A Gentleman and a Rogue

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Snippet Sunday: The Green Rose, Fantasy Romance #snippetsunday

Hi all, I'm participating in the Weekend Warriors Snippet Sunday. This month, I'll be taking snippets from my Fantasy Romance: The Green Rose. You can find the Weekend Warriors Snippet Sunday list at:








This snippet:   Ivanstan reflects on Sonia on their way to Dukas Keep. 

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Sonia glanced at Ivánstan, her expressive face somber, steeled in determination, yet her falcon-like eyes had softened from their earlier seriousness, hinting at vulnerability. Did the pain of losing her father clash with the courage she must show in front of her soldiers? He knew that feeling all too well. He wanted to reach out, offer her comfort, assure her they would get to the heart of the matter, but both had noble duties to focus on now. Ivánstan did know this -- Tapin's princess had stirred emotions deep in his soul he didn't realize he possessed. Despite the threat, danger, and uncertainty of the situation, he needed to find a private moment with her when they arrived at Dukas Keep. 

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The Green Rose is a Fantasy Romance that takes place on the continent of Gaia. 

Reviews for: 
4 Stars, InD'Tales Magazine: JUL/AUG 2013
"An engaging tale with a complete story all wrapped up in one tidy package." - Leslie Stokes, InD'Tales Magazine. 

5 Stars, Scorching Book Reviews
I don't read much romantic fantasy, but this was so well structured and so lovely, I could not put it down. 

4 Stars, Laura Carter for Reader's Favorites:
I loved the characters of Ivánstan and Sonia and the romance growing between them is sweet and believable.
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11 comments:

  1. Loved the intensity balanced with his awaking realising his feelings for her are far more than he first realised, and at the same time predicting the challenges they both still face.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Sherry. Ivanstan has no doubts there will be plenty of challenges ahead!
      Smiles
      Steph

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  2. It sounds like the knight wants to help the princess in distress!

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  3. Great snippet! Love his struggle with emotions/desire vs duty.

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  4. Aw, poor thing. She's trying to keep it together. I'm glad he's going to be there to help her through it all.

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  5. Sounds like Ivanstan is going to be a valuable ally for Sonia. Lots of empathy from him in this excerpt. I'm looking forward to getting to know these characters better.

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  6. This guy sounds like he has a compassionate heart. I like him!

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  7. Nicely done with showing Ivanstan's sympathy/understanding. Wonder how those 'words in private' will work out :-) Great 8

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  8. Oh, I DO like Ivanstan! He's lovely. I hope she doesn't give him too much of a hard time.

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  9. I hope he gets that private moment - he certainly had a lot stored up that he wants to express. Excellent excerpt!

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  10. Linda, that sums up Ivanstan to a tee!

    PT - yes, it's a struggle for Ivanstan, he wants to do the right thing but with the future as it is, what is the right thing?

    Millie, yes, Sonia needs all the support she can get.

    Sandra, I agree - Ivanstan will make a good ally.

    Elaine, Ivanstan has a very kind heart. Believe it or not, he learned it from his dragon.

    Susan, I suspect there will be several private moments coming up.

    Sarah W., Sonia's a bit of a pistol but if Ivanstan can tame a dragon, the falcon has no chance!

    Veronica, thanks for stopping by. He's looking for that private moment.

    Thanks to everyone for stopping by.
    Smiles
    Steph

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