Sunday Excerpt — May 18, 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.


A sudden chill ran through Gregor.  “Master,” he said softly, “who was the vampire that you dueled?”

Kaen’s eyes closed and he shook his head. “I can almost see, but not quite…”

“It’s all right, Master, it will come back in time.”

“You think the two are connected, don’t you?  My duel and what happened to you and Sergiu.”

“I think they might be.”

Kaen felt a wave of what he could only describe as nausea.  “If… if I have done anything to cause harm to any of my people…”

“Any harm, Master,” Gregor said softly, “was not of your doing.”

Kaen wrapped his arms around him and pulled him against him, holding him tightly.  “Thank you for that,” he whispered.






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12 responses to “Sunday Excerpt — May 18, 2014

  1. Interesting dialogue exchange. I didn’t read last week’s snippet, so I kind of feel a little lost, but I can see some rough elements from their past. Seems very intriguing.

  2. Gem

    These characters are so well drawn I feel as if I know them. Very well done!

  3. I feel right there with them and I love their tenderness toward one another. My favorite line: “Any harm, Master,” Gregor said softly, “was not of your doing.” So much in that line!!! It’s the aggressor’s fault, not the victims’… or am I reading too much into that? Either way, I love it. 😉

    • Thank you. Kaen is beginning to feel protective of “his” people, even though he hasn’t met them yet (other than Gregor) and he is somehow blaming himself for what happened to Gregor and Sergiu.

  4. So there’s some partial amnesia there, too?

  5. A central Bad Guy? That should make revenge easy. 🙂

    I really love this story, Paula—I can’t wait to read it all the way through.

  6. I didn’t realize there was amnesia involved either. Makes it more interesting.

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