Sunday Excerpt — June 1, 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.   Skipping ahead a few lines from last week: Trini has just been offered a position on board The Sanguine and she is practically skipping as she leaves the two men.  Kaen watches her go and then turns to Gregor with a raised eyebrow.


“We’ve… worked together a few times,” Gregor said. “It’s hard for women to break into jobs in engineering — hands on jobs, at least — so she doesn’t get a lot of assignments, but, trust me, she’s worth more than any man I’ve worked engineering refits with.  I don’t think there’s a drive out there that she can’t tear down and reassemble blindfolded.”

“She seems…”

“Flighty?” Gregor suggested, and Kaen nodded. “She was nervous.  She’s not good in social situations.”

“She seemed okay with you.”

Kaen’s tone was teasing but Gregor’s eyes darkened and became serious as he met his gaze.  “She trusts me,” he said, his voice quiet and firm.  “But it took a lot to get to this point with her.”





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10 responses to “Sunday Excerpt — June 1, 2014

  1. Gem

    It seems as though Gregor has helped more than one damaged soul. Great 8.

  2. nice section with a piece of mystery/enticement at the end.

  3. “She trusts me,” he said, his voice quiet and firm.

    Great line! It says so much more than what appears on the page.

  4. Gregor is everyone’s anchor, isn’t he? I love him so, so much (but not as much as Kaen :) ).

  5. siobhanmuir

    I like that Gregor isn’t flippant about her. Great snippet, PT. :)

  6. elainecsc2013

    Gregor must have done something wonderful for her. Nice excerpt.

  7. Curious to know more about Gregor’s past.

  8. shegyes

    I tend to avoid reading excerpts because I like the surprise when I read the whole book. So forgive me for not having read every excerpt you’ve posted. I’m really excited to see how this one turns out, and I’ll definitely help promote you when you release it. :)

  9. Very good. Gregor’s got a lot of presence.

  10. Karen Michelle Nutt

    Oh, I like Gregor. Wonderful scene.

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