When we left off last week our hero Polydegmon had been attacked and badly wounded. The heroine, Freddy, rescued him from the monsters, but now poor Polydegmon has to face something much more fearsome than supernatural terrors…his new girlfriend’s father! And, so far, it’s not going well…
“I think you have some affection for Freddy,” her father said, “but not enough to keep you from trifling with her. That would be too much to expect from an Olympian.”
“You know me well.” Polydegmon sank back in the wooden kitchen chair and molded his lips into a sardonic curve, hoping to irritate the man Colin. Polydegmon was both amused and annoyed to be so easily recognized even in his borrowed fairy garb.
“The taint of your pantheon is hard to mistake.” The man swept him a mocking bow. “Lord Polydegmon.”
The Story: Feisty Frederica Fitzgerald is just one day shy of her sweet sixteen when she’s nearly run over by a tall, dark dreamboat on a big black horse. Freddy can deal with the running over part–no harm done. The problem is the rider, Mr. Sex Bomb himself: Polydegmon, son of Hades and heir to the Greek Underworld.
Freddy’s hooked on Polydegmon from the start (although dude, togas went out of style several thousand years ago), being near him is enough to make her tingle down to her toes. But he’s got secrets he isn’t sharing, and trouble follows him closer than his own shadow: rabid dogs running around the suburbs, insane crows stalking Freddy and, worst of all, the feral fairies of the Wild Hunt trolling her hometown for their next bit of human game.
The closer Freddy gets to Deg, the weirder her life becomes, until Freddy discovers something about her own past that changes everything she ever thought she knew about herself. And her world…
Hope you enjoyed the snippet above, and don’t forget to check out all the other 8 sentence excerpts this week.