Tuesday’s Word

Assassin's Gambit (Hearts and Thrones, #1)Hawser
noun
A heavy cable or rope that is used for tying up or pulling a ship

The hair rose on the nape of Lucien’s neck. He’d never seen Vitala like this. When she’d fought at the bonfire, she’d been cool and dispassionate. Now her whole body trembled with rage. On a ship in a storm, he’d seen a hawser pulled so tight it quivered and hummed under impossible strain, until finally it broke. Vitala was like that hawser, poised just shy of the breaking point, tense and fragile and dangerous all at once.

Raby, Amy (2013-04-02). Assassin’s Gambit: The Hearts and Thrones Series (Kindle Locations 2370-2372). Penguin Group US. Kindle Edition.

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About Jessi Gage

Jessi lives with her husband and children in the Seattle area. She’s a passionate reader of all genres of romance, especially anything involving the paranormal. Ghosts, demons, vampires, witches, weres, faeries...you name it, she’ll read it. As for writing, she's sticking to Highlanders and contemporaries with a paranormal twist (for now). A career student (aka indecisive and inquisitive bookworm), Jessi brings her love of research to her worlds and characters. Her guiding tenet in her writing is that good always trumps evil, but not before evil gives good one heck of a run for its money. The last time she imagined a world without romance novels, her husband found her crouched in the corner, rocking.
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5 Responses to Tuesday’s Word

  1. Amy Raby says:

    I’m in a Tuesday’s Word! Very cool!

  2. Mae Clair says:

    Great word. Great book cover!

  3. I like that cover. It says: I’m going to kill you, but don’t worry, you’ll like it.

  4. Velda says:

    This design is spectacular! You obviously know how to keep
    a reader entertained. Between your wit and your videos,
    I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost.
    ..HaHa!) Wonderful job. I really loved what you had to say, and more than that, how
    you presented it. Too cool!

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