Sunday, 9 December 2012

Six Sentence Sunday

Many thanks for all your comments each week. I really appreciate them!
 
This week I’m continuing Neve’s second meeting with Ross McAllister, after she's discovered he really is the renowned archaeologist. 
 
“Professor McAllister—”
 
“Call me Ross.”
 
“Er—Ross—I really must apologise if I said anything yesterday—”

“You didn’t need to.” His dark eyes twinkled as he smiled. “You have a very bad poker face, you know, because I could read the scepticism in those green eyes of yours."
 
Blurb: Neve Dalton loves her job as a tour guide on a River Nile cruise ship as much as she values her independence. She isn’t ready to settle down with her Egyptian boyfriend, despite his repeated proposals and his father’s desire to see him married.

Nor is she ready to meet Ross McAllister, a compelling and fascinating archaeologist.She struggles against her growing attraction to him until she can no longer ignore what her heart is telling her. This is the man who sets her soul on fire.

When she starts receiving cryptic messages, and Ross’s work in the famous Valley of the Kings is threatened, Neve has to make a heart-breaking and life-changing decision which she feels is her only option.

Can they discover whose enmity is forcing them apart before it’s too late?

‘Her Only Option’ is available from Whiskey Creek Press and from Amazon, as e-book or paperback.

One reader has said: "Her Only Option" is a wonderful book! It has everything one desires in a love story: Romance, mystery/intrigue, history, set in an exotic location.”

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41 comments:

  1. Oh, I wonder how that makes her feel, that he can read her so well. Great six! :)

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  2. They already seem like a very cute couple. It's a cute scene, Paula, nicely done.

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  3. He loves pushing her buttons, doesn't he? I wonder how she'll react to his comment about her eyes? Great 6.

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  4. Great job! I'm dying to know what she said :) I'm going to have to catch up on your previous posts.

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  5. Okay, what did she say? I guess I have some catch-up reading to do!

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  6. Jessica - she's still mortified!

    Thanks, Jess - they do make a good couple!

    Clare - he's got the measure of her already.

    Corinne and Tonya - you can read the first chapter on Amazon!

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  7. It's annoying when you realize you don't have a poker face LOL! This was a fun continuation, can't wait to read the book!

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  8. Oh yeah, he's got her number. This just gets better and better. Well done. Paula.

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  9. Well, he's certainly paying attention to her!

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  10. Oh, he's called her out. Very nicely done, Paula.

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  11. Nice six, Paula. I love books about archaeology.

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  12. Now that's a tricky situation she's got herself into.

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  13. Looks like the big guy is coming on. What fun and we're off on an adventure! Lovely six.

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  14. Veronica - embarrassing for her to realise her face had given her away!

    S.J. - thanks, and yes, he knows how to make her squirm.

    Sue - he's already intrigued by her!

    Angela - thanks!

    Kate - he's enjoying the moment!

    Elin - you should enjoy this one then, as there's a lot about Ross's achaeological work in the Pharaoh's tomb.

    Stevie - he's going to let her off lightly, mainly because he knows he upset her when they first met!

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  15. Charmaine - yes,the adventure is about to take off!

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  16. He's noticed her eye color has he? That's a start!

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  17. Egypt must be hot now (no pun intended). This is the second snippet today I've read with that setting. I've been there and it's a fascinating country!

    He's being very direct, isn't he? And observant. Nice exchange!

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  18. Hmm we'll be in Egypt in Jan. I'll look for Ross...

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  19. Taryn - he thinks she's Egyptian, and so green eyes would be unusual.

    Jenna - he always says what he thinks! And yes, Egypt is so fascinating.

    Cara - thanks!

    Sue - I envy you your trip to Egypt, but hope the current unrest there calms down for you. And hands off Ross - I saw him first :-) Hope you'll take the book to read while you're there!

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  20. So he's a nice man after all! Good to know. Great six!

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  21. Sarah - he's one gorgeous man, I'm still in love with him!

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  22. LOL. Love that he calls her on her reaction... and that he's noticed her eye colour!

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  23. Lorraine - he's a sucker for eyes!

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  24. He sounds like a great character!

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  25. This story sounds wonderfully sweet. Very nice post!

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  27. Wonderful six, Paula! I love the name Neve - very seductive and original. Happy Sunday!

    P.S. I'm so sorry about deleting that last comment. I signed into Blogger under the wrong email address. LOL. Oops! :)

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  28. Gemma - he's one of my favourites!

    Thanks, Dianne.

    Stephanie - I have no idea where the name Neve came from - it just popped into my mind when I first started thiking about the story!

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  29. LOL, I can't tell if he's flirting or just trying to put her in her place. Great six, Paula. :)

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  30. Siobhan - maybe a bit of both? :-)

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  31. Loved Her only Option, Paula - have been offline for a little while, so unable to access your blog till today. Great read - strong characters and - above all, to me, a VERY authentic setting :-) One problem - wish I was there!! Seriously, though, I really enjoyed the book and look forward to the next one.
    Congratulations
    Karla

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  32. Thank you so much, Karla! I'm delighted you enjoyed 'Her Only Option' :-)

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  33. Nice adventure and romance! Love this snippet about her green eyes betraying her thoughts.

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  35. Lovely little excerpt!

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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  36. Hi Paula
    Thanks for your visit to my blog, and the story! Been away again, but finally managed to do the Amazon review this morning. Hope it's OK - it's certainly well deserved!
    All best
    Karla

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  37. More thanks, Manda - I really appreciate you taking the time to write a review on Amazon. :-)

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  38. I LOVE his response to her. Awesome!

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