Romance author Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy

Romance author Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy

Friday, November 16, 2012

Amber Kell - Birthday Bash




As best selling m/m author Amber Kell celebrates her birthday, we're a stop along the way in her birthday blog hop as she shares the story "Rhea"....

From Amber, here's the segment of story we're posting here and a link back to her blog so you can follow the tale:

http://amberkell.wordpress.com/birthday-story-wandmaker/

“Maybe I’ll take mom up on her harem idea,” Rhea said with a sigh.

Jamie laughed.

The room she was shown to was nice, not as nice as the king’s but not shabby by any means. Still she thought fondly of his giant bed. If it hadn’t been the best sex of her life it was close.

Jamie bounced on the bed across from her.

“So tell me all the fabulous details.”

“A lady never kisses and tells.” Rhea tried to look as prim as possible.

“Uh huh, so tell,” Jamie urged.

Rhea tossed a pillow at her sister beaning her in the face.

That’s all it took to degrade into a pillow fight.

Someone clearing their throat cut through the chaos of their fun like a gunshot.

They looked up from their pillow forts to see a diminutive woman with an iron spine. Her delicate features were set into lines of disapproval.

“I’m looking for my future daughter in law.”

Jamie slid out of the bed and straightened her dress.

Rhea couldn’t stop the giggle erupting until she was releasing peals of laughter as she tumbled back on the bed kicking her heels.

“Are you the one my son has chosen?” The voice sounded even more disapproving.

Rhea counted her stars and blessings that she wasn’t going to get involved with that woman. Yuck.

“That would be me,” Jamie said.

“I’ve come to meet my future daughter-in-law and to accept my present.” The older woman had the imperious manner Rhea always associated with snotty royalty. Her own mother and stepmother had it down to an art form.

“What present?” Jamie asked.

Rhea sighed. Would it hurt too much for the girl to put a filter between brain and mouth. “The gift you put in the blue trunk.”

She gave her sister a significant glance.

“Oh of course. With all the excitement I’d forgotten.” Jamie walked over to the trunk with perfect grace.

See her sister be a princess.

Rhea glanced over to the older lady to see if she noticed her sister’s straight carriage and beauty, but the nosy old woman was staring at her.

Luckily Jamie returned with a brightly colored gold package with a red ribbon before Rhea could say something bitchy.

“Here, um your highness.” Jamie gave a short curtsy one future monarch to another. Rhea glanced to see if the snotty royalty noticed her sister’s precise depth of curtsey.

The old woman was looking at the package.

Rhea blew back her hair in annoyance.

“Well I’ll leave you two to your thing.”

Really what was she thinking to hang around? It was best for her sister to get used to being on her own, Rhea wouldn’t be around forever to hold her hand.

“Wait a moment dear.” The queen patted her arm in her first sign of friendliness.

Damn.

“You of course know that the present must be hand made.” The queen was saying to Jamie.

“Of course.” Jamie swallowed, wow that must’ve been a big lump.

Rhea gave her a sweet smile.

With surprisingly deft fingers the queen removed the ribbon, the packaging, both she handed to a nearby guard. She lifted out the velvet box and opened it.

A soft gasp greeted the opening.

“By the goddess this is beautiful,” the queen said reverently touching the pendant.

“My sister has a talent for gem and metal work.” Jamie said, her voice soft.

Rhea almost growled in frustration. Couldn’t Jamie at least pretend to take some credit.



 

40 comments:

Rain said...

I didn't see that coming. :o

Melinda Harrell said...

Love the post.

Deb :o) said...

Love the story can't wait for more tomarrow.

Deborah H
deborahhansen52@yahoo.com

TinaMaria S. said...

ANOTHER GREAT INSTALLMENT. THIS IS THE BEST MONTH EVER!

Anonymous said...

Ooohhh the plot thickens lol!

SuzyQue
Sushobileblue at gmail dot com

Carrie said...

Rhea is going to be in deep trouble. Jamie seems to be a little bit of an air head. I wonder if she is not planning on bailing out on this marriage to the prince.

Anonymous said...

Love love it! And best freckin month in the entire year!lol

Cinders

Jen CW said...

I'm starting to wonder why Jamie is even there. She's not trying even a little to fit in or make herself likable to the people there. Somehow I have a feeling that Rhea is not going to be leaving.

Anonymous said...

Thanks and it really is getting very interesting.

syla said...

i cant wait for the next part of the story

Diane M. said...

My money is on Rhea.

Laurie said...

Hmmm, the plot thickens...

jessica said...
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jessica said...

ugh. . meant to say isn't this installment #10 on Kimberly Hunter's page?

Teena M. said...

Loved this installment almost makes me wish that I had a sister instead of brothers....

Teena M. said...

Loved this installment almost makes me wish that I had a sister instead of brothers....

Anonymous said...

I was hoping this one would be wandmaker since Reah is also up at Amber blog hop. Fun story though.

heather f said...

coool!!!!

CC said...

Her sister just stepped in it, but probably helped Rhea get her man.

kay fos said...

ohhhh i don't think I'd like her to be mommy in law...

Anonymous said...

I hate snooty mother-in laws.

TerriA

Diane A said...

Hmm, this could be interesting - in both good and bad ways if Rhea is going to be with a King as we all suspect she will!!!

Anonymous said...

The queen knows who Rhea is. ;) Can't wait to see what Rhea thinks when she is told.

Thanks Lee Ann and Amber.

-berryblu

Anonymous said...

What a mother in law!
Lillian

Marie said...

I wonder if there were rules about just who made that hand made gift:)

Caitlin Hoy said...

I wouldn't last long in the same room with the queen before I said something nasty or sarcastic. People like her really get on my nerves.

ChrisZ said...

Love the story...can't wait for more!

Evi said...

Thought I responded to this on another authors post but great read as always!

SheriV said...

Love this story.

Anonymous said...

LISETTE said...

The plot thickens...
tomorrow..tomorrow...LOL

cathy h said...

Ok But I am Thinking she is the Kings Mom Not the Prince Mom. We will find out I am sure. Thank you for having us.

Loveless3173 said...

Haha... nice. Looking forward to the next.

Tera said...

So...why is Jaime marrying the Prince? I guess I'll have to wait and see :)

devon said...

pretty sure this is going to be the king's mom...I'm thinking Rhea's in for a surprise :)

H.B. said...

It's almost feels like Rhea is being set up to take a fall...that or she's just unfortunate.

H.B.
humhumbum@yahoo.com

SharonJM said...

Hmmm, MIL loves Rhea.

Emily said...

Hmmm, wonder where this is going?

SharonO said...

love this.

DawnsReadingNook said...

ooohhh wonder what happens next

lin vining said...

Hummm wonder which son she was speaking of. Rhea's not going home anytime soon.

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