Sunday, 19 August 2012

Six Sentence Sunday

Six more sentences from ‘Changing the Future’. At the end of the first week, Lisa and Paul are forced to meet again when a group of staff go to an Italian restaurant for lunch. It seemed to Lisa that Paul was making deliberate, although veiled, references to their past life together. Back at college, she accosts him, and he accuses her of lying in her responses to his comments.

“You’re saying I lied?”

“You said you didn’t remember where we first met, but I don’t believe you’ve forgotten Luke’s party.”

Her cheeks grew hot because they’d shared their memories of that night so many times, but now attack was her best means of defence. “You were deliberately trying to embarrass me.”

“You probably won’t believe me but actually I said it without thinking.”

“And you also mentioned Ralph and Berlin without thinking, did you?”

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?

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  1. Oh wow - that dialogue is LOADED with sexual tension between those two! Phew!

    Janice x

  2. Oh, I wonder what else will be revealed. Great six! :)

  3. I'm thinking the sparks between these two are going to translate to something else. Lots of great tension!

  4. Great tension Paula!

  5. Sounds like he's trying to get back in her good graces. Nice, tense scene, Paula!

  6. The sparks that constantly fly between these two never ceases to amaze me. Very nice job

  7. Many thanks, Janice.

    A LOT more to be revealed, Jessica.

    More sparks to come, Elise.

    Thanks, Angela.

    Let's just say he's intrigued at the moment, Kate!

    Glad you like the sparks, Jess :-)

  8. There is so much hurt between them. It seeps off the page. I'm loving it! Terrific six!

  9. Joanne's right. The tension is rolling off them and if they're not careful it's going to roll them somewhere they're not ready for. I know they're hurting, but it's fascinating to read.

  10. With this much sparking between them, you know fireworks are right behind! :) Love a powerful exchange like this.

  11. Open mouth, insert foot, huh? Intriguing six!

  12. Some anger issues going on with these two "love birds." ;) Nice six!

  13. Those unresolved past relationships are a delicious minefield. Great stuff.Find Kristal Here

  14. Joane - so glad you can see the hurt behind the sparks of anger.

    S.J. - eventually they'll realise that too!

    Jenna - the fireworks continue!

    Dee - what Lisa doesn't know is whether it's deliberate or not.

    Carrie - you're right, they're both still angry (for different reasons)

    Kristal - you;re absolutely right, unresolved past relationships have so much potential.

  15. Great six. It's heating up. Love the tension.

  16. Good snippet--great tension, Paula! I love this Book. It was so well-written!

  17. Definitely lots of tension here -- they need to find a good way to work that off. :)

  18. Donna - yes, speaks are flying right now!

    Teresa - many thanks! :-))

    Donna - they will - eventually!

    Taryn - and lots more still to come!

  19. Changing the Future - you've got me hooked now, Paula. I'm off to Amazon to get my copy.

  20. Rena - thanks so much. Hope you'll enjoy it :-)

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