Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors! I’m back this week with a snippet from Betrothal, the first book in my medieval serial novel, Time Enough to Love.
In these eight, Alyse de Courcy finds out who her father has betrothed her to.
Mere seconds before she learned her fate and she could scarce affect an indifferent pose before the court when inside every inch of her quivered with anticipation of the name on the king’s lips.
The king straightened, glanced at her then at the man by her side and asked, “What say you then, Sir Geoffrey? Does the lady not speak fair? I vow she will make you a proper wife and a dutiful one as well.”
Alyse turned, until that moment unaware that Geoffrey Longford stood beside her. Chills coursed down her body as the king’s words echoed in her mind. The sensation of falling backward assailed her, as though she rushed away from the tall man at her side even as his figure loomed larger and larger in her sight.
God have mercy on me, for by the look of him, this man will not.
Betrothal has been nominated for a 2014 RONE award! Voting for my category of Historical: Medieval begins tomorrow at http://indtale.com/2014-rone-awards-week-three. Hope you’re able to give Betrothal your vote for best medieval. 🙂
In the mean time, check out the rest of the Warriors here. There’s some fantastic snippets to be read.