Wednesday Words: Kid Games

#1lineWed isn’t playing around this week. No games when it comes to the THEME which is **HIDE** and **SEEK** and bonus points for using both. 😉 I get bonus points even if the snippet is short because…spoilers.

I know I keep saying that I’m close to finishing this dang book, tentatively titled NIGHT FALL but I really am. I have a love scene to finish, some explanations, and acceptance, and voila! It’ll be ready to edit and revise. I hope to have a cover to share soon. But I digress. Gravedigger. He…uhm…well…see…there was this thing that happened. And Shy left. So Digger turned wolf.

Gravedigger
Hardy sat, back braced against a broad tree trunk. He stared into the underbrush, his gaze fixed on me. “It’s time, Digger. You need to come back now. No more of this hide and seek shit.”

His voice was low, with a hint of alpha command in it. Not that it would work on me. We’d never tested who was the stronger wolf but I was damn sure he couldn’t force me to change. Only the Russian was capable of that.

“I brought your clothes, bro. It’s been over a week.”

I sank down on my haunches, regarding him unblinkingly, a snarl on my muzzle.

“You don’t scare me, Dig. You forget. I work for the Russian and I served under Mac McIntire. You’re tough. But you ain’t either of them.”

True.

“And not to sound humble, but I can take you.”

I snorted, which came out more of a sneeze. Like hell.

“I need to check your wound. I suspect you haven’t been shifting nor have you smeared any of the antibiotic ointment on it. That means you’ve been licking it. We heal fast but that was a wicked wound and wolf spit won’t do squat.”

I growled, even though he was right. That’s exactly what I’d done. If it worked for our wild kin, why wouldn’t it work for us?
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Why yes, Gravedigger has been running wild licking his wounds, literally and metophorically. Anyone have hide-and-seek words to share? Anyone want to make odds on when I will actually type The End?

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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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4 Responses to Wednesday Words: Kid Games

  1. I’m giving you ’til the end of the month and then I’m coming after your butt with a pointy stick. (Does that help motivate you?)

    Awesome snippet, btw.

    Here’s mine from Sleeping Ugly…
    “And hey, your curse must be wearing off.”
    “Curse?”
    “What else can it be?” He touched my chin and directed my face upwards. “Either it’s wearing off or it’s true what women say about crying being good for them. You’re looking better already.”
    I shook my head away from his fingertips. “It’s how the damn thing works. By bedtime, I’ll be ready for a photo shoot again. And when I wake up tomorrow… Wham!”
    I narrowed my eyes and stared at him.
    “Isn’t that the way it works for you?”
    “I wish.” He turned red and ducked his head away. “I turn into some kind of troll at sunset and stay that way until sunrise.”
    “That sucks.”
    “Sounds like it sucks either way.”
    I couldn’t really agree with him too much. After all, it wasn’t like he couldn’t just hide all night— “Don’t tell me. You have some kind of third shift job or something.”

    • Silver James says:

      Soooo looking forward to hiding in this book when it comes out. I’ll be seeking its release. 😉

      And yes, pointy sticks are good motivation. I’m make progress today. Plus I’ve got Harlequin rewrites (3rd/4th time’s the charm right? *sigh* 🙄 ) coming the first of July so I HAVE to get this puppy out the door!

  2. Kimber Michaela says:

    I kinda agree with B.E on the pointy stick *raises eyebrow*
    Ok humor me, when did Hardy work under Mac? My brain cells seem to be on a misfire rotation😞
    Plus Russian and Mac great role models and bad ass kickers.
    Have a great day.
    Rain has seemed to cool the temps abit!!

    • Silver James says:

      Hardy was part of the 69th, not on Mac’s team, but Mac was the sargeant major, in charge of all the teams. Hardy is first mentioned either in MOON SHOT or in MOONSTRUCK: SECRETS (as part of the middle section between BLOOD MOON and BAD MOON). Is it terrible that I can’t remember? But that’s where he got his medic training. And when Mac came to visit the Nightriders in NIGHT SHIFT, he was aware that Hardy was VP. 🙂

      And yeah, the pointy sticks are working. I’ve finished the sexy bit and have started chapter 23, which should be the last chapter. Then edits/revisions and off to beta reader and editor. Hope to have the cover by next week, too. 😀

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