In a flashback the heroine ended up covered with blobs of frog remains.
Somehow I suspect that reading Terry Pratchett has ruined me for writing further dark, dark, DARK romances like TLB. Even though BEWITCHING will have its dark moments, too! (And the hero’ll end up with a dagger or a sword or something sticking in his shoulder. That’s pretty dark, right?) (But, hey, it’s better than letting mountains drop on your protagonists like some — of my favourite — authors are fond of doing. *ggg*)