Saturday, September 28, 2013

My Sexy Saturday: Victory Portrait

Welcome to My Sexy Saturday. For this hop, authors post 7 paragraphs, or 7 sentences, or 7 words. This can be from a WIP or something published. This week I’m posting an early snippet from my M/M WIP Victory Portrait.

In this snippet, triumphant general Darius Arrento has been ordered by his emperor to sit for an official portrait. A frivolous painting is the last thing the general wants, but he goes to the house of the painter, Brazzi.
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An easel held a large blank canvas. In front of the easel was a stool. Beside the stool was a table bearing brushes, pots of paint, and a kneeling, naked young man. With fair hair that drifted in feathered layers about his face and pale creamy skin so perfect it could have been carved from alabaster, the youth looked like a statue destined for the house of a despot.

"Is that an apprentice—or a catamite?"

Arrento frowned as Brazzi fussed with arranging him. Though he had thought the artist would want him to strike the pose for which he was most famed, standing erect with a finger raised to illustrate an order or point, the man wished him seated on the edge of a desk, chin raised... and looking directly at the naked man.


  1. Wow! Nice snippet. And certainly something the man did not expect. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Nice. I bet the painter wanted to capture lust in the General's eyes. Very clever man.