This week’s blog post is proudly brought to you by Total Eclipse Reviews. They’re generously hosting me as part of my Radiant blog tour and asked me to write about my take on author piracy. Here’s a few lines to get you thinking. Click on the link to read more…
My eyes widened involuntarily at the sharp gleam of his cutlass. As he narrowed his dark eyes at me, a twisted smile played on his craggy, weather-beaten face.
“That’s right, sweetheart. I’m going to get what I came for one way or the other.”
I swallowed painfully as the point of the blade came closer. “It’s not yours to take.” My voice was a desperate whisper.
I winced as the deadly cutlass met the delicate skin of my neck, inhaling sharply.
“I disagree. I make my living out of taking things that aren’t mine, and quite a fine living it is too.” He erupted into a roar of laughter and the movement pressed the blade even deeper into my flesh, making me cry out.
“Please!” I ignored the sting of tears in my eyes. Now wasn’t the time for emotion, it was better to stay as level-headed as possible.Even though it pained my heart in much the same way as the blade currently causing a slow trail of blood down my throat, I knew what I had to do.