For once, it's a beautiful, dry, and sunny Sunday here in Mauritius. I'd had it up to here with the rain and wind and humidity - ack! Thank goodness for this change in weather, though we've veered into winter climate with this kind of brilliant light that however doesn't heat at all!
Perfect time to cuddle with a good book... though ye all in the US and Europe are going into spring. Well, even spring is a good time to lose yourself in a good read...
*hint, hint* This one will be coming out in May, sometime around the 10th (assuming Amazon cooperates!). Your spring read for this year? Thank you if you make it this way. :)
Anyhow, another little teaser for you.
We pick up a few lines from where we left last week - in the middle of Adri recalling the epic argument between her and her daughter, Sera.
Remember - these 2 women are not "normal" humans.... Adri is an immortal who grew up on Olympus, the daughter of greek god Dionysos and a human maenad. Sera hails from mysterious origins, but one thing is for sure - she has phoenix blood in her. 124 years earlier, she appeared as a baby wrapped in flames and plopped into Adri's arms.
“But I could have grown old, like everyone else! We couldn’t be sure. I’m not like you.”
An immortal who had lived close to three millennia—they knew of no one on the mortal plane as old as she was.
“You know I’m the only one of my kind. As for you, you never looked a day older than eighteen. What’s to say—”
“He did this to me!” Sera had interrupted. “You know that damn well. I can never be rid of this vampyre bent. That’s the part of me that keeps me young…and cursed.”
“Sera,” she’d said softly. “That’s not true. You’re not cursed.”
“You keep saying that,” she spat, “when you’re the one who changed everything. Especially things that were best left alone!”
Sera’s implication that she—her own mother—should have left her to die rather than do the unthinkable to save her….
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Hope ye're all having a lovely weekend, peeps!
From Mauritius with love,