It’s Sneak Peek Sunday!
Here’s my Sneak Peek from Loving Leonardo – The Quest.
Setting the Stage: Plagued by disturbing dreams, Nicolas is beginning to wonder if Conte Bruno died in the fall as they had assumed. Now in Paris with plans to visit the Louvre the next day to see Leonardo da Vinci’s artwork there, Nicolas and his companions take in some of the sights. The trio encounter two gypsy fortuntellers, and for fun, have their fortunes read. The result leaves Nicolas even more unsettled. With good reason.
My 6-paragraph peek:
Unused to gypsies who peddled their wares across Europe, Ellie was enchanted by the idea. She tugged on my sleeve and encouraged a card reading. Luca shrugged and I found myself placing a coin on the scarf-covered folding table.
The elder’s smile revealed several missing teeth. She shuffled her worn cards and said, “The cards speak to you first, Englishman.” These she handed to me and I cut the deck into three piles as directed. I realized then that this deck of cards was not only quite old, it was hand-painted. Restacking them into her hand, she dealt three cards — the three of cups, the six of swords, and the five of pentacles. I looked at the woman expectantly.
I felt Ellie’s eyes on me. I said, “Well madam, what do the cards say?”
“The cards call for caution, Englishman.” She tapped the three of cups with a gnarled finger. “You’ve gained fortune in love. But this card is your past.”
Ellie looped her arm through mine. I could feel her thoughts. As far as she and I were concerned, it was our present and future.
The old woman tapped the six of swords. “Your plans will be postponed and sadly there is nothing to be done for it.” She stared at the cards a moment then tsked and shook her head. She tapped the last. “The card sees loss and… ruin.”
by Rose Anderson
A Victorian polyamorous love story, with a touch of
reader-interactive art history.
A Two Lips Reviews Recommended Read!
A CataRomance Sensual Reads
Reviewer’s Choice Winner for Historical Romance!
~And Coming April 2013 ~
Loving Leonardo – The Quest
For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth
with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been
and there you will long to return.
~ Leonardo da Vinci
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