For The Love Of…May 5th Snippets by Artemis Crow

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May 5th is commonly known as Cinco de Mayo (Mexican food is a real fav in our house), but there are other historical happenings on this day. In particular, on this day in 1973, Secretariat won the Kentucky Derby is an exciting finish. “Big Red” as he was called, then went on to win the Triple Crown.

May 5th also includes the zodiac sign Taurus. Here’s an unedited passage about Taurus from my August release, book 9 in my Zodiac Assassins series, Aries On Fire.

“Go find Allie and Georgie,” Libra said. “And thank you for everything you’ve done, especially staying when you were dying to leave.”

Taur stopped and turned around, returning to Libra. He stuck out a hand and they shook. “I’ve never been prouder of what we’ve become than now, Li. Thank you, brother, for what you do each day. I love you, man.” He pulled Libra into his chest and gave him a bone-crushing hug.

“If you really love me, don’t break my ribs,” Libra managed to squeak out.

Taur dropped him and laughed.

Libra staggered back and rubbed his aching ribs. Then he snorted and pointed to the compound. “Go.”

Taur whooped and ran all the way to his home. He showered quickly, a real sacrifice with his love of water, then dressed and grabbed his packed bag. He headed downstairs whistling a sea shanty then came up short when he saw Taryn’s face. 

Crap, what fresh hell is this?

“Is Libra still at the caves?”

Taur looked from her to the front door, longing to slip past the woman and run away from her tears and to Allie. But Taryn was a quivering mess, and he couldn’t abandon her. He took her arm and steered her to the front door. “Come on, I’ll drive you to him.”

He helped her into his truck and ran around the front. He threw his duffle bag into the second-row seat, climbed into the driver’s seat and started the engine. A fresh spat of crying started; he glance at her uneasily before putting the truck in gear and driving. “Did someone die?”

Taryn’s face screwed up and she wailed.

Stupid wrong thing to say.

He zipped it and drove as fast as he dared down the gravel road that would take her to Libra. They quickly reached the base of the foothills and slid to a stop, Taur honking his horn, desperate to pass off the blubbering female.

Libra appeared, he saw Taryn in the passenger seat, and started running down the hill. 

Damn, the man’s going to break his neck.

“Taryn,” Taur said, pointing out the front windshield.

“Ahhh,” she wailed even louder when she saw Libra.

Taur escaped the truck, shaking his hands to get rid of the heebie-jeebies. “Hurry, Libra,” he yelled, not caring at this point if the man broke something, as long as he got the incoherent woman out of his truck. Damn it, there was something about a crying woman that tore him up. Serious flaw, that.

May your words, and the margaritas, flow freely,


The Zodiac Assassins series
Available on Amazon Kindle and Print, Nook and Kobo

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Lyon’s Roar –

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Leona’s Descent –

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Libra’s Limbo –

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Leona’s Cage –

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Gemini Asunder

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