On An Unknown Road? MAGIC OF THE NILE Weekend Writing Warriors

WeWriWa buttonA fun way to sample new books and find new writers! Here’s the link to the Weekend Writing Warriors central page, so you can visit all the participants sharing excerpts today…

I HAVE to squee (just  little, oh kindly moderators?) – Night Owl Reviews gave MAGIC OF THE NILE 5 stars and made it a Top Pick this week!

Continuing with the excerpts from this novel => After last week, everyone wanted to know whether Sahure would let Tyema drive the chariot so I’ve followed up with the next few sentences.  (I may have played with the punctuation to make it eight run-on sentences so please forgive me….) Sahure speaks first:

MagicOfTheNile_1600x2400           “In the twilight, on an unknown road? Hardly the place for me to teach you to handle a high spirited team,” he demurred.

            “When will I ever have such a chance again – you must be one of Pharaoh’s best charioteers, surely? Who better to learn from?”

            Glancing at her face, which must have shown her disappointment despite her wheedling tone, he laughed, drawing the horses to a halt in a cloud of dust. “I can’t resist such a charmingly worded request. All right, as a compromise, you can hold the reins with me, if you’d like.”

            He stood back as she sidled to a position in front of him and he folded the leather reins into her hands, never actually releasing them himself, saying as he did so, “You wanted to drive, lift the reins and click your tongue so they know to run.”

Actually the chariot is a recurring theme in the novel…

As always, I love your comments and feedback. Although this is a published work, the input helps for the future novels…

Here’s the story blurb:

The standalone sequel to Priestess of the Nile…picks up about fifteen years later and tells the tale of Tyema, who was the younger sister in Priestess of the Nile…

After a childhood spent scorned and ignored by her family because of her crippled foot, Tyema was magically healed then installed as the High Priestess of his temple by Sobek the Crocodile God. But Tyema is still haunted by her memories, scarred by the abuse she endured. Despite Sobek’s protection, as an adult she’s become a near recluse inside the temple grounds…

Until Captain Sahure arrives in her remote town, sent from Thebes on an urgent mission for Pharaoh, requiring High Priestess Tyema’s help. From that moment on, her quiet, safe life is upended in ways she never could have expected.

But after a whirlwind romance with Sahure, the two part as Pharaoh orders him to undertake another assignment on Egypt’s dangerous frontier, far from Tyema’s remote town.

Heart-broken, Tyema is ready to return to her life of loneliness, official duties and, now, regret. But the Crocodile God has other plans for his priestess: she must uncover the sorcerer who threatens Pharaoh’s life with black magic. Soon enough, Tyema finds herself thrown into the chaos of Pharoah’s court, neck deep in intrigue and danger. Just when she thinks she can’t take the pressures of a very public court life and her secret investigation for the Crocodile God any longer, Sahure re-enters the scene.

But is her former love there to help or to hinder? Can they resolve their differences and work together to find the dark sorcerer who threatens Pharaoh and Egypt? Will the love between a proud warrior and a shy priestess lead them to a future together?

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26 comments on “On An Unknown Road? MAGIC OF THE NILE Weekend Writing Warriors

  1. Kudos on the reviews!
    The situation is definitely filled with sexual tension, wow. I can’t help but note how he is “letting” her drive while maintaining complete control. Great 8.

  2. Yay! Excellent compromise. A practical decision on his part, one that happens to require her to stand right up against him 🙂 Lovely scene.

  3. I think I’ll share what she decides in the next week’s excerpt, as far as chariots go, which surprises Sahure…thanks for the comments, everyone, much appreciated!

  4. It’s a good thing he’s not letting her take complete control when she’s never drive before. It reminds me of how my late uncle used to let me drive his truck while I sat on his lap when I was young.

    Congratulations on the awesome review.

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