Sunday, 21 October 2012

Six Sentence Sunday

Continuing the excerpts from my November release, ‘Her Only Option’.

Neve Dalton is a tour guide on one of the Nile cruise ships and, in Chapter 1, she was taking a break on the sundeck on the Lady Nadia, when she realised someone on the neighbouring ship was watching her and decided he was 'Mmm, rather nice."

“I was admiring your beautiful figure.” His deep voice held the faint lilt of a Scottish accent. “I hope you don’t object?”

A shaft of disappointment quenched her initial spark of interest. For some reason, she’d expected him to be different from the smooth-talking posers who sometimes tried to chat her up. Instead, it seemed he was simply another cruise ship Casanova who thought flattering words in a deep honey-rich voice would make women fall at his feet.

Hmm, looks as if her second impression didn't live up to her first!


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’ will be available from Whiskey Creek Press and Amazon on November 1st.

Read more 6 sentence excerpts from the other Six Sentence Sunday authors here.


  1. Something tells me he's going to exceed her first impression. Nice smooth writing style in this snippet.

  2. Oh, but maybe he is different. I hope she gives him a chance. :)

  3. Oh, I do love Scottish brogues (or is that rogues, LOL?) Very enticing six! Looking forward to getting my paws on this one.

  4. You've related this feeling so well. I almost found myself nodding as I read it. Very relative.

  5. I love the feeling of disdain I got from these six lines. I'm glad that Neve has higher standards than to fall for another "cruise ship Casanova". Something tells me he's more than that, though. Great 6.

  6. Hopefully she's wrong, can't wait to see what changes her mind. Super six!

  7. Lighten up, Neve. He's being honest and direct. There's something to be said for a guy like that.

  8. I'll be interested to see which impression she goes with in the end.

  9. He's got a challenge on his hands. Interesting, love it.

  10. Jess - he's going to upset her even more before she eventually changes her mind about him!

    Jessica - she will - eventually!

    K.E. - he doesn't get to wear a kilt tho LOL!

    J.M. - thanks, she thinks she's summed him up - but has she got it right or not?

    Clare - you're right, but he's going to put his foot right in it soon!

    Veronica - yes, she's wrong, but doesn't realise for a while!

    Kate - good point, but she's plenty of experience of being chatted up by posers, and thinks he's one of those!

    Stevie - her third (and fourth) impressions will be even worse LOL

    S.J. - thanks, and yes, he's going to realise he put his big foot in it!

  11. Love the description of his voice... yummy. I guess he'll just have to work at getting her to change her opinion! :)

  12. Isn't it a little early to be jumping to conclusions? But then we do.

  13. I like the way you've described her dismissal. Good six, Paula. :)

  14. Aw, poor Neve. Methinks he *will* be different, though. ;)

  15. Love the flow of your writing, l'm sure he wont disappoint her!