Site Meter Vamps and Scamps: Stuck in the Bowels of Editing Hell

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Stuck in the Bowels of Editing Hell


So I'm gonna be mostly lazy and post an excerpt from Hunter's Salvation, the book I'm editing.


This isn't Mal and Kelsey's book, but I was reading it over and wanted to share. I don't often actually what I write. Most times, my opinion is... eh... okay. I know I can write, but I don't always think what I'm writing is any good. I actually like this excerpt, though.


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“Two thousand years and you’ve never once wished you’d been born the son of a Roman merchant? Grown up to become a soldier?”


“Not once.” His fingers threaded into her hair and fisted there. His dark blue eyes stared into hers as he murmured, “Not for even one day. Not for even one second. Because every second, every day was just that much closer to you. Everything I have done has brought me here. Brought me to you. For you, I would have gone through a thousand year of slavery, ten millennia of solitude. If I had you waiting for me at the end of it all, it would have been worth it.”

Kelsey felt her heart melt. She felt all gooey and syrupy inside and when he lowered his face towards hers, she pushed up onto her toes and met him halfway. Their lips met, a slow, gentle kiss. When he pulled away, Kelsey wouldn’t have been surprised if her legs gave out and she ended up in an ooey, gooey puddle right in front of his size thirteens.

“Not one day,” he repeated. “There is much in this life that has confused me, much that has left me angry, empty, even cold with terror and fear. But one thing I do know, all my life, everything I have ever done has led me to you. Undoing what I am would have broken that path. I may have never found you.”


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4 comments:

Kelley said...

I love the excerpt too. How romantic.

ilona said...

That was beautiful - enough said.

Shiloh Walker said...

thanks, Kelley and Ilona!

Stacy~ said...

OMG I love it! This sounds amazing Shi.