Sunday Excerpt — December 15, 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.)

If you want to pick up from the beginning, I started weekly excerpts from this in October.

Gregor is recuperating from Kaen’s first taking of his blood – Kaen lost control and took too much, nearly killing him.  Skipping a few sentence of no great importance from last week, Gregor has realized that he is in Kaen’s bed.  He’s been drifting in and out of sleep and when he wakes again Kaen has returned and is holding him.


“Yes?”  Gregor’s voice was already stronger and Kaen felt an overwhelming sense of relief:  he was going to be all right.

“You… you brought me into your bed…”

“Yes.”   Kaen watched him carefully:  it had been a long time since he had interacted closely enough with a mortal to care about their feelings, their reactions, but now he felt that it was essential that he learn to read this young man’s responses.

Gregor hesitated:  this was not an easy question to ask – vampires were not generally choosy as to the gender of their slaves, but they did tend to have preferences in… other things.  “Was it deliberate, or was it because it was the closest place to put me?”

“I know the significance, and, yes, I chose to bring you here.”

Gregor nodded, his eyes closing again, a soft smile spreading across his full sensuous lips. 

“You don’t mind?” Kaen asked, tracing a finger along the man’s jawbone:  he knew Gregor needed sleep, but he had brought up the subject…

“I’ve known I was gay much longer than I’ve known that you were a vampire, Master.”

Kaen laughed and kissed him, holding him close: it had been so long… so long since he had felt anything toward a mortal…     A shudder of emotions ran through him as he laid the man down and stretched out next to him, wanting to feel his body against his.  He wanted… oh, he wanted so much… 

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21 responses to “Sunday Excerpt — December 15, 2013

  1. Wow, it’s amazing how much you were able to reveal about your characters in just a few sentences. It’s a compelling snippet. Well done.

  2. Oh, good! I was hoping for this, but I thought Kaen would dance around it for a while. So glad he didn’t! :)

  3. elainecsc2013

    Well, they’re both on the same page.

  4. That’s a relief! I spent the whole week hoping…thanks for the sweet payoff. :D

  5. So much emotion in this snippet. Well done!

  6. Nice sense of yearning here. Good snippet!

  7. siobhanmuir

    I love this story. Just the way it’s unfolding is beautifully told, PT. Nicely done. :)

  8. You’ve revealed so much about these characters in such a short snippet. I’m not sure which one I like more. Good 8!

  9. chellecordero

    Lots of tenderness in this snippet, very nice.

  10. The characterization and dialogue in this is just… delicious :) I love the way you create the mood/tension within the first couple lines. Can’t wait to read more!

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