Six Sentence Sunday–10/14/12 Time Enough To Love: Betrothal ~ “Carnal Knowledge”

Happy Sunday! For my Six Sentence Sunday post today, I’m changing my WIP to my medieval romance Betrothal, about to go into edits!   Will keep you posted about a release date.

I’m continuing from my Sweet Saturday Sample of yesterday (which you can view here).  Lady Alyse de Courcy is a waiting gentlewoman to Princess Joanna, youngest daughter of King Edward.   Alyse is less than happy with her arranged marriage to Geoffrey Longford, a knight in the king’s service, and is infatuated instead with his best friend, Thomas, Lord Brayton.

This scene occurs the night after the betrothal. Geoffrey has drawn Alyse over to his table, hoping to talk to her in private.   His group of friends, led by Thomas, attempt to make sport of the couple. Thomas makes the suggestion (in jest) that Alyse should know him before she is wed.  Geoffrey, piqued that Alyse still shows an interest in his friend, asks her to answer the lewd statement. But when she acquits herself credibly in wordplay, she draws Geoffrey’s ire–and something else.  He reminds her that she has promised to “know” him better, and presses her to make good on that promise.

“How so, sir?”

“Why with conversation, my lady, how else?”

Alyse breathed a sigh of relief and Geoffrey chuckled, for he guessed the bent of her mind. Would that such carnal knowledge could be gained tonight. An image flashed through his mind of Alyse, in his bed, licking. . .tasting. . . touching those red lips to his. . . . He shook himself and suppressed the pleasant daydream.

Some dreams are too good to give up. LOL

Thanks so much for visiting me today.  Now pop over to the Six Sentence Sunday list and check out the rest of the snippets.  See you there!

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24 Responses to Six Sentence Sunday–10/14/12 Time Enough To Love: Betrothal ~ “Carnal Knowledge”

  1. Pingback: Sweet Saturday Sample: 10/20/12 Time Enough To Love–Betrothal: “A Scholar and A Wit” | jennajaxon – jenna's journal

  2. D'Ann Lindun says:

    Great job!

  3. Cara Bristol says:

    Enjoyed your lead-in as much as I enjoyed your six. Sounds like a fun book.

  4. Carrie-Anne says:

    His mind’s working overtime! I’m also wondering how long this betrothal is going to be and if they can make it to the wedding without succumbing to temptation.

  5. Carrie Crain says:

    Oh, the drama! I wonder if a little threesome may be in the future? No, that’s just me dreaming. Geoffrey is such a cad!!

  6. Mmm, such nice teasing and imagining :-)

  7. If Geoffrey is like this and Thomas is still holding her attention… wow – what is Thomas like? Love your six! :)

  8. Layna says:

    Now there’s a daydream! You shouldn’t have stopped there!!!! Ack! I need more!

    I <3 historicals. I turned to a big pile of mush when I read them. Fabulous job, Jenna! :)

  9. Gem says:

    Can we say “anticipation”? Great word play and peek into Geoffrey’s mind. :)

  10. I love how he first thinks of licking. LOL! Also, “the bent of her mind” is beyond awesome. Love this six!

  11. Sue says:

    Ah see, he’s a nice guy and not a horrid rake. though conversation can be mighty seductive

  12. You really have a talent for writing the dialogue and have the character’s internal thoughts in the correct time period. Excellent job!

  13. Really enjoyed the tone and the tension between them – excellent excerpt!

  14. Sometimes a daydream is a way to work out the logistics of reality to come. This pair will find their way, I think. Great segment, Jenna!

  15. Brenda says:

    Wonderful sexual tension!

  16. K.E. Saxon says:

    Now, HOW long is this betrothal? I don’t think either one of them are going to make it until the wedding day. Sexual tension here is very thick. Great six (and great teaser!)

  17. I’m wondering if he’ll wait until their wedding night.

  18. Very sexy and full of promise! Great six Jenna :)

  19. I’m rooting for Geoffrey! Great six. I could feel her tension release in that moment.

  20. Fantastic 6!! Loved this line: “Why with conversation, my lady, how else?” It’s his way of saying ‘duh’ in medieval speak. teehee ;)

  21. Cera duBois says:

    Awesome six, Jenna… Like the teasing in this.

  22. Jessica Subject says:

    I hope Geoffrey can convince her that he is just as worthy. Nice six! :)

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