Sunday Excerpt — June 29, 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.)

Gregor has just told Trini that Kaen is a vampire and that he is his Blood Slave.


She sat silently for a moment, and Gregor watched her, trying to gauge her reaction  “I felt so safe with him…”

“You are,” Gregor assured her.  “He would never force himself on you, would never feed from you unless you were willing.  He is not a Ferrastin.”

She took a deep breath.  “Okay.  So, I’m Chief Engineer for a Gay Vampire and his Blood Slave First Officer Lover.”  She shook her head.  “Makes me feel a lot better about some of the misfits I wanted to bring on board.”  She smiled up at him and he laughed.

 “So you’ll stay?”

“Are you insane?  This… this is the most… crazy and wonderful thing that has ever happened to me.  Do you think I’d leave because the captain prefers your blood to your coffee?”  She thought for a moment. “I’ve had your coffee, Gregor, and I think I’d prefer your blood, too.” 


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13 responses to “Sunday Excerpt — June 29, 2014

  1. It’s official—I love Trini! :D

    • LOL! Thanks! Trini is a lot of fun. She’s a minor character and I wish there’d been a way to do more with her in this book, but there’s always hope for a bigger role in a sequel.

  2. Gem

    “Do you think I’d leave because the captain prefers your blood to your coffee?” This line is perfect. Adds humor and humanizes the captain. Awesome!

  3. Karen Michelle Nutt

    I love, Trini! Her last line made me chuckle. :)

  4. Great last line! Trini’s awesome.

  5. siobhanmuir

    LOL, love the last line about his coffee. Great snippet, PT. :)

  6. Another Trini fan here! Love everything about this story. :)

  7. elainecsc2013

    I like this girl. I didn ‘t think she’d run.

  8. I love the way she sums up her situation in such a matter-of-fact way. Very nice.

  9. This question “Do you think I’d leave because the captain prefers your blood to your coffee?” is awesome.

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