Sunday, 19 February 2012

Six Sentence Sunday


'Fragrance of Violets' was released on February 1st and you can see a preview of the first chapter at Whiskey Creek Press http://bit.ly/yy73N9

Here are this week's six sentences from near the end of Chapter 1, when Abbey meets Jack for the first time since his return to her home village in the English Lake District and has just asked him, somewhat brusquely, why he has returned:


“Welcome to Rusthwaite,” he said with amused irony.
 
“You aren’t welcome here,” Abbey retorted. “Not by me, not by anyone.”
 
“Maybe not, but I’m back, and I intend to stay.”
 
Shock ran through her like a cold shower. “You’re staying?”


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22 comments:

  1. Nice hook, Paula. Can't wait to read the rest.

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  2. rut-ro! Yay, he's staying, this should get interesting. Can't wait to find out why everyone hates him

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  3. Love this line "Shock ran through her like a cold shower." Great six. And best wishes with your release.

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  4. Good job! Oh, yeah, he's staying!

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  5. Great 6.
    Love the build up. Want more, please :)
    Good luck on "Fragrance of Violets!"

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  6. Thanks, all. Yes, he's definitely staying - just wait for the sparks to fly between them :-)

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  7. Paula, I love this story! I cannot WAIT to read this book. It gives me a thrill every time I read a new snippet. Great six!!

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  8. Paula, add some twitter and FB share buttons to your posts, girl! I need quick easy share method, LOL!!

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  9. Thanks, K.E. - and no sooner said than done (well, it took me a few minutes to work out how to do it, actually!) - buttons now added!

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  10. Oh I take it she wasn't prepared for him to be stubborn. Doesn't she realize that he's got a Y chromosome and it comes with the territory? Great six. Loved the dialogue.

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  11. Uh oh! She wasn't expecting that, now was she! ;)

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  12. Very fun - you can just feel her bristling!

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  13. love the comparison with a cold shower. Great job.

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  14. Thanks again, all. They can each give as good as they get LOL. More to follow next week and, for them, the next day and the next week and...you'll have to read the book to find out!

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  15. Wow, did he piss on her grave? You know that cliche about love and hate *kaboom* Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Great hook, well done! Look forward to reading more :)

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  17. Oooh, she's not a happy woman! Great snippet!

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  18. Thanks all - and you're right, Stephanie, about love/hate, although it's going to take her some time to admit the 'love' part.
    She's definitely not happy at the moment, Gayle.

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