It's Sunday again - where did the time fly? One week of Easter break down for the hyenas; one more to go for me. Wish it went this fast, but then, too, I won't be getting much done if the time flies by me... Knuckle down, Zee: you've got work and deadlines!
Not to mention upcoming releases... And speaking of, how about a little more from Inescapable, Book 1 of the Eternelles series, and my collab with my bestie, Natalie G Owens?
Last week, I introduced you to 'my' character - Adrasteia 'Adri' Dionysios. She's a 2900-yr-old immortal raised on Olympus by Zeus himself. Sent to Earth in 800BC after a petty squabble with the one she considered her father, Adri has lived her life like a libertine and has taken her pleasure where she wanted it. Not surprising, given she is the biological daughter of Dionysos, god of wine and revelry, and a human maenad...
All this changed in 1887 when a baby wrapped in flames appeared in her arms out of thin air.
Motherhood is a whole new challenge for this oh-so-experienced woman... and dealing with a girl who, despite being 124 years old, still seems to cling to teenage rebellion is a struggle, to say the least...
The following come right after last week's excerpt. Adri had her work as a mother cut out for her!
Adri sighed; not for here and now, she told herself as she marched up the steps. On the landing, she paused, and threw a look around—an air of urgency settled over her skin like crackling electricity, but she shrugged it off. She was overwrought from the fight with Sera. Another fight with Sera.
She’d wanted her daughter to come with her, but Sera preferred to stuff herself with chocolate cake and wallow in self-pity; it was the same, year after year, at this time. What could she do? Words from that drawn-out argument echoed in her head.
“Look at you! You sit here eating cake like a two-year-old boy and scarfing it down as if it were the last slice in the world. Why not do something different, for once? I just don’t understand you sometimes!” she had said in frustration.
“Mom, that could’ve been us on that ship, we would’ve survived and I would’ve ended up here, happy. Who knows, perhaps I’d be dead of old age by now, too, buried next to William, and our kids would be grown, with children of their own.”
But none of that ever happened. None of it ever will... Those words had hung in the air between them like a hangman’s noose ready to administer a protracted death.
And yes, it's that ship, in case you're wondering... the one that set out on April 10, 1912, from Southampton in England on its maiden voyage crossing the Atlantic ocean to New York...
Natalie posted her snippet from Sera's POV today. Check it out!
Want to read more amazing snippets? Then head to this link - they're all here!
Hope ye're all enjoying a fab Sunday. We're in the throes of cyclonic warnings with utterly despicable weather right now, so no good weekend for us...
From Mauritius with love,