It's another bright, sunny Sunday here in Mauritius. Spring is definitely here, finally! Yes, time is running way fast - I have no clue where this past week went, and wham! - it's time for exciting SSS excerpts again.
Without further ado (and me waxing lyrical because I think the sun is getting to what's left of my brain!), let's head to Marseille and that scene on the darkened doorstep of police commissaire Gerard's house. We're still in the early chapters of Walking The Edge, and things start to take a turn for the worst - or for the better maybe, when it appears nothing is as it seems...
Last week, Gerard was on his knees, brought down by a boot-kick in the stomach and a fist slam to the temple. His assailant was bringing out a gun...
Time stood still while he tried to breathe and remain conscious.
And then something happened so quickly he had trouble grasping it; the guy howled and went down, his free hand clutching his neck as Gerard caught sight of a cherry-red flash.
The thug lifted and aimed his gun - another red flash haloed the first; two shots rang, and the thug slumped.
Gerard moved his gaze to where the flashes had appeared, and he saw his Sig in the hands of the one who'd saved him.
Legs braced, back straight, she held the gun in both hands, the left cupping the right, with wisps of smoke gently drifting from the barrel.
He blinked when he focused on her face. ..."
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Awesome six. Beautifully written.
Thanks Alix! Wow, that was quick of you :)
Great six, could picture it all.
Thank you, Paula!
Woot! A woman to the rescue. :) A great six!
WOW...this was a terrific six...really grabs you and brings you into the scene. Nice job!
Wow. Great six!! So much to take in. I can't wait to read what you give us next week!
Great description. I love this six. High octane!
Wow! Great save! I assume that's the woman he was following? Did not expect this. Good job.
Thanks Jessica! Amelia rocks :)
Thank you Christine! I had a ball writing these action scenes. It was like putting a movie to paper :)
Lol, thanks Heather! :) I can't wait for next week to come too - SSS is addictive!
Bet he was surprised :D Very very nice
Thank you Sondra!
Yup, Cara! Actually, she was following him, and he thought she was sent to trap him for blackmail purposes. He's in for some surprises :)
Oh no fair leaving us hanging there! lol Such excellent tension - well done!
Hell yeah! A woman saves the day! Gotta love it.
Who was it? Does he know her? Gripping six!
Oh, great six! A woman with a smoking gun :)
Now that's what I'm talkin' bout! She's no damsel in distress. Love the smoking gun. Great six!
Lol Cate! More next week, promise! (I know, evil *wicked laugh*) *grin*
Oh yeah, Sarah - a woman will always save the day! :)
J.C., more to come next week. Let's just say, he is surprised. :)
Thanks Jennifer! I always think of the book's cover when I read this scene
Lol Cherie - that's right, she is no damsel in distress needing to be saved. Gerard's in for a wakeup call with her :)
Very nice six... And so she saved him and he's indebted to her. What a way to meet -- if they are meeting. Will look forward to more!
Thanks for the visit to my blog, Zee. I'm far, far away from Mauritius, unfortