Welcome back to Sweet Saturday Sample! All excerpts here are rated PG-13 or milder.
Here’s another snippet from my medieval trilogy WIP, Time Enough To Love, Book I – Betrothal.
Disclaimer: This work is still going through the editing process, so please forgive any flaws.
This series is set in England and France in 1348. Part 1, Betrothal, takes place at the court of King Edward III.
This excerpt comes just after my last post on Six Sentence Sunday. Geoffrey and Alyse are talking just after the banns for their marriage have been read for the first time. Geoffrey has just told her of a great honor that has been bestowed on her. If you’d like last Saturday’s excerpt, it’s here. If you’d like the next six sentences after that, they are here. Today, we start with the next sentence, with Alyse longing for another kiss.
He drew back a step and her hopes sank—until he leaned toward her and his lips finished the short journey to hers. Though briefer than before, this kiss was just as sweet, just as firm, just as stupefying.
She broke from him and placed a restraining hand on his chest, pushing him away. Her hand jumped from the heat that almost scorched her palm. He stepped away and met her eyes with a hungry glance.
“With your leave, my lady, I must attend the king. Adieu, until eventide.” After a deep courtly bow, he strode quickly down the corridor. When he reached the corner he gazed back at her, a small triumphant smile on his lips. Then he disappeared, and she turned to the Princess’s door, bubbling with the many excitements stirred by Geoffrey Longford.
I’d say the tide is turning, wouldn’t you? 🙂
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