Saturday, 25 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. She's shocked when he tells her he intends to stay.

“Why shouldn’t I stay?”

As he took a few steps towards her car, the light spilling from the shop doorway illuminated his face, and her glance took in his handsome features – the blue eyes, the high cheekbones, the well-defined square jaw, the perfectly shaped mouth and the cleft above his chin.

A quiver rippled through her but she ignored it. “Because people here haven’t forgotten, and many won’t forgive you.”

“What about you?” His eyes challenged her, forcing her to remember the night everything had gone wrong between them.

More next week!

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24 comments:

  1. A very emotionally tense six! Awesome! :)

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  2. Good question and great way to leave us hanging. I like the way you've set this up. Makes me want to know what he's done to be "forgiven".

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  3. Wonderful description - could see his illuminated face. Great teaser, too. Now I have to know how she answers his question. :)

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  4. Definitely want to read more! And love the way you descibe him :)

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  5. Great tension, can't wait to read more!

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  6. Great hook, Paula. Of couse now we have to read to find out what he did to rile the whole town!

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  7. I didn't read your six because I'm afraid it's from further ahead than I am (I'm about 30% in now and REALLY enjoying it--why can't I have more time to READ anymore? That's the absolute worst thing about this publishing thing is the web presence, social media part of it--total time suck, LOL!!) Hugs to you!!

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  8. I keep coming back because I MUST know what happened that night and why he's in the doghouse not only with her but with the entire town. Added the book to my TBR list to find out.

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  9. Thanks, all! It's reassuring to know you want to keep coming back to find out more :-)

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  10. K.E. - it's okay, this six is from the first chapter, so you've already passed that! And agree that all the web presence can take so much time away from reading (and writing too!)

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  11. Nice!

    Just been released, you say? (scurries off to Whiskey Press. . . )

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  12. Great job!
    I'm glad I found my way back to your site. I love your stuff.

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  13. Sarah W - it's also on Amazon.

    D'Ann - so pleased you found your way back :-)

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  14. Hmm, why won't she forgive him? Nice six!

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  15. AMAZING tension here! Wonderful job!

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  16. The chemistry is combustible. Great six!

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  17. Thank you, all.
    Cheryl, I love that word combustible, it sums up the combined tension/chemistry between them.

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  18. I'm so wanting to know what he did and what went wrong between them. Can't wait for next week!

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  19. Oooh. Makes me want to know what happened that night. Good 6!

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  20. There is so much history here, your characters certainly want to make me read more!

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