About Last Night from MAGIC OF THE NILE Weekend Writing Warriors

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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…

Continuing with the excerpts from MAGIC OF THE NILE =>This excerpt follows after last MagicOfTheNile_1600x2400week’s. Finally alone in the temple’s office, Sahure has confronted Tyema about her “masquerade” on the night of the festival. The innkeeper Sahure overheard talking about her in the previous snippet is her brother-in-law, by the way. (A little creative punctuation and editing has occurred here.) :

“Oh dear, I was hoping no one in the family had seen me.” Tyema knew she’d be dealing with the gossip and fallout of her excursion for a long time – her aunts, nieces and female cousins would want all the details, none of which she planned to supply, innocuous though the night had been.

“Apparently we’re the talk of the entire town today, I assure you, not that I care,” he said.

No, for you’ll be departing for Thebes all too soon, while I stay here. Tyema didn’t know what to say next. She was unused to dealing with a man on a personal level – all her encounters with people were about the temple, about Sobek’s business, and those interactions she could handle. She decided to switch the conversation to his reason for visiting the area, saying “I’m sure the Great One will be fine with anywhere you decide to build a river port, as long as the site isn’t close to this temple complex.”

He picked up a gilded crocodile statue on the desk, examined it briefly before setting it down, saying, “We aren’t done with the subject of last night yet.” 

More to come, I promise. 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 for MAGIC OF THE NILE:

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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35 comments on “About Last Night from MAGIC OF THE NILE Weekend Writing Warriors

  1. As always a great snippet- Drew me right in and has left me wondering what else he wants to discuss about the previous night. Clearly, he’s not going to let her drop the subject.

  2. He’s not going to let her change the subject that easily. Good for him! She needs to learn to deal with people on a personal level–especially Sahure. Loved this snippet.

  3. “We aren’t done with the subject of last night yet.” – Oooh, damn. I like that! Sexy and demanding at the same time. Fabulous excerpt!

  4. Just a great exchange between them, Veronica. He does seem a bit arrogant but in an understated way, so he seems to know that he shouldn’t push it while on her turf. But how will she react??

    • Thanks, Anne! Frauke of Croco Designs does my Egyptians (all but Warrior and she was unavailable for that one). She’s working on the cover for Ghost of the Nile now.

  5. I’m loving the comments today, LOL, glad you all are enjoying this continued scene. I promise to keep going with it until we reach the end of this encounter between the two of them. It was fun to write their story because normally these two would never have met and are worlds apart, even in ancient Egypt. Since he didn’t know she was the High Priestess that first night and she uncharacteristically decided to take a risk by going to the festival with him, the rest of the story is made possible. Well, and with some involvement by Sobek the Crocodile God along the way…

  6. Oh, he’s not done talking about last night. I love it and can’t wait to read what he has to say.

  7. Great snippet! You can never go wrong with having characters the center of the town gossip. I’m curious to know what she did. Can’t wait for next installment!

    Keep smiling,

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