It's been a long time. I am bouncing in my seat, it is just 7 days before Hidden Embers Book 1 Bride of Fire Series is released! My evil plan is feed a scene over the next few weeks, piece by piece.
This particular scene is where Mira, our heroine clashes with Zorren, a Lord of the land, who has a very different idea as to what is deemed as safe travel. Little to say Mira is about to find out what happens when you cross the Ice Lord.
Hope you enjoy it! If you do, keep peeled for the next snippet.
" Zorren rubbed his jaw, drawing my attention to the beginnings of a beard. “Are you afraid I will hurt you, Hellcat?”
“Yes,” I squeaked, promptly wincing at my response. Why had I admitted that? Why? Never reveal your opponent has the upper hand. Zorren released a sigh and he settled himself on the stump I had just occupied. Attempting not to intimidate me with his physical presence. In truth he wasn’t entirely successful, power leaked from his very pores but the fact he tried was a comfort.
“I will not,” Zorren impressed upon me and I snorted in disbelief. His lips twisted in a flash of wry amusement at the unladylike sound then it was gone. Leaving nothing but unyielding resolve. “Oh, I fully intend to ensure you don’t do anything so foolhardy again. I will redden that bottom, but I will not bruise you, break your bones or violate you. Do you understand?” My head bobbed up and down. “Use your words, Hellcat,” I pushed out a steadying breath and replied, “Yes.” The ice melted off my feet in the blink of an eye. A slight tug and despite my windmilling arms I fell over his knees. Zorren wasted no more words. His broad palm connected with my raised backside, the handprint burned through the layers of clothing. "
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