SSSS: What are you? | Sunday Writing Prompt | Authors inspiring!

For all you authors and aspiring writers out there, here is the Sassy Sunday Story Starter, brought to you by Kiki Howell our spotlight author this month!

Despite the heat from the fire which warmed her skin, an icy chill ran the length of her spine as if ice was being poured down her back. "What are you?" she dared ask the shadowed figure, the one which was as menacing as it was seductive.


Torn Asunder Blurb: Aubrey Griffen is a witch whose true reasons for coming to London soon fall to the wayside when she catches the eye of Edmund Bryant, the Marquess of Dalysbury. He seduces her into a whirlwind romance until the lies and threats of his mother force her to flee to Triaill Brimuir, a secret island of her ancestors off the coast of Ireland. Edmund goes after her only to be hit by Aubrey’s confusion and anger when she magically transforms him into an elemental beast of her own creation.

However, it is when Edmund’s lust mysteriously turns him back into a man that the couple are forced to deal with a family secret and untold of powers. Now, Edmund must learn to shift himself into the beast in order to save her in a battle of black verses white magic.

Fraught with scenes of explicit intimacy, romantic spells and mystical shapeshifting, Torn Asunder is a unique blending of the age of manners with sexual magic.

Genres: Historical (Regency), Paranormal (Witches & Shifters), Erotic RomanceAdult Content Warnings: Explicit Graphic Language, Violence
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March 2011
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  1. Hi Sassy!

    I know I'm late, but here's my response to your story starter! Don't know where the time slipped away to...


    Dottie :)
    (glad there back!)

  2. OH Dottie, I am very excited to see you back, too! @gymmom_027 When you get published you need to tell everyone your SSSS story! LOL ;)

  3. I loved your story, Dottie! If it was a novel, I would have kept reading. You hooked me, and I wanted to know more about both characters. Your voice has a wonderful rhythm to it, lending to the mystical, yet cursed atmosphere so well.


  4. This reminds me of my English teacher days when I used to do Grab Bag Short stories. There would be three bags. Each student picked one piece of paper from each bag to include in their story. One was for a character (pictures from magazines), one was to be included somewhere in the setting (again pictures from magazines), and in the third bag was words that had to be used in the conflict or resolution to the short story they wrote. All three pieces of paper were attached to the stories title page when turned in. Most fun I ever had grading papers :)


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