. Hi, R. Lee! Yes, Scottish historical time travel with faeries. Fun to write. :)

  3. Thanks for giving us a look inside your book. I'm intrigued!

  4. Hi, Constance! Thanks for dropping by.