Sweet Saturday Sample: 9/01/2 Time Enough To Love–Betrothal “A Stir of Desire”

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Welcome back to Sweet Saturday Sample!  All excerpts here are rated PG-13 or milder. Here’s another post from my new WIP, my medieval trilogy Time Enough To Love.  Part 1 is called Betrothal.  The series is set in England and France in 1348.  Betrothal takes place at the court of King Edward III.

Lady Alyse de Courcy is a waiting gentlewoman to Princess Joanna, youngest daughter of King Edward.  After receiving the news that the new courtier, Sir Geoffrey Longford, is her betrothed, a dazed Alyse is less than happy with her arranged marriage.   Today’s snippet takes place after their initial meeting.,  I’ve switched to Geoffrey and Thomas in their chamber. It picks up the last line or two from last week’s Six Sentence Sunday post.  Thomas is rather in a snit when Geoffrey turns him down on an offer for a “night out with the boys.”  He leaves Geoffrey with his thoughts of Alyse, which turn more intimate as he prepares for bed.

DISCLAIMER:  TODAY’S EXCERPT IS PG-13.

Portrait by Mitar

His thoughts turned to the more intimate things she would have to get used to, a stir of desire rising in him. He imagined her thick black hair, fanned out on the bed, her full-lipped mouth beneath his, and the small dark mole just above the right corner of her lips tantalizing because of its exotic nature. That dot had entranced Geoffrey in the Great Hall earlier. His mind fixed on the tiny, curious mark, and filled his head with images of his mouth on hers, his tongue creeping up to touch the seductive spot. A shiver coursed through him.

The image of her naked, luscious body rose before him, as did his insistent cock. Thought of two weeks of such torture elicited a low groan. Perhaps he’d seek relief with another before the wedding night. Too much hunger might make him overeager and the last thing he wanted was to hurt Alyse more than necessary. The problems of sampling plain fare were not unknown to him, though his tastes usually ran as Thomas’s did to the more experienced. Still… this plain fare, with the addition of a little spice, would be quite enjoyable.

  With that pleasant thought, Geoffrey quit the window, doffed his chausses and doused the light. He contemplated the morrow when the campaign for the capitulation of Lady Alyse would begin, its success to be decided in this bed two weeks hence. As he drifted down into sleep, Geoffrey grinned in anticipation:  he dearly loved a challenge.

Thus ends Chapter 1.  What do you think?  I have a tentative release date for Betrothal of mid-October, with the other two books to come in November and December.  I can’t wait to share more of this story with you. :)

I hope you enjoyed this latest sample from  Time Enough to Love.  Stop by SSS tomorrow for six sentences from 7 Days of Seduction.   And today be sure to click here to visit more Sweet Samples.

   

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8 Responses to Sweet Saturday Sample: 9/01/2 Time Enough To Love–Betrothal “A Stir of Desire”

  1. Carrie-Anne says:

    Poor thing! He’s always got two good hands in the meantime, if he’s that tortured by being denied her body for two weeks.

  2. Sherry gloag says:

    Good job he likes a challenge because methinks he’s met his match.

  3. I’m glad he doesn’t think it’ll be easy. A man on a mission is a much more interesting fellow. Good sample, Jenna!

  4. Bet it’s going to be a long week.

  5. Lindsay says:

    Wonderful scene and a great lead in to what’s got to be an interestingly frustrating week for him

  6. Excellent! Prepare yourself, Geoffrey! teehee ;) Love the expression “quit the (window, room, etc).” Is that a historical period expression? It’s really vivid to me. Enjoyed your sample!

  7. Great sample, Jenna. If she only knew how much she’s torturing him…LOL

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