Hello! 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 from my recently released story THE DARK BOKOR. Just on time for Halloween!
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Music reached them as they neared the corner, soulful jazz from the nightclub spilling into the night.
“In here,” Matt murmured, ducking through the doorway. Jesse followed, hesitating on the threshold to let his eyes adjust. Candles lit the tables and muted track lighting illuminated the singer on the tiny stage up front. A few couples danced, swaying together to the sultry music. Watching Matt’s confident stride as he approached the bar, Jesse wondered what it would be like to be held in his strong arms, feel the movement of that powerful body against his. Regret touched his heart. Matt could never love someone like him.
THE DARK BOKOR –ARe Books
When it comes to the dark weavings of hoodoo magic, only a few can survive.
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?