Sunday, 23 September 2012

Six Sentence Sunday


Six more sentences from ‘Changing the Future’. For those who have been following my previous excerpts, we’re now three chapters before the end.

Paul is in Iceland, and Lisa has just heard about the eruption of Mount Lakuda. Now she’s watching the television in the college cafeteria, desperate for any news about him. A spokesperson from the Volcano Research Centre is being interviewed about the team who were at the observation post on the south flank of the volcano and has explained that contact was lost with them just after the eruption began.
 
“How many scientists are at the observation post?”
 
“Four.”
 
“Including the Director of the Research Centre, Kristjan Dagsson, I understand.”
 
“Yes, Dr. Dagsson joined the team earlier this week, together with Dr. Paul Hamilton who arrived here last Sunday.”
 
“Dear God, no.” The words slipped involuntarily from Lisa, and she swayed as the room swirled around her.
 
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?
 
'Changing the Future' is available at $3.99 on Amazon
 
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32 comments:

  1. Such a reaction! I'm thinking she needs some serious closure, here.

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  2. Oh, what's going to happen next? I hope they're okay. Great six! :)

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  3. Poor woman, just when she felt in control of her emotions!

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  4. Three words from her and you have my heart in my throat, Paula! Fantastic six!

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  5. That reaction followed by her dialogue is excellent! Totally felt it myself. Great six!!!

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  6. I mean the other way around--my blood sugar's getting low: need breakfast, LOL!!

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  7. Sarah - this is just the beginning of the nightmare for her!

    Jessica - it'll get worse before it gets better ;-)

    Gemma - a whole gamut of emotions now awaits her!

    Joanne - a heart-stopping moment for her - and you too?

    K.E. Thanks - and I knew what you meant! :-)

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  8. Oh, that horrible feeling when you get bad news!

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  9. Sounds like an action-packed, emotional book :-)

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  10. Surely Paul is alright! Isn't he? :-/

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  11. Another great six...loved how you hooked us at the end. Can't wait for next week :)

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  12. Way to entice the reader with a cliff-hanger!

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  13. Cara - And the news will get worse ...

    Sandra - there've been some tense moments culminating in this volcano eruption.

    J.C. - things will get worse!

    Christine and Taryn - glad you like the cliffhanger LOL!

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  14. She still cares! But we knew that. ;) Another great snippet, Paula. Way to ramp up the tension.

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  15. Oh no! What a terrible way to discover such news too! Poor Lisa!

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  16. but they will improve - horrid moment and you portrayed it so well

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  17. Oh, this is a great way for her to realize what's really important. Great six, Paula. :)

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  18. Poor Lisa! Great job of showing her emotion. I really hope Paul manages to survive.

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  19. Silver - yes, indeed, but she still has some soul-searching to do.

    Claire - very true, and it gets worse too!

    Sue - thanks, I think I was living through the moment with her!

    Siobhan - yes, exactly!

    Thansk, Clare. There'll be more about Paul next week ;-)

    Jen - it's there on Amazon ;-)

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  20. Love that reaction, so perfect for a woman hiding her feelings from herself.

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  21. Well, that seems to have taken care of her illusion she doesn't want anything to do with him.

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  22. Sara's right, her reaction is spot on. I suspect a great deal of soul searching in Lisa's immediate future. Outstanding six this week!

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  23. SO intense, I really feel her emotion in this six - terrific excerpt as always!

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  24. Excellent 6! Congrats on your release! :)

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  25. S.J. - thanks, she has a lot of different emotions to face now!

    Sue - yes indeed- nothing like a bit of danger to make you realise how you feel!

    Thanks, Sara and Jess - and yes, a whole lot of soul-searching!

    Many thanks, Veronica and Karen :-)

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  26. Fun six. I love Iceland and vulcanology as the background. Adds the whole ambiance of the story.

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  27. Wonderful ramping up of the tension there.

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  28. Great six, Paula. I thought this scene was excellent.! Good book...

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  29. Sabrina - I really enjoyed researching Iceland and volcanoes!

    Stevie and Teresa - many thanks!

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