777 Challenge: Excerpt from Dearest Druid

Thanks to Jacquie Rogers for tagging me for the 777 Challenge on Facebook, and for sharing her excerpt from Much Ado About Mavericks. This is the challenge:

Post 7 (+) lines from page 7 of my work in progress and then tag 7 other writers to do the same. open book. extra small

Here’s the excerpt from Dearest Druid, book 3 in my Texas Druids trilogy. Sorry, no cover available yet. This scene takes place after Choctaw Jack, an Indian cowboy, saves Rose Devlin from being injured by an enraged mustang. Jack sustains a minor wound and Rose tends it – without using her magical healing power. Now she’s worried about him.

Rose lay tossing and turning in her bed. The house was silent. No doubt everyone else had long since fallen asleep. Not her. Her mind kept dwelling on Jack, wondering if she’d been wrong not to use her healing power on his wound. Truly, it ought to heal well enough on its own if he didn’t get it dirty. If he did, infection might set in, leading to far worse trouble.

She could have saved herself the worry, and him a good deal of discomfort, by laying her hands on his torn flesh, but she hadn’t wanted to confirm his suspicion that she possessed some sort of magic. What if he went around telling everyone? She couldn’t chance that. They’d likely believe her a witch, as many had done when she was a girl in Chicago, and in the convent after . . . . No! She refused to relive the dreadful events leading to her expulsion by Mother Superior – and the horror that followed.

Now here are the 7 authors I’m tagging. Click each name to visit the author’s blogs. Come on, cowgirls, give us a taste of your next great book!

  1. Devon Matthews
  2. Suzie Grant
  3. Peggy Henderson
  4. Meg Mims
  5. Celia Yeary
  6. Ginger Simpson
  7. Paty Jager

Lyn Horner resides in Fort Worth, Texas with her husband and a pair of very spoiled cats. Trained in the visual arts, Lyn worked as a fashion illustrator and art instructor before she took up writing. This hobby grew into a love of research and the crafting of passionate love stories based on that research. This blog is designed to spotlight Lyn's books and share the work of other creative people.

7 comments on “777 Challenge: Excerpt from Dearest Druid

  1. thanks for tagging me, Lyn. I’m on vacation right now and sending this from my iphone discreetly away from my husband. I will answer the challenge as soon as I get home next week.


    • texasdruids

      Gotcha. I knew you wouldn’t be able to answer the challenge while on vacay, but very much wanted to include you in my list of seven. Enjoy your time away!


    • texasdruids

      Gotcha. I knew you wouldn’t be able to answer the challenge while on vacay, but very much wanted to include you in my list of seven. Enjoy your time away!


  2. Can’t wait! Nice excerpt, Lyn. 🙂


  3. Maryellen Brady

    Sounds like a fun read!!!


    • texasdruids

      Hi Maryellen,
      Glad you think so! When I get farther along, I’ll post more excerpts. Thanks for visiting! I hope you’ll come back often.


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