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Saturday Snippet: Emotions (Contest)
Saturday, January 5th, 2013

Janice Hougland won the prize! Congrats, Janice! Send me an email to arrange delivery! ~DD

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Today’s Saturday Snippets have a common theme of emotion. Since I need to be ruthless like a warrior today (I’m nearing my deadline for a new full-length novel!), I chose the opening scene of the second of my “Vikings in Space” stories, Enslaved by a Viking. To me, there’s nothing more frightening or sexy than a man pushed to his limits. Poor Eirik is there. See the woman who will be the focus of his powerful anger. I love this scene. Loved writing this book. Someday, I hope to get back to my Vikings in a galaxy far, far away…

 Since I don’t have a downloadable copy of this book, I’ll offer a free download of another futuristic story I’ve written, Warlord’s Destiny. Post a comment today, and you’ll be entered to win it!

Enslaved by a Viking


“Probably one of the most erotic openings I have encountered in a book…if readers are looking for a book with smoking hot sex and a really unique and fresh premise, this is it!” ~ Debbie’s Book Bag

His suffering….

Though proud and strong, Eirik, heir to the Ulfhednars kingdom, found himself seduced and taken from his homeworld by a bounty-hunting vixen, who sold him into slavery. Purchased by a wealthy, Consortium-backed brothel, he is kept at a heavily guarded and secure breeding facility, where he is forced to feed the lustful whims of Helios’s elite at night. He bides his time, waiting for a chance to escape and get his revenge on the woman who betrayed him…

Her satisfaction….

Once a sex thrall, Fatin earned her freedom through service. Now, as a bounty hunter, she is determined to earn enough to buy her sister’s papers from the same brothel she escaped. For this, she abducts a brutishly handsome, breed-worthy specimen from the Viking planet and delivers him to auction. But her desire for justice and his desire for freedom may consume both of them in a passion neither wanted—or can resist.

Eirik tried not to breathe too deeply. The rotten, sour smells of his dark, dank prison already made his skin stink. He didn’t want the awful stench inside his lungs or belly.

He hadn’t seen the other prisoners, not after they’d been herded like cattle through a chute once the hatch had been opened at the side of the ship and his keepers applied prods to their backsides to move them out in single file.

With only brief impressions of his new home, of searing heat and blinding, harsh sunlight, he’d shielded his arm over his eyes and stumbled down the gangway, through the iron-barred alley that disallowed any thoughts of escape.

He’d been led to this cell, deep inside an enormous stone building. A brief glimpse of an open arena, and then he’d been shoved down two flights of narrow stone steps.

Once they’d slammed the solid door and slid the eye-level window closed, he’d been left alone, no sounds penetrating his prison other than the hum of the light above him, and the sounds his own body made.

His thoughts drowned it all out, screaming inside him. He’d wanted to beat his fists against the door, rail at his captors, but he didn’t know if anyone watched him, and wouldn’t give them the satisfaction of knowing how close to abject despair he was coming.

Hel, he’d even suffer Fatin’s derision, her cold, calculating touch, just to feel or hear another human being.

He didn’t know how long he’d been here, there being no window, and no way for him to know how the natural passage of time was counted on this planet, but he knew it was long enough that he’d stopped believing anyone would come to his rescue.

They must think me dead, he thought. Like Father, lost on the ice. One day waving as he skimmed away across the frozen blue water, never to return. Only Eirik wasn’t lost. He wasn’t dead.

A key grated in the lock at his door, pulling his glance. The heavy door swung open, and two sweet-smelling women strode inside, dressed in short, white skirts. Their breasts were bare. Leather sandals with straps laced up to their ankles. Both were dark-haired and ombré-skinned. Like the witch Fatin. They carried linens and an urn of water.

He pressed a hand against the wall of his cell and pushed up from the floor.

“There’s a guard outside the door,” the one nearest him said. Her dark, sloe eyes glittered as they raked his body. “We’re here to bathe and dress you.”

Pushing past them would earn him nothing. He clenched his fists at his sides and held himself still as they brought their clean, sweetly fragrant bodies close enough to strip away his clothing and bathe him like a mother might a child. Only their hands lingered over his sex, and although he might have wished otherwise, his cock unfurled, coaxed by their hands and then their lips to deliver his body’s nectar. Or so they called it.

Dressed now, and more relaxed, he allowed another woman just outside his cell to lead him through a winding warren of corridors until they climbed a final set of steps and she pushed open the door, letting sunlight drench them.

Eirik closed his eyes, lifting his face to the light. But he wasn’t allowed to savor the sensation. A prod behind him reminded him not to dally. He stepped out onto a platform in the center of the arena. A stage surrounded by thousands of men and women dressed in long robes and jewels.

A blended roar of voices greeted him. Women’s excited chatter, men’s laughter. He emptied his mind of the indignity, of standing in the center of the stage, hands rising, voices shouting. Then one voice separated from the throng, for it was nearer and familiar. His head swiveled toward the sound, caught the triumph glittering in Fatin’s eyes as she met his gaze for a moment, then turned back to the crowd, accepting rapidly escalating bids.

