Today is Monday and time to share #FeistyFemmes #Mondaymention excerpts.
To refresh the rules for you, every Monday you can share an excerpt which highlights a sassy retort or action from a female character. You can share as a reader from your current read or as an author from your books. Promote your post and others’ post by searching for above hashtags on Twitter.
As promised, sharing today a woman-centric book extract from one of my books for Monday.
Today’s snippet is from A Twist of Fate. It is a historical romance set in early medieval India.
In this excerpt, Charu has to take part in a pretence with Deva so they can make a getaway. It’s a light hearted passage so enjoy the repartee 🙂
‘It’s a pity you are so well built,’ Charu said, stepping close to him. ‘A slimmer man does the role of a hen-pecked husband much better.’
His eyes narrowed. ‘If you mean what I think you mean –’
‘Get ready to shed a bit of your pride,’ she smirked. ‘My aunt’s maid was a tyrant with her husband and I know the way things got in her household.’
‘No.’ He shook his head. ‘I’d rather go for an attack on the kotapala, than be a cowering spouse.’
‘We don’t have much choice. And I have no intention of being caught as your accomplice.’ She put her hands on her sides.
He still shook his head. ‘You don’t need to go with me.’
‘I do. Where else could I go? Look at the brawlers coming up behind us.’
He looked over his shoulder and heard raucous laughter from the heaving bellies of the wrestlers’ group. ‘All right. Take care.’
‘Oh, I would! Take care of you, I mean.’
Amazon link to check out the book:
Charulata wants revenge. She seeks to spill the blood of the man who ruined her. She has lost her home, her family and her prestige because of him.
Deva knows he had earned the wrath of this woman. But embittered and devastated, he’s like a wounded lion hunting his enemies, hurting her when he didn’t mean to…
Share more woman centric excerpts from your books and books you’re reading and use hashtags on Twitter as I’ve stated in the previous #Mondaymention post.
Looking forward to reading your snippets!