Wicked Warriors Halloween Hop!

wwhhopWelcome to the Wicked Warriors Halloween Hop! Lots of prizes this year. Comment below for a chance to win an e-copy of any book on my backlist.

Also, there’s a:


1 Kindle Paperwhite and 5 autographed copies of Unbound…so there will be 6 winners!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Continue the hop HERE!

So, we’re talking about Wicked Warriors for this hop. Callum encounters one very wicked being who would love for you to meet him!

Down on the Farm vol 1_200x300Callum’s Fate ARe Books  Amazon  Breathless Press

Callum came to the farm to find a home, but will he find his last resting place instead?


Callum ran until his lungs burned; every breath ragged, painful. Fear spurred him on, though fog began to cling to the rough mounds of the barrows, making such flight dangerous. Stones stabbed through his worn boots with each footfall, but he daren’t stop. There had been voices in the shadows…

Exhaustion slowed him, his chest heaving as he fought for air. Dusk began to lay its dark mantle on the landscape and he shivered as a finger of dread traveled his spine. Dangerous to be on the moors at night without shelter. He cursed the ill fortune that had sent him this way, but he was hungry and ill. He’d followed the will-o-the-wisp, thinking they were the lights of a farmhouse. His brothers would crudely have called them swamp gas and continued on the road, but Callum had always been the fool.

An owl hooted in the semi-darkness making his skin crawl. “Sweet lord,” he muttered, heart thumping. “Protect me—”

He stumbled on a loose stone and fell heavily against a dark mound of earth. Oh God! The ground caved in under him and he dropped into the barrow in a shower of dirt.

“Save me!” he sobbed as he scrambled to his knees. Sinewy arms reached up from the blackness and wrapped around him. Callum screamed, but no sound escaped his throat, choked with terror. He was yanked against a hard chest and hands ran over him, disembodied in the darkness.

“Soft. Sweet.” A voice sliced the silence, a cold breath against his face. He gagged on the waft of rot and decay. The tip of a dry tongue scraped over his jaw and he shuddered against the body under him. “Nice strong bones to gnaw,” the voice continued. “Sweet marrow to suck and swallow. Shall I eat you, my lovely one?”

Callum whimpered as the low tones wound through his head. The mists parted and moonlight filled the barrow, showing him the creature. He gasped at the cold beauty of its face. Eyes dark as pitch burned into him, brushed against his soul. Lush lips, dripping honey, overripe, took his mouth in a kiss that sent his pulse into a riot of hunger and desire.

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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13 Responses to Wicked Warriors Halloween Hop!

  1. Denise Z says:

    I enjoyed the snippet from Callum’s Fate and Down on the Farm looks like it is going to be a fun read. Thank you for sharing it with us and for participating in what looks like a really fun hop. I will have to check out the rest of the posts 🙂

  2. Trix says:

    Yikes! Can’t tell if the creature is scary or sexy (which I’m sure is intentional)!

  3. Kerry P says:

    I agree with Trix above! scary or sexy? not sure, but it grabbed my attention!
    Thanks for being a stop on the hop!

  4. Sophia Rose says:

    I enjoyed the excerpt, thanks! Thanks for participating in the hop and for the giveaway opportunity.

  5. bn100 says:

    Nice excerpt

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  6. Meghan Stith says:

    I love the cover! A man in a kilt? Hold me back!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    mestith at gmail dot com

  7. Krysta B. says:

    Loved the excerpt, who doesn’t love a man in a kilt? lol


  8. Eva Millien says:

    Great excerpt! I love learning about new Wicked Warriors. Happy Halloween! Thanks for sharing the hop and your giveaway. evamillien at gmail dot com

  9. BookLady says:

    Thanks for sharing the great excerpt. Happy Halloween!

  10. Shadow says:

    Sounds fantastic! I cant wait to read more! Thanks for sharing! Happy Halloween! Thanks for the fun and goodies! 🙂

  11. Pam says:

    Great excerpt! Thanks for participating in the hop.

    pjmillion (at) comcast (dot) net

  12. stacey7smith says:

    have not read you before but would love the chance.thanks for a great hop!
    sasluvbooks at yahoo.com

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