A woman near the front of the stage shouted something that sent the crowd into gales of laughter.

Fatin turned toward him, warning him to behave with her cold, black gaze. When she was within arm’s reach, she pulled at the tie on his hip and unlaced it, letting the short, skirtlike garment the women had dressed him in fall away.

He stood nude, his body exposed to the air and the rapacious gazes of the crowd. His head cleared of the numbing despair, all focus homing on Fatin’s slender frame. No matter the outcome of today’s shameful events, he vowed to have his revenge. One day, Fatin would be the slave; one day she would know the shame he felt.

Something of what he thought must have transmitted. Fatin’s look of triumph faded, and her eyes became dark mirrors of doubt.

Slowly, his body warmed; his cock expanded. The things he would do to her, the many ways he would take her, filled his mind. No woman would ever know the depths of depravity he would visit on her body.

Frozen, her gaze locked with his. Eirik let the smile tugging at his mouth expand.

Be frightened, sweet Fatin. Be waiting for me.

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18 comments to “Saturday Snippet: Emotions (Contest)”

  1. pam howell
    · January 5th, 2013 at 12:05 pm · Link

    i recently bought this book – your vikings summoned me
    PICK ME!! 😳

  2. Deb Carter
    · January 5th, 2013 at 12:26 pm · Link

    I just finished your book called Seduced by Darkness. Not my normal erotic stories since I rather read lesbian erotic but your books just call to me and are so different than the main stream. So I just love this vikings story line. Will add these also to books I must own and read. 😉

  3. staci aka Patches
    · January 5th, 2013 at 1:19 pm · Link

    I soo love all your books!!!!!!!

  4. Cynthia (aka Artemis)
    · January 5th, 2013 at 1:51 pm · Link

    O sweet Mother! What an excerpt – thank you for sharing!

    I have always loved Vikings……

  5. Becky H
    · January 5th, 2013 at 2:48 pm · Link

    Another one that just shot to the top of my TBR mountain! I mean really, just when I think I have caught up with all your books, we find another. Thank you for being such a wonderful writer. Keeps me out of trouble.

  6. ronnie cornett
    · January 5th, 2013 at 2:56 pm · Link

    I love all of your books…great excerpt!!!

  7. Toni Whitmire
    · January 5th, 2013 at 3:00 pm · Link

    I love reading what you wrote and can’t wait to read the rest of the series

  8. Bonnie
    · January 5th, 2013 at 4:39 pm · Link

    I love your Dark Realm series and the Viking series sounds just as exciting! Thanks for the giveaway.

  9. Gayle Latreille
    · January 5th, 2013 at 5:31 pm · Link

    I absolutely adore your books, Delilah. 😈 😛

    Thanks so much for this awesome opportunity to win.

  10. Wesley Nichols
    · January 5th, 2013 at 6:12 pm · Link

    Hey Delilah,

    I hope you are kicking but on your writing. I also hope you get a chance to work on your viking story again.

  11. Rachelle Lerner
    · January 5th, 2013 at 6:27 pm · Link

    Great excerpt!

  12. Janice Hougland
    · January 5th, 2013 at 6:39 pm · Link

    Whoa! The description of the slave hold in the ship made me feel that I was there and I had to hold my nose! And that look he gave Fatin was scorching! I wanna read this one for sure! BTW, I would love for you to revisit the Vikings again too. There’s just something about those Vikings . . .

  13. Melissa Porter
    · January 5th, 2013 at 7:03 pm · Link

    Oh man… and i thought I thought I would get caught up a little on my ever growing list….
    Thanks for sharing.

  14. Amber H.
    · January 5th, 2013 at 8:03 pm · Link

    Sounds awesome! Another one for my wishlist! Thanks so much!

  15. ELF
    · January 5th, 2013 at 11:44 pm · Link

    Thanks for the excerpt and the giveaway.

  16. Sharon Chalk
    · January 6th, 2013 at 1:07 am · Link

    I will have to get “enslaved by a viking” just so that I can understand how she could put Erik through being a sex slave like she was,I know from your blurb that she wants to save her sister,but putting someone in the same position she was in does not seem right somehow,so Im curious to see how you can make Erik forgive her for what she did to him when he finds out she went through the same thing!!!! I would have commented anyway but Im glad I had a comment to make because I never seem to win contest,but I keep trying because I know that sooner or later I will win one,of this I have no doubt,I love reading them to much!!!!!

  17. pc
    · January 6th, 2013 at 1:57 am · Link

    Scorching excerpt…I’m thinking the depravity he’s gonna do is what I’d be asking for!

  18. Delilah
    · January 6th, 2013 at 10:12 pm · Link

    Hey there! The random number generator selected commenter #12–Janice Hougland! Congrats, Janice! Send me an email to arrange delivery of your prize!

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