05 August 2012

The "LOOK" Challenge

 Oh-oh...

I've been tagged in the "look" challenge by Linda LaRoque. According to the rules, you're supposed to do a search in your work in progress for the word "look" and then paste the surrounding paragraph(s) and tag as many people as possible.



 So I am tagging the following authors (So please check out their sites and work):


Michelle Anderson Picarella: http://www.picarellawrites.com
Lorin Morgan-Richards: http://www.lorinrichards.com
Ute Carbone: http://www.utecarbone.com 
Kat Daughtry: http://thekatdaughtry.wordpress.com
T.K. Toppin: http://www.tktoppin.blogspot.com 
Matt Marine:  http://www.mattmarine.com
Holly Hunt: http://rhythempoets.wordpress.com

My "LOOK" blurb is from my newest release Dragon's Legacy, Book Three of the Dragon & Hawk series:


A blazing sunbeam saber pierced the edges of heavy velvet draperies and stabbed Percy Kindall in the left eye. Cries of sea birds floated through an open window on a blessed breeze off San Diego Bay.
He lay prone across the bed, naked, one arm dangling to the floor and one leg bent nearly to his armpit. A rueful groan escaped dry, swollen lips as he tried to shift away from the light. Deliberately sliding on his belly allowed his feet to find purchase on the fine Oriental rug beneath the four-poster bed, and he slowly pushed himself into a standing position. A heavy belt of pressure and furious throbbing at the back of his skull immediately informed him that the expensive scotch from the previous night had not yet relinquished its hold.
“Hell,” he muttered and put one hand to his forehead. He took a deep breath and opened both eyes to see a rumpled mass of sheets and blankets before him. “Ah, good, she’s gone. I need to piss.”
Slow movements didn’t jostle his head too much, so he made his way across the room to the water closet and relieved himself. At the sink, he splashed water on his face and ran wet hands back through the thick crown of dark curls to look halfway presentable. His razor and toothbrush sat in their usual places. He made careful use of them.
Percy looked at himself in the mirror. Not for the first time he wondered which distant relative he resembled. There was absolutely nothing of his father in his looks. The curls massed atop his head and around his face held hints of auburn in dark chocolate, matching the color of his eyes. The straight Roman nose and full lips were identical to his mother’s, but the high cheekbones and angular jaw must have come from a grandparent.
His clothes lay neatly arranged on an armchair in the corner of the bedroom, certainly not where he’d left them. He looked down at the scratches across his abdomen. Nancy had been in a hurry last night. The recollection brought a smile as he dressed. That was the best feature of The Canary Cottage: no time limitations. He kept whomever he selected until he chose to leave. And Fancy Nancy was definitely his favorite.
His gold pocket watch with the diamond chip face showed one o’clock when he fastened the fob into his vest and looked up at the soft knock upon the door. 


Dragon's Legacy is now available from Champagne Books, Amazon, et al...

Okay Authors: Tag, you're IT!


Michelle Anderson Picarella: http://www.picarellawrites.com
Lorin Morgan-Richards: http://www.lorinrichards.com
Ute Carbone: http://www.utecarbone.com 
Kat Daughtry: http://thekatdaughtry.wordpress.com
T.K. Toppin: http://www.tktoppin.blogspot.com 
Matt Marine:  http://www.mattmarine.com
Holly Hunt: http://rhythempoets.wordpress.com








2 comments:

  1. I'm loving this story! Great excerpt!

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  2. Thanks, Linda! I'm looking forward to reading your "A Love of His Own"--your excerpt hooked me!

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