Saturday, October 2, 2010

Sleepy Hollow Dreams: The Excerpt!

Galloping hoof beats pursued her down the old post road.

Ghostly hoof beats. The legendary Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow.

Chasing her.

With deadly purpose.

Faster and faster.

Katy ran on, her sides cramping. Her flip-flops smacked asphalt but the clop of the demonic hooves echoed louder. She clattered into the street as the sidewalk ended, and gasped for air.

A piece of one rubber thong broke and she stumbled, tripping onto the grassy median bordering Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Her shriek ripped through the quiet suburban village. Utter fatigue claimed her, halting her steps. She collapsed in exhaustion, her sleep-drenched mind blanking as she fell.

Hard-muscled arms scooped her up before she hit the ground. The horse’s unearthly scream ripped through her as the beast thundered past. Her rescuer clasped her against his broad, masculine chest. A familiar glow of warmth stole over her, filling her with a sense of peace and security...

Beneath her ear, a strong heartbeat pulsed, quickening in time to the increased thudding of her own. His autumn scent seduced her as he swept her away, his long-legged strides purposeful and sure. She rested her cheek against his shoulder, her head fitting perfectly in the hollow of his neck. Her fear ebbed, replaced by desire.
A large hand slid over her breasts, her nipples already taut and straining with need against the thin cotton of her dress. She arched into him, rubbing herself against him like a cat in heat, rewarded by his harsh gasp and the ragged hitch in his breathing.

Moments later he carried her into the cemetery, and she felt the soft October earth, rich and spongy, at her back. Large, manly hands made quick work of the few clothes she wore.

“I’m dreaming,” she murmured.

“No. Not this time. Open your eyes.”

Coming October 8 from the Scarlet Rose line of The Wild Rose Press


Liz Fichera said...

Oh, la la! Very vivid. I was out of breath after reading the excerpt! :-)

Taryn Kincaid said...

So is Katy! (And she'll soon be even more breathless!

Thanks, Liz!

Shoshanna Evers said...

Great excerpt! I checked out your page on the Wild Rose site too, very nice!

Taryn Kincaid said...


Eleri Stone said...

Damn. Making the headless horseman story sexy. Who'd have thought it? Love the excerpt. Perfect for Halloween too.

Taryn Kincaid said...

Thanks, Eleri! The last few weeks have been frantic, trying to get the final edits done in time!

Hmm, maybe we should do a Halloween contest...what does everyone think?

Liz said...

Wooooooooooooooo. Love it!

JL Walters said...

Do like the new beginning.

Taryn Kincaid said...

Thanks, Liz. Thanks, Janet. Actually, most of it is new. You've heard very little of it.

Anonymous said...

Oh, very exciting! Can't wait to read it next week!!

Wendy Marcus said...

WOW! That was spectacular!

Taryn Kincaid said...

Thanks, ladies. Hope you'll pop back in for Six Sentence Sunday tomorrow!

Jen Daiker said...

Wow!!!!! I'm a new follower and to come to the blog and see this amazinge excerpt was awesome! You had my heart racing and I'm dying to read this novel... how exciting it's days away to read!!

Taryn Kincaid said...

Jen -- I'm thrilled and delighted you stopped by!

Your comment is making me do the Happy Dance!

I hope you'll love Ryck and Katy as much as I do!

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