www_bannerHello! Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors where we each post eight sentences from a current or previous WIP. You can find other amazing excerpts HERE!

This week I’m posting the first lines from my soon to be released story THE DARK BOKOR, coming Oct. 18th from Breathless Press. Just on time for Halloween!

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Jesse froze, heart pounding in the semidarkness, as an arm like a steel band clamped around his chest, holding him immobile against a hard body. A warm exhale fanned his neck, sending a not-unpleasant shiver through him. The man drew in a breath, nose nuzzled at his nape, and heat pooled instantly in Jesse’s gut. Shit. Had it really been that long since he’d been in someone’s arms?

The cold voice in his ear thawed with a slight laugh. “At least you don’t smell like them. That’s something.”

Jesse’s pulse leaped, and his gaze darted around the small office, searching the shadows. “Are they here?”


It’s started. Bodies have been found in the French Quarter, torn limb from limb. The undead have been seen walking. For Detective Matthew Rieves, this is the worst news he can imagine. Having spent his entire life in Orleans Parish, Matt’s no stranger to the bizarre. Though, despite the growing evidence, he still has a hard time believing in the occult. But when two hoodoo bokors vie for supremacy, it’s the innocent civilians that pay the price.

For Jesse Dalembert, he’d left New Orleans to sever his ties with hoodoo. But when a friend is brutally murdered by the bokor’s zombies, he returns, falling at once into danger and into Detective Rieves’s bed. With their lives on the line, their simmering attraction flares into a passion they can no longer deny.

Working against time, can the lovers find a way to stop the hoodoo war, or will they fall victim to the dark magic, maybe becoming zombies themselves?


About diannehartsock

Author of paranormal/suspense, fantasy/adventure, m/m romance and anything else that comes to mind. Oh, and a floral designer.
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4 Responses to #8Sunday-WeWriWa

  1. Love your 8. I wasn’t sure if he was about to be harms way or not. Then again maybe he is 🙂 I love the tension you managed to convey as well as giving us a bit of Jesse’s feelings from the embrace

  2. What a great mix of romantic and scary tension. I wasn’t sure which way the boat would rock. Intriguing book concept and loved the 8!

  3. Gemma Parkes says:

    I hope not! Love his reaction to the touch.

  4. Sue says:

    this sounds a bit different from you – I’ll read anything that takes place in New Orleans.

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