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Friday, December 5, 2014

Tasty Genre Samples

Authors often write across genres. Today's meme offers a chance to highlight our works beyond romance.

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Rosemary Morris said...

False Pretences 1815

A Traditional Regency Novel by Rosemary Morris

Author’s note. Annabelle has run away from The Beeches, a boarding school, to avoid an arranged marriage.

“Dismount,” the footpad ordered.
Terrified, Annabelle recoiled when the man thrust the muzzle of a pistol in her face. Outrage replaced fear. She scowled and opened her mouth to protest.
“For Gawd’s sake, do as he says, miss.” Her young groom, his face pale with palpable apprehension, and caught hold of Empress’s bridle.
“Let go, I can control her,” Annabelle snapped.
“If you don’t do as you’re told, I’ll shoot,” the masked man threatened.
Her heart pumped wildly and her hands grew damp but she straightened her back. “It will be the worse for you if you harm us,” she said, annoyed by the wobble in her voice.
“I’ll harm you if you don’t dismount now,” the footpad snarled.
Knees shaking, she obeyed and stared at the man’s round-toed, scuffed shoes, wrinkled grey stockings, and stained brown breeches.
The footpad grabbed her shoulder and held a pistol to the side of her head.
Appalled by her situation, and at that moment regretting her precipitous flight from safety at The Beeches, she gagged at the stench.
“Now, missy, give me your pretties.”
She did not doubt that he would shoot her if she did not obey. Seething with indignation, tinged with escalating fear, Annabelle realized she had no choice in the matter. She prayed he would not ask for her cloak with the purse of gold coins in the pocket. If he did, she would be destitute and forced to return to The Beeches. With reluctance, she removed her coral and gold earrings and her gold ring.

The above is a shortened version of the original.

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