Friday, August 30, 2013

Seductive Studs & Sirens!

I'm participating in the Seductive Studs & Sirens mini hop for the first time today.

The idea is to post just 150 words to capture the imagination. Today, I'm offering a small sampling from my unusual Victorian polyamorous romance written with a touch of reader-interactive art history: Loving Leonardo (book 1 in the series)

Setting the stage: At this point in the story, Newlyweds Nicolas and Ellie are aboard ship. Here Nicolas sees Luca for the first time and feels an immediate attraction.

When in the presence of true beauty, my mind often imagines the person unclothed as the artists of the ages might have seen him. At my table was a statue carved in marble by Gian Lorenzo Bernini; an artist known for his remarkable ability to capture the essence of a narrative moment. I found Luca Franco to be exactly that — a moment indelibly captured in time — a moment of meeting the mind could revisit in its entirety. 

From every angle, he was beautifully made: black-haired, fit, of medium build. He possessed a warm hue to his skin, his lineage no doubt stamped centuries past by the darker Moors or Turks. In startling contrast, quite handsomely framed by black lashes, he had striking eyes the color one might see in a shadow falling across snow — not quite sky blue nor exactly steel gray, but a blending of the two in gradated rings.

Here's the story


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  1. Oooh, wonderful snippet:) I can 'see' Luca as Nicolas sees him. Welcome to the bloghop!

  2. I love the detail you bring to Luca's description- and the art history! This book is about to go on my Amazon wishlist :)