Sunday, 27 January 2013

The final 'Six Sentence Sunday'


So we come to our final ‘Six Sentence Sunday’. I’ve enjoyed ‘meeting’ so many other writers through this blog hop, and want to thank you all for your friendship and also all your comments. Thank you, too, to Sara Brookes for hosting SSS since February 2010.
 
I understand there are 'alternatives’ being set up – the details of two of these are given below.
 
Meantime, here’s my six from ‘Dream of Paris’ for this final SSS:

Anna and Matt accompany a group of senior students (from the school where they both teach) to a weekend conference in Paris. On the last night, they’re not on duty at the college where the group is staying, and they stroll along the pathway by the River Seine, stopping when they reach the southern façade of Notre Dame Cathedral. And now they have their first kiss…
 
Matt’s hand tightened around hers, but when he didn’t reply, she turned to him. The soft heat that simmered in his eyes made the hairs on her skin stand on end. Everything inside her did a double somersault, but she stayed motionless, mesmerised as he leant towards her.
 
Slowly, almost hesitantly, his lips brushed hers, in a brief and tender connection that sent warm pulses of pleasure dancing through her. When he moved fractionally away, she brought her hand up to grasp his arm. He let out a quiet groan and his mouth returned to hers, now intense and hungry.
 
Blurb: Anna Richards has a dream of going to live and study in Paris, but when Matthew Carlton comes into her life, her dream changes direction. Attraction sparks between them, but Matt’s behaviour is strangely inconsistent. Anna is shocked when she discovers the reason and is sure there is no future for them. Can Paris work its magic and make her dream come true?
 
'Dream of Paris' will be released next month.
 
Here are the links to alternatives to SSS:
 
Weekend Writing Warriors – very similar but with eight sentences instead of six
http://www.wewriwa.com/

Or, if you want to post longer extracts (i.e. 6 paragraphs) you can sign up for Sneak Peek Sunday
http://cowboycharm.blogspot.co.uk/

Thank you again to everyone!

 

28 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great story :) looking forward to it! Kindle version too?

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  2. I love the emotion and passion in this snippet. I really like how you showed it from both characters point of view.

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  3. Beautiful picture of a sweet kiss turned passionate. I'm glad I met you through SSS. (And thanks for the links.)

    ~gem

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  4. Whew, that was a terrific first kiss! :)

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  5. A beautiful and passionate kiss, loved it!

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  6. Great emotion is these sentences. Well done!

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  7. This is such a beautiful moment and you treated it with the care that it deserved, preserved it perfectly in time.

    Thanks for tips on Sneak Peek Sunday and Weekend Warriors.

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  8. Beautifully written. I love the physical responses that show so well her emotional reaction to this man.
    --Kimberly K. Comeau

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  9. Sounds like the beginnings of a very sexy kiss!

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  10. Sweet and sultry six, Paula. So glad I got to know your writing through SSS. :)

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  11. Love how her touch ignited a groan and a fabulous impassioned kiss. A dreamy six, Paula :)

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  12. Thank you all for your comments, I'm so pleased you liked their first kiss. It actually continues with several more sentences, but I was only allowed six!

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  13. Oh, yeah. That's what I'M talkin' about! I could use more of those kind of kisses myself, LOL! Always a pleasure reading your snippets Paula! I'm so glad we met on the SSS meme. Love your writing! I think we both signed up for the FB SSS, so once I get some time, I'll be posting again. In any case, we're already connected on FB and Twitter, so I'm sure to keep up with you and your status!! Best of luck with the new book!

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  14. An amazing kiss. And that's only the beginning! LOL Wonderful! :)

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  15. Such a sweetly passionate kiss. This sounds like a lovely love story.

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  16. What's more romantic than a kiss on the Seine?

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  17. Thanks, all. My 'Dream of Paris' is a romantic story, set partly in the City of Love. It'll be released on the very appropriate date of February 14th!
    I've signed up for the Weekend Writing Warriors, and also joined the Facebook SSS group, so hope to meet you all again at either or both of those.

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  18. Beautiful first kiss, Paula. So full of passion and longing and sweetness! Well done! I look forward to running into you on one of the new Sunday memes!
    Amy Durham

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  19. Thanks Amy
    Hope to see you at Weekend Writing Warriors (starting next week, same as SSS but with 8 sentences) http://www.wewriwa.com/

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  20. Terrific kiss, what a great place for it to happen! Another excellent excerpt - I've really enjoyed reading your Six Sentence snippets every week. Glad you're going to keep posting, me too. Best wishes!

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  21. a lovely first kiss. I'll be on Weekend Warriors, too, and maybe the website.

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  22. What a wonderful kiss! A beginning for them, an ending for SSS . . .

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  23. That's a gorgeous story. Thanks for sharing this sweet excerpt.

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  24. Lovely kiss, Paula! I've enjoyed reading your snippets through SSS! :)

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  25. This gave me CHILLS! I just love this story!

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