The Pit and the Passion

She held her gaze steady, mainly so she could delve deep, deep into those chocolate eyes. Together with his sharp, angular nose and intense, almost predatory, expression, he reminded her of a peregrine falcon on the hunt.

The Pit & the Passion

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Tristram's and Milo's Confession at Katie O'Sullivan Today

Hey good readers! I’m celebrating the release of Artful Dodging: the Torpedo Factory Murders—mystery, suspense, romance—by offering up two new excerpts. At Katie O’Sullivan’s blog, we witness a difficult moment in the growing love between Milo and Tristram. Milo, heroine of Artful Dodging, lost her Marine pilot husband in a freak accident on an aircraft carrier a year earlier. She is not prepared to fall in love and worries that if she does, her memories of Michael, her dead husband, will evaporate. The guilt interferes with her growing attachment to Tristram. As she begins to fall, he confesses something that makes accepting new romance even harder.
Old Town Alexandria


Melissa Keir said...

It has to be hard to move on after death. There's a place in our hearts for more than one person and loving another doesn't diminish what we had with the other... unless they are your ex husband... then all bets are off!

Linda Thorne said...

I just saw this book on a totally different site. Good promotion if you're book is all over. The picture of the structure drew my attention as it look sort of like a casino my husband worked at once. A closer view and I saw that it was something totally different. Sounds good.

M. S. Spencer said...

Yes, Melissa, but I think there's always a touch of guilt that you're enjoying life without him.
Thanks for the encouragement, Linda! The Torpedo Factory Art Center was an abandoned munitions factory until the 1970s (yes we have a torpedo on display)--still hulking but now filled with some 80 studios with all kinds of artists. M. S.