Sunday, October 29, 2017

Sunday Snippet: X Plus Y

Whew. What a week in TV. Lots of good stuff going on.

The Flash had a fun episode. I'm rather interested in the behind the scenes manipulation going on and discovering more about that. Also interested to see what happens with Caitlyn when Katee Sackhoff's character enters the narrative.

Legends of Tomorrow is still terrific. I'm hoping they dive into the big threat looming over them sometime soon.

Arrow ended up being better than expected. I want to know what Diggle has himself into and how bad it's going to bite the team on their asses. Also loved Oliver and Felicity helping William out and discovering they work well as a team. The FBI agent is already annoying me. We'll see if that ends up being a good thing or not.

I missed Gotham and need to catch up. Not sure when I'll get a chance, but it should be soon.

Riverdale, you're killing me. There's so much I'm loving but the one thing I'm not on board with—yet—is Hermione and whatever the hell pod person has taken over her character. I kind of loved the relationship she had with Veronica last season and right now… not so much. We'll see if it smooths out, similar to Alice last year. I trust the show to make it happen.

Finally watched the finale for Teen Wolf and I'm kind of thrilled with how it ended. I'm very happy with everyone's place and how their stories were resolved—with one exception. I so wanted Monroe to die a slow, painful death. The fact she escaped annoys me to no end. Grr.

Got caught up on Murdoch Mysteries. So far, I'm excited for the new season. I have so much love for this show, which considering it's in its eleventh season, is saying something.

I have my holiday television and movie list all put together and ready to watch. The Hallmark Channels launched their festive season this weekend and I plan to catch a bunch of fare on both channels. Seriously, I won't mind overdosing on the merry happenings right now. The world is a crazy place… why not have some happy, happy, joy, joy in life?

And that's it for television this week. Tonight's post is from X Plus Y, a novella that started with a two-word prompt of "miss you".

Here's the mini-blurb:

Vail Gault and Wolf Vermassey have a wicked, powerful attraction for each other. Too bad their clans are brutal rivals in the underground world of meta-human politics. Pitted against each other, they can never be more than opponents in a cage match who happen to have sex that makes their sparring matches look like cake walks.

And a preview snippet…

The official came over and held Vail's arm up. "And the winner is Vaaaaiiillll Gaaauuullllttt!" The roar of approval drowned out the grumbles and boos.
Vail smirked when she did her victory walk around the perimeter of the cage.
The referee met her at the door, his voice low. "You two are the biggest draw since the inception of the cage matches." He followed her down the steps. "The families are making serious bank on you two."
No shit. The rivalry between the House of Gault and the Vermassey Clan couldn't be more epic. She gave him a nod and turned down the corridor that led to the changing area. No doubt Wolf would forego medical and head straight home. Vail stripped off her fighting gear and gave them a quick zap. The fabric incinerated and burned down to ash. Stepping into a shower stall, Vail got cleaned up, taking care to cleanse the damage Wolf inflicted during their bout.
Her fingers brushed over a nasty contusion on her thigh. "Damn… Vermassey got his licks in tonight." Both had; but she'd edged him in the cage for victory.
Which meant the after activities would be held at Wolf's. Vail smiled. She'd best him once again… or maybe let him win the battle. Either way, they'd have fun.
She left the changing area after getting dressed in regular clothes.
On her way out of the arena, she bumped into one of the lower rung fighters.
Mort Camen had an ability to alter the air around him. He also had the attitude and ego of someone much higher on the food chain. For a member of the Vermassey Clan, not that surprising, but annoying to a huge degree.
He grabbed Vail's arm. "Hey, congratulations on the win tonight." His lips twisted in a weird cross between a sneer and a smile.
Vail shrugged out of his hold. "Yeah, thanks." She started toward her car.
He caught up, reaching out to grasp her shoulder. "Seriously, you looked terrific in the cage. On form and in the zone." His hand trailed down her arm.
Vail stepped away. "Whatever. Glad you were entertained." She opened her door, tagging him on hip. "Gotta run now, if you'll get out of my way." A pointed look in his direction had him moving back.
She revved the engine and pulled away from the arena, leaving Camen with a scowl on his face. No skin off her hide. She didn't have the patience to play games with a member from the rival group.
She had an appointment to keep and didn't plan on being late.

I'm very excited about the potential for this story. I love what the sages are conjuring in their minds. LOL

That's it for this week.



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