More from Sanguine, a science fiction novel (still in progress) with elements of semi-paranormal M/M romance.
(I am done with beta readers, and Sanguine is in next-to-final-edit stage, so this is still a work in progress and the following lines may or may not have been hacked and recombined and creatively punctuated to fit into 10 sentences.)
Picking up from last week’s snippet, Gregor is explaining to Kaen why he is different than the “Blood Slaves” that Kaen has had before, and shedding a bit of light on why the two of them lose control when Kaen feeds from him:
“Of course not,” Gregor replied, smiling. “They were not true Blood Slaves. Let me guess… he — or she – was only in it for the pleasure of your blood-taking.”
“We call them Blood Whores. They are as different from what I am as…” He shook his head, at a loss for a comparison. “The simple explanation is that my blood yearns for a Master: my family was bred to serve you, and it has been generations since we have had a Master to serve.” His fingers continued playing with Kaen’s hair and he pulled him down for a long slow kiss. “In short, I want to give you everything, and you want to take everything. It is in our natures, Master.”
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23 responses to “Sunday Excerpt — March 16, 2014”
This totally makes sense.
I’m glad. Sometimes it’s hard to know if things are clear to people who aren’t inside my head.
Yeah, I know the feeling. Especially when it’s not even really clear in my head. ;)
“Blood Whores.” Well, that was blunt. And perhaps a touch smug. :)
I’m assuming that his attitude is less genetic on Gregor’s part (though there’s maybe something literally in his blood as well?) than a family-nurtured yeraning and acceptance of his role?
“Blood Whores” is appropriate though — they service any vampire who comes along…
It’s a combination of genetics (there is definitely something in the family’s blood), family history, and also, on Gregor’s part something more… a spiritual connection, for lack of a better term. I think it will be hinted at in another week or two.
Ah, I see—It’s not a personal service with the BWs. Maks sense to me!
Great snippet–love the way the story is unfolding.
Interesting explanation. I’m enjoying the snippets.
I’m glad you’re enjoying them.
Concise explanation. I’ve wondered about this.
There is more to it — Gregor is bringing Kaen along slowly.
Ah ha! They’ll have to be extra careful, yeah? :)
Gregor has a solution…
Ah ha, intriguing… :D
Oh that’s hot, sexy, and so cool. Great snippet, PT. Looking forward to reading this one entirely. :)
Intriguing. Don’t usually read vampires, but this is definitely different.
Thanks, Kate! (It’s “different” because I don’t usually read vampires, either. LOL)
Interesting distinction that helps define the characters and the world. Well done.
great excerpt — love you rimagery
Thanks! I’m glad you enjoyed it.