Sunday, June 23, 2013

#Sunday8: Lenora meets Anton




Welcome back to Sunday Eight. My historical romance novella, Sweet Lenora, releases on July 1. In today's eight, Lenora first meets Anton.



 His look suggested he would like nothing better than to tear me limb to limb, and I shrank back against the wall. He stepped inside and pulled the door shut behind him.
For all of Aunt Louise’s insistence that I was a wanton and
wild woman who ran afoul of manners, his actions shocked me. I had never stood alone in a room with a member of the opposite sex, much less a room that was a bedroom, and much less a member as handsome and with a reputation such as the one who stood before me now.
His fiery countenance turned my knees to water. He walked to the desk and closed the ledger, then stared at me with a scowl for a
good long minute that seemed to stretch to an hour. I wilted under
his gaze. He was far taller than I, with broad shoulders, and I was
frightened of him and desired him at the same time.



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16 comments:

  1. I have the feeling that Aunt Louise is not going to be too happy about this.

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    1. Lol, Linda. What she doesn't know won't upset her.

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  2. He has a very commanding presence! Excellent description. I coward for her!

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    1. Thanks Joanne. He's not so intimidating once you get to know him.

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  3. I agree with what Linda said above :-) Nicely set up scene, good emotion. Great #8

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  4. I think Aunt Louise hasn't *begun* to see "wild and wanton" from this heroine yet LOL! Terrific snippet!

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    1. Lenora is a lot feistier than she lets on! Thanks Veronica.

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  5. Oh my he sounds absolutely delicious. And I bet she will show him how feisty she can be.

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    1. Thanks Elaine. I kinda love him...:)

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  6. Intense 8! Nicely done. I could feel it.
    ~Summer
    My Blog

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  7. Eek, unsettling . . . tearing one limb from limb? Sounds positively terrifying. Hope she's up to it...

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  8. That was well written, and I enjoyed being inside her head!

    I agree with Ann, too. I think the phrase is "limb from limb" unless I'm missing a subtle nuance in meaning.

    Good eight, Ute!

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  9. Ooh, I want to read more! Such a lovely narrator voice.

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  10. Ooo... I have a feeling that Lenora is going to end up EARNING that "wanton and wild" image Aunt Louise has of her. Then again, as yummy as this guy sounds, I don't blame her!

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