It’s Wednesday and that means it’s time for a Hump Day Hook!
I’m finishing my release celebration of Lust in Time: Erotic Romance through the Ages with a final clip from Giant Killer, the 1000 BC entry in this great collection from Rob Rosen and MLR Press.
Some commotion stirred the rear of the hall; heads swiveled and necks bowed as the audience members whispered one to another. Jonathan recognized his father’s seneschal, Ziba, moving across the back of the chamber. The family retainer was accompanied by a tall young man who looked every which way, trying to take in all there was to be seen. Jonathan suppressed a smile. What a rube!
The crowd parted as the newcomers strode forward to stand before King Saul. The young man was… a vision… so handsome that he had to be an angel—although surely no angel would look so travel worn. The youth was lean and bronzed with dark hair; he made brief eye contact with Jonathan. When he looked away, Jonathan had to force himself to breathe—the young man’s piercing blue eyes had completely entranced him.
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Intriguing. What is the stranger doing there…and the instant connection could prove troublesome for Jonathan. Nice hook!
Looks like love at first site for Jonathon…
Ooh, very intriguing. Well done.
Terrific. I’ve got Michelangelo’s David in mind right now.
First of all, I love the timeframe and King Saul reference. Good description of setting and characters. I want to know who the stranger is and how his presence will change lives!
The stranger’s eye contact had entranced Jonathan. A small foreshadowing?
Uh-oh, he’s fallen under his spell 😉 Can’t wait to see what happens next 🙂
The first paragraph pulled me more than the second, but I’d definitely keep reading.
nice description. good hook! 🙂
Very intriguing! Love the cover, too! Congrats!
I loved it, Cee. A great hook. A moment when time stops and one cannot breathe. Excellent!