It's barely the end of February and looks like the weather is already taking a turn toward winter. Still no russet leaves on the maple trees outside, but the temps have dropped steadily and there's barely any sun. Tropics, did anyone say tropics? Doesn't look like it to us locals once fall-type weather and winter hit home. It's also the perfect time for the sniffles to set in, and I'm battling out of cold medication haze this weekend.
But, I'm not delusional. Yet. Shame, innit? Imagine the possibilities when one is going crazy with cold medicine hallucinations... Anyhow, it's Sunday, and you're here for a Sunday Snippet. Look no further, coz here it is.
So our hero, Khalid, is on his way to a one night stand date, after being set up by his stepmother. On one hand there's his estranged wife, whom he left out of good intentions, and on the other, there's this unknown woman waiting for him someplace to the east of Grand Baie. Last week, he turned his car in her direction.
Where is he headed to? Read on to find out.
His GPS screen indicated a secluded villa further to the north-east at the island’s tip known as Cap Malheureux.
Cape of Misfortune, as his father had once described the place; Bernardin de St. Pierre’s tragic heroine had washed up on this shore after the shipwreck of the St. Geran, in his literary classic Paul & Virginie.
Would his body wash up on that same beach tonight, once he contemplated the true wreck of his existence? He snorted—the spot couldn’t be more fitting for him. He loved this island, loved Carole, but for the first time in his thirty-three years on earth, she didn’t know he was in the country. And so close to Leila. He’d never wanted to set foot in Mauritius again, but business forced him to make a brief stopover. How had Madame Eve known his schedule? Did his stepmother know, too? And his wife?
Want to read the whole of Chapter 1? Then head here.
Interested enough in the book? Then here's where you can grab your copy!
Amazon, Amazon UK, Decadent website, AllRomance Ebooks, Barnes & Noble (Nook), Smashwords
Blogger was acting up last week, and throughout the past few days, so I was unable to visit/comment on my Sunday regulars' blogs. I hope things will be better today. Peeps I wanna visit are - Sarah W, Brenda Ashworth Barry, Siobhan Muir, JoAnne Kenrick, Joyce Scarbrough, Jess Schira, Sarah Ballance, Sue Ann Bowling, & Sherry Gloag. Many others on the list at the official SnippetSunday FB Group.
Hope ye're all having a lovely weekend!
From Mauritius with love,