A Wednesday funny for you.
Every writer has an inner Gollum. When they start a book, it’s all nice and Smeagol-like. “Look at this shiny idea! Isn’t it the greatest?”
But sooner or later, Gollum comes out.
“We hates the booksy! We hates it!”
Why don’t you work on something else-
“No! Our precious!”
Here is a tiny bit of my precious for you.
“Why are we doing this in a courtyard?” I asked.
I was seated in a chair by the wine tree. Clover was to my left, standing, her hands folded before her, and Raynald was to my right. It was early afternoon and Kadin had run to the door to let Gort and his sons in.
“Because this is how it’s done,” Raynald told me.
“That explains nothing.”
“You’re the head of the household,” Clover said. “Entering your house is privilege. One they don’t get until they are accepted into your service.”
“Don’t smile. Try to look like you own the place and mean business,” Raynald told me.
“I know what I’m doing,” I told him.
“Yes, just like that.”
Kadin pulled the door open.
Gort’s name meant shield in the old language. The man looked exactly as you would imagine a human shield would look like. He was tall and broad and built like a football defensive end who gave up cardio and decided to become the strength straining coach: 6 foot 5 inches tall, 310 lbs, burly shoulders, huge biceps, thick neck, and a scowl on his face. Naturally pale, he’d acquired a permanent tan over the years, and the sun reflected slightly from his freshly shaved scalp as he walked into our courtyard.
Two younger versions of him followed. Gort 2.0 was my age, an inch taller than his father and about 30 lbs lighter. His ash blond hair was cut short, and a two-day stubble sheathed his square jaw. Gort 2.1 was probably around twenty or twenty-two, as tall as the original Gort, with longer, slightly darker blond hair and a clean-shaven face.
All three wore brown pants tucked into sturdy boots, dark short-sleeved tunics over thinner shirts, and thick belts. All three were armed. Gort and Gort 2.0 carried battle axes on their belts. Gort 2.1 bucked the trend and went with a sword.
“A human wall is walking toward us,” I murmured.
“That’s why we’re hiring them,” Raynald said next to me.
Gort crashed to a halt in front of me and gave me a mean stare.
“I’m Gort. This is Willem.” He pointed to his oldest son. “That’s Lutren.” He pointed to his youngest son.
Otherwise known as Will and Lute.
“I’m Maggie,” I told him.
“Raynald says you can be trusted. If you’re good enough for Raynald, you’re good enough for me. I’ll work for you, but I won’t trust you. You have to earn that.”
“Fair enough,” I said. “Did Raynald explain what we are doing?”
“More or less. You’re going after Hreban.” He spat the name like it was slime.
“Is that going to be a problem?” I asked.
“No problem,” Gort said. “The Rabid Dog owes me for my leg.”
Rabid Dog. Hreban got that nickname during the siege of a border town that several years ago decided to secede from the kingdom. The town had triple walls, each higher than the next. It was said that it couldn’t be breached, only starved. Hreban didn’t want to wait, so he hired mercenaries and threw them against those walls again and again, until the defenders literally ran out of arrows. It was said that 11 out of every 12 mercenaries died in that siege.
“If you need a man to piss in his ale, I’m it,” Gort said.
“Good to know.”
I opened the small box in front of me on the table and placed a stack of silver nomas on the table. “We offer a sign on bonus of 1 noma each, room and board, and daily pay of 8 dens for you, 6 dens for each of your sons, and 4 dens for your wife, if she chooses to work as our cook.”
Gort’s eyebrows crept up. He glanced at Raynald. “Those are war rates. Generous war rates.”
“There is a reason for that,” Raynald said.
“If you’re injured on the job, we will cover the cost of your medical care,” I said. “If you are permanently maimed and lose a limb on the job, you will get a one-time payout of 3 gold grests to compensate you. If you die on the job, your heirs will receive a one-time payout of 5 gold grests.”
