From me to you Friday ~ Beverly


Are you as happy as I am that it’s Friday? I’d be happier if I didn’t have to work tomorrow, but oh well, such is life!

Here’s a couple of little snippets of my current WIP, Willow’s Cry.
Remember it’s a rough draft and hasn’t even been in front of any of my beta readers. I’ve already fixed a missing word error and there may be more! Just remember the final draft will be much better!


Patting the oak a last time, Alex headed to the willow tree. He sighed, the weeping willow tree. Slowing, he examined it. One of the branches from the oak had hit it, splitting the trunk of the young tree. Alex didn’t know that it would survive. As Alex approached, a young woman raised her head, tears running down her cheeks.
“Alexander.” The weeping stopped momentarily.

“Willow?” Alex swallowed. Willow threw herself in his arms once again weeping. He tightened his arms around her, pulling her in to comfort her. She was beautiful, her hair as golden as the flowers that flowed down her branches in spring. Her skin was smooth and slick as her branches, eyes the color of her leaves. Alex had no doubt that she was the spirit of the dying tree.

“What am I going to do?” His shoulder was damp from her tears.

“Willow.” Alex leaned and scooped her up, cradling her in his arms. “Let’s see what the damage is.”

“It’s bad.” Willow gazed at him, eyes red and swollen, face wet from her tears. Her voice was husky, raspy from her crying. “I’m going to die.” She put her arms around his neck looking for comfort. Tears still ran down her face. “I don’t want to die.”



Alex watched Willow kneel back down and start pushing the dirt down and under the exposed roots of the oak tree. He swallowed. Heart or not, another part of his anatomy wanted to lead, right down towards the curves wiggling back and forth in front of him.

“Are you going to dump the mud?” Willow’s inquiry had Alex starting. He could feel his ears burn, embarrassed at being caught staring.

“Yes.” Alex dumped the earth close where Willow indicated. “Stay here I’ll get more.” Alex shook his head as he headed back to fill the pail. Willow affected him like no other woman had. He wondered if it was because of his paternity, that he just had a stronger reaction to a wood nymph. Maybe any nymph would turn him on like this.

Alex glanced up. He swore he heard a chuckle waft through the air around him. Spying no one around, he put the shovel down and grabbed the bucket to head back to Willow. Alex swallowed a groan. Willow was ass up and head down under the tree. Alex could imagine Willow placed in front of him like that, naked ass glistening, breasts hanging free to his touch as he was smothered inside her wet warms depths.

Nope, he was pretty sure it was this nymph that had him reacting. Unfortunately her innocence and hesitancy stopped him from taking it as far as he wanted. He’d have to let her take the lead. Alex grinned. He saw no reason he couldn’t try to persuade her.

No time like the present. Alex had no problem with a little mud. Stepping between Willow’s knees, Alex stopped so that his legs were pressing against Willow forcing her to stay spread as she kneeled there.
“Alex?” Willow’s voice sounded a bit breathless.


“What are you doing?”

If you enjoyed these snippets make sure you check out Lightning Strike, where you meet Alex’s cousin Levi and the Laurel tree nymph Daphnaie.



Lightning Strike

For generations Levi’s family had guarded a sacred glen in the mountains. Still far from man this isolated area was a favorite spot of his grandfather. Levi grew up listening to his tales and fell in love without ever having stepped foot there.

Now Levi’s family, led by his grandmother, wanted to sell the land. With only his grandfather and Levi against it, Levi has to prove to the rest of the family why they needed to continue their guardianship. Believing in his grandfather’s tales despite himself, Levi went armed with his camera and his well-known expertise behind the lens and headed out for proof.

Providing that proof and protecting the secrets of the glen from the world, Gaia needs to convince Levi to continue that protection. Daphnaie, the embodiment of his every dream, is sent to show him why, stealing his heart in the process to save her world.LS2

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