Sunday, 25 November 2012

Six Sentence Sunday

Another excerpt from my recent release, ‘Her Only Option’.
After telling her tour group about Professor McAllister’s excavations in Senhotep’s tomb, Neve is alarmed when the annoying man she’d met the previous day says ‘we’ reported the news the previous week. Then he goes on:
“I didn’t introduce myself yesterday, did I? I’m Ross McAllister.”
Her jaw dropped but she gave a short laugh. “No, you’re kidding me. Professor McAllister’s much older than you, and anyway, he has a beard and…”
She tailed off as she visualised the photos she’d seen of Professor McAllister, and realised there was something familiar about his eyes which returned her startled look with an amused smile.
Oops, so now she’ll have to backtrack…
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.
One of my readers sent me this message earlier this week: "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.”
Read more 6 sentence excerpts from the other Six Sentence Sunday authors here.


  1. She jumped the gun, lol. Great six.

  2. Oops indeed but I'll bet she can recover. Enjoying this story - great six!

  3. I'm guessing there might be a Sr and Jr here! Nice six, Paula.

  4. Oops! Guess she'll have to reassess her opinion of him.

  5. Donna - she's about to feel completetely mortified!

    Veronica - this time he's really thrown her off balance!

    Kate - no Snr and Jr, he really is THE Ross McAllister!

    Jessica - you're abolsutely right! She has some mental readjustment to do!

  6. A definite oops moment there.

  7. hahaha. I love her realization. Great six.

  8. Love the way you reveal her dawning recognition of him. Great 6

  9. Dad! (Don't call me Jr.) Picturing Harrison Ford and Sean Connery!

  10. Thanks, Lorraine!

    Stevie - yes, she definitely got it all wrong the previous day!

    Joanne and Sherry - next week something else will show her he really is the Prof.

    Taryn - nope, no father and son, here!

  11. Yipe, I hope she's good at apologizing. Great six, Paula. I'm really enjoying these sixes. :)

  12. Sounds like she has a bad case of foot in mouth.