Sunday Excerpt — September 8, 2013

So last week we left Vinadi trying to get up enough courage to tell Marsden a secret that he is afraid might destroy their bond.

This week we’re picking up from where we left off.  (This is from my current WiP, Book 4 of the Academy of the Accord series.  With any luck I’ll be working on Book 5 by next week, but I’ll keep on with this one until the secret is revealed.)

(A bit of creative punctuation has been used to get down to an acceptable number of sentences.)

Vinadi is the first speaker:

“It’s personal, and it… it’s going to be hard to explain.” 

Marsden’s steady brown eyes gazed into his.  “This has to do with the rumors about you, doesn’t it?”

Vinadi started. “You knew?”

Marsden shrugged.  “I’ve heard people talk — doesn’t mean much.”

“What if the rumors were true?” 

“Are they?”

Vinadi took a deep breath, steeling himself, but holding Marsden’s gaze as he answered, his voice barely audible:  “Yes.” 


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30 responses to “Sunday Excerpt — September 8, 2013

  1. Aarrggh! What rumors? You’re being a terrible tease, you know. 😀

  2. It all starts with rumors. I want to know what everyone is talking about.

  3. Nothing worse than a rumor that’s actually true! Good lead-in.

  4. If they’re true, they can’t be rumors 🙂 Nice snippet!

  5. Gem

    Yes, I want to know what rumors? Nice way to tease! 🙂

  6. Ay what a cliffhanger! A true rumor and I have to wait till next week to know some more. You sure know how to create suspense.

  7. What a cliff hanger. You sure know how to create suspense.

  8. Rumors? Hmmm, I wonder. Nice tease!

  9. Karen Michelle Nutt

    The rumors are true. I gotta know more. 🙂

  10. historysleuth1

    Say what? A rumor? Way to leave us hanging! Good for you. 🙂 Of course now I want to know what it is, especially since it turns out not to be one!

    History Sleuth’s Milk Carton Murders

  11. Excellent pacing and tension!

  12. What rumors??? Oh, I want to know!

  13. I love how he’s edging toward the truth. Now I want to know what it is!

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