The Great One Sobek Doesn’t 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…

Continuing with the excerpts from MAGIC OF THE NILE =>This excerpt follows after last week’s. Finally alone in the temple’s office, Sahure has confronted Tyema about her “masquerade” on the night of the festival. The conversation continues. (A little editing and some creative punctuation has definitely occurred here.) :

She started to chuckle, then laughed outright, “Could we start over?” She held out MagicOfTheNile_1600x2400one hand, “I’m Tyema, high priestess of Sobek in the Ibis Nome, but you may call me Ema.”

He walked to her chair. “Much better,” he said, taking her hand and bowing respectfully as if she were the queen. “I’m Captain Sahure, sent by Pharaoh to survey the Nile in this area, to further his investigation into the possibility of building a new port.”

“And the Great One Sobek does not set limits on what I do with my personal time.” Tyema smiled, gazing into his dark brown eyes, enjoying the warmth of his reciprocating grin.  Glancing at the piles of tablets and the rolled papyri on her desk, Tyema said, “ Alhough I can’t abandon my daily duties.”

Nearly done with excerpting this section of the novel.  One more week for sure, maybe two…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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34 comments on “The Great One Sobek Doesn’t MAGIC OF THE NILE Weekend Writing Warriors

  1. Love the touch of humor in their conversation, almost sounds like a touch of foreplay… Good 8.

  2. Loving the comments! Yes, Sahure and Tyema do seem pretty compatible but of course Fate throws a major wrench in the works (or it would be a short book LOL). Tyema is keeping secrets…we’ll go probably one more week from this book and then I might switch to my upcoming science fiction romance for a while (out August 18). But not to worry, GHOST OF THE NILE is my current WIP so there will be more Egypt,.

  3. Like everyone else, I really enjoyed the light flirtation in the dialogue. Things are looking up, but too bad for them- they’re in the hands of a novelist skilled at conflict and adventure!

  4. Love the reintroduction and the playful banter between these two. You do such a great job with the dialogue, Veronica! 🙂

  5. Two logical characters who solve their misunderstandings by talking to each other—brilliant! 😀

    (Sobek may not put limits on her personal time, but I’ll bet that one scribe would, if he could…)

  6. Glad he went along with the starting over! I see paperwork isn’t a new problem, at all. I blame that one scribe, I’m sure he’s the kind of person who makes paperwork like some people breathe…

  7. I think when I leave this book, I’m going to have to give you a snippet from the scene where things stop going well…in a week or two.The giant cliffhanger LOL! Thanks for all the comments, much appreciated!

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