Sunday, April 08, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday: Before The Morning #2

Hey beautiful people!

It's back to being warm and dry and lovely here, so I think we might have a reprieve for a little while longer. I wouldn't say no to that, because I'm about to start pulling my hair out and bid goodbye to my sanity as the kids start 2 weeks of Easter break tomorrow. *sigh*

But that's neither for here nor now (thank goodness!) so let's indulge while we still can. Does indulgence have any other name than SSS on Sundays? Not really! :)

Back in London this week, with the hunky Ash Gilfoy who looks just like Josh Holloway (yes, another pic up this week for your viewing pleasure, ladies *grin*).

So who's Ash? He's a paramedic called to the scene of a domestic accident. When we met him last week, in the opening lines from my upcoming romantic suspense/espionage thriller release, Before The Morning (coming May 7 with Noble Romance Publishing), he kinda left us hanging. Something dangerous and/or wrong was about to happen, but he didn't say what.

Will we find out today? Read on *wink*


'...
Ash had sensed trouble brewing the minute he looked up and spotted the silver-haired man storm out of the open French window, at the top of the stone steps that led down the tiered garden — the bloke was hot on the heels of a tall, curvy woman dressed in a white mini dress that clung to her soft body. Both of them spoke in loud, angry voices in a language he didn't understand; Russian, Ash would risk a guess—he'd heard that tongue a lot while growing up, his next-door neighbour being of Russian origin.
The silver-haired man caught up with the woman and he grabbed her arm, yanked her to him, and when she landed against his chest, he kissed her, hard.
Lovers' tiff, Ash thought and immediately paused in his step, but he was wrong— she wrestled free, shoved the man away, and slapped him.
That was when Ash knew everything would turn into a total muck up —the look of fury on the other man's face clearly stated he wouldn't take the hit lying down, not in front of the small group that had assembled down in the garden when they too heard the angry discussion. The guy released her and drew one arm back, then slammed his closed fist on one side of her face.
...'

Don't forget to check the rest of the SSS list - and do drop by the blogs of Jessica E. Subject, Sue, Sarah Ballance, Siobhan Muir, Cara Bristol, Lia Davis, Christine Warner, Jennifer Lowery, Angela Quarles, Wildcat's Wife, and Lorraine Paton, among all the sensational names over there today!

From Mauritius with love,

Zee

44 comments:

Jessica Subject said...

I can't read this six without remembering what it leads to. I absolutely love this story! :)

I hope the two weeks goes by quickly for you.

Cara Bristol said...

Well, you got an OMG out of me at the end. You picked a scene that packs a wallop -- literally. Great job.

angelaquarles.com said...

Whoa, that guy's going DOWN! Doubt Ash would stand for that... Great snippet!

Christine Warner said...

Love it! Great ending hook Zee :)

Paula Martin said...

Ouch! I felt that!

Sherry Gloag said...

Sorry I've been MIA, so to speak. This is certainly an action packed six. Got me wanting to know what's going on.
Have a great w.end.

gemma parkes said...

Let me at him! Grrr! powerful snippet!

maeclair said...

Wow! I have a feeling things are really going to snowball now. I have a feeling Ash will definitely be sticking his nose in. Can't wait! Great Six!

Wildcat's Wife said...

Ash better kick his ass. Strong and powerful, Zee. Really good six!

Karyn Good said...

Nice six! Surprised me at the end. I hope he pays dearly for that punch!

Kate said...

I don't like that guy. Go Ash! Get that lousy (censored in honor of Easter)!

My kids have been on spring break. They go back on Tuesday and I can't wait. I feel for you, Zee.

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Jess; yup, all this scene leads to...

And thanks - I'm parying these 2 weeks fly too *sigh* XOXO

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Cara! I really wanted this opening scene to make an impact - glad if it managed to :)

Zee Monodee said...

Yup, Angela - he's definitely going down! :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Christine! :)

Zee Monodee said...

I know, Paula! It was hard to write this scene, but thankfully, Ash was there :)

Zee Monodee said...

Missed you, Sherry - good to have you back!

Glad you liked the six :) XOXO

Zee Monodee said...

Gemma, you're more than welcome to lend a hand! :)

Zee Monodee said...

You're right, Mae - things definitely take a turn for the worse here onwards :)

Zee Monodee said...

Oh, he sure will, Wildcat's Wife! :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Karyn! He's definitely gonna pay for that one :)

Zee Monodee said...

Oh, Kate, let's commiserate together - I wonder how I'll survive the hyenas at home!

And yeah, I don't like that guy either - he's creepy, in the worst way!

sue said...

Love, love your first sentence. And the rest just flow along. Love at this point not knowing what's going on.

Cherie Marks said...

Uh-oh! Wrath of Ash about to be released. Very good way to incite action. Great six!

J.M. Blackman said...

Very effective six sentences here--you did a lot with such a small "budget." Made for an explosive scene. I hope this guy get his.

Siobhan Muir / Meg Palevich said...

Oh my glory! That would light my fury on fire, right there. Intense six, Zee. Thanks for the mention and a very happy Easter holiday to you! :)

Babette James said...

Great six. Definitely curious to see what Ash does now. :)

Monica Enderle Pierce said...

Oh no he did not! Ash better give that guy a pounding. (And let the victim get in a good wallop or two. It's only fair.)

Elin Gregory said...

Ouch, poor lady. Powerful excerpt.

patonlorraine said...

I jolted when I read your last line, then I thought "Go get him, Ash! Now!" Powerful six, Zee!

And, thank you for the mention! :)

Jennifer Lowery (Kamptner) said...

OMG! You got me with that last line! Butt kickin' time! More, please!

Sarah Ballance said...

Wow, that's intense! I can't wait to see how he reacts. Yikes!

Layna Pimentel said...

Oy! You're such a tease, Zee!!!!!

#thatisall

Great six of course. ;-)

Zee Monodee said...

Thank you, Sue! :) Yes, a lot of things 'in the dark' so far. Shedding more light in the coming weeks :)

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Cherie - wrath of Ash to be released very soon. No way he'll let this fly! :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks JM! Glad the scene was 'explosive' :) xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

It jolts, innit, Siobhan? I wanted the readers on the edge of their seats in this one :) Happy easter holiday to you too! xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Babette! More next week. :)

Zee Monodee said...

Oh yes, Monica - that guy deserves a total thrashing! But he does get his just desserts later, at the hands of the 'victim' too at that :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Elin! :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thank you Lorraine! Lol, yes, Ash will not let him go :) And you're welcome for the mention *wink*

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Jennifer - butt-kicking time indeed! :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Sarah! xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

*grin* Layna! More next week - I promise Ash really is heroic :)

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