Amber Belldene

Mystically Sexy Romance…because Desire is Divine

Six Sentence Sunday–Dec 16

 In the Blood Vine series, I explore the theme of nostalgia and what it means to have a home.  In the world of the novels, my vampires have a biological need to dwell in their homeland, and the human Zoey has to confront her own long-buried desire to belong somewhere.  Her arrival at Andre’s home foreshadows this conflict.  

Between two low hills, Zoey caught a glimpse of the beautiful house nestled among the vineyards. Even from the front drive, the Kaštel Estate Winery was enchanting. Textured white stucco walls reached upwards to the roof of Spanish tile. It was a picturesque Mediterranean villa, well suited to a family who’d emigrated from an island in the Adriatic Sea.

As soon as the entire house came into view, its large windows and old-fashioned door called to her invitingly. The white house and orderly flowerbeds were immaculate, but somehow it still looked lived-in, and she couldn’t wait to see inside. She imagined walking up the front steps, and putting her very own key in the lock, and for the first time since she could remember, she wished she had a home, not just a place to sleep and store her things.

In the very next breath, Zoey brushes off the “troublesome” feeling, and goes right back to burying every longing inside her.  I love how stubborn she is–at least as thick headed as the best alpha heroes, Andre included.  

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11 thoughts on “Six Sentence Sunday–Dec 16

  1. Lovely descriptions here, Amber, and I love how you relate it to her longing. Nice six.

  2. You’re an ace at description. I can see the house as clearly as Zoey.

  3. amber.belldene on said:

    Thanks ladies– I guess it’s a good thing I forgot to sign up officially this week! This six-police might have noticed the excerpt is a little long ;-)

  4. Beautiful description. Well done!

  5. I love this bit of detail and hint at her longing, well done!

  6. Nice description in this six! :-)

  7. Lovely! Some of my favorite romances explore this theme of what it means to find “home.” I think it’s one a lot of people can relate to, especially those who live far from their roots (like me!) Great excerpt.

  8. amber.belldene on said:

    Thanks to everyone for these kind and encouraging comments!

    A.J. I think you’re right, although I didn’t start from that place of universality, nostalgia ended up as a really interesting theme to work with

  9. Great sentences. Great vibe. :)

  10. Hi Ms. Belldene,

    I cant wait for your book to be out. From the excerpt and sysnopsis I cant wait to get my hand on the book. I found you by blogging on Laura Kaye website.

    Good luck with this series.

    Happy Holidays!

    • amber.belldene on said:

      Sue- thanks so much! I’m excited that you are excited. And please call me Amber! I do really hope you’ll like the book, and thanks for seeking me out from Laura Kaye’s blog. Isn’t she wonderful?

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