Sunday Excerpt — June 22, 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.)

Picking up from last week, Gregor is telling Trini that Kaen is a vampire.


“Do you remember what I told you about the Ferrastin?” Gregor asked slowly.

“Yes.”   Trini was suddenly alert, her expression guarded.

“Remember what I told you about the difference between them and their feeders, and real vampires and their Blood Slaves?”

“Yes, I remember.  I remember that you were trying to hunt down and kill Ferrastin, and that you were searching for a Blood Master. “

“Not just a Blood Master: my family’s Blood Master.  I found him.”

“The captain?”  There was a faint tinge of fear mingled with the surprise in her voice.

“Yes, the captain.”  Gregor watched her closely as she grappled with this information.

“He… He’s a vampire?”

“A true vampire,” Gregor nodded, his eyes never leaving her face.  “And I am his Blood Slave.”


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16 responses to “Sunday Excerpt — June 22, 2014

  1. Karen Michelle Nutt

    Oh wow, what an announcement. I could feel Trini’s apprehension regarding vampires. Wonder how she’ll take Gregor being a blood slave to one.

  2. Gem

    What Karen said. The writing is superb and I’m totally hooked.

  3. What Karen and Gem said! :D

    I’m thinking the term “Blood Slave” isn’t particularly reassuring to someone who doesn’t know the particulars of the relationship. ;)

  4. siobhanmuir

    Well, at least he gave her the chance to run. Great snippet, PT. :)

  5. His family’s Blood Master? Does Kaen know that?

  6. elainecsc2013

    That’s not something you hear everyday. So far she’s taking it pretty calmly.

  7. Excellent dialogue–to the point, perfect amount of tension, nice reveals!

  8. You know you’ve got it going on when your characters can discuss things like vampires and it doesn’t sound even the least bit outside the realm of possibility. Very nice.

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