Gort’s eyebrows rose again. “Death bonus?”
“That’s the way she does things,” Raynard said.
He and I had bickered over the workers compensation clause for over an hour. Raynard maintained that this was foolish, and no army ever paid soldiers money for dying. I finally asked him if he thought Gort might kill himself for 5 grests or if he thought the kids would do their father in to get their inheritance, at which point he gave up.
I looked Gort in the eye and gave him my best serious stare. “If Hreban finds out what we’re doing, he won’t be pissing into your ale. He’ll try to murder you and everyone you love. He will kill you, your wife, your sons, your dog, your cat, and then he will set your house on fire.”
“You don’t need to tell me that,” Gort growled.
“Think long and hard before you take this job,” I said. “No amount of gold is worth dying.”
Oh a teaser – is this the new project? If so sign me up!
I thought it was in the Hugh or Kate universe…hee
This snippet has me hooked. I would buy this story.
Joann K says
*starts saving money for story*
You mean you don’t have a dedicated House Andrews Fund that you pay into every paycheck?
I have one of those! I need it because not only do I buy and read all their books but I have all of the audio books too. But now there are Graphic Audio books… gotta have them too.
What a great snippet – your precious is my precious!
Your precious is very encouraging. I like it. Yet another HA project that will mysteriously whittle away at my bank account. I especially liked the Gort, Gort 2, and Gort 2.1 bit.
can’t wait until it’s our precious too!
I’m already hooked! 👏👏👏👏👏👏
ohh! very fun stuff! Thank you!
Crystal F. says
My brain was screaming “Oh it’s Kate!” then it went “”Nope! Well, maybe?!?!” Whatever it is though I am ready to dive head first into it! lol
Alex Williams says
It’s Maggie!!!!!!! Ahhh!! So excited!
Moderator R says
Maggie is a potential project by House Andrews, of which we have seen previous glimpses once or twice before. Here is one of them 🙂 https://ilona-andrews.com/blog/maggie-maggie-maggie/
I am neither confirming or denying any link between this treat and the Maggie project and I am not susceptible to bribes 🤐
I’m guessing it’s an Innkeeper spin-off and has to do with the Green Mountain universe?? Hmmm not sure I am remembering that name ref correctly but sure am excited!
Sorry if this is somewhere I haven’t checked, but is there a date for new Innkeeper stuff? I haven’t seen anything.
Moderator R says
All official news is posted on the Release Schedule page here 🙂 https://ilona-andrews.com/release-schedule/
There have been no announcements for the date of the next Innkeeper.
that was my thought exactly
Thanks, Mod R, I’ve had a fever for 3 days which means my foggy brain is not up to par. I was wracking said foggy brain trying to place Maggie and as usual, you filled in the blank. You da best!
Moderator R says
Oh no, I’ve had low grade fever since the weekend too and ditto on the brain fog, I fully commiserate . Hope you feel better soon 🤗 , sleep helped me a lot!
Come on, you want it.
Or the best gummibears?
Could be yours…
Ok. That’s just a challenge . . .
We know you’re not taking bribes, but we’re sure going to have fun figuring out what we could bribe you with. 🙂
I love Gort 2.0 and 2.1. I will also take Original Gort on my side.
Having read waaaaayyyy too many webtoons recently after a certain author and/or horde enticed me to give it a go 😉 my first thought now is: hmmm, transmigration? 😉 😉 😉
Knowing IA, probably the answer is no but yes but not really but it’ll be amazing anyway 😉😊😁
(he’s = yes. Autocorrect grmbl)
Moderator R says
😉 Sorted it.
Donna A says
But what are the odds of there being two Maggie’s? I say low and therefore have high expectations that this IS Maggie and will lust accordingly (but am willing to desire two Maggie’s at once if necessary, I’m versatile like that 😉).
