It has been a long time between drinks… well, since I’ve published a book. October 2017 in fact. I hadn’t expected to take so long to publish my next book, but for those who work full-time and fit in writing in the other hours of the day in between commitments, will understand what I mean. Nevertheless, I am
a perfectionist pedantic when it comes to completing a book. There is always more editing and tweaking to be done. I am never finished.
Save the date!
5 October 2021
(I know, weird timing of publication, but there you have it).
This is when The Guardian’s Legacy, Book 1 | The Coin of Time series is flying the proverbial coup. This story has been in the making since 2014, when I wrote the short story Herodotos’s Coin and was subsequently published in a novel compiled and written by Australian author Sally Odgers. The premise of the short story gave birth to (it was a long and arduous pregnancy) Nik’s and his grandfather, Iasos’s story.
Here’s a snippet:
Then they were falling headlong down a ravine. The man tumbled as if he were a load of clothes in a washing machine, crushing twigs and leaves as his weight and gravity propelled him downwards. He fell into a shallow ditch at the base of the hill. Battered and streaked in fine lines of cuts, he lay winded, unable to move. Then he gasped as his companion landed on top of him.
‘Nik, are you all right?’
He opened his eyes and looked up into the anxious face of the woman sprawled on top of him. ‘I think so. Your head has a gash, Alexandrie.’ Nik wiped the blood from her forehead. ‘Thank goodness, it’s not deep.’
They gazed at each other, the enormity of their near-death experience overwhelming. Nik gave her a lopsided grin and was about to say how fortunate they were when Alexandrie’s mouth descended on his. The fervour of her kiss surprised him. Nik responded to her passionate and hungry kiss, wrapping his arms around her.
Thank you for your continued support and as always, I look forward to your comments and will respond.
Historical fiction novelist and a secondary teacher, Luciana Cavallaro, burnt out but not done… yet.