Monday, July 13, 2009

Excerpt Monday July

It's time for Excerpt Monday once again, when authors post odds and sods from their published work, upcoming releases and works in progress. As promised, I've prepared a little taste of Vessel, my new f/f/m fantasy romance, for you all.

This story is completely unrelated to all my other work, set in a different made-up-by-me universe with characters I'm already starting to adore. I'm planning to submit it to Ellora's Cave, and I'm crossing my fingers that they'll like it. It would be totally blammo to be one of the first authors in a long while to place a book with them that features some of the hot girl-on-girl(-on-guy) action.

And dang, is this book gonna have loads of that. This will be a true f/f/m polyamorous romance, similar to Bound by Steel. All three characters get in on the bed stuff, and all three get to share the happily ever after. The story's 18 ooo words in and almost writing itself. The complications, they abound. The ironies, they are suitably...ironic. The thwarted love, it is soon to be requited and then some. All that good stuff.

And fortunately for my mom, this particular excerpt is PG. Yup, mom's got the green light to go have a peek. Sorry to disappoint the rest of you. :P

9 comments:

MB (Leah) said...

Holy crap! This is going to be a really good book. Already so much tension. Brilliant!

I really hope EC picks it up.

Kim Rees / Kim Knox said...

oooh! want more. wow!

Evie Byrne said...

Love the vessel idea! And yep, crawling with tension.

Stephanie said...

Great excerpt, Kirsten! :)

kirsten saell said...

Thanks, all. The vessel idea just materialized out of nowhere, and it's making everything so deliciously complicated. I can almost hear angels singing when I think of all the obstacles it creates for the characters...

Tiah said...

WOW! This is going to be so good! EC will be stupid not to pick this up. Hell, if they don't then give it to me and I will take it to Kinko's and do it myself! ;0)

kirsten saell said...

LOL, Tiah. I'm sure if EC declines, my editor at Samhain will be happy to snap it up. She loves my girl-on-girl-on-guy stuff. Loves. It.

I almost feel a bit...treasonous writing with another publisher in mind. But an opening at EC without the year+ wait to hear back? Too good to pass up. And it feels really good to step out of the Emissaries' universe for a bit. I've been writing in that setting forever, and I intend to keep it at Samhain (unless I manage to move on to NY or something). This is almost like taking a vacation from my other work. :)

jamiebabette said...

Oh, poor Roucana. Excellent excerpt. Good luck!

kirsten saell said...

Oh, poor Roucana. Excellent excerpt. Good luck!

Oh, yeah. She's just such a sympathetic character in so many ways. And the three of them are in such an untenable situation. So much potential for misery, it's beautiful. :D

And thanks!