Sunday Excerpt — May 4, 2014

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.)

Skipping ahead a bit to start introducing some other characters – and a few bits of Gregor’s past.  In this post, Kaen and Gregor have gone to clean out Gregor’s quarters on the station.  Kaen  has been looking through a photo album while Gregor packs.  Picking up from last week’s snippet.


Gregor was shaking now and Kaen turned him gently, forcing him to look at him.  “He… he never yielded, Master, never betrayed our Blood.”

“Nor did you,” Kaen said softly.

“No, I was rescued.  She was having us moved to Erid’thu, to her stronghold there, but before she could arrange it Sergiu’s friends mustered enough force to attack her holding on Solovei.”


“They never found him, Master.  I woke up in a hospital, alone.  No one knew anything…”  He took a deep breath.  …  “My uncle was fighting against the Ferrastin, Master.  They are a blight on what vampires should be and he — and his friends on Solovei — were working to eradicate them. I — I wanted to carry on his work, his memory, so I stayed on Solovei and became a Hunter.”






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11 responses to “Sunday Excerpt — May 4, 2014

  1. Gem

    I love the way you’re weaving in Gregor and Sergiu’s backstory. Wonderful writing.

  2. siobhanmuir

    Wow, I love Gregor’s courage and determination. Great snippet, PT. 🙂

  3. Great snippet–and a sad story but it shows more of Gregor’s character

  4. We’re learning a lot about Gregor here. He’s had a rough time of it.

  5. Oh, that poor boy—except he’s not, really, is he? He’s a blooded (no pun intended) warrior. But he still has that innocence and joy about him.

    Sigh . . . I’m totally in love with this story. 🙂

  6. Good back story, nicely woven in.

  7. Karen Michelle Nutt

    Enjoying the back story. Interesting setup… 🙂

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