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Sunday, June 5, 2016

Chlorine gas oozed from the dragon's blood ~ Sunday snippet from Seeking A Scribe by Marsha A.Moore #FantasyRomance #SundaySnippet #8Sunday

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Seeking A Scribe:
Enchanted Bookstore Legend One

epic fantasy romance
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In this sample, Lyra McCauley and her small group of guides reach the division between good and evil lands.

“Lyra, come to me!” Cullen shouted, holding his hand to her just inside the boundary marked by the Geminus tree, and the Imperial Dragon let out a piercing screech.
Something whoshed above her. “You’re my prize now, Scribe,” a huge green dragon snarled while his talons latched onto her waist.
She screamed and writhed.
Before it could even lift off, the Imperial Dragon came at full speed, tackling the beast half his size.
Tossed free, she landed eighty feet farther within the dark land.
The dragons wrestled between her and the Geminus tree. Fire and magma drakes circled her like vultures. In one swift bite, the Head Guardian bit cleanly through the neck of his opponent, and the huge green head landed with a thud in front of Lyra, its spinal hornlets lodging in the soil. A stench of chlorine gas oozed from its blood.


Information about the Enchanted Bookstore Legends:

The Enchanted Bookstore Legends are about Lyra McCauley, a woman destined to become one of five strong women in her family who possess unique magical abilities and serve as Scribes in Dragonspeir. The Scribes span a long history, dating from 1200 to present day. Each Scribe is expected to journey through Dragonspeir, both the good and evil factions, then draft a written account. Each book contains magic with vast implications. 

Lyra was first introduced to Dragonspeir as a young girl, when she met the high sorcerer, Cullen Drake, through a gift of one of those enchanted books. Using its magic, he escorted her into the parallel world of Dragonspeir. Years later, she lost that volume and forgot the world and Cullen. These legends begin where he finds her again—she is thirty-five, standing in his enchanted bookstore, and Dragonspeir needs her.  

When Lyra reopens that enchanted book, she confronts a series of quests where she is expected to save the good Alliance from destruction by the evil Black Dragon. While learning about her role, Lyra and Cullen fall in love. He is 220 years old and kept alive by Dragonspeir magic. Cullen will die if Dragonspeir is taken over by the evil faction…Lyra becomes the Scribe.  

Seeking a Scribe: Enchanted Bookstore Legend One
Lyra McCauley is a writer and loves fantasy novels, but until she opens a selection from bookstore owner Cullen Drake, she has no idea he’s a wizard character who lives a double life inside that volume…or the story’s magic will compel her from the edge of depression to adventure, danger, and love. 

His gift to Lyra, the Book of Dragonspeir, was actually her copy, misplaced years ago. Lost in her pain following divorce and death, she fails to recognize him as her childhood playmate from the fantasyland. Friendship builds anew. Attraction sparks. But Lyra doubts whether a wizard is capable of love. She’s torn—should she protect her fragile heart or risk new love? 

Opening the book’s cover, she confronts a quest: save Dragonspeir from destruction by the Black Dragon before he utilizes power of August’s red moon to expand his strength and overthrow the opposing Imperial Dragon. Lyra accepts the challenge, fearing Cullen will perish if evil wins. Along with magical animal guides, Cullen helps her through many perils, but ultimately Lyra must use her own power…and time is running out.

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Quintessence: Enchanted Bookstore Legend Five

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Marsha A. Moore is a writer of fantasy romance. The magic of art and nature spark life into her writing. Read her COON HOLLOW TALES of paranormal romance and her ENCHANTED BOOKSTORE LEGENDS for adventurous epic fantasy romance. For a FREE ebook download, read her historic fantasy, LE CIRQUE DE MAGIE, available at Amazon and Smashwords.


Amy Braun said...

Holy smokes, that was intense! Great action!

Marsha A. Moore said...

Thanks lots, Amy! When I return to promoting this series, I always get a homesick feeling for my dragons. They were fun to write!

Christina Ochs said...

Wow,great dragon fight!

Veronica Scott said...

Wow, highly dramatic, a lot of action there! Excellent excerpt.

PT said...

Great description. That was quite a distance for her fall -- I hope she's not hurt too badly.

Aurora Springer said...

Exciting scene and it's great to add smells!

Elizabeth Alsobrooks said...

Wow, exciting battle! Quite a flight she took...hope the landing was softer than it sounded. Good snippet. Tweeted.

Ed Hoornaert said...

Hope her lungs are undamaged by the chlorine gas.

Linda said...

It sounds like an epic battle. Better get away from that chlorine though.

Daelyn Morgana said...

WOW! Great dragon battle! Love the descriptions. I don't think I'd want to mess with this Imperial Dragon if it just killed a dragon twice its size. Nicely done.

Cecilia Corona said...

Holy cow that was intense.