Wednesday Words – I Was Afraid of That

full moon - tressebleue (bluebraid)Y’all, I’m doing the Muppet Flail, dog paddling my canoe up the creek, and other various and sundry things meaning I’m getting nowhere fast. 😆 But, it is Wednesday again and #1lineWed is all about FEAR. So, here’s some things the Wolves and Hannah are afraid of in the current WIP, MOONSTRUCK: SECRETS. Which should be out in digital format on Amazon by the end of the month and in print by mid-March. So, lets get scared, Wolf edition!

As Mac would say, “Yeah, that didn’t go the way I wanted it to…”

“I’m sorry, Hannah.” She stared at him, big blue eyes glazed with shock and pain, making him even more uncomfortable than he already was. He rubbed the back of his neck, trying to work out some of the tension. He damn sure didn’t need the complications of a mating ritual in the middle of a compromised mission. A moonstruck Wolf in mating heat didn’t think very clearly. Had something to do with all the blood rushing from the brain to the balls. He reached out to touch her cheek, thankful she didn’t flinch. Still, her eyes held fear that tore at his heart.

And Hannah isn’t about to be left behind.

Hannah jutted her chin at him. “I will not be left hiding in this godforsaken place.” She swallowed hard remembering how she’d felt waking up the day before to find Mac gone. A small shiver skittered through her at the memory of her beating. Closing her eyes, the faces of the men she’d killed swam before her and her stomach roiled. Choking down the bile, she asked, “What happens if you don’t come back?” She waved her hand in the general direction of the other men. “If they don’t come back?” Her voice quivered and she hated that the sound revealed her fear. She planted her fists on her hips and glared not only at Mac but all the men, hoping to cover her terror with bravado.

The road to true love for Mac and Hannah is certainly not smooth…

Anger surged through him, as cold as liquid nitrogen and just as deadly. Buried deep inside, his intellect battered at the fury. Breathe, he reminded himself. He’d marked her once before in a rage, forgetting how delicate her skin was, how fragile she was beneath the tough exterior. His fingers locked around her arm but didn’t squeeze.

“You want to tell me who the hell put this bug up your ass?” He gritted the words out and something in his expression finally registered with her. For a heart-shattering moment, fear flashed in her eyes and nausea roiled in his gut. He dropped his hand, backed away, shoved his fists into his pockets. “Gawddammit, Hannah. Do you really believe I’d fucking hurt you? You’re carrying my pup. I’d cut off my hand before I hurt you.”

And there goes Hannah trying to assert herself again. *bwahahaha*

“I don’t have time for this.”

“Then make it.”

“Command Sergeant Major—”

“Don’t pull rank on me, Major.” He pushed off the wall, his gaze lasering in on her expression. He read her, his nostrils flaring at her scent—the ammonia stench of fear overlaid with the dusty odor of her exhaustion. “Hannah? What’s wrong?”

She pushed fingers through her short cap of blond hair as she looked away. “Nothing.”

Oh but there is! There’s a lot wrong, as y’all will find out when the book releases. In the meantime, is there any fear in what you’re writing today? Share! And yes, I will try to be more sociable and reply to comments from Monday and today.

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About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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6 Responses to Wednesday Words – I Was Afraid of That

  1. Ashlynn says:

    Nice!! Love the lil snippets and now I need to find some of my own. Not a lot of fear in my short, but there is in WRECK.

    Don’t muppet flail too much. Take a deep breath you can do this!

  2. I can’t wait! Awesome snippets – like appetizers, now I want the meal even more. =o)

    Yeah, Dying Embers has a lot about fear in it – especially Jace’s fear of fire in the face of chasing a killer who’s burning men alive in their cars. Not a lot about fear in Wrongful Termination, though. It’s hard to be afraid when no one really believes there’s a murderer on the loose. Oh, if they only knew. ;o)

    • Silver James says:

      Yeah…Jace has a “nice” phobia going for her! DYING EMBERS is on tap right after FUEL. Ha! That sort of fits in a rather warped way. LOLOL Is WT your next project? LOVED it! And doesn’t the heroine have a touch of fear? Especially when it comes to the hero, the death of her husband, and relationships in general? Hrmmmm

  3. **claps jumps up and down on wolf snippets** I’m looking forward to filling in the blanks–can’t to wait to see Hannah in labor????

    FEAR and YOUR NOT GOOD ENOUGH seem to tag team at times. I have let them get the best of me were human. But I’m trying to do more showing and less telling especially with my writing, I’m not a writer if i’m not writing, it has to be a priority now more then ever! Mostly in my case I have to leave the day job at the day job.
    Sorry to go off on a different topic** you know squirrel**
    My Congrats to Ashlynn, B.E. on your published projects!!
    Silver you rock and multi task better the anyone.
    You guys are my inspiration to keep my ass moving forward, I’m gonna get their, just might take me abit longer. =)

    • Silver James says:

      Boy, I think we can ALL relate to that, Kimber! It’s a resounding theme for me, anyway. But I just get my stubborn on and plow on through. I remember working the day job and with mine, I often couldn’t leave it “at the office.” That said, I found a way to channel that into my writing. You’ll get it figured out because you ARE a writer! 😀

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