Sunday, December 14, 2014

A #Highland #Wedding for Weekend Writing Warriors (#romance #yule #xmas #8sunday)

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Here's my first foray into Weekend Writing Warrriors, a Sunday blog hop.

This snippet is from Viking in Tartan, which is a short story in the Naughty List boxed set.

Rhona glanced around. Their Great Hall wasna so great, but on this afternoon the servants had outdone themselves. They’d cleared away the remains of the previous night’s revelry and decorated every table, mantel and window ledge with fresh evergreen and holly boughs. Their fragrance and bright berries lent a festive atmosphere. 
A fire crackled and glowed, fed by the great Yule log that smoldered in the hearth. She was relieved to notice that because the storm wind had died down, the chimney didna smoke—for they were standing in front of the hearth for the short ceremony. Everyone had washed and was clad in their best.
And then Da joined them, reciting the solemn but joyous words that would bind her to her Viking warrior forever before wrapping a swatch of Kilbirnie plaid around their crossed wrists. 

Here's the 4-1-1 about the story and the boxed set:

The Naughty List is far from your usual vapid fare about kissing under the mistletoe and random sex at office Christmas parties. No--we have stories from the steamiest erotica to the most heart-warming happily ever after. We have medievals and futuristics,  ménages and committed couples rediscovering love. You want romance? You want hot sex? We have it all.

Viking in Tartan is medieval romance from the Highland Vampires series. 

A Viking raider brings change to little Clan Kilbirnie, especially to the chieftain’s daughter Rhona.

Find the boxed set here:


11 comments:

  1. Excellent description. I could picture the great hall and all the details, even gritty ones.

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  2. A lovely scene for the holiday! Thoroughly enjoyed the excerpt, could smell the evergreens...

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  3. Thanks for your kind comments.

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  4. Mmm, loved the evergreen scents. Great description and I get a feel for her excitement.

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  5. Welcome to WWW! I enjoyed the snippet. Great use of sensory detail. The scene is very clear in my mind.

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    1. Removed because it was the same as Alexis' prior comment--she must have hit "send" twice. Stuff happens.

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  7. Aww, what a sweet snippet! I really enjoyed that one! Great sensory detail. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  8. Great visual. I'm still in "the wedding" mode so I enjoyed the detail about the hand bonding and all.

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    1. I made that stuff up, Chelle--I dont know if folks married in that way at that time and place. I like to say, "I am a fiction writer--making stuff up is my superpower" ;)

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