Friday, 28 October 2011

SFF Saturday - Oct 29

It's SFF Saturday again.

Today, I thought I'd share a sneak-preview snippet from the final book in the Lancaster trilogy, The Eternal Knot, due out by my publisher's Champagne Books in January 2012.

This snippet, taken from the very first few lines of Chapter 1, John contemplates his impending doom, should he fail to find a suitable birthday present for his wife, Josie.

John Lancaster wondered, for the umpteenth time, what to get his wife for her birthday.

He’d known her for two years. In those two years, the only thing she’d ever asked for was the tattoo that adorned both their fingers instead of traditional wedding rings. This did not mean that she didn’t want a present, not in the least. In the two years he’d known her, he’d learned the subtle art of surviving marriage--and a woman’s mind--like his life depended on it.

The first time he’d met her, it had been her birthday. She was a prisoner, accused of being a terrorist. Granted, she’d been
his prisoner and he’d been doing the accusing, but that was beside the point.

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  1. Intriguing. Sounds like a very strange love-match, this pair.

  2. Hey! My comment disappeared. I had some awesome suggestions for John (some naughty, some nice). I must not have hit the 'submit' button. Oh, well. You got my tweet, anyhoo.

  3. I absolutely love the last paragraph :D

  4. Love this...January isn't that far away. :-)

    And of course, the subtle art of surviving marriage...if only we all had that one figured out. :-P

  5. Thanks everyone for stopping by. Yes, it is an interesting relationship. And Aston, I completely agree...since it works both ways!