It seems like a long time since I sat down to write a blog post. I have been busy working on my latest book [there are only a few chapters left to write], decorating the new house and doing all the other things the summer holidays threw at me.
Added to that, I have attended yet another funeral, making it three this year alone. Let's hope it will be the last for a very, very long time!
I am increasingly excited about Ascension, which is due for release next Jan/Feb. My publisher keeps getting excited about what a powerful story it is - she doesn't need to keep telling me, I remember the excitement of writing it.
Similarly, the one I am finishing off is equally gripping. Different to Ascension, it has that same sense of time slipping away from the characters, who have to make sense of their situation.
The female lead, Tudie, is strong and her wisdom belies her nineteen years. I think she is a little bit like how I was back in the day and I have to say, approaching a landmark birthday, I envy her strength and indomitable nature.
Anyway enough warbling on... here's the snippet you want.
We are suddenly both awkward with one another. I refuse to meet his gaze. Instead I look for Grey.
He’s just behind me. A young woman stands next to him, and from the way she gazes up at him, I can tell what’s in her heart.
Her face is open, at once scared and yet strangely expectant, as if she has waited her whole life for this one moment. With her gaze so focused on him, it is still me who Grey turns towards and without him saying a single word, I know everything there is to know in that one glance. I can only wonder if he can read my eyes and expression as well as I can his.
Happy Reading - and don't forget to check out my Owners series and my thriller Split Decision.