Sunday, April 22, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday: Before The Morning #4

Hey beautiful people

Last Sunday of the Easter break; cannot wait for the hyenas to head back to school tomorrow (and thus gain some much-needed peace, quiet, and sanity in my house!) I need something to tide me over though – what better than Six Sentence Sunday, eh?

I’m smack-dab in the middle of edits on this one; Before The Morning (Corpus Brides: Book Two) comes out in 2 weeks, and as excited as I am, I’m also quaking in my ALDO boots as to how the story will be received. Par for the course for every author, innit? Doesn’t make it any less daunting.

So, last week, we saw our hero, Ash Gilfoy, be the epitome of heroic as he rushed to the aid of a woman who’d just been hit by her lover.

Today, I’m taking you a few lines from where we left off. Just to put you in the picture – another man’s come up the stairs to restrain the punch-happy fellow, leaving Ash secure in the knowledge that he could attend to the woman without any threat.

But he’s about to discover something... (and yes, that’s her in the pic above)


‘...
She lowered her head; long, straight, black hair glossy and a stark contrast against the long-sleeved white jacket she wore over a clinging mini dress. The locks fell like a concealing curtain across her shoulders and hid her cheeks.
"Let me look at your face"—she shook her head—"Please. You're hurt, and I should check on you."
Gingerly, he reached out and cradled her face in his palms, coaxed her to tilt her head back . . . and that's when his heart skipped a beat—he knew her.
"Rayne," the name slipped off his tongue in a mere whisper.
She parted ruby-coloured lips and her heavily made-up dark blue eyes grew wide, but she didn't give any indication that she knew him, didn't say his name.
No—she wasn't his childhood best friend, whom he hadn't seen in seventeen years . . . .
...’



Don’t forget to check the SSS list – surefire goodies to be found at the following authors’ blogs: Jessica E. Subject, Siobhan Muir, Angela Quarles, Sarah Ballance, Jennifer Lowery, Christine Warner, Tory Michaels, Lorraine Paton, Wildcat’s Wife, JM Blackman, & Elin Gregory.
And please make a stop at my sis & bestie’s blog, Natalie G. Owens!

Have a lovely Sunday, peeps! Big thanks for visiting today; double thanks +XOXO if you leave me a comment.

From Mauritius with love,

Zee

60 comments:

Natalie G. Owens said...

Awesome as always. I just love this story - why are you quaking in your ALDO boots? xoxo

Alix Cameron said...

Fantastic writing! I love the feeling in your words.

Jessica Subject said...

A fantastic, and oh so intriguing six! You know how much I love this story, too. Stop quaking! LOL

Kate said...

That's an awesome six! Good luck with the rest of the Easter break, Zee.

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Nat! It's the release jitters, I guess... No idea how this book will be received... :) Well, I hope. XOXO

Zee Monodee said...

Thank you, Alix! :)

Zee Monodee said...

Lol, thanks Jessica! Yup, you're the number one cheerleader for this story :) XOXO

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Kate! Really looking forward to school starting again tomorrow :)

maeclair said...

Oooh, nice surprise. I love where this is headed. Great six!

angelaquarles.com said...

ooh, great twist! And very visual descriptions, I could picture the whole snippet as it played out...

Wildcats Wife said...

I enjoyed your description with how her hair fell, shielding her shoulders. Nice way for him to recognize her at end.

Cate Masters said...

Oh, what's she hiding? As always, wonderful descriptions, Zee. :)

Paula Martin said...

Intriguing - more please!

JoAnne Kenrick said...

Yeah, quit your quacking...innit?! Ah, how I love that. Don't hear many people saying that unless we've taking a trip across the pond :)

Really intriguing six, Zee. You left me gagging for more! Is it is friend from all those years ago, all grown up. Or someone who just looks like her. And the descriptions were really vivid. Nice six

Jess Schira said...

There's a gentleness to this scene that I really enjoy. Nice job!

Monica Enderle Pierce said...

Is she or ain't she? You've got me all fired up curious!

Cara Bristol said...

