Sexy Snippet Sunday

snippetsbannerWelcome to this week’s Sexy Sunday Snippets, thanks to the Nuthouse Scribblers challenge to offer readers 7 sentences from a work in progress or a published work.

 This week my snippet comes from

        Marked for Magic due out in April with Lyrical Press,

A Kensington Imprint.MarkedForMagic-1If you like the snippet and blurb you can pre-order by clicking the link.

Snippet.

Thabit joined her and lifted her hand to his mouth. “Are you ready to begin?”
Tonight his eyes glittered, emerald bright, full of the power she had rarely seen, but even so, she needed the peace his arms could give her. “Hold me, Thabit, I am afraid.”
He crushed her to him. “Are you fearful of me or the act? Is it the ceremony?”

Blurb.

The witch mark on Nin’s hand is a curse. She has no magic powers, whatever the lore says. But the village believes. The old crone’s wisdom is to see her banished. Ragged and hungry, she must serve the Mage. Alone in his tower, she is his chattel. But Mage Thabit is not what Nin expected—the bright green eyes and supple form under his cloak are not the stuff of nightmares, and kindness hides in his brusque heart. Thabit senses that Nin is more than she seems, too. When true nightmares haunt the land, it is precisely her elusive powers that might deliver them…

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