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Saturday, November 29, 2014

WeWriWa - I know, hard to believe

Welcome to WeWriWa here on my little blog.  The fun Sunday blog hop that gives you the chance to read snippets from a variety of talented authors in a splendiferous plentitude of genres.  There's bound to be something you like.  Just click the above link to learn more about how to join in the fun!

I skipped ahead a bit this week, not much, but I felt like moving forward a bit : )  Seamus and Murphy have just been let down by the ladies, who have not been under their Selkie charm like they thought.  The men have just learned the ladies' true identities.

Seamus sank down on his stool; he ran his hand back through his shock of red hair. “You’re the Princess?”

Ravyn grinned, shrugging her shoulders, “I know, hard to believe.”

Lareina placed her hand on the table, steadying herself.  “Zelera has returned from Rasport, and she’s stolen my son.” She took a deep breath before proceeding. “We were in that little fishing boat, pursuing her and my son when the Kraken attacked. No doubt she set it on us, and she'll know we are here; we have to get off this island.”

I am heading up to the foothills to support my local Christmas Tree Farmers : )  It's a tradition for our family to head up the weekend after Thanksgiving to tromp through all the trees, and find the very best.  Sometimes we do a lot of hiking about and there's a bit of wrangling going on too, till we all agree which little beauty gets to come home.  I will get myself around to everyone's site as soon as I can though, I promise I'll make some time : )  Have a wonderful start of the Christmas Season!

29 comments:

  1. Ravyn at least seems to be in much brighter spirits in this excerpt. I wonder what happened between last weekend and this one?

    Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I just skipped some of the clearing of the air : )

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  2. Indeed, what happened??? I'm wondering if the boys will be feeling charitable enough to offer to help. They took some hard blows and I couldn't really blame them if they simply offered to shuttle the ladies off the island and said goodbye. But I'm betting things won't be that simple!

    Millie, we used to do that when we were kids, too. Great memories there. Have a blast, you guys!

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    1. I'll probably stick with this scene long enough for you all to see what my darling Selkies will do : )

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  3. A princess in trouble. Of course they'll help. Or will they? I say Yes.

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    1. You may be right : ) They are the Queen and Princess of Aigerach, of which the men's island really does belong to : )

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  4. Pivotal point for the guys- will they step up or be too afraid of Zalera to help? Me thinks they might meet the challenge. I hope so. I've grown rather fond of them.

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    1. They are toughies to be sure. Glad to know they are making friends : )

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  5. I'm curious about the Kraken attack. That must've been a very harrowing escape.

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    1. Yup, it's not fun to be dangling from Kraken arms...

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  6. Enjoy the Christmas tree hunt, sounds wonderful! I liked the snippet - the kraken attack must have been something else! Can't wait to see what the men do now that they have a better understanding of the situation. Great 8!

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    1. It's one thing after another for Lareina and Ravyn : ) Christmas tree hunt was fantastic. Found the perfect tree, a beautiful Silver Fir. It is all decorated and full of memory filled decorations and twinkling sparkling lights.

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  7. It's not as if they didn't have some good reasons to lie... But I wonder if the kraken attack will with them any sympathy points, now that they're busted.

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    1. The men...er seals...might already be aware of the Kraken attack. They may have witnessed and spirited the ladies away.

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  8. I'm sorry the men are disappointed, but it's probably for the best. And now, maybe they'll still help?

    Happy treeing, Millie! :)

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    1. That Seamus is adorable. Can't wait to hear if my darling daughter who has been living in Ireland for a Semester at Limerick University met herself a real life Seamus : )

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  9. Wow...well glad the ladies came clean. The guys seem like nice gentlemen, I think they will help the ladies get off the island and get Lareina's son back.

    hope you find a tree you like.

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    1. The tree is darling : ) Love the smell of freshly cut fir : ) House smells so good. And the lights on the sunroom windows are sparkling so prettily! The gents are exactly that, gentlemen...they'll likely do what's right : )

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  10. I love his red hair. Everything fits perfectly! Your charactors names are so powerful also. Great eight!

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  11. She's a princess. She needs help. How could they refuse? :) Enjoyed the snippet!

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  12. I'm new to your blog and book, but the strong snippet and the comments sound like it is quite a yarn. Also, I get a evocative picture of Zalera from the activities described. Quite a bad actor, that one. Eager to read more.

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  13. Love the red hair - I'm a red head. Great snippet.

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  14. Eep! Get off the island fast, faster, fast! Fabulous excerpt, as always. Sounds like you found the perfect tree to help ring in the holidays! :)

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  15. I love Ravyn's grin and shrug, makes for a great visual! have fun in the forest! ;-)

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  16. Will they help or will they ushers them out of the island Asap? Great snippet, Millie! Hope you had fun picking your tree!

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  17. I like Ravyn.

    We cut our tree Thanksgiving weekend, too. Did you find that perfect one?

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  18. I hope Zelera gets what's coming to her. If someone tried to steal one of my children....*shake my head*. Looking forward to the Selkie-capades! ;) Cool on the Christmas tree, Millie. Luckily, my FIL has a lot of trees on his land and we'll probably just go over there for one.

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  19. Interesting twist! And I like this: "...shock of red hair". Very visual.

    I don't know why...but I got a visual of Clark Griswold. :-) I hope you had a great time and that you got the perfect tree. :-)

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