What a shock that must have been for him. Do you notice how I refer to him like this is real? Good job, Zee.

Graylin Fox said...

I think it is her, yep yep yep!

Carmen DeSousa said...

Oh, so good again. I like him!!! Can't wait to read this.

Elin Gregory said...

Oh crikey. The plot thickens, as they say. :) great job.

BTW your link on www.sixsunday.com wouldn't work for me. I had to come find you by other means. /stalker

Gem Sivad said...

Absolutely fascinating. I have to read more.

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Mae! Love meself a little twist here and there :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thank you, Angela! Glad you could 'see' the scene - I try my best to make my writing as 'visual' as possible :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Wildcat's Wife! Yep, shocker, innit, for him to recognize her :)

Zee Monodee said...

Cate - mystery, mystery... :) Glad you liked it. xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Lol, Paula. More next week, promise! :)

Zee Monodee said...

Lol JoAnne! Nope, you haven't hopped across the pond, just slightly into the Indian Ocean. Some British words have stuck though, as has the accent, apparently... :)

Glad you liked the six. I wanted the question of 'who is she?' to be right there in the reader's mind. XOXO

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Jess! Glad you could come over :)

Savannah Chase said...

Wonderful writing, great post..

Sandra Bunino said...

Great scene and I really love Ash. I'm looking forward to more of this story. Good luck with the rest of your edits!

Zee Monodee said...

Lol, Monica *wicked laugh* :)

Zee Monodee said...

Cara, of course this is real *grin* At least, it was real in my fantasy... I mean, Josh Holloway... Seriously... :)

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Graylin! The bets are on :)

Zee Monodee said...

Carmen, he's definitely my most heroic hero, and the most lovable so far :)

Zee Monodee said...

Elin, thanks for droping by even if you've had to find the link *love me this kind of stalker!*

And yes, the plot thickens... :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Gem! :)

sue said...

I expect your book will be rec'd like all the others - with great sales - ok so is unclear whether or not she is the friend? at any rate love the character and you always do put us right into the scene

Liz Fielding said...

Terrific description. And a mystery. Love it!

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Savannah! :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Sandra! Ash is awesome, I'm totally in love with him :) Slugging through the edits right now, hopefully will go faster when the kids are back in school

Zee Monodee said...

Awww, thanks Sue!

Lol, I'm keeping the mystery this week. Maybe all will be revealed next week...? Who knows? :) XOXO

Zee Monodee said...

Thank you Liz! :)

Cherie Marks said...

Oh, my! Is she or isn't she? Great teaser. Great six!

patonlorraine said...

Oh! What an interesting development! Intriguing six!

And thanks for the mention! :) (I do have my 6 posted now.)

Sherry Gloag said...

What a tease to leave us in the air with that unanswered question :-) Methinks she is.

Sarah Ballance said...

Oooh, great tension with a fantastic hook! I bet it's her. *jumps up and down with excitement* LOL.

diannehartsock said...

Oh, I bet it's her! He sounds so protective already. :)

Alisha Robinson said...

Excellent Six Zee! I love that very mysterious ...

Siobhan Muir / Meg Palevich said...

Thank you so much for the mention! This sounds really great, Zee. Love this snippet. :)

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Cherie! Cliffie indeed, eh? :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Lorraine! Dropping by yours in a few (didn't get your link off the list yesterday) :)

Zee Monodee said...

*wicked laughter* The votes veer more towards she being Rayne, indeed, Sherry :)

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Sarah! All will be revealed... soon... *mwahahaha!*

Zee Monodee said...

Dianne, he's a sweetheart, innit? :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Alisha! :)

Zee Monodee said...

Glad you liked it, Siobhan! XOXO

E. P. Beaumont said...

it wasn't...

Very interesting to end on a negative. Something bad has happened, but to whom?

Zee Monodee said...

That's a big question, E.P. :)

Layna Pimentel said...

Zee! Where is the resst? LOL I need to know more!

Zee Monodee said...

LOL Layna! More next week, promised! :) xoxo

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