Sunday Excerpt — December 8, 2013

More from Sanguine, a science fiction novel (still in progress) with elements of semi-paranormal M/M romance.

(This is still a work in progress and the following lines have been hacked and recombined and creatively punctuated to fit into 10 sentences.)

Picking up from last week, Gregor is recuperating from Kaen’s first taking of his blood – Kaen lost control and took too much, nearly killing him.

Gregor had drifted in and out of sleep:  he was still cold and weak, and Kaen’s orders to lie there and wait for him were easy to follow — he wasn’t sure he could get up if he had to.   The thought of the captain made him smile: he had done it — he had become a Blood Slave.  His family – his family would have a Master to serve again.

His gaze traveled around the room. He was in the captain’s quarters, in the captain’s bed, and his breath caught:  Kaen had taken him into his bed, and he wondered if Kaen knew the significance of that act, or if it had been done without thought, simply as a matter of expediency. 

 He hoped… Oh, he hoped…


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24 responses to “Sunday Excerpt — December 8, 2013

  1. I’m hoping too, and i don’t even know the significance of that act.
    Great snippet, as always–thanks for sharing! 🙂

  2. Should we dare to hope? 🙂 Say yes. lol Great snippet!

  3. This is my first visit to the story and I’m intrigued.

  4. Kaen will have a whole family to help him now?

    This story just keeps getting better and better, Paula!

    • Thanks, Sarah. I’m glad you’ve been enjoying it.

      The good news is that the rough draft should be done by Wednesday and I should have it ready for beta readers by mid-January if not before.

  5. Oh, the hoping is heartbreaking! Wow, a terrific snippet!

  6. A lovely weave of wanting. Well done.

  7. siobhanmuir

    Oh, I’m hoping right along with Gregor. Great snippet, PT. 🙂

  8. elainecsc2013

    I didn’t know the whole family would be involved. I can sense how much he wants this act to mean the same to the captain as it does to him.

  9. Some great world-building here. Left me wondering about the significance of the act too! Good snippet.

  10. Most intriguing snippet. 🙂 More please!

  11. I want to know what this means too, and why so much hopes.

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