It seems like the sun is coming back out again after a week of cyclonic weather (again!). I've had it up to here with the humidity and rain; wouldn't say no to some scorching sunshine right now. For things to return to 'normal' this summer.
And speaking of normal, many of us feared Sunday would no longer be the same, after the official demise of Six Sentence Sunday last week. But thankfully, a group of SSS refugees have gotten together on Facebook and we are upholding our addiction and giving you readers more sneak peeks of our stories, as we've been used to doing so far!
My contribution this week comes once again from my upcoming 1NightStand, which releases... on February 5 (yay! This Tuesday!!!) from Decadent Publishing. This one also kicks off my (insane-looking... *feels soooo good to say this, lol*) release sked for 2013, with no less than 6 books in the queue. 4 from Decadent, 2 indie with my bestie.
Anyhow, back to this week's six! Remember, Leila has landed in Mauritius against her will, when the man who saved her from an abusive marriage left her in the care of his stepmother and left.
Throughout her life, this poor girl has never felt like she belonged...
Here's another glimpse into her psyche.
“Ma chérie?” Carole raised a dainty porcelain cup in her direction.
Tea, the solution to all woes—the British thought so, and on their former colony of Mauritius, even French-origin natives needed their three o’clock fix.
Leila sighed and dumped her tote on a sofa before she stepped out onto the wide terrace facing the clear blue waters of the Grand Baie lagoon. In what was dubbed the Côte d’Azur of the island, on the northwest coastal tip, she didn’t stand out with her fair skin and flaxen hair. She passed for a tourist or even a member of the white descendants of French rulers who’d stayed despite the British seizing power over two centuries earlier; she shouldn’t feel like the odd one out here, too, like the pale foreigner she’d been in the UAE, but she did.
No official SSS list this week, but some people taking part are Karysa Faire, Gem Sivad, Taryn Kincaid, Debra Soles, Heather Boyd, Chip Etier, Ryan Derham, Dani-Lyn Alexander, Sarah Ballance, Karen Michelle Nutt, & JoAnne Kenrick. There might/will be others, but these are the links I have till now when I'm posting this excerpt. You can find them all at this link on the FB group.
Check the comments' list on the post here later - you might get links to others who are posting and then troll off from there. *grin*
Hope you're having a lovely weekend, peeps!
From Mauritius with love,