Sunday, 17 June 2012

Six Sentence Sunday

Another six sentences from my new novel, 'Changing the Future' which was released last month.

Blurb: 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?

This is when Lisa and Paul have just met for the first time, and Paul is cool and formal as they shake hands.

The feel of his firm hand around hers sent an unexpected, yet familiar, electric current arcing through her and she had to struggle to maintain her outward show of calmness. “I’m fine - and you?” Lisa was relieved her voice seemed to be coming out with no indication of her inner shakiness.

“Yes, I’m good too.”

Fiona looked curiously at Paul. “Do you already know each other?”

'Changing the Future' is available at $3.99 on Amazon

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  1. You can always count on a clueless friend to ask a rhetorical question. :) Great tension!

  2. Guess she wasn't as outwardly calm as she'd hoped.

  3. The tension is thick. Great six!

  4. I'll bet he's having a similar reaction ;) Great six, great story!

  5. Interesting six. Can't wait to read his reaction.

  6. That tension could be spread like butter. Dying to know what he's thinking. Well done.

  7. Oh, yeah they know each other!! Good snippet. Looking forward to reading how their relationship progresses.

  8. Possibly awkward explanations ahead! I like that she thinks she's controlling her emotions...that won't last long. Great six!

  9. Love your six. Lisa is doing good so far.

  10. Great tension! I wish I knew how he felt!

  11. Thanks, all!

    Stephanie - yes, the clueless friend does this a few times LOL

    Cara - she's all nervous inside but determined not to show it!

    Thanks Cherie, glad you're feeling the tension.

    K.E. - he's had to reover himself very quickly to put on the outward 'show' LOL

    Donna and S.J. - you find out his thoughts and feelings in the next chapter!

    Wildcate's Wife - the relationship is pretty volatile to begin with!

    Veronica - she'll be damned if she lets him see how she's really feeling!

    Patricia - thanks, I think she is too!

    Nomi - see my reply to Donna and S.J. above!

  12. Coming from an academic life and knowing volanologists, I can picture this.

  13. Not quite as subtle as they both probably hoped to be...heh-heh. Nice six, Paula.

  14. I agree. Great tension in this!

  15. Yes, looking forward to the explanation (if any) that they will offer him! l am enjoying these snippets!

  16. I can feel the volcano building up steam just from that exchange. Fun six, Paula. :)

  17. I wonder how he's feeling. Is there this much turmoil for him? Nice six!

  18. Nice illustration of the tension between them! Great six!

  19. Angela - lots more tension still to come!

    Sue - now you've scared me, you actually know some volcanologists? Eek!

    Claire - they'll keep things civilised when they're in 'public' but once tey're alone together - watch this space!

    Joanne and Calisa - more tension to follow!

    Thanks, Gemma :-)

    Siobhan - good link to the volcano there, LOL!

    Tonya - he's keeping his feelings very much hidden at the moment.

    Thanks, Amy!

  20. I like the last line, lots of tension brewing there!