Saturday, November 12, 2011

Sweet Saturday Samples

Actually, I'm not sharing a sample from one of my romances today. I published a little medieval Christmas short story on Smashwords this week. Just for fun and it's completely free from now through Christmas! Here are a few lines from An Epiphany Gift for Robin:

“What foolish thing have you done?” Marriot demanded of her husband. “Whatever this is, we can’t afford it. I’m sure that we can’t!"

The food was long gone now, along with the merry games played by the villagers to keep warm in the winter snows. The ivy and holly so gleefully gathered and hung by the children to brighten their tiny thatched cottage, had grown dry and crisp, crackling off their garlands and crushed by shoes to form a fine, fragrant dust on the earth beaten floor. Today, Epiphany, the day the Magi had presented their gifts to the Christ Child, was the last day of respite her family would have from the backbreaking work in the baron’s fields.

Gifts were only given to small children on Epiphany, especially among the poor.

Her husband’s dark eyes danced with that mischievous gleam that had won her heart ten years ago. “Sometimes a bit of foolishness is just what a man needs to bestow on the woman he loves.”

She heard a trio of high-pitched giggles from the children.

Did I mention that my story is free on Smashwords? Click here if you would like to check it out!

And click here to read some more Sweet Saturday Samples!


Patricia Preston said...

Love it. Sounds like a terrific Christmas story.

Sherry Gloag said...

What a charming gift to offer to your readers in the run-up to Christmas. Thank you.

Sandy Nachlinger said...

I love this warm family scene. And you've conveyed so much information too -- their economic and social status, the fact that they have three children, and a hint about the husband-wife relationship. Good writing.

sue said...

medeival how unusual - bet you had to research that - sounds like a sweet fairy tale

Anonymous said...

Very sweet sample. This man sounds fantastic :)

Rachel Rossano said...

I love this story. It is a glimpse into their everyday life, the huge decisions they face and the sacrifices they make for their children. :)

Anonymous said...

A man who keeps the romance alive! Love it!