Friday, November 4, 2011

Free Taste Friday - excerpt from LOVE KNOTS

Somewhere along the way, the characters I first brought to life in Love Tattoo garnered enough interest and fans that one book led to another and the fourth book, Love Shadows will debut in December.  Evernight Publishing, my publisher for these books made it officially a series, the Love Covenant series.   Maybe the best way to share what appeals to so many would be an excerpt from t book three, Love Knots - and if you prefer something a little more sensual, head on over to my other blog, Lee Ann's Weekend Dirty Dozen for a taste of the erotic!


 The night sky stretched above me, endless and vast.   I felt so small and yet not insignificant at all but empowered.  If I needed a visual to define eternal, to paint a picture of what an everlasting love that I shared with Will, then there could be none better than this moment.   I stared; eyes open wide and made a mental image, a brain snapshot to last forever, something to keep and remember always.
 I wanted to sweep all of it into my arms, to embrace the ceaseless space, the immeasurable beauty, and the ageless wonder of the sea, the sky by night.   I have no idea how long I stood there as the waves washed up around my feet, silent and yet filled with more emotion than I could ever select words to express but Will stood beside me, just as quiet, my hand clasped in his.   We were part of this and we remained one.  When I turned to him, eyes brimming with joyful tears, heart overflowing with love, he faced me and with his own eyes shimmering with moisture, he spoke words now familiar to me because he used them before.

Now, however, the beautiful poetry resonated with even more meaning for us both,
 “And yet I wish but for the thing I have, my bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love as deep; the more I give to thee, the more I have for both are infinite.”

 The immensity of his love overwhelmed me, the power more enormous than anything, greater than any man made wonder.  The scope of it stretched beneath the timeless stars, the wonder of it expanded through whatever heart I possessed, and brimmed over to flood my soul.  What I had with Will Brennan, I thought, was worth all I gave up to claim it and whatever I might face at the end of time; I could because of this love.

 The truth of that sang in my soul, a greater, stronger song that any I ever attempted to sing before.  I wished I knew as much poetry as he did, Shakespeare or otherwise, but instead, the words in my mouth came, as usual, from a song.   Suzi Quatro and Chris Norman did a song that I loved back in the late 1970’s, vintage but with lyrics I loved so I sang some of them to Will now,

 “Our love is alive and so it begins, foolishly laying our hearts on the table, stumbling in, our love is a flame, burning within.”

  He opened his arms to me, as broad and open as the vast panorama of water, wind, and sky spread out around us and I walked into them.  I came home into his embrace and all the emotion, strong and potent, welled up in me and exploded so that I wept in his arms.   I sobbed not with sadness but with immeasurable joy, rich feelings too volatile to contain.   He wept, too, for I felt the rain of his tears, the tremors of his body against mine.   After we spent our emotions, poured them into one another, we sat down on the sand, wrapped together and listened to the wondrous night music of God.

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