Hi y’all. I’ve been working to stay on task and not story hop quite so much, on the grind anyway. I can’t control what happens between my ears. 🙂 And Margot and Nori’s story has flourished as a result. I did some rereading this weekend, and realized that he begins the book as a bit of an asshole. Of course, it looks good on him, as only an alpha male can, but Margot manages to break him down quite nicely without saying much. She is his Kryptonite, and he likes, no he craves, the weakness. He fights against it of course, but it’s an internal battle. Most of the book takes place in his head as he struggles to lock her down and figure her out and scraps so valiantly against the external forces that contrive to separate the two of them. It’s the first time I’ve ever written a story so much from the male point of view. I don’t know if the final version will be this man heavy, but I’m enjoying putting myself in “his” shoes. Here’s an unedited snippet. This is a fight between our hero and heroine after Nori’s father shows out at a dinner party. Let me know what you think. Enjoy!
“I hope we’re not boring you with all this legal talk, Margot,” said Aro later when the conversation shifted again to business, his black brows arching high to meet thick silver hair. “But perhaps you understand the nuances? You have had your share of legal situations.”
“I certainly have,” she said easily, without a hint of upset at his father’s sotto voce rudeness. “But don’t worry about me. I am a small business owner after all, and even if I wasn’t, I find it remarkably easy to shut out anything I don’t find interesting.”
Score one for my girl, Nori thought, shooting his father a smug, pick the bones out of that! grin.
But old Aro was far from defeated. He was just getting started. Very cleverly and with not a little skill he managed to insult Margo repeatedly, no matter what the topic of conversation. Without ever raising his voice he suggested she was common, boring, ill educated, and mediocre in the talent department. And then, for the piece de resistance, he brought up race. Continue reading “Snippet: Margot and Nori #erotic #romance #fiction #roughcut #ratedr”