#RainbowSnippets 4-August-2018 – The Choice

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I’m snipping from The Choice, an unedited Work in Progress. This story continues The Recruit. Apparently that HEA Albert and Neil were sailing into isn’t as secure as they’d thought.

Told from Albert’s 3rd-person POV.

If you need a refresher of earlier posts in this thread, toggle open the spoiler tag, below:

The Choice – 28-July-2018

Albert Manlii listened from the stairwell. He stood a level down from the apartment that two senior members of the vampire faction’s security team had been monitoring. By “senior,” he meant older in vampire years—which didn’t correlate with apparent years for any but the most recently turned. Point being, their hearing was far more acute than that of junior vamps, let alone humans.

Not only could vampires who counted their age in millennia or multiple centuries rather than years hear noises from much farther away, but the sounds were sharper…clearer. And vamps could zero in on the particular conversations they wanted to focus on. Walls as unsubstantial as those in typical apartment buildings such as this were no deterrent.

This Week’s Snippet:

The Choice – 4-August-2018

Over the course of years, the improvement in all their senses was progressive and steady, allowing them to get used to controlling and bearing the enhancements gradually. That which would drive insane anyone who suddenly found themselves bombarded with noises and conversations from all directions, was just a Tuesday for senior vampires.

“What’s your impression, boss?” Ivan’s utterance, from two levels up, was barely breathed, but at approximately two thousand years old, Albert heard it.

Carmen, standing next to Albert, lifted a brow as she awaited his verdict.

“Have they mentioned their theory to anyone else?” Albert whispered.

My vampire novella, The Recruit is available at distributors everywhere (Books2Read Universal Buy-Link | Publisher/JMS Books).


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22 thoughts on “#RainbowSnippets 4-August-2018 – The Choice

  1. Damn, I wish my senses improved with age, rather than the other way around! 😉
    And I like the way you think about all aspects of enhancements!

  2. Can’t wait to read it. Which reminds me: I have to read the finished version, I still haven’t gotten around to it. I’m mostly reading fanfiction at the moment 😀

    1. Ah…the finished version of The Recruit? There are quite a few scene modifications (and even a good-sized scene addition) since the version you read. Enough that there will be references in The Choice that won’t be as clear without it.

      What fanfic are you reading?

      1. Yes, The Recruit. It was something like 4K words shorter when I read it, right? 🙂

        I’m reading Harry Potter M/M fanfiction 😀 I blame Signal Boost Rachel for it, because she introduced me to it a while back. I’ve never really read fanfiction (except for a couple of “sequels” to Pride and Prejudice), so I had no idea how much it’s out there. It’s crazy! Rachel is a Drarry (that’s Harry/Draco Malfoy if you were wondering) fan, but I prefer Snarry (Snape/Harry) 😀 Which is weird because I usually don’t like enemies to lovers, but I adore Alan Rickman (who played Snape in the movies) so I think that’s why I love the pairing so much. I hear Rickman’s voice in my head when I read Snapes lines 😀

        1. I’ve never read fanfic, which is so odd because it’s where so many MM writers got their start. I’ve also never read (or watched) Harry Potter, although I do intend to fix that some day. If I was going to go look up fanfic it would probably be for Supernatural. 🙂

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