But she says her name is Maggie?!? 🧐🤔🥸
I’m linking them in my head, but am perfectly willing to accept more than 1 Maggie. 😁
The BDH appetite has been whetted. I only hope we can keep our manners and not let loose our own inner Golums by demanding more. 🤬
Thank you so much for sharing! I love it! 🥰🤗
I’ve loved Maggie since the Assassin’s creed reference. What if we found the right bribe?
Ooh yes – this is a fun game – what is the right bribe??? Some sort of a project finisher robot maybe – where Ilona can just put in all of her slightly abandoned craft project starts and get the finished version. So that something new can always be attempted. We’d need to put up a high end robotics development team to do this, but I’m sure BDH taketh and BDH giveth 😛
Thank you. I was just going to ask if anyone had a link for the other Maggie snippet.
Wendy S. says
The other link is above, https://ilona-andrews.com/release-schedule/
btw, Iced coffee could be a killer bribe if I wait until July to offer it.
Oooooooooooooooooo! THAT Maggie!
And Reinald too. Though he’s lost an i and gained a y.
Linda Trainor says
that bribes we don’t do bribes we annoy pisster and gang up on you . we pay the Andrews.
CC in CA says
Yes! More Maggie posts. Also love the football references.
Sara B. says
Yes … and the football reference signals that Maggie is from a modern earth or nearabouts reference point . Our favorite authors are meticulous and if a modern world pop culture reference is there, it did not sneak in by accident.
Have been enjoying the small snippets of Maggie (I think there have been 3? 4?).
On a Kate side note … 19 days … aaarrrggghhhhh
Nicole Luiken says
So exciting! I love it. Please don’t stop.
Mary Cruickshank-Peed says
See, I get the Gollums over new stories. Sign me up, my precious!!
Kimberly au Telemanus says
I need more! Love this😍
Ahhh – a snippet to taunt me! A perfect treat for my morning break. Thank you 🙂
My greed has been awoken!
Ooooo 👀 It IS shiny
Terrie C says
Yeeeeeessssss! I loves the Precious! So excited about this new project!
Aman Sidhu says
I love it!! Can’t wait to read your precious!
the precious:)!! We wants it!
House Andrews snippets are superb & just grab you & makes you want to know the backstop, the characters, the context, the end game…
As super excited as I am for the new KD book, I’m even more excited about the new universe you’re creating in your subsequent book!
::waves:: take my money, please! ::grabby hands::
Hunting Guy says
What he said!
Take my money….pleaaaase
……me wants the boook🙏
Thank you for the as shiny.
100% love this!! Love the descriptions of the human wall! Would read as soon as it came out! More preciousness please!
In the Kate Daniels World is Kate known to the United States government or are communications so broken down only the locals know about her?
Since newspapers had a comeback due to poor internet access does the local paper publish about supernatural events and do other towns know about the Battle of Atlanta?
Moderator R says
The Order and Erra both collaborate with the federal government so they would know about Kate, if only tangentially 🙂
Sara B. says
Newspapers have been mentioned in novel(s) and short stories. Advert announcing Cutting Edge opening … end of Magic Bleeds
And I remember something in a short story that I think ran parallel to Magic Stars?..nope it was Magic Gifts. Old style review of newspaper stories instead of insta-Google and encyclopedia …
And the Order has had a report on Kate after the battle of Atlanta…
Py Lor says
More Maggie!!!!!!! Woohoo!!!!
Yes Yes Yes
And by the way… loved the extra snippets on de website ❤️
The BDH will take it my precious!!!!
We lurve All The Precious!!!!!!
Thank you House Andrews!!
Emily S dabney says
You had me at wine tree… 🍷
Yeah, I stopped at that point and wondered what it was. Is that like the fabled money tree?
Me too! I can only imagine how valuable a tree that gives wine would be! 😄
You tap a wine tree like you tap a maple tree for syrup, right?
And then you lie down on the ground under the spigot and drink as it flows out? Sounds like a good way to spend an afternoon.
I’m intrigued. Keep going Sméagol!
