HUMP DAY HOOK is a weekly blog hop where each participating author posts one paragraph from either a published book or work in progress.
In today’s excerpt we return to events in Trails of Love I Crawl Part 2 and jump into the middle of a fight scene between Belial and Ádhamh. You know Belial from the banner and also a painting posted here earlier, Ádhamh’s likeness is captured on the smaller portrait on the book cover. Until this second in their fight, Ádhamh had fought in his wolf form and here we witness his transformation in his human body and his immediate reaction. Enjoy reading.
Close to the edge of losing consciousness in the wicked vice, his body suddenly spun on a wave of breathless pain like a ship that had lost her captain. For a blink of time, it trembled in the moment of an unwanted transformation and then he finally… saw… the face of his opponent. What didn’t matter to the wolf, mattered to the man. In this night of the hunted, he beheld the face of god. He beheld a flying dragon of perfection with desire coated wings. He beheld the miracle of eternal lust. Blood, dust, sweat, desire. Desire. Desire. It paralyzed him as if a lightning struck him in the middle of a summer storm. He couldn’t breathe but not because his trachea was still blocked. He was dying for the pale fluorites of the god’s eyes, for the luxuriant tresses of his cinereous hair, however tangled they were under the filth of battlefields? for the full lips, even for the unearthly heat emanating from his body. He was dying… but the dead couldn’t… lust.
I hope you enjoyed the second of respite in the middle of their fight. Ádhamh wants to point out that it didn’t take him longer then to pull himself together and get back to brawling.
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