Sunday Excerpt — May 25, 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.)

Introducing some other characters – and a few bits of Gregor’s past.

Kaen and Gregor are still on the station, making their way back to the ship when they run into an old friend of Gregor’s.  Kaen unnerved her so Gregor stepped away to talk to her for a moment.


“Captain, I’d like you to meet Trini Valcour.  She’d like to sign on with us.”

Kaen studied her for a moment, curious about this friend of Gregor’s.    She was maybe five feet tall and he doubted that she weighed ninety pounds fully clothed and soaking wet.  Wide grey-blue eyes regarded him from a creamy olive face.

“In what capacity?” he asked.

“Anything, really, I…”

“No,” Gregor said firmly and she fell silent.  He looked at Kaen.  “Trini is the best engineer I’ve ever worked with, sir.”

“Good enough for me,” Kaen said easily.  “Welcome aboard, Trini.”

Her eyes widened.  “You mean it?  Just like that?”   She looked from one to the other as if expecting it to be some sort of joke.





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25 responses to “Sunday Excerpt — May 25, 2014

  1. Gem

    I’m looking forward to the finished book and putting “Song and Sword” on TB and top of TR lists.

  2. Well, it’s clear that Kaen trusts Gregor’s judgement. It will be interesting to see how this decision plays out.

  3. elainecsc2013

    I really like this excerpt. It shows the growing trust between Kaen and Gregor extremely well. I hope she doesn’t cause trouble for them.

  4. That Gregor makes me swoon every time. Great snippet! 🙂

  5. siobhanmuir

    I’d be just as surprised as her, but Gregor sounds like he knows what he’s doing. Good snippet, PT. 🙂

  6. That’s a lot of trust—but I’ll bet Trini is going to pay it back in loyalty. 🙂

  7. I like how he trusts Gregor! And I also reallllly liked how Gregor stood up for his friend and didn’t let her be underrated 🙂

  8. “creamy olive face” love that descriptions !

  9. Karen Michelle Nutt

    I love the trust here. She’s the best and so it’s good enough. 🙂 Great descriptions, too.

  10. Nicely done. From this admittedly small sample size, it appears that Kaen is a good captain. Trust is important.

  11. I really love the description of Trini. Anyone you know? (Not sure why I ask–maybe ’cause it’s 12:20 at night? LOL. Okay, enough of that.Maybe it’s time for bed…) I also love how Gregor admires Trini’s abilities as an engineer and is so willing to go to bat for her.

    • Nope, Trini is not really based on anyone I know, although there is one scene coming up later in the book where she is an echo of me. As for Gregor, he is very loyal to those he cares about.

  12. Well Kaen trust Gregor so… that was the expected answer. She doesn’t seem really confident even if she seems to be highly skilled, I wonder why.

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