Sunday, 18 November 2012

Six Sentence Sunday

Another excerpt from my recent release, ‘Her Only Option’.
Prompted by a question from the annoying man she’d met the previous day, Neve tells her tour group about the recent finds made by Professor McAllister’s team in Senhotep’s tomb. Now he catches up with her as she returns to the ticket office (but of course she doesn't know his name yet!)
“We meet again,” the man said with a smile, “and I’m impressed.”
“Oh?” She maintained her coolness, even though the sight of him in knee-length khaki shorts and a close-fitting white polo-shirt, which emphasised his broad chest, created an unexpected flutter somewhere in her midriff.
“You’re up to date with your information, since we only reported the news of the stairs last week.”
“We?” Some raw intuition triggered a bolt of alarm through her.
How is Neve going to react when she discovers who the annoying man actually is?
‘Her Only Option’ was released this month by Whiskey Creek Press and is available on Amazon.

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?
One of my reviewers says: If you like romances set in exotic locations, if you revel in a touch of mystery, Her Only Option is a must read for you.
Read more 6 sentence excerpts from the other Six Sentence Sunday authors here.


  1. Wonderfully intriguing six. I'm looking forward to reading more.

  2. Nice six!

    Looking forward to seeing more :)

  3. There is lots of great tension between them

  4. Can't wait for her to find out! Lovely descriptions.

  5. Thanks, Alix, Monique, Lisa and Gemma! Next week she'll find out ... :-)

  6. You know I love Egypt and this story is very intriguing - excellent excerpt!

  7. Oh, I must know how she's going to react when she finds out who the man is. Great six.

  8. Interesting. Love how he tags along on the tour group!

  9. wow! sounds like a great book. Can't wait to hear more and see where it leads. Great Six. :-)

  10. Ah, the plot thickens. You've left me yearning for more. Nice six.

  11. I'm glad she impressed him, even though he's a member of the dig team. I loved her reaction to him. Great 6.

  12. My wish list is so long I can't see the end of it anymore, so I guess one more addition... Nice 6 :-)

  13. I smell another discovery coming... Lovely excerpt, Paula.

  14. Oh, boy. I'm glad her intuition is coming to her side right now. Love how this is coming together, highly entertaining.

  15. Veronica - all apart from one chapter is set in Egypt.

    Karen - you'll find out next week!

    Taryn - he's tagged along deliberately!

    Angela - And he's a gorgeous archaeologist too!

    Brenda - this is only the beginning!

    Mac - glad it's captured your interest!

    Clare - you'll find out next week who he is!

    Sherry - know what you mean about the TBR list!

    Thanks, Jessica :-)

    Kristal - a discovery which throws her off balance!

    Thanks, S.J. - the cogs are clicking in her mind!

  16. I love this premise--I find Egyptian history fascinating!

  17. LOL! I bet that's got her attention! :)

  18. Oh, now that's terrible. You can't leave me there! lol You've definitely got my attention. I'm dying to know what triggered her alarm and who he is. Excellent six!

  19. Sarah - Egyptian history fascinates me too!

    Lorraine - yes, indeed!

    Joanne - wait till next week!

  20. When you caught your character's attention, you caught your reader's attention, too. Very interesting. Definitely want to know who he actually is---and how Neve will react once she knows.

  21. Your into gives away who he is--but does the book reader know at this point?

  22. Thanks, J.M :-)

    Sue - by this time, the reader knows who he is but obviously Neve doesn't, so I'm hoping the reader will be waiting for Neve's reaction once she finds out.

  23. Oh no, the arrogant man is the professor! Eep! Well done six, Paula. :)