Saturday, August 20, 2011

Sweet Saturday Samples

This week, my Sweet Saturday Sample is taken from my sweet medieval romance, Illuminations of the Heart (rated PG), a spin-off of Loyalty's Web. My heroine, Siri de Calendri, and her companion Lucianna, have been surrounded by a band of robber barons on their journey to join her new guardian, Sir Triston de Brielle.





He reached out a mailed hand and threw back the hood of Siri’s cloak.

Siri was not surprised to hear his gasp. She had seen too many men stand stunned by her unexpected beauty. Their flattery she knew by heart: her glowing locks rivaled the liquid sheen of purest gold, her eyes dazzled like the sky on a midsummer’s day, her cheeks bloomed with the blush of spring roses…

For all this and its accompanying effect she was prepared. 

But she was not prepared for his companions’ startled oaths, or the signs of the cross sketched hastily across mailed breasts.

“It’s impossible!”

“But it is she!”

“My lord, it cannot be—“

“Silence!” their leader snapped, and Siri caught an impatient amber flash from behind the eye-slits of his helmet.

Thank you for stopping by. You can read more about Illuminations of the Heart on my website. And click here to find some more Sweet Saturday Samples.

9 comments:

Patty Ann said...

This one sounds wonderful!!

Jennifer Lowery (Kamptner) said...

Oh, is it her or not? Great sample. Thanks for sharing.

Lindsay said...

Got me hooked

Rachel Rossano said...

I am going to have to go reread my copy now. :) Love that book. :)

The Schmidt Family Reviwers said...

I remember reading this scene, Joyce, and it was easily one of my favorites. Thanks for commenting on my sample too!

Jessica K said...

What are they so bewildered about? Wonderful hook!

Debbie Brown said...

A very pretty description of a lovely girl. I'd love to read the book.

Sherry Gloag said...

Wonderful sample. Thanks sharing.

Patricia Kiyono said...

I'd love to find out why they're so upset! Short sample, but very interesting.