Sunday, May 12, 2013

From INESCAPABLE Bk1 of #Eternelles: Meet Adri's hero! #fantasy #urbanfantasy #pnr #snippetsunday

Hey beautiful people!

It's been one week since Inescapable went up for sale (and took both me and my co-writer, Natalie G. Owens) by surprise as we expected the usual delays from Amazon before the link going live. Amazon surprised us by pushing our release out within 24 hours! So there we were last week, scrambling for purchase all while being in that dazed state of " OMG! My book has come out!"

Have we come back to Earth by today? Not really. I mean, why shouldn't we keep on enjoying that high, eh?

And I'm taking you back to the Great Hall of the Metropolitan Museum of Art of 82nd St in New York. Remember - Adri, my heroine (in that I came up with her persona & wrote her POV in this series), is the daughter of Greek god Dionysos and a human maenad.
That maenad side of her allows her to gather energy from crowds, and she can impress her will on mobs or even groups of people.

Everyone at the gala has been staring at her (last week's excerpt, though we pick up a few paragraphs from this one) - women with a sour look; men with X-ray vision. Adri has just shaped her will into a command to leave her the heck alone and is now strolling easily into the gathering. Until... someone comes up.

“Tell me who the bastard is so I can sock him one,” a smooth, masculine voice said close to her. “Or maybe, I should just thank him.”
She turned, and her breath hitched in her throat. The man who stood before her was male beauty personified. His tall, well-built body carried the custom-tailored tuxedo with inherent grace that rode side by side with ruthless power. And his face... The features on his lean face were sharp, but only so that they wouldn’t look too chiseled. The deep-blue eyes danced with merriment and mischief, and the hint of stubble on his cheeks carried the same golden glint of his short blond hair.
He could’ve been an angel, were it not for the sardonic lift of his sensual, well-shaped mouth.
Quel culot! He was having fun at her expense.
And why the hell had he not heeded the call of her magic? Did recklessness fuel his blood? Or was it something deeper, something…not entirely human?
“I beg your pardon?” she asked in a cool voice.


Who is this mystery man? None other than Desmond Roxburgh (he goes by the name Des, btw). And yep, he will be Adri's love interest in this series. A man/creature she cannot fathom for the life of her, the only person who remains elusive and mysterious to her. Needless to say, to a woman who can sum everything up with one touch, Des proves to be an obsessive puzzle.

And would you seriously let a man go if he looked like this?

Yep, that's how I always pictured Des Roxburgh - the very sardonic-looking Michael Vartan.

Want to know more about what happens between Adri and Des? Then grab your copy of this indie book at these links (We just uploaded to Smashwords so both that outlet and B&N have not yet gone live for us, sadly...)

Amazon US ~ Amazon UK ~ Kobo

And don't forget to check other awesome Sunday Snippets. Find the official group here on FB, and grab the thread with all the posters today. Peeps you need to visit are Sarah Wesson, Sharon Buchbinder, Veronica Scott, Kate Wyland, History Sleuth, Siobhan Muir, and of course, my bestie Natalie G. Owens!

Hope ye're all having a great weekend!

From Mauritius with love,



Sarah W said...

Congratulations! I'll be zipping over to Amazon immediately!

And no, by your description and this image, I don't think I'd let him go more than five feet away in any direction! :D

Joanne Stewart said...

Congratulations on your release!

I agree--I wouldn't let him go, either. He sounds yummy. ;) Terrific excerpt. I love his effect on her.

Jess Schira said...

I'm looking forward to adding this book to my reading list. Best of luck!

AJ Nuest said...

GREAT description in this snippet. I could totally see Des. Congrats on the release! Whoo Hoo! Very exciting. Adding this one to by TBR pile!

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks, Sarah! Please let me know what you think of the book if you get it. :)

And yep, totally would not let him roam more than 5 feet...unless with a leash... Uh, yeah. Kinda obsessive, I know... *wink*

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Joanne! He is totally delicious - I can vouch for that, lol.

He has an astounding effect on her - I'll post more next week. :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks, Jess! I hope you get it, and let me know your thoughts! :)

Linda said...

He might look good but it must very frustrating to have your magic power not working on someone.
Just frustratng enough to keep her interested.
That was a great part.

Zee Monodee said...

Thank you, AJ! Glad the description matched. I just have to close my eyes and I can see him in all his shining glory inside my mind *wink*

Hope you get the book (I know, shameless of me, but what can I do...!) :)

Zee Monodee said...

Exactly, Linda! Why doesn't her power work on him? That'd be enough to drive anyone crazy, esp if you'd been relying on that power for over 2000 years! :)

Mona Rodriguez said...

Nice description! I definitely had a picture of him in my mind, and when I scrolled down it was perfect!

Sue Ann Bowling said...

Given that she's part god, what is he?

Veronica Scott said...

Now HE is enticing, even without the hints and questions as to what he may be! Excellent excerpt!

Cindy Amrhein said...

Man, I wish I had that power over groups. How cool is that? I like that he is going to be a puzzlement for her.

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The Belle in Blue said...

Who is he indeed! Your description of him makes it impossible not to keep reading to find out. Congratulations on the new release!

~Joyce Scarbrough

Sharon Buchbinder said...

Oh, I love the stunned, puzzled, deer in the headlight thoughts: "How could he resist her magic?"

Siobhan Muir said...

Hahaha to her reaction. I have totally done that to a guy - who is now my husband. I don't think it will work for her, either. Great snippet, Zee.

And thanks so much for the mention. :)

Oto said...

I'd like some more details about his body, are his pecks muscular? Is his chest smooth and shaven? What about his abs, does he have a 6 pack? an 8 pack?

Also, deep blue feels kind of generic, I think you can do better with this description.

Other than that I like where this is going. Nicely written!

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