Tine MacKay says
GIMME. I will take your books in whichever order they are published. I will even wait patiently for them.
Oops, my pants are on fire 👖 🔥. Gotta go.
“Oops, my pants are on fire”
Sounds like that might be a step in the 500-year diet plan.
Ooo fingers crossed we get whole precious!
I am so excited for whatever may come from this!
Oooooo. I wantses it. Wantses it NOW.
What a tease (in the best possible way of course)!
I love mysterious snippets!
I look forward to preordering this when it’s ready 😍
Crystal Smith says
is this a continuation of the teaser we had before
Judy Schultheis says
I like Maggie.
Amanda P says
slightly hooked, sounds very intriguing 🤔 👀
will you be doing installments 😁
thank you BTW xxx
Moderator R says
No plans for it to be a blog serial at this point 🙂
The strength straining 😊
Ahhh, such a tantalizing taste. I believe the collective ears of the BDH are now pricked with attention. Please, continue. **snicker**
Jean Morgan says
Love it! Thanks so much.
Shalomar Tyrloc says
Love it! anxiously awaiting more
It sounds fun. Good luck getting your Smeagol/Gollum to cooperate.
Love it! Keep going, its an awesome concept. Remember, I step at a time brings you closer to your goal of finishing it. 🙂
Omg plz plz, can I please, pretty please read your precious!!
Wahida Mohamed says
We loves the Preciouses. They is soft,they is juiceeeee.❤️
Thanks for the lovely teaser.
It not only sounds like fun – it sounds like something I *really* want to read.
If it’s the new project, I think you may have a winner. If it isn’t, I still think it’s a winner. Please consider it as the “project after next”?
I, too, am thinking this is a Maggie story. Great snippet. Can’t wait to find out what it is, and when it is going to be published… lol
Ona Jo-Ellan Bass says
Love the snippet. More please! No hurry, just when you get to it. But want more.
Patricia Schlorke says
Noooo, the precious leaves us! We finishes the precious and now it’s gone! We wants more of the precious. Curses, curses on writing block!
See, I can channel my inner Andy Serkis (aka Gollum/Smeogal). Loved the snippet. 🤗🥰
I see your precious and if you share your preciouses with us, I promise to treasure it. I will keep it like Bilbo in my pocket…uh purse 🤔 bookshelf, somewhere where I can read and reread and enjoys it forevers. I might even shares it with others to try to bring them over to BDH.
I promise to never ever take it to Mordor like Frodo and Sam.
I cant waits!
Maggie’s back! And she has a plan 👀
It’s good to see you are following your muse; I hope you enjoy the journey
Candace Hammond says
whatever it is. I’d buy that on preorder….
you always send us the best stuff.
New! Shiny! Maggie! Way to make my Wednesday! 🥰 Thank you!
I like Maggie! She reminds me of Kate and Maude! My fav badasses/Shero of all time! Here’s to hoping HA’s keep this project 🙏🏽
Oooh, this is soo o exciting!! I definitely would love to read more! I would also buy that book in a heartbeat!!!
so excited about the project! loved the snippet
Terrie C says
You keep teasing us with “your precious” and I cannot wait. Also, this post was hilarious .
I wonder how many have already posted:
GIVES IT TO ME, MY PRECIOUS.
Your precious is my precious.
Stacy Harper Watson says
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️. Thank you!
I feel like I’ve seen Maggie snippets before on the blog. Are they still up? Is there a tab for snippets?
Moderator R says
One of the Maggie blog posts is still up, you can find it here https://ilona-andrews.com/blog/maggie-maggie-maggie/ 🙂
There is indeed a Snippet tag, you can see it underneath the title on this blog post- and follow it here https://ilona-andrews.com/category/blog/snippet-writing/
Plus, of course, the Free Fiction page 🙂 https://ilona-andrews.com/free-fiction/
Maggie probably is in dire need of a cook.
yes, tiny bit of precious, love tiny bit of precision, want more tiny bit of precious, more, more, more, more more more — no pressure though, respect your creative process yes I do 🙂
aargh, stupid typos, read “precision” as “precious” please
Moderator R says
OK. Now I want my “my precious”.
