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Warming Up For Camp

Despite the heat, it’s been a good weekend.

After two days of not seeming to be able to get a handle on things at work, the evil day job settled back into a more normal routine on Saturday and Sunday, which means that I had some energy left over when I got home, which means that I not only managed to write at least a hundred words a day, but I stayed caught up on both blog hops, too.  Go, me!

The Onyx Sun scene that I’m working on is up to almost 1700 words (would be more but needed to stop to get this written before I went to bed).

This scene should be done (but totally unedited) by the time Camp starts (on Friday! Eek! Ack! Other scaredy words!) which means that (as of now) all I’ll need to do for Onyx Sun is rewrite the ending.  (And that is all mapped out in my head, except for how to start it.)

(And maybe an epilogue which will be a foreshadowing to the sequel.)

Then it will be on to finishing Book Six of The Academy of the Accord.

After that it depends on how many words I have left to hit 50k and how far behind par I am.

And, oooh, shiny!  I just found out I won a paperback copy of Louise Lyons’ book, Beyond the Scars.  Something to read when I should be writing.

Anyhow, where was I?

Oh, yes. Camp.

I’ve been pretty much caffeine free lately, so hopefully it will have an effect on me once Camp starts – I’m going to need a couple late nights toward the beginning, I think.  I couldn’t take the first off, and the second starts the weekend blog hops, so, yeah – my future seems to hold the promise of a few late nights at the start of the month.

I just hope the weather cools off.  I’m melting, and that makes it really hard to type.

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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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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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My other novel, Song and Sword is currently available for Kindle and all other e-readers. 

Song and Sword cover

Available for Kindle at Amazon

and at Smashwords for all other e-readers.

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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.”

 

Check out Sunday Snippets for great stuff from other writers.

My other novel, Song and Sword is currently available for Kindle and all other e-readers. 

Song and Sword cover

Available for Kindle at Amazon

and at Smashwords for all other e-readers.

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