Gepetka, Prince of Gypsies is now available!
Am I excited? Yes!
In honor of daughter Irene's service in the US Navy, and on the day which she has officially become a civilian again, I present to you Book 3 in the Kingdom of the Falcon series.
They are short on tact:
Subconsciously she touched the cut on her forehead and asked, “Is it that bad?”
His trance was abruptly broken.“Oh, no,” he waffled, “Well, it is sort of … yeah, it looks pretty bad.”
Long on humor:
She gave him a sidelong look and, leaning toward him, whispered, “An old woman, smelling of liquor, asked if you beat me.”
… “I said I hit you twice as hard as you hit me.”
The razor-sharp belt dagger was drawn deftly and the frightened Gypsy pricked his thumb deeply. The family of the warlord jumped at the sudden move and the blood welled up deep red and convincing.
And primed for adventure:
The crack across his nose sent him sprawling and, in an instant, Lord Nolridge possessed the sword. …
Gepetka found his voice first and asked what everyone was thinking. “How did you learn that?”
As Lord Nolridge climbed onto Gepetka's cart, he gave the young man a pained look, then slowly replied, “I suppose the same way you learned to be a Gypsy.”