2 November 2012

Sweet Staurday Sample

It's the weekend, so it's time for another Sweet Saturday Samples.  The week I'm sharing a snippet from Vidal's Honor, my latest Christmas Regency Romance published by Astraea Press.
Thanks for swinging by, because I always I appreciate it whe you share your thoughts.

Befuddled from lack of sleep and the struggle to  don her ever-damp garments, Honor let Vidal hoist her onto her mule.

“Why the urgency to move on in the dark? I thought Juan declared this an ideal spot to spend the night.”

“I told him of your belief we are being followed and that afterwards I spent the rest of the journey checking and am almost certain you are correct.”

“If this is the result, I wish I’d kept my mouth shut.”

Vidal’s chuckle, low though it was, warmed her heart if nothing else.

“No, you were right to mention it. If we thought it safe enough, one of us would hold back to see if we can identify them, but it’s not, so we move on under the cover of darkness.”

From her perch on the back of the mule, Honor found herself eye-to-eye with Vidal. “Won’t the sound of our movements alert them to our intentions?”

“We have to risk it. Juan is sure if we go now we can gain enough ground to keep them guessing for a day or two.”

“Well, I hope he is right.” She tugged at the shoulder of her jacket in an effort to persuade the sleeve to line up more comfortably, and winced at the sharp stab of pain in her neck. “At least it has stopped raining, which will give our clothes a chance to dry.”

She swung round when Juan coughed on her other side. Even in the night-light Honor saw him shuffle. “We follow the river.”

 “So I gather.”

“You do not understand. We follow the river by using it to cover our tracks from those you say are following us.”
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Elaine Cantrell said...

This sounds so intriguing!

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) Elaine, thanks for coming by.

jeff7salter said...

Cool set-up. I figure the bad guys are pretty close behind them!

Anonymous said...

I can't say enough about this action-packed Regency novel. I love Sherry's fast-paced and intriguing twists in this story.

Sherry Gloag said...

Thanks for coming by Jeff

Sherry Gloag said...

Now you've made me cry Kay :-) Thanks for your kind words.

Tmonique Stephens said...

A nighttime escape. Intriguing. Great sample

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I hope they elude their followers! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Sherry Gloag said...

:-)Thanks Tmonique

Sherry Gloag said...

For the moment, Laurel-Rain, for the moment.

Sandy Nachlinger said...

Another excellent excerpt. You've done a great job of showing Honor's discomfort -- from her wet clothes to the twinge in her neck. Lots of good detail in this scene that makes it come alive.

Sherry Gloag said...

Thanks Sandy :-) I appreciate your kind words.

Carrie-Anne said...

I love the tension in this!

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) Thanks Carrie-Anne