Sunday, 30 December 2012

Six Sentence Sunday

Another excerpt from my latest release, “Her Only Option” set in Egypt. After Neve and Ross return from the tunnel to the burial chamber, he kisses her.

Even in the dim light, the seductive gaze from his blue eyes made her heart jerk. He leaned forward and planted gentle kisses along her jawline until he reached her earlobe.

“I want to make love to you,” he whispered into her ear.

The sheer incongruity of what they were doing and where they were broke into her consciousness and panic surfaced, a panic she couldn’t define or understand.

“No, we can’t.” She put her palms against his shoulders to push him away.

P.S. I’d be very grateful if you would spare a couple of minutes to vote for ‘Her Only Option’ in the Preditors and Editors Reader Poll at (and don’t forget the spam control at the bottom of the page!)  Many thanks!
The latest 5* review on Amazon says: I really enjoyed this - a great blend of strong, believable characters, a compelling storyline, bursting with mystery, intrigue, and romance ... Well researched and beautifully set against the backdrop of the River Nile, with Egypt, both ancient and modern, adding another, absorbing dimension to the book. Would thoroughly recommend - takes you to another world, without leaving home!
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.
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And last but not least, I wish you all a fantastically happy and successful 2013!


  1. I'm sure she can if she doesn't think about it too much!

  2. That is a bit yucky for a lovemaking local. Great six!

  3. Timing is everything! :)

    Great six!

  4. Terrific emotion in this. I love his line. That's so sexy. I voted. Good luck!

  5. Love this six. Great emotion and turmoil. I'll click through to your contest next...

  6. An interesting place for him to proclaim that, but I don't think she gave him the reaction he wanted. Nice six! :)

  7. Melt my heart.. the anticipation...
    And I'm sure he'll persuade her. lol Great six!

  8. Not sure I'd want to make love there either, although he is certainly sexy enough to tempt me! Excellent excerpt!

  9. Oooh sexy! And I mean it. I have a thing for archaeologists :)

  10. Gemma - she will, but not yet!
    Sherry - many thanks!
    A.S. - you and Ross think alike, as he says something similar right after this excerpt
    Sarah W - wrong time and place for them LOL
    Joanne and Lorraine - many thanks for voting
    Jessica - no, you're right, he's going to have a wait a while!
    Karen - of course he will - evnetually!
    Veronica - not the ideal place, with all those wall painted figure watching LOL
    Angela - you will love Ross then :-)

  11. A tomb excavation doesn't sound like the best place to me, either.

  12. Well she might be hesitating, but he gave ME little butterflies. Well done!

  13. Don't stop kissing him now! Arrrgh! Great six, Paula. Wonder what she's so afraid of? :)