Sneak Peak Sunday is a blog hop where authors share a snippet of a book or work in progress. More snippets can be found by checking out twitter tag #sneakpeeksunday.
This week, I’m sharing a snippet from a soon-to-be-released Spring Fling short story Slow Waltz (coming May 7th from Loose Id). It continues the adventures of Rhys and Silas from Close Quarter.
Slow Waltz will be FREE on Loose Id’s website from May 7th to May 12th (and .99 after that), and Close Quarter will on sale for $4.99 until the 13th.
Here’s the blurb for Slow Waltz:
New lovers Rhys Matherton and Silas Quint finally have a chance to breath easy and enjoy a well-earned respite on board a transatlantic cruise to New York City. But the lack of danger gives Rhys too time to think about the enormity of falling in love with a man who isn’t human. He’s not sure love at first sight can last, especially when your lover is fae. Sure, the sex is fantastic, but that’s not enough to hang the rest of your potentially immortal life upon.
To distract himself, Rhys suggests he and Silas take a set of lessons to learn to waltz. The plan backfires when they are paired with two older women—one of whom reminds Rhys of his recently deceased mother. Instead of being able to ignore thinking about his future with Silas, he’s actively questioned about his lover. And it seems the whole boat knows who he’s sleeping with.
As Rhys learns the steps of waltz, he has to decide if he’ll continue to dance around what he feels for Silas or if he’ll finally learn to trust in his partner’s love for him.
In this snippet, Rhys is dancing with Debbie, the woman he’s been partnered with for waltz lessons. He’s a bit distracted:
She poked him in the ribs once more. “You’re gonna start stepping on my feet.”
Rhys shook himself out of his thoughts. “Sorry. It’s just…never mind.”
“Worried about the future?”
She waved a hand. “Oh, the world’s gonna run you and your man over a few times. Just get up and give it what for and keep going.”
“If only it were that easy.”
She laughed. “Honey, there isn’t anything easy about that.”