Welcome to this week’s Six Sentence Sunday post! (Visit the other fab writers here.) I continue to post from Blowing Embers, the second chapter in The Embers Series, a paranormal romance/epic fantasy, set to be released this summer.
Today’s snip starts literally right where we left off last week (er – two weeks ago – and sorry about that; I was sick). Setting: Kiera has managed to make it back to her apartment, only to find Alex, her 6-year-old nephew, and Emmy, his nanny, waiting for her. It’s been a tumultuous (!) day, and she’s sitting in front of the fire, wondering why Alex and Emmy aren’t already down in the great hall awaiting their evening meal. In response to a query, Emmy has told her that Alex has something to ask.
Oh dear; this was something serious. She suppressed a frown and tried to look attentive.
But his words stole her breath. “Keer, I want to be a soldier.” Shoulders lifted as he sat up straighter. His face looked so earnest, and the fear and determination she read in his wide brown eyes, eyes so much like her own, hurt her heart as much as the sounds doubtless issued from the folds of his.