It’s Sunday again, and am joining in the Weekend Writing Warriors hop. I’ve been on the editing wagon this week. I must admit it’s never my favourite part of the process – I’m always slightly in awe of those writers who tell me how much they love going back and editing and rewriting their work afterwards. I much prefer the creative, let everything flow out, stage to the tweaking, tidying and endlessly reworking stage – I suppose it’s something about the way my mind works.
Still, it needs to be done – and thought I would share my excerpt from the book I’ve been editing this week. It’s provisionally titled Scarlett Legacy and is loosely inspired by the Little Red Riding Hood story. Hope you enjoy 🙂
Damian’s jaw clenched as he watched her ambling through the woods, seemingly lost in her own world and paying no attention to any possible dangers. He lifted his head, breathing in deeply to take in her scent on the drifting breeze. While he’d been expecting a reaction it still hit him like a sucker punch in his gut, his stomach clenched and his body hardened.
While his inner beast might be raging at him, he forced himself to stay hidden for now, easily keeping pace with her. She was exactly as he’d always imagined, tall and willowy, dark curls flowed down her back and framed delicate features, high cheekbones, lush red lips and huge dark eyes with thick lashes. Everything about her drew him in, but he’d waited too long to rush things now.
He watched as she paused, looking around her with confusion on her face. She turned in a slow circle, her brow furrowed. She was lost, he realised. Well, that was actually just perfect. His teeth bared in a wicked smile, he could go and ‘rescue’ her. She would think it was prince charming when actually it was the big bad wolf.
And don’t forget to check out the other great excerpts here
Happy Sunday x