Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Hump Day Hook #HDH - The Darkness of Love

Welcome to this week’s Hump Day Hook! Today I share another excerpt from The Darkness of Love, and today we see the young stable hand Marcus Scott caught in the act as he indulges in some very naughty fantasies about his mistress…



“Good morning, Marcus.” chimed a beautiful feminine voice.
      Marcus jumped and dropped the grooming brush, embarrassment sending a flush to his cheeks as he saw the object of his affections framed in the doorway to the stables.     
    “Good morning my Lady,” he stuttered, “I am so sorry, I didn’t see you arrive.”  He ducked his head and she laughed gently and replied. 
    “It is alright Marcus,” she said, “I could see that you were daydreaming.  I trust it was a pleasant vision?” 
    It was Marcus’ turn to laugh, but with further embarrassment.  If only she knew! 
    “Yes my Lady, a most pleasant daydream,” he replied, “Penelope is all ready for you.  I will just fetch her saddle.”  





Delicious, isn’t he? Unfortunately I couldn't find an image to do him justice, so I settled for an impression of the Lady's gardens. There is more to come, so make sure you check back in at the same time next week for more tantalising titbits. In the meantime, check out some other fantastic authors on our Hump Day Hook dedicated blog, and over on Facebook. Happy Humping!

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24 comments:

  1. Nicely done! I'm def hooked. Looking forward to more.

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  2. I'm wondering now what he was daydreaming about...

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    1. Let me just say it was rather lurid...! Thanks for commenting.

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  3. Makes me curious too. Nice hook.

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  4. Well I am curious as to what his daydreams are! Lovely hook!

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    1. Oh good, I picked a decent excerpt then! Thanks for commenting.

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  5. lol, that was a close call. Daydreaming can be quite dangerous ;) An intriguing snippet as always, Catherine.

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    1. Ha ha, it certainly can! Thank you Ciaran.

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  6. I bet she knows just what he was fantasizing about :-)

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  7. wondering what he was woolgathering about. thanks for sharing. :)
    C.R.

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    1. I love that phrase 'woolgathering!' Yes indeed... Thanks for commenting.

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  8. I really love how awkward he comes across. It would definitely be embarrassing to get caught daydreaming about that same person. Nice hook. Can't wait to read more.

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    1. Thank you, yes he is very sweet, or at least he was in his younger days...

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  9. Oh I love this snippet. Beautifully done. Thanks for sharing. And the image of the garden is gorgeous. ��

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    1. Thank you! I was quite pleased to find that image as well, it was something a bit different.

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  10. Oooh, intriguing! I look forward to more!

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