All righty, I’m going to try to sneak in a post using my itty-bitty computer on an unstable network. It’s kind of strange and wobbly. Does your day ever feel like this? Here is an excerpt from book one of my series called Out of the Ordinary, when my hero and heroine first meet. Enjoy!
All seemed quiet below in the large, open room, but just as Star made her way to the arched entrance, a clap of thunder sounded and right after that a loud commotion could be heard from the courtyard area.
Star hurried to the entry and hid behind a curtain in the doorway. Poking her head around the corner, she saw a huge chariot, complete with horses and driver. Not exactly horses, though. From what she could make out in the fading light, the animals had four legs, a tail and a head, but they were short and squat, as was the driver. The animals bellowed and thrashed and the driver pulled the reins, frantically trying to control them.
“What’s going on?” he yelled as several of the pixie guards came running.
Riveted with the scene, Star jumped and yelped when a hand touched her shoulder. It was Adam.
“Move over, I want to see what’s happening. That’s an interesting look for you, by the way.”
Star scooted to make room for him behind the curtain. Interesting look? Then she realised her makeup must be smeared all over her face from crying. Well, so what? Despite her body’s reaction to this sexy man, she didn’t feel the need to impress him. She hadn’t taken pains to primp for any man since that awful day. Besides, with any luck, she would either wake up or somehow this would all end soon. It did, however, feel good to have a warm body so close to hers, and she picked up a faintly spicy scent emanating from him, which she found oddly calming and arousing at the same time.
Standing in her bare feet next to Adam, she guessed him to be a good head taller than her. His tunic shirt showcased muscular, hairy forearms and broad shoulders. He felt solid leaning against her and the heat she’d noticed before ran through her body when they touched.
“Move over, I can’t see,” Adam said, attempting to scoot her out of his way.
“You move! I was here first. Get behind me, you’re taller anyway.”
“Don’t be difficult. It’s important for me to see what’s going on. And be quiet, someone’s going to hear you.”
Difficult? She would show him difficult. Who did he think he was, giving her orders, the arrogant bastard? They shuffled about for a moment till they reached a position they both agreed on, then stuck their heads around the corner.
The animals reared their short front legs and the driver brought his crop down on the guards as the pixies tried to grab hold of the reins. Star would have found this comical were the situation not so dire.
“I have a bad feeling about this place. We need to try to get out of here,” Adam said.
“My thoughts exactly. Maybe we should make a run for it now, while the guards are distracted. How did you get out of your room, anyway?”
“I’m pretty good with locks as well as ropes. How about you?”
“The servant left the door unlocked. I’m pretty good with getting lucky sometimes.”
“What are you doing down here?” A voice startled Star and she jumped, landing on Adam’s foot. Vesta stood glaring at them both.
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