Sunday, January 31, 2010


Here's an excerpt from my first story for Noble Romance, GLORY AND THE CLEVER CAT!

(F/F Romance, Historical Fantasy)

Fate made them queens . . .

Passion made them lovers . . .

Power made them enemies . . .

While she was having her bath, Catherine of Echosea tried to erase Gloriana from her thoughts, and focus on the planned ambush in the swamps. The defeated queen was determined to save her people. She knew her own gentle nature had been her downfall far too often in the past. This time she had to be ruthless, and ignore her feelings. So many of her people had lost everything, yet they still believed in her. She didn't want to fail them here as she had failed them so many times before.

But instead of meditating on Gloriana's downfall, Cat found herself thinking about her breasts. She closed her eyes, rubbing her sensitive nipples in the heated water of her bath. Where had such a mad impulses come from? This was not the time for such things. Stroking her own pert breasts only emphasized the contrast between her body and Gloriana's. The Queen of Albion was at least twelve years older than she was. Yet she had high, firm breasts and the most amazing, voluptuous curves. Catherine actually had to bite her lip to keep the fantasy from going any further. Tonight was about duty, not desire.

"Took you long enough," Queen Gloriana growled, when Cat finally appeared by her bedside. The older woman lay sprawled on a heap of pillows, her magnificent body naked. Red hair spilling free in an abundant flood of curls. The sagging and wear in her face and bosom only emphasized her long-established stature as a powerful queen. A successful queen.

"The warm water made me sleepy." Cat had donned a nearly transparent bed gown of pale blue gossamer silk. Baring her flesh did not embolden her as it did the older woman; she felt exposed and insignificant. Yet she had the upper hand as long as she kept her mind on the mission, and kept her royal identity a secret.

Gloriana chuckled. "Why not warm your hands on my breasts for a minute or two?"

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  1. Sounds great Carol! Good luck!

  2. Hi, Carol.

    I bought and read "Glory and the Clever Cat" yesterday. Congratulations on an elegantly crafted short story. I found the story lively, engaging, and truly a pleasure to read. I wish more aspiring short story authors understood the basic structural differences between short stories and longer works.

    You've a wonderful talent and I look forward to reading future work.

    I would love to know if you consider Cat and Glory's story complete or is there another chapter of their lives together you might depict in future?