Squeee!!! Yay for more Maggie! I cannot wait to read this story in its entirety whenever it’s done!!!
I should like to argue the point that Maggie seems marketable to me (and all of the others here requesting *demanding* more). Hopefully you’ve changed your mind about that since the last Maggie snippet. 🤗
that’s all I have to say.
House Andrews, you silly! You show pretty ring snippet to normal hoomans and then we morph into slavering Gollums who wants to take your precious away from you, or to force you to finish the precious-you-thought-was-yours-but-is-now-ours-OURS-FOREVER!
Sorry, don’t know what came over me there. Thanks for sharing your process and the snippet.
*twitches while smiling innocently*
“Magggie, Maggie, Maggie!
Now, Now, Now!”
Far better than the UK 1980s chant 😉
Kim D says
I hope you are enjoying working on Maggie as much as the BDH is enjoying hearing about Maggie. <3 Appreciative of the snippets as always!
To add to the funny — I read the height and weight description and had to laugh. It reminded me of my days working on an ambulance. I would volunteer for stand-boys, duties at events that required an ambulance on site. One of those was a football game. I probably only weighed 130 lbs. I listened in horror as they introduce the players with their height and weights. No way I could lift my half of that much weight. My only thought throughout the whole game was — Please don’t get hurt, please don’t get hurt…
Stand-bys, not stand-boys
Oooh! this Maggie and that Maggie are the same. I saw Reinald there (old post) and Raynald here who turned into ‘Raynard’ towards the end of the snippet. What are the odds of having two characters with the same name? 🤔🤔
Aren’t we all a greedy little Smeagol when we start HA books and occasionally a bit more Gollum once we realize we’ve reached the end? Needses more of the precious and needs it now! 😅
Thank you for feeding our ravenous inner beast with snippets. Even if they often make us feel hungrier rather than sated, these nibbles are absolutely delicious!! 😍
Ahh, shiny pretty!
I likes it!
Now this is my precious too. Me wants it, yessssss
OK, I’m super dumb. I thought Ilona was sharing something from FB from another author, so I read it with no expectations. I immediately LOVED IT and was super excited to find a new author to explore, then quickly realized what was up. Now I really want to see more of this, and I’m very sad that I have no new author to read that is as wonderful as Ilona Andrews. 😭🤣
Marcia Sundquist says
ohh I am Gollum, see shiny must have shiny, lol and that said great snippet.
oiohhh the shiny. give me the precious 😜😂
Cindy Montalbano says
Far be it for me to contradict your inner demon, but I like where you’re going with this. I look forward to seeing the finished product.
Kat in NJ says
Yay, more Maggie!!!!! Thank you for this snippet…I can hardly wait to read more! 😁
As others have said. Now on my to buy list as soon as I know it is available. Very intriguing.
Yippie! Gimmie, gimmie, gimmie.
From my understanding, Maggie is a departure from the normal story telling, as in no-shipping or guaranteed happy endings, but more like “true” fantasy writing. I’m not saying no romance/tension, but it’s not the focus, correct? I love House Andrews’s quality of writing so a switch in generas could be exciting.
Moderator R says
We’ll just have to wait and see 😉
Steve L says
Interesting. Will there be magic?
Yay for Maggie Day!! I do know from the snippet it’s her: the same currency is mentioned in free fiction and Reynald is also mentioned! Although his name used to be spelled differently. I’m so excited we get Maggie’s story, it’s going to be so good.
This sounds so fun! I’m always in for whatever you write! Thanks for the snippet!
Bill G says
I hope you’re not hating on this; it looks great.
Hope this turns into a thing, a thing with audio!
