A preview . . .
"If you could only describe a single scene to encourage someone to read your debut novel, which scene would you describe?"
The scene where Arius and Thea meet, fairly early in the book. He's a violent man forced into the gladiator business; she is a damaged slave girl with a black sense of humor, and they meet at a party where he's fleeing the curious guests and she's escaping her abusive mistress. They end up sitting in the shadows together, sharing a jug of wine and trading the secrets of their past, just like modern strangers who drink scotch in bars and end up telling all their problems to the person on the next stool.
To read the rest, and Siobhan's fantasic review, click here! And thanks for having me.