It's Sunday again, folks, and that means sharing six paragraphs from either a published project or a WIP. This is from A HIGHLANDER'S OBSESSION, a Highlander's Beloved Novel releasing August 18th from Loveswept/Random House.
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As a set-up for this scene, Paisley and her grandma have traveled to Scotland to attend the funeral of a relative. Paisley is what we call a telepathic animal communicator. Ronan and Bryce have picked up the ladies at the airport and are driving them to Matheson Lodge on a dark and rainy night.
Ronan stepped on the brake and the Land Rover hydroplaned for a short distance. He fought to keep control. “Bloody hell, I can barely see beyond the end of the hood. The weatherman didna predict this storm. All this rain and wind has me seeing things. Is that an owl flying just in front of our vehicle? It canna be.”
Bryce leaned forward. “Aye, ’tis an owl and a white one, to boot. What the bloody hell the cailleach-oidhche is doing here is beyond me. Slow down so we dinna hit him.”
The owl slowed also. I will lead ye safely to the lodge, American. Ye are the answer.
Paisley stiffened and used her gift to communicate to the owl. The answer to what?
This ye will learn. Never fear.
Unease prickled her skin much as the rain pelted the car. How would an owl know she was from America? She hung her head and rubbed her forehead to ease her headache. For that matter, how did the owl know she could communicate with him? She straightened and her breath clogged in her lungs. Glowing eyes blinked at her from the forest. Three pair from the dark, twisted shadows of the trees.
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