“and then he will set your house on fire”
Hehehe – the ultimate insult!
Sounds like a rip-roaring great story! Hope to hear more about Maggie and her cohorts as the narrative progresses.
Thanks for the lovely Wednesday treat!!
I love the new precious project!
oooooooooooooooooo precious 😍
… could become my precious as well… 💍😻🧝🏻♀️🧙🏻♀️
Michelle M says
I loved the Maggie snippet but there was another snippet some time ago about a warrior going into catacombs to kill some creatures by himself. House Andrews said the concept was sent out to publishers but was deemed not able to be sold at the time. Now that you have the BDH that loves everything you create maybe that can be revisited. Love that the creative muscles are being stretched in a new direction.
I remember that one. I loved it ♥️ Still thinking about IT now and then and wondering .. .
Sword master or something similiar, right?
Wasnt there a female with precognition as well?
Maybe Maggie is linked to that story?
Ooo, what a nice, juicy snippet! I would happily buy this if you decided to continue working on it…and I hope that you do, because I’m very interesteed in hearing what happens next.
What is the name of the above book?
Moderator R says
Hi Maria, it is an ongoing project and doesn’t have an official title yet 🙂
We WANTS it, Precious… It is OURS! Give us the precious!!!
Sorry! Channelling Golem is too easy when shown a potential new House Andrews treasure. We are the BDH and we need all the things…
Rebecca, you show a true understanding and appreciation for the BDH
…Please keep posting here!
Ooh, look at the pretty!
Lenore Villa says
If I had the gold, I’d be hiring Gort and sons for a job I would want them to do.
Totally Thumbs up on Your Precious!
Heather H says
Applying my inner Veruca Salt, “I want it now.”
I finished a new release book today that I had been looking forward to, and it did not live up to my expectations. Sigh.
This snippet made me smile, so thank you.
I love/hate snippets! Just gets interesting and wham — no more for now.
MAGGIE! <3 What a joy to read!
I think all the members of the BDH will agree that we are totally on board with Team Andrews living for 500 years and continuing to tell us wonderful stories.
Oh, definitely! Without a doubt
Sings, “I want it, I want it!”
when is there going g to be a 2nd Hugh and Alara book?
Moderator R says
Any news will be published on the Release Schedule page here https://ilona-andrews.com/release-schedule/ 🙂
At the moment, there are no official dates for the High and Elara sequel.
“Strength straining coach” LOL Ain’t that the truth. Hope that stays in.
Winifred Stroup says
I love it already. Thanks for the snippet
House DeMille says
new story! Maggie! yay!!!
First reaction: “Who is Raynard and why is Clover the giant donkey able to talk?”
Then it dawned on me that this is an entirely new universe^^
Come to the dark side we have cookies! Sounds interesting so far.
*screams gleefully* We wants it! We must have the booksy! Jokes aside, I love new worlds, new characters, and new fun to discover. I’ll definitely buy this book. Sign me up for the pre-order!
I don’t know what this is, but I am here for it!!!
SNIPPET! Thank you 😀💕
Glorious!!! More!!! And thank you!!!
Oh gosh!!! I can’t wait! But sorry y’all hates the precious now, hope it gets better for you!
Kiri Guyaz says
Love your inner Gollum! This helped get me through the first week of dealing with my Mom’s stage IV cancer, sudden diagnosis, with complications, and facing hospice decisions… thank you from the depths of my heart, Ilona and Gordon! More! You bring such joy—💜
So so sorry! Hang in there!
Maggie is like a glimpse into one of the doors of Gertrude Hunt where you can see a precious new world (although not Innkeeper I know, but after seeing the lodge for the date with the lovely cat this analogy came to my mind).
May the muses grace you and the fun in this project return- I loved it from the first snippet.
Ahhhh so exciting!!!
This is good.
Ok the Gollum diet is funny! Maggie, Maggie, Maggie! And the Gorts! Love the new snippet! Thanks for brightening the day!
Hooked! Just sign me up for the preorder already…. 😉
Now I want more!! Ty for sharing!🥰
Audrey L. says
Yes please more
Is this the Maggie with the dragon? Ooh lala, yeah baby!
I’ve never commented before. I just stalk the blog compulsively and have read anything you’ve ever put out. Please please please make this a thing.
Keep working on the precious…
Like all the other posts, I am hooked! Hoping this gets published so I can read it. Ready to buy! 😊
I’m being patient…. And if you believe that I have this lovely bridge for sale 😁.
Thank you for this wonderful snippet!
Thank you for the snippet. It’s always exciting to get a peek at the possible goodies in store for us but this one came at a particularly trying time for me. A close childhood friend was killed a few days ago in a tragic accident and I have been so angry and sad. Maggie gave me a few minutes of reprieve from that. So thank you again for always creating such interesting worlds and layered characters to immerse ourselves in. I hope we will get to meet Maggie properly in the fullness of time.
Moderator R says
I’m so sorry for your loss, Rachel, what a tragedy.
Thank you Mod R.
WOW, just Wow, as usual!
Excited to see what you have in store.
I truly enjoy your work and look forward to reading this when you are ready to share it with the world.
I love being apart of the horde.🤣
I’m hooked. Love the name Gort. Why wasn’t I named Gort?
My precious!!! We needs it, yes we do!! Every time I read one of these snippets, I get more and more excited for the story. If you don’t publish it, can I buy a copy just to read and love?? I promise I won’t do anything with it. Just snuggle with it at night and possibly start eating only fish.
GIMMIE THE PRECIOUS! *grabby hands*
I am ever so dreadfully looking forward to reading your precious when it’s done. I’m not above bribing my inner Gollum with our favourite authors to get our own bookses finished…
Maggie! Yay~! Precious! *-*
Oh, I like! I like!
Happy sigh! Waiting is wonderful.
Gaëlle from France says
The cover !!!!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣
I recall another snippet, which I cannot find, where Maggie is negotiating with a seasoned soldier over tea, trying to convince him by revealing things only he would know. Is my memory playing tricks on me, or are my searching skills not up to par?
Moderator R says
Your memory skills are excellent- the Swordmaster snippet has been archived and is no longer available, however. We will hopefully see a final version of it in the finished book 🙂
Maureen Singh-Arora says
Yum! Want more! Want more! Yummy, yummy tidbits! More!
I really want a Hugh book.
Kylie in Australia says
The Maggie from the pother snippet?
More Maggie please 🙂
Well that was cruel- now I want to read it and it’s not available
Oooo! Color me tempted, we wants to hear more, please! 😉
Tracy May Adair says
Ahhh! I wish there was a link so I could pre-order!
Ms. Kim says
Melisa M. says
With this and those other snippets we’ve seen…I’m 100% in!
all the love!
Pauline Dixon says
I love this, it’s one of the reasons I buy your books, you don’t just read the book you live it, the characters are real and tangible, you feel that you are standing watching the discourse between the characters. Thank you
Ms. Kim says
“you live it” +1000
Ummm…guys…you just fed the starving horde at your door a delicious morsel of food…..now we are RAVENOUS for more! Lmao
Ms. Kim says
Ms. Kim says
Ha! Love your reference. Now I might have to go back and watch these again.
HOW was this cancelled after one season!
this reminds me of the off-worldly guest in inkeeper. the one with the cheeseburger cravings.
also I want.more.
I don’t know how you continue to write these amazing stories! But please, please, please finish this! Is there a place on the site to order now? Hehe
Can’t wait!!! Thank you for sharing the snippet
I’m hoping your precious will turn into a book!
I’m really liking this story so far. I hope IA decide to continue it. Maggie seems like an interesting character,
C. Wells says
Gort! Klaatu Barada Nikto!
(For those of us old enough to remember “The Day the Earth Stood Still.)