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My hands went to my cheeks.
“You should wear a hat. Your skin is so fair.”
“We can’t all be grizzled old sailors like you,” I said.
He laughed, but when he spoke, his voice was gentle. “Miriam, did I say something to cause that blush?”
When I shook my head, it only caused him to laugh again, a warm chuckle that made me smile too.
“Tell me about the ship, Hagoth. How do the sails work? How might one sail if the wind does not blow in the direction he wishes to go?”
“Magic,” he said instantly.
“Tell me true,” I laughed.
He laughed too. He was such a pleasant man to be with, easy and obliging. “Alright, Miriam. It is called lift, and it works like magic.”
Excerpt from In Enemy Arms
He leaned a shoulder against the wall at my back. I had heard Kish speak, but he had never spoken to me and certainly not in the sultry tone he used now.
“You associate with dangerous men.” He chuckled low in his throat. “You should be careful.”
He slowly turned his gaze and I followed it to Darius.
“Even him,” Kish said. “Be wary of that good boy act.” Then he lowered his lips to my ear and whispered, though it electrified me as if he had hissed the words. “He can be very…ruthless.”
I believed him.
I believed Dare could be very ruthless. And I definitely believed the good boy act was a lie.
But not the way he thought, and Kish was the one who needed the warning.
There was something almost evil in Kishkumen, I could sense it in him as I stood in his presence, but he was charming too and very handsome. He, like Dare, was a contradiction. There was something in his tone that was almost friendly, and there was something in his warning that was sincere.