Sunday, 6 May 2012

Six Sentence Sunday

This month, I'm giving you some sixes from my new novel, 'Changing the Future', due for release on May 15th by Rebecca J Vickery Publishing. Here are six from page 2.

As Lisa’s gaze moved to the man walking across the lawn with Fiona, she frowned. There was something familiar about the tall, slim figure—the way he walked, and the way he tilted his head as he listened to Fiona.

Don’t be stupid, she told herself, but still couldn’t take her eyes off him. As the gap between them lessened, her blood started to run cold. It wasn’t—it couldn’t possibly be…

The man lifted his hand to flick back a stray strand of light brown hair from his forehead and she knew it was Paul.

Here is the 'blurb' for Changing the Future:
Lisa Marshall is stunned when celebrated volcanologist Paul Hamilton comes back into her life at the college where she now teaches. Despite their acrimonious break-up several years earlier, they soon realise the magnetic attraction between them is stronger than ever. However, the past is still part of the present, not least when Paul discovers Lisa has a young son. They can’t change that past, but will it take a volcanic eruption to help them change the future?


Thank you for all your comments on my previous excerpts.  Hope you'll enjoy these new ones!


51 comments:

  1. Hi Paula! Congrats on your upcoming release. Loved the build up of your six.

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  2. Magnificent description and build up, great six! Looking forward to the release.

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  3. Great six, Paula. Like the cover too!

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  4. What a nice example of strong descriptive writing. Very well done/

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  5. Uh-oh! That doesn't sound good. Great six! :)

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  6. Uh oh...the moment when everything changes. Enjoyed your six.

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  7. I don't know why there's such a sense of trepidation, but you surely weaved it well. Loved it; definitely makes me want to know more. And congratulations on your release!

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  8. Love the tension in your six! Great set-up.

    Congrats on your upcoming release! :)

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  9. Thank you all - and there's more tension to follow! :-)

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  10. Her blood running cold got me! Is he friend or foe? More, please! Great six!

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  11. Great job building up the sense of... dread? Maybe that's too strong a word. Trepidation is probably better. Anyway, nice six! I'm left wondering about their past and why she doesn't want it to be Paul.

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  12. Trepidation and maybe something else too, Tonya. The 'blurb' should give you a clue!

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  13. Love her reaction. Great way to start off the book! I'm very intrigued!

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  14. Past and present are about to collide. Very nice set-up in this snippet. Great six!

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  15. Thanks, Joanne, and yes, you're absolutely right about past and present colliding, Gem!

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  16. Mmmm, I'm picturing Pierce Brosnan in "Dante's Peak." Bring on the molten lava, LOL!

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  17. Nice, Paula. How to create the tension! Congrats on the upcoming release.

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  18. Love the premise for this one, Paula and some great tension in the setup! Good look with the release!

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  19. Yeah..you have the talent, girl. A few well written sentences and an ember begins to burst into a flame...

    This one promises to be as good as Fragrance of Violets. I can't wait.

    Happy writing! Slán, Erin

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  20. Hi Paula! Congratulations on the new release! This totally drew me in. What the heck happened between these two? Looking forward to finding out.

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  21. Congrats on the new release, l could feel the tension growing as he approached! great post!

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  22. Sounds like there is some interesting history between them. Great tension!

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  23. Really got engrossed in the buildup, VERY well done. Can't wait to read more, terrific six!

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  24. Great job with her POV. I like how she remembers his mannerisims . . . the way he walks and tilts his head. And then her blood runs cold when she makes the connection. Well done six!

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  25. Great teaser! Striking book cover, too.

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  26. Very nicely built moment of recognition. Congrats on the upcoming release!

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  27. Again, many thanks for all your comments. So glad you all felt the tension before she knew who it was!

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  28. Loved the description and build-up. And I love reunion stories!! Great six!

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  29. Loved the build up of the tension here! Congrats on the release :)

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  30. oooh, great 6! I could really feel her anxiety and then the final line when it's confirmed! There's something intimate about it and I think it's because you mention little things, his mannerisms, etc., that help spark her recognition, which makes it all so real...

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  31. A volcanologist! Very intriguing...and it's him coming towards her in your six sentences!! Congratulations on your book.

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  32. Thanks, all. Again so glad you felt her tension.
    Appreciated your comment about his mannerisms, Angela.
    Susan - there were times when I wished I'd given him a more 'ordinary' job - but I did learn a lot about volcanoes while writing this novel!

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  33. FABULOUS tension building! You had me holding my breath. Wow!

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  34. I like how she could recognise him from his mannerisms. She must have gotten to know him really well to do that. Emotional six.

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  35. I just got shivers all over. Fantastic 6. Congrats on the upcoming release :D

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  36. Thanks, Sarah, JC and SJ - I love your reactions!

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  37. Congrats on your May release! Great tension in this six, too. :)

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  38. I love the moment of recognition. Super six! Much success with the release!

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  39. Congrats on the new release! I love the setup here and how her blood runs cold when she realizes who this man is. Great six!

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  40. I read the blurb so I got a great sense of her "shock" at seeing him after so long. My first thought...the cad! *lol* Can't wait for more, and congratulations on the upcoming release. Not much longer.

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  41. Thanks, Candice, Sandra, Melynda, Ginger - and yes, she thinks he's a cad too - at least, to begin with!

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  42. I like how you have her go through the whole mental progression -- the familiarity, wishing it was him, then the shock of recognizing him. Very nice!

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  43. Excellent build-up. And, a volcanologist to boot! Creative job you've put your character in.

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  44. Excellent, Paula--perfect buildup! :-) Nice six :-)

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  45. Great six, Paula. Best of luck for the book release this month.

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  46. Again, many thanks for all your comments. I really appreciate you visiting - and am so happy you enjoyed my six!

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  47. I feel her angst so clearly. Good luck with your 5/15 release!

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  48. I'm a little late making the rounds--but oh I love this six!! Excellent!! Cheers, Jenn

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