Sunday, March 11, 2012

Six Paragraph Sunday - Luc, Rah, and Beads

Luc and Izzorah.
Izzorah (Rah) is a Kin, a feline humanoid, and his people use beads in their hair as a means of identifying various traits about their warriors, families, and clans.

The scene below was cut from Surrender Trust, my current work in progress. In it, Rah is explaining the order of a spouse's beads. Although he's nearly fluent in Luc's language, he has occasional difficulty with words. T'hahr is Felis for "my heart."
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"You'll wear my color on a strand of hair closest to your head." Izzorah touched the top of his head. "Your word is scout?"


"Scalp. Scalp. Okay." He smiled at Luc. "And then your bead color is next, to show our two families have joined. On me, it's the other way. I wear yours next to my scalp and mine next. When a warrior adds another mate, his bead color goes over the first one, and then her color is at the end. The chief mate wears the other mate's color after his own color, showing he accepts the new mate, even if he doesn't really want to."

"So" -- Luc narrowed his eyes in concentration -- "If you took another mate, I'd wear your bead against my scalp, then my color, then his."

"No, t'hahr." He grinned. "If I tried that you'd probably shoot him."

Luc's grimace eased into a smile. "Busted."

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Surrender Trust will be the sequel to Surrender Love.

Surrender Love
Not rebound, payback, loneliness, or great sex, and far beyond love. This is surrender.

Surrender Love
In the beds of countless lovers, the immortal Luc Saint-Cyr has been mastered as well as master, commanded as well as commander. When his mortal lover leaves him, the distraught Luc withdraws and devotes himself to work. His entertainment company throws a ceremony for their most successful rock group, and Luc meets drummer Izzorah "Rah" Ceeow, one of the feline Kin race. Rah's dark hair and velvety, golden furskin captivate Luc. Pert cat's ears and a quick smile lighten his mood, and one look into Rah's emerald eyes, deep and tranquil as a forest pool, and troubles cease.
He suspects the mid-twenties male is a virgin, and Luc, fascinated by Rah's quiet serenity and lack of guile, longs for a deeper, closer relationship. Savoring Rah's surrender will be as delicious as taking him. Luc will force nothing. Rah will give himself to Luc when he is ready to surrender his innocence, to capitulate every part of himself to Luc's command. Rah will open himself and let himself be taken. Luc's anticipation and desire are palpable; as real as his hunger for faithful, unconditional love. But to gain Rah, how much of himself is Luc willing to surrender?

Heat Level:  R=graphic sex, plus extreme cuddling, tenderness, and the seduction of a virgin who knows exactly what -- and who -- he wants.

This book is the 2010 EPIC Award Winner in Science Fiction Erotic Romance
Love Romances & More, Best SciFi/Futuristic 2009 Runner Up; Winner "Best Cover"
Romance Junkies Reviewers' Favorite List 2009

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