Friday, 8 February 2013

SFFSat - Feb 09



Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday (SFFSat) is a place where a bunch of us post snippets from our written works and also shoot the breeze a little. And before I get ahead of myself, thanks and appreciation as always to those who stop by and leave fantastic comments.

I'm still celebrating the nomination of The Eternal Knot for Best Book of 2012, so here's another snippet from it. By the way, voting is still ON for it! (Closes February 14th).


So click the button to cast your vote (for The Eternal Knot, of course!) If that doesn't work, click HERE.

The Eternal Knot is the final book in The Lancaster Trilogyavailable from Burst Books (Champagne Book Group), or on Amazon.

In this scene, we have another of my favourite characters, Adam, Josie's brother-in-law who just happens to be a prisoner within the Citadel walls, but they like to call it exiled. He's also quite dangerous. Josie likes to visit him since he has a canny way of sorting things out and allowing her to see the bigger picture. Here we have Josie discussing a woman who has returned to the Citadel, who just happens to be an old flame of her husband.

            "More or less," she replied sullenly. "And stupid dinner parties with stupid dinner guests who irk every last bone in your body."

          "Growing weary of being the President's wife already?" Adam grinned with mischief. "Who is it this time?"
          "Elena Greco," Josie muttered with distaste.
          Shocked, Adam leaned forward with interest. "She's allowed back in—what is she doing back?"
"Irking every last bone in my body," Josie glared at him. "Haven't you been listening?"

If you are interested in participating in next weeks SFFSat, just click HERE, and follow the rules. Sign up is open every Wednesday - and if you're on Twitter, use the #SFFSat hashtag.

Cheers!

26 comments:

  1. Well, jeez, haven't you been listening? :-)
    Hee hee...love the interaction.

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  2. Great back and forth here. The pace and mood are dead on and you set up so much in really only a few lines of dialogue and build a great character in Elena Greco. Entertaining read!!

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    1. Wow, thanks!! And Elena is a very nasty specimen...

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  3. I love the snappy dialogue. Great piece. (psst- I just voted for you *thumbs up*)

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  4. Lol. Love the last line. Men never listen. Great dialogue-lots of energy.

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    1. Haha, this is true. They have selective hearing. Thanks!!

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    1. Haha!! Thanks Cary!! Appreciated. :D

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  6. Come on, Adam! Get the cotton out of your ears!

    I already voted. Was I supposed to vote for yours? :P Seriously, you had my vote when you first tweeted about it. Good luck!

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    1. Thanks Patrick!! Muchly appreciated. :D

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  7. I do like their interaction here. Good details support the great dialogue here. Nicely done!

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  8. Great conversation, and nice embedded teaser... what did did this Elana woman do, and why was she allowed back in?

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    1. Oh, she's a wicked sort...you know the kind. ;P Thanks!!

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  9. Lovely bit of dialogue! Brings across Josie's feelings beautifully, and gives a mystery to draw the reader in, too - nicely done! (Oh, and I already voted for you last week - good luck!)

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  10. Josie has such a strong voice--I would have recognized her sass even without the introduction.

    Love her!

    :) Heidi

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    1. Hahaha!! Thanks Heidi. Yep, she's one of a kind!

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  11. You could hear the silent 'well d'uh' boys can be so stupid! Loved it, very strong.

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  12. Interested to know what's behind Adam's shock reaction to the name of the woman. Good luck with the nomination!

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  13. I find Adam quite interesting! Also, voted. Hope you win!

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