Monday, October 10, 2016

Sentence Sneak Peek - The Leopard King

The Leopard King by Ann Aguirre

The first sentence from each chapter of The Leopard King, it's a mini summary of what you can expect to read.

* Spoilers are highlighted like so :)

THIS LONELY MOUNTAIN was where the leopard king had come to die.”

PRU NEVER WOULD’VE IMAGINED that Dom would use her greatest weakness against her, but at the moment, he was an injured beast, so she breathed through the pain of that challenge.”

COLD GNAWED THROUGH Pru’s flesh and down to her bones.”

PRU STUDIED THE length of twine that bound them, wrist to wrist, then shook her head with a faint sigh.”

SHOCK AND DISMAY warred for dominance in Dom’s expression.”


WHEN PRU TRACKED Dom down between the admin center and the residential annex, he had a split lip that was already swelling.”

YEARS AGO, DALENA had whispered, “Mating frenzy,” and Pru gave her a look.”

PRU WISHED SHE could retire, but after her big talk about halving Dom’s burdens, it seemed wrong to tap out so soon.”

MUCH LATER, ONCE the welcome party ended and after the guests were settled, Pru finally got a moment alone with Dom.”


EARLY THE NEXT morning, Pru asked Magda to bring scanners over.”

THE GOLGOTH PRINCE had arrived at last.”

AT FIRST Pru feared she’d gone too far.”

THERE’S NO REASON I should feel like this.

GAVRIEL WAS THE last person Pru expected to find at her door so late at night.”

IN THE WAKE of an intense orgasm, Pru jerked with the aftershocks.”

WHEN PRU’S COUSIN Naveen opened the door, Pru was startled to see Dom.”


At 5: 37 A.M., a series of explosions rocked the hold.”

THE RESCUE EFFORT went on for hours.”

PRU WISHED IT were that simple.”

AS PROMISED, Pru only dozed while listening for potential interruptions.”

THIS WAS THE biggest operation Pru had ever participated in.”

STUNNED, PRU HELD still for a few seconds.”

PRU MADE HERSELF presentable as soon as possible and accompanied her mate to greet Princess Thalia.”

FEAR HAD A hold of Pru’s throat, but she couldn’t sink down and cry.”

PRU SMELLED DOM before she saw him, all cordite, winter wind, and… fear.”


A FEW HOURS before dawn, Pru woke alone in a tangle of blankets to the lingering scent of recently snuffed candles.”

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