Read a Favorite Scene from The Traitor’s Kiss from a Different POVBy Erin Beaty
Sometimes I write pivotal moments from multiple perspectives to see which is best, but also to make sure I know what every character is thinking and feeling so their words and actions are the right ones. It’s gratifying when readers understand those other characters, especially if the narrating point of view doesn’t.
One scene, in particular, had rich duality because it’s the first time both characters let down their walls and admit to each other (and themselves) what they truly feel. Sage has found what she always wanted: someone who loves and respects her for who she is. She never thought she could have that, but once the possibility is opened, she runs straight at it with no doubts. He, on the other hand, has resisted every step of the way—for very understandable reasons—and now his entire sense of self has been turned inside out.
So here is THAT CHAPTER from The Traitor’s Kiss, the one everyone squees about, through his eyes, and I am thrilled to share it with you.
The Traitor's Kiss by Erin Beaty
With a sharp tongue and an unruly temper, Sage Fowler is not what they’d call a lady—which is perfectly fine with her. Deemed unfit for marriage, Sage is apprenticed to a matchmaker and tasked with wrangling other young ladies to be married off for political alliances. She spies on the girls—and on the soldiers escorting them.
As the girls' military escort senses a political uprising, Sage is recruited by a handsome soldier to infiltrate the enemy ranks. The more she discovers as a spy, the less certain she becomes about whom to trust—and Sage becomes caught in a dangerous balancing act that will determine the fate of her kingdom.
With secret identities and a tempestuous romance, The Traitor’s Kiss is Jane Austen with an espionage twist.