Sneak Peek Sunday!
Welcome to Sneak Peek Sunday for February 10th! Yes, the "official" Six Sentence Sunday may be gone, but now we have a new way to share little snippets every week.
Today I present an excerpt from Pulse and Prejudice, my paranormal adaptation of Jane Austen's classic, which tells the story of Mr. Darcy - vampire.
In this scene, Mr. Darcy is in conversation with his valet Rivens, discussing the plausibility of pursuing a relationship with Miss Elizabeth Bennet even though he is immortal....
“She will die before I will.”
“She will die before you regardless.”
Darcy paced his chambers in Rosings hours after Lady Catherine’s carriage had conveyed Elizabeth and the others back to the parsonage, each minute spent second-guessing himself and pondering how decisions made years ago might affect all his days to come.
Darcy stopped and turned to his valet. “And your wife? When you lost her?”
Rivens’s posture stiffened even more than usual before he answered. “Devastating, sir.” He met Darcy’s gaze. “I thought I would die, but of course I did not.”
“Do you wish you had not put yourself through that pain?”
“Despite the anguish of loss, I have no regrets. We shared thirty years together, watched our family grow.”
Rivens’s words heartened Darcy to consider the feasibility of a future with Elizabeth—had he gone mad? Could it be possible?
I hope you enjoyed that little tidbit. Did you notice anything about the first non-dialogue paragraph, which begins, "Darcy paced..."? I include multiple references to measures of time juxtaposed against his immortality-driven angst.
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