Sunday Excerpt — June 15, 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 from last week… Gregor’s friend Trini Valcour is on board the Sanguine as the Engineering Chief, and Gregor has convinced Kaen to let him tell her about what he is.


“I want to talk to you about the captain. There are some things about him that you should know because I don’t want you to be upset if you find out by accident.”

“You two are lovers,” she said, shrugging.  “Big deal.”

“Jealous?” he teased.

“Yeah.  He’s not a bad looking guy and, well, I like him.  I think he was sincere about wanting a crew of people who work well together — who like each other is what he wasn’t saying.”

“Yes, he means it, and, yes, we are lovers, but that’s not what I wanted to tell you about him.”  He took a deep breath, suddenly not sure where to begin, and Trini reached up and touched his arm.

“It can’t be anything bad, Gregor.  You would not put me in a situation that was bad.”


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18 responses to “Sunday Excerpt — June 15, 2014

  1. Maybe they don’t have the same definition of “bad”.

  2. I agree with Linda – looks like she is about to have a shock….

  3. Gem

    I love Gregor’s careful introduction of his friends. It is important to him that they accept each other. Great 8.

  4. Allyson

    What is that he needs to tell her?

  5. Sounds like famous last words to me.
    If it isn’t bad, you’ve got a story.
    If it IS bad, you’ve got an even better story.
    Well done!

  6. siobhanmuir

    All depends on your definition of bad, right? Great snippet, PT. :)

  7. She has a lot of trust in him. It’s proabbly not misplaced, but there’s only so much he can do…

  8. elainecsc2013

    She trusts him, but this may still shock her. Nicely done.

  9. She’ll be shocked, but I bet he can talk her around.

  10. Karen Michelle Nutt

    This should be interesting. lol

  11. Nice way to move a little plot along while revealing more character depth.

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