Tuesday, 2 April 2013

#TantalizingTuesdays - Fear

It's Tuesday again! Stating the obvious I know, but I am getting myself all confused this week. Yesterday was Easter Monday and thus a bank holiday here in the UK, so I've had hubby off work for a full four days. The kids are also off school and I get all confuzzled as my five year old would say, as to what day of the week it is.

Cue, me having an, 'Oh lordy, I need to write a teaser for tomorrow,' moment.

*rolls eyes at self*

In my defense I am knee deep in a new wip...

Anyhoo, enough of my rambling - Enjoy!

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She had finally stopped crying. The wrenching sobs that had shaken her body had subsided and he had managed to coax her out of the bath. With her body rinsed free of the mud and dirt it was just her hair that needed cleaning.
He massaged her silken tresses as gently as he could, forcing his breathing to stay even, to not give away his own anxiety. She had been so upset, so devastated that he hadn’t managed to bring himself to ask her the one question that was burning on his soul.
Judging by the knickers she still wore, perhaps she had managed to get away before anything worse could have happened. Surely she would not lean back into his hands if the bastards had done more than scare her silly.
His own beast roared and clawed to be set free, to seek revenge for the trespass on his territory, his woman. She was his, had been from the moment he’d spotted her across the crowded common room.
His jaws ached with the need to brand, to claim what was his but that was not what she needed right now. He would stay her friend if it killed him.

Tantalizing Tuesday Authors use a photo prompt to tease in 200 words. Please click on the graphic to check out the other fabulous participating authors.

Let me know what you thought of my teaser today.

Till next week, folks.

D x


  1. Really really liked this one D!

  2. Emotive piece, so many questions l wouldn't want to ask! Beautifully written.

  3. I look forward to reading the book that this goes with.

  4. You nearly brought me to tears, woman! I love it.

  5. Love, love, love this, and so agreeing with Kiru! What a touching piece. As Gemma said, I have many questions. I hope you will write more of this story.

    1. Thank you, and we'll see. My current wip started off as a tease, so who knows :-)

  6. You set up an incredibly emotional story. I want to know more.

  7. So much going on in this teaser - raw hurt, tenderness, passion, rage and love. Not bad for 200 words... ;)

  8. excellently written tease, very powerful and i agree with Jake, it's surprising what you can come up with when you've only got 200 words to work with. well done.

  9. The torture they both must have felt. I was glad that she trusted him and he restrained his primal needs to be her friend, for at least that moment. Wonderful work, fast paced and meaningful.