I hope everyone is enjoying November so far. I've been digilently working on my Nanowrimo "novel in a month" work-in-progress and I'm hopeful I'll finish it (or be close to finishing it) by the end of the month.
This week's excerpt is from my Tarot Card story, The Loves of Her Life.
The Loves of Her Life
by Celine Chatillon
(Tarot Card series--Two of Wands)
Spoiled and pampered Princess Estrella knows she must marry Prince Norbet for the good of her people. But she loves Lord Aiden, her childhood sweetheart, a soldier who must fight the dragon that threatens both their kingdoms. With her second sight she can see into the future and knows what is best for all… But even with this awful knowledge, how can Estrella choose between the loves of her life?
Scene set-up: Princess Estrella helps re-enact the Summer Solstice story with her lover, Lord Aiden, while a well-dressed stranger watches on.
“Give us the rest of the story!” cried the spectators. “Honor the Summer Solstice! Honor the goddess!”
“Well, if you put it that way…”
Estrella wrapped her hands tighter about her lover’s neck and pulled his lips toward hers, kissing him passionately. Their tongues met and the electricity of attraction surged through both. Instantly, Aiden crushed her curves against his. He rhythmically rubbed the bulge beneath his loincloth against her belly. She moaned and reached down to stroke his erect flesh in time with the music, which had taken a serious turn into a steady, sultry, throbbing beat. He slid a hand under her short, filmy skirt and stroked the growing dampness between her thighs.
He chuckled. “You’re as wet as the legendary flood of the Dragon’s lair. Obviously, all these eyes focused on your luscious body is a turn on.”
She smiled against his lips. “And I can tell you’re as hard and straight as the legendary granite obelisk that marks the end of the world.”
“Atillo then entered Adala and the whole world blossomed!” exclaimed a self-appointed narrator, a thin, bookish-type who seem to relish the telling of tales. “Soon, all the world was filled with the beautiful evidence of their love.”
“Hmm, are you ready for me to fill you with the evidence of my love, my dear?” Aiden whispered in her ear. “I’m about to burst as it is.”
“As am I. But wasn’t there another person in the legend that brought the two together? The oak tree, Amillo?”
“You’re right.” Aiden tweaked a pointed nipple through the thin material of her shift, causing Estrella to moan.
A shadow crossed their path.
“And Amillo came and cradled the lovers in his branches to better assist their joining,” their narrator said in hushed tones.
Estrella and Aiden hesitated then slowly turned to see their oak cradle.
The well-dressed stranger!
“I thought I’d volunteer my services in the part of Amillo. I am an amateur scholar of these old myths and legends. The chance to help act out one with such a handsome couple was… irresistible.”
The Loves of Her Life now available at eXtasy Books
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