Thursday, September 26, 2019

Teaser, "Iniquity and Retribution," Chapters Eight and Nine

After a somewhat extended vacation out of the country, I'm back and writing whenever I get the chance. Book Three of the "Lineage" Series, "Iniquity and Retribution," is progressing towards publication, hopefully within the next 6-8 weeks (maybe sooner!).

Here are teasers from the latest chapters:

Chapter Eight

Millicent’s diatribe went on for a full twenty minutes and sounded more like a sermon than a plea for the parents to take a more active role in their children’s lives. By the time she was finished, nearly everyone in the room – except for her fellow members of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union – were looking down at their shoes in embarrassment. She even managed to weave religion into the talk. “Children who do not attend church with their parents every Sunday become the devil’s playthings.” 

Chapter Nine

“Edward, I have some news for you,” Millicent stated matter-of-factly as they readied for bed. “When you return the next time, I think we should start trying to have a baby.”

Happy Reading!

Michael Paul Hurd
Lineage Independent Publishing

Monday, September 2, 2019

TEASER: Book Three, Chapter Seven

Here's something to chew on from Chapter Seven:

"Millicent did not apologize. She knew she was simply keeping to her plan of deceiving or distracting him whenever the subject came up. She was not yet ready to bear children and she wanted to be sure that when she did, they would have the financial wherewithal to support a growing family. Edward was only two weeks into his employment with the Railway Mail Service, not enough time for any tenure to accrue. Since Edward was only going to be there for the weekend before heading out on another mail run, she knew that she could keep up the deception for a short two days."

Happy Reading!
Michael Paul Hurd
Author/Independent Publisher, "Lineage" Series