Monday, July 5, 2010
Today, Fiction For Dessert features an excerpt from the exciting novel, Quest for Nobility by Debra L. Martin & David W. Small. Royal twins, Dyla and Darius Telkur, blessed with brains, stunning good looks and incredible PSI power, have everything they could ever want. When the unthinkable happens and their parents are murdered, they find themselves at the mercy of an evil mastermind bent on their destruction and the annihilation of the noble House of Telkur. Framed for murder, and no allies in site, they must run for their lives, but can they outrun a telekinetic assassin?
Enjoy this piece when readers meet the twins, Dyla and Darius . . .
Avikar, startled from his musing, looked down and saw a tart sliding down the front of his jacket leaving a trail of whip cream as it fell to the floor.
Laughter erupted behind him.
Whirling around, he saw Darius Telkur standing behind him, smirking. Beside him was his twin sister, Dyla. She was trying hard to suppress her own smile.
Pulling the handkerchief from his pocket, Avikar wiped the remnants of the whip cream off his jacket.
“How dare you?”
Darius stood with his hands on his hips and stared at Avikar defiantly.
“How dare I what? I didn’t do anything. I walked in, saw the pastry flying through the air, and then smack, it hit you.”
Darius, the Telkur heir apparent, was a tall, broad-shouldered, handsome youth that looked every inch a royal. His PSI skill was telepathic like his father, but he was already showing signs that he would surpass his father’s telepathic level soon. Dyla was strikingly beautiful with raven hair and blue-violet eyes a shade lighter than her brother’s. She was a powerful empath in her own right.
Avikar hated both of them, for their stunning good looks, for their power, and for the success they’d already achieved in their young lives.
Dyla glanced to her left and saw Eclasius Jortac standing nearby. She caught the gleam in his eye and instantly knew where the pastry had come from.
Eclasius shifted his glance from Avikar to Dyla. Before tonight, he had not seen her in anything but her school attire. She was a vision, alluring in her pale blue satin gown that clung to her womanly curves and he stared open-mouthed at her transformation. He raised his eyes up to her face and instantly blushed when he saw her looking at him. She gave him a half-smile before turning her attention back to Avikar.
“Avikar, my brother and I were in the courtyard greeting guests and only now came into the hall.”
Avikar stuffed the handkerchief into his pocket and glared at the twins.
“Forgive me if I don’t believe that, Lady Dyla.”
Darius took a step towards the little man. No one challenged his sister when he was around.
“Are you calling my sister a liar?”
“Did I say she was a liar?”
A few paces away, Duke Levon heard the loud voices. He excused himself from his guests, and hurried toward the three.
“What’s happening here?” Levon asked.
“Nothing Father,” Dyla replied innocently. “Darius and I were on our way to find Ty.”
Dyla pulled on Darius’ sleeve steering him away from their father.
Levon was a well-built man of medium height with graying brown hair and a neatly trimmed mustache. He watched his children depart, not exactly sure what had transpired between them and Avikar. With two sixteen year-olds full of spirit and intricately bonded to each other, there was never a dull moment around the mansion.
Debra L Martin writes science fiction and fantasy novels with her co-author David W Small. Their first novel, Quest for Nobility, can be purchased from Amazon (click here)
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