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Saturday, 27 January 2018

Weekend Writing Warriors - #SundaySnippet - Beloved Enemy, The Destiny Trilogy Book 3 - Things heat up!

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Here's the next snippet from the third book in the Destiny Trilogy. Thanks so much to everyone who has been following this series, and stayed with me xx

I clean forgot to register for last week's 'Snippets'. apologies, but I remembered this week! You can read the previous snippet of  Beloved Enemy HERE
(The story so far - Cat Kincaid has crashlanded on an unknown and seemingly hostile planet, apparently in the middle of a gun battle in the not-too-far distance. Cat, being Cat has to get involved.  This excerpt takes place several paragraphs after the previous snippet, after several salvos have been fired on both sides.
(some creative punctuation to comply with sentence count

She rolled to the side as far as she could, at the same time, letting loose a few more bolts from her pistol. After several seconds, she risked a peek below her. One of the three, a dark haired man dressed in black, seemed to be holding his own and covering his two companions, a second man, blond haired and of slender build, knelt beside the motionless form of their fallen comrade. 

She made an adjustment to her weapon and flicked a control; at this rate, they could go on taking pot shots at the unknown enemy until they all died of starvation, she could at least shorten the odds a little.

Another crack of blaster fire caused her to duck for cover again. The salvo lasted for what seemed an interminable time. When the firing ceased, she risked another look - there was no sign of the other man or his wounded companion. 
The man in black crouched behind a rock. Where’s the other one? Did he leave his friend to fend off the attackers by himself? 

BLURB
Cat Kincaid is obsessed with killing the man she believes is responsible for the torture and death of her sister, but when she eventually catches up with him, survival becomes a greater priority than revenge.


Kerry Marchant, haunted by memories, regret, and self-blame, shields himself from the pain of the past by committing himself totally to the starship, Destiny, of which he is part owner. However, the beautiful, red-haired woman who reminds him of his lost love, and who he suspects is working for a corrupt regime, represents a possible threat not only to the ship, but to his heart.

Marooned on an inhospitable planet, they need to work together to stay alive, fighting not only unknown assailants, but their growing attraction. But how can they learn to trust each other when he has vowed never to get close to a woman again, and she made a solemn pledge to destroy him?






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36 comments:

  1. Uh oh! It could be dangerous not knowing where that other man is.

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  2. Apparently evening the odds might not be quite as easy as she might hope.

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    1. Not quite, but she's very resourceful!

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  3. A peculiar disappearance, leaving one man alone. Is it good or bad?

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    1. You'll find out some of the answer next week!

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  4. A snippet filled with action. Love it

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    1. Thanks so much Naomi, glad you enjoyed it!

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  5. Intriguing end to the excerpt and of course leaves me wondering! Well done...

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  6. That doesn't sound good. Where did he go? Intriguing snippet.

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    1. Hi Karen, the answer may not be what you think!

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  7. Love her strength and resourcefulness, Lyn. A woman to reckon with. I wonder if the stranger's going to be happy she came to the rescue!

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    1. Thanks Nancy, she's had to rely on her wits and strength of mind to survive, for some time! I think they're happy to have some backup although they might wonder who or what - and why!

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  8. Good question! Where did he go, and should she be watching her own back? Good snippet, Hywela.

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    1. Oh she always watches her own back - not easy in this situation of course!

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  9. Action packed, and a mystery at the end.

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  10. Well, I hope he dragged the wounded guy to safety, and plans on coming back to help!

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  11. Watch this space next week for a snippet from the other P.O.V.

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  12. Wow, that's a great action scene full of tension and danger.

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  13. Hmm...I wonder if she is about to meet him up close and personal? He might be flanking her right now. :-) Good action writing, Hywela, easy to follow.

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    1. I wonder! :) Thanks so much for your kind comments, Teresa!

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  14. She's a hell of a fighter and you capture the feel of battle very well. I suspect the other man and his companion have gotten out of the line of fire to try to dress his wounds. Hope they're safe.

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    1. Thanks Jenna - actually you're pretty muchthinking along the right lines here, although it's a little bit more than that. More next week!

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  15. Maybe they just became invisible. That would be a cool device to have when everyone is firing.

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  16. That;s a thought, Linda, it certainly would solve a lot of problems!

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  17. What a tense scene. She's all alone, fending off the enemy. You got my heart pumping!

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  18. Aw thanks Diane, she's a pretty resourceful lady though!

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  19. Thanks so much Jennifer, so happy you enjoyed it!

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