Sunday, May 8, 2016

Sunday Snippet: Mendacium

Happy Mother's Day to all the terrific moms out there! Enjoy the day and may you all be pampered and treated to your fondest wishes.

This week in television had some terrific stuff. Starting on Monday with Gotham, which is supposed to get a third season—yay! Hunters is still kind of dragging for me, but I'll finish out the season just because.

Tuesday's episode of The Flash ended on quite the cliffhanger. Looking forward to this week's follow up to find out what, exactly, happened. Agents of SHIELD kind of disappointed me but I did like the interaction between Daisy and Mac. And Fitz and Simmons are completely adorable.

Wednesday's Arrow proved very interesting. I had a sneaky suspicion Alex would turn out to be kind of cagey. Here's hoping he's not a total asshat… or that Thea makes him hurt a lot if he is. J

Thursday's Legends of Tomorrow made me so happy. I really do love this show. And the team is starting to mesh together in a great way. Orphan Black continues to blow my mind in wonderful ways. I wish I could say the same about After the Black, but maybe they'll find a good footing in the near future.

Wynonna Earp is still one of the best shows on TV right now. I'm very intrigued about Dolls's situation and look forward to more revelations on that end. I'm still a little behind on Banshee, but slowly catching up. Considering it's the last season, I'm not in a huge hurry to say goodbye.

And that's it on the television front this week.

Tonight's post is from Mendacium, a novella based on the prompt of writing a story that involves a lie.

Here's the mini-blurb:

Kelby Svet and Reave Systevich work for Mendacium, a covert organization that monitors magical ability among the human population. When powers go out of control or get abused, Kelby and Reave deal with the fallout—until a betrayal puts them on different sides.

And a preview snippet…

What the hell am I thinking? Reave didn't regret asking Kelby to consider a life together, but the notion came from a place he usually kept locked up tight. I'm crazy to even ponder walking away. Like Kel said, we'd be moving targets with no protection. Except each other.
Honestly? Leaving Mendacium might stack the odds in their favor. Then again, a strike team could end up pulling their names for containment. He and Kelby knew where too many of the skeletons were hiding and in which closets. Going up against their team wouldn't be impossible, but Reave didn't want to test the probability of coming out on top in a skirmish.
Yet, the price for staying much longer taxed him. The old adage of knowledge being power always forgot to tack on the fact that having information often cost the keeper's life. He didn't figure he'd live to a ripe, old age, but a couple more decades would be nice.
He shifted his position, rolling to his side. Kelby snuggled in behind him, wrapping an arm around his waist. Her body molded against his, a perfect fit. How great would life be if they could hit a bed like this every night? Probably too much to ever hope for. Didn't mean the gut-deep wish would go away any time soon.
Kelby nuzzled her nose against his back. "Reave." Her lips ghosted over his skin. "I can practically hear you thinking. Go to sleep."
He bit back a grin. Only Kelby could make an order to go to sleep sound sexy. His eyes drifted shut and he exhaled slowly, letting the tension ease. She gave him an encouraging squeeze and he laced their fingers together, pulling her hand up to his chest.
Not a bad way to end the night.
Reave's night ends the way he wants, but the morning… well, not so much. LOL

That's it for this week.



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