#rainbowsnippets: Ardent #3


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On February 1st, Ardent, my gay historical romantic suspense, was released, thanks to my wonderful editor Julie Bozza and Manifold Press. It takes place during the Renaissance in Medici Florence about 1475.
Falcone is a secondary character–I actually hope to give him a full-length story, another mystery to solve.  He’s the polar opposite of Benedetto, but he also loved Master Leo, in his way. In this scene, Falcone is desperate for Benedetto to give him some money so he can escape Florence because…reasons. These are Benedetto’s thoughts:

Falcone exuded heat and dangerous male, made more potent by the leonine strength of his face, pale blue eyes, and a thick mane of yellow hair. He needed no padded doublet to give him the much-desired line that was all the fashion for Florentine men. Broad shoulders tapered down to a narrow waist; his wares, Leo had often wryly commented, on display for all to see. Falcone knew well what his lovers wanted from him and he from them. He knew too well the darkest hearts of men and women and had armed himself with knife and short sword in his belt.

Some sales links and chapter 1: http://manifoldpress.co.uk/2017/01/ardent/
The first reviews of Ardent are here on Good Reads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33643042-ardent

8 thoughts on “#rainbowsnippets: Ardent #3

  1. debbiemcgowan February 11, 2017 / 11:19 am

    I like Benedetto’s eye for detail. 🙂 Falcone should definitely get his own story.


  2. annebarwell February 11, 2017 / 4:43 pm

    Interesting description which immediately brings up visuals. I hope he does get his own story – he sounds like an intriguing character.


  3. rhodrymavelyne February 11, 2017 / 5:12 pm

    Ooo, such striking and sensuous prose which paints a compelling picture of the character!


  4. Addison Albright February 11, 2017 / 6:13 pm

    Love that description! Falcone seems an interesting character—he’d make a great MC!


  5. louiselyons013 February 12, 2017 / 1:19 am

    Wonderful description of Falcone.


  6. Nell Iris February 12, 2017 / 10:19 pm

    Oooh, what a dramatic description! 🙂


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