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#8Sunday WeWriWa - Marcán Prefers Astrid

It's Sunday so you know what that means. It's #8Sunday where the Weekend Writing Warriors are busy crafting amazing snippets (in only eight lines!) for your enjoyment. Check out the link to find all different genres and heat levels ;)

I'm continuing with Eyes of the Seer from the hero's POV. Marcán is amazing in battle but can't seem to get anywhere with the woman he loves - Astrid. She barely notices him. Enjoy ;)


Raw desire slammed into him. Desperation. It wasn’t possible to take a full breath.

“Ye can sit with the others and eat,” Astrid said to Merewyn, “but remain there until I come for ye. Do not venture out again.”

Marcán could not be certain Merewyn did not glance his way before she obeyed her mistress. His attention was elsewhere.

Astrid swallowed, her neck exposed now, the bruise he’d seen earlier barely visible. It was enough to remind him that he had things to settle with her. A good reason to keep her in his company.


In ancient Ireland, men and women take to the legends for answers. Different-colored eyes are the mark of a Seer, it is said, and those who can see the future are in league with the devil. They cannot be suffered to live.

He wishes to prove himself…

Marcán of Clonascara bears the bloodline of Brian Boru, the legendary high king, and his prowess as a warrior has earned him great respect. But he was born with different-colored eyes, and there are some who would have him suffer a Seer’s fate. His fiercest adversary is Beibhinn, mother to Diarmuid, his close friend and king, and Astrid, the woman who holds his heart. If Astrid ever showed him any interest, he would fight Beibhinn and any army to wed her. She is desperate to escape… Astrid is sick of her mother’s belittling, but her brother is in no hurry to see her married, so she decides to see to her own match-making. The man she approaches quickly reveals his lack of honor, but her overbearing mother pushes her to wed him anyway. When Astrid discovers Marcán’s love for her, she realizes that what she wants has been in front of her all along. True happiness awaits them, but only if they can put a stop to her mother’s plans.

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