Monthly Archives: May 2013

Teaser

It’s been a while since I posted a teaser from the shifter story (still no title).

Marrok and Billy rode into town for supplies. Several weeks had passed since they were last in town. They stabled the two riding horses and the pack horse, checked into the hotel and then walked over to the saloon.

Smoke hung heavily in the room. The smell of beer, whiskey and fear permeated the air. Over it all, Marrok’s keen sense of smell picked up a scent he hadn’t smelled since Paris eighty years ago.

A townsman stood at the front of the room and spoke to the assembled group. “The full moon is tonight. We have to be alert. We don’t want to lose any more women.”

Marrok looked around. There by the fireplace was the source of the scent. DuPre!

The speaker continued, “The last five months a woman has been killed the night of the full moon. We have to find this creature.”

Murmurs erupted from the crowd. One man spoke up. “We don’t even know what we’re hunting. Is it a wolf? Is it a catamount? Is it a bear?”

“Well,” said a third man, “the tracks look like a wolf, but bigger than any wolf I’ve ever seen. There are also a man’s tracks around the area and man’s clothing. When we try to track the animal, the tracks disappear and the man’s take over.”

A man known to Marrok as Jim said, “I’m not saying I believe in such things, but my grandmother used to tell tales of a creature in the old country that was a man most of the time, but turned into a wolf at the time of the full moon.”

Several people nodded and muttered murmurs of agreement.

The man by the fireplace turned and saw Marrok. He smirked and nodded.

Marrok knew by his smirk DuPre was the killer.

Update

Second Glances has been totally revamped. I turned 28 pages over to my proof reader Thursday night and he gave them back to me yesterday with 18 notes attached. I do love that man.

I told him he didn’t have to read the Lesbian sex scene, but he did anyway.

I promised him I’d have the shifter story done when he gets back from his vacation June 26 – I need another 20,000-30,000 words.

Would also like to have Second Glances done by the end of summer.

Guess I’d better get busy. I am such a slow writer. I guess I spend too much time thinking things over before I write them down.

Shifter Story

Well, I have over 23,000 words and still no title.

So far Marrok has lived 79 years and just took his fourth lover. Where to from here?

I think I’m becoming a writer.

I got a FB message from a woman who read First Impressions and wants a sequel. I now have three WIPs. Does that mean I’m a writer?