Weekend Writing Warriors: The Stern Nurse

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Today for Weekend Writing Warriors I’m again posting an excerpt from my sweet fantasy romance The Beauty’s Beast, which is about a cursed werewolf knight and the lady who loves him.

The first week we met our hero, Gabriel, and the second week we meet his feisty love interest, Kathryn. Last time I posted one of their first interactions and I’m continuing that scene this week. 🙂 Gabriel has been badly wounded by a dog attack, and he’s not exactly being a model patient/wolf for Kathryn. She just asked him to sleep on the bed and he’s refused.

He looked at her, pain fogging his vision, and shook his head.

“Don’t play the dumb mutt with me either, my lord; you’re smart enough to beg the king for mercy then you’re smart enough to know what I mean when I say get your fluffy tail back in bed.” She pointed, her delicate face set in a comically severe expression.

He did not move.

Lady Kathryn pouted, an expression oddly unsuited to the practical good sense she’d demonstrated thus far, and said, “You will not oblige me by getting on the bed?”

The wolf gave her a stern look, thinking, I take the bed while you sleep on the floor? Unthinkable.

I’ll be posting more from this scene next week so stay tuned! 🙂

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The Story:

Lady Kathryn’s father sends her to court to find a husband, but being penniless and disinterested doesn’t bode well for her success. Bored by the petty intrigues of court, her frustration and loneliness are eased when the king charges her with the care of his newest acquisition: a wolf he and his hunters have recently captured. What the king doesn’t realize is his remarkable pet was once Gabriel, his favorite knight, cursed into wolf form by an unfaithful wife.

The beast’s too-knowing eyes and the way he understands and responds to her every utterance convince Kathryn he is more than what he seems. Resolving to restore him, she doesn’t count on the greatest obstacle being Gabriel himself. The longer he stays in wolf form as a captive of the court, the harder it becomes for him to remember his humanity and to fight his wolfish urges to maim and kill.

Only Kathryn’s affection and determination stand between Gabriel the wolf and Gabriel the man. But when the one who betrayed him returns to court, will Kathryn’s love be enough to keep Gabriel from exacting a brutish revenge that will condemn the wolf to death?

Hope you enjoyed the snippet above, and don’t forget to check out all the other 8 sentence excerpts this week.


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