Welcome to Rainbow Snippets! Today, we find Callum still lost on the moors…
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“Soft. Sweet.” A voice sliced the silence and a cold breath washed over his face. He gagged on the waft of rot and decay. The tip of a dry tongue scraped along 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’S FATE –coming February 4 from Wayward Inc. Publishing
In 1780, Scotland, following a harsh year of drought, Callum Mackenzie is forced from his father’s farm in the hopes of finding work.
But as fate would have it, Callum is lured onto the moors by the will-o-the-wisp. Lost in the dark, he falls into enchantment, encountering faeries and nymphs, until he stumbles into the arms of a licentious Barrow-Wight who lays claim to his soul.
Hearing his silent pleas, Donal sends Liam the gruagach (faery) to rescue Callum and bring him to his farm, a place of refuge from the Fae. Callum is happy working on Donal’s farm, slowly falling in love with the beautiful, silver-haired gruagach.
Yet there’s something wrong in the nearby forest…
Despite Donal’s warnings, Callum is lured into the forest and becomes tangled in its magic, easy prey for the Barrow-Wight. Will Liam be able to strike a deal with the Barrow-Wight to save Callum’s life, or has Callum found his last resting place instead?
Creepy! Gave me chills, loved it!
Deliciously creepy. Not quite sensual but definitely captivating
Scary and hot at the same time – another bite of your amazing mix. Great snippet!
I’ll never go down to the woods again! 😉
Well that’s nice and creepy, love it.
*shudders* Perfectly disturbing. Love the bit about ‘sweet marrow’–that’s enough by itself to send anyone away screaming.
wow that sounds interesting
That may take the prize for creepiest pick up line ever.
Poor Callum! He needs to escape – or be rescued. Very chilling scene.
creepy!!!! I’m scared for Callum now.
Beautiful imagery in this! You have a way with words. (Also, LOL at P.T. Creepiest pick up line ever.)
Deliciously creepy 🙂