For this weekend’s Rainbow Snippet, I thought I’d choose six lines from my upcoming story release, One Summer Night, a Regency romance for JMS Books’ Night or Day story submission. This story is now available as a pre-release with 20% off at JMS Books.
As usual, authors who take part in Rainbow Snippets are encouraged to post a few lines from one of their stories on their blog and then link back to the group post on Facebook. I always enjoy joining in with Rainbow Snippets, especially to read and comment on everyone else’s choice of snippet.
One Summer Night begins with a nameless passionate encounter between my couple, Martin and Will that results in all kinds of misunderstandings when they unexpectedly meet again at an aristocratic function. Martin, a government clerk, is astounded to learn that Will is not only the son of a politically powerful man who rules Martin’s Whitehall department but also that Will is engaged to be married! Will persuades Martin to meet him one evening at Vauxhall Gardens so he can explain his true situation regarding his false engagement and also, his and Martin’s hot first meeting…
“My father was haranguing me about setting a date for the wedding, and avoiding giving him a straight answer, for Imogen’s sake, not mine,” he added hastily, “was a strain on the nerves. I walked along the river for a while and then found myself in that tavern. Of course,” he said with a sly glance at Martin, “if I met someone amenable who would have offered me a helping hand or mouth, I wouldn’t have said no. But as it was, I was content with a glass of port wine and a convivial setting, fully intending to return to Berkley Square afterwards. Then I espied a tall, dark, and handsome stranger, who ogled me like I was a fallen angel and with one speaking look, promised to fulfil my every need.”
“And did I?” Martin asked, glad of the sheltering darkness to spare his blushes.