Sunday, January 11, 2015

Rakes in Tartan by Suz deMello

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Here's eight sentences from Rakes in Tartan. Hope you find them intriguing!

Vauxhall Gardens, London
June 1816

Torquil Kilburn pursued the whore down the dim walkway. Her long skirts should have hampered her stride, but she’d immodestly lifted them, showing not merely a bit of ankle but much of her calf. So she didn’t merely hurry, but sprinted, heightening his enjoyment of the game. Behind him, he could hear “Slow down, mon!” from his friend Andrew MacReiver, but Tor ignored the plea. He was too intent on capturing his prey.

The path ended at a wall fronted by a hedge. Still ahead of him, the woman turned, her shoulders set in an attitude of defiance.

Interested? Here's what the book's about:

The social season promises both sex and danger for Torquil Kilburn and Andrew
MacReiver, Highland heirs arrived in London to seek brides. The Scotsmen must negotiate the complicated morés of high society to woo and win an exquisite debutante and her passionate, unconventional mother while keeping their vampire heritage a secret.

But evil stalks the ballroom at Almack’s, the streets of Piccadilly, the drawing rooms of the ton. Headless bodies have been found drained of their blood, for another vampire haunts the streets of London, murdering noblemen. As he draws ever closer, Tor and Andrew must fight not only for love, but for their lives.

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  1. Nicely done. I enjoyed your snippet.

  2. I was totally caught up in the moment and really dismayed when she reached the wall...well done snippet and interesting premise for the story.

  3. I like how you're working some dialect into the story. And I do wonder what she's going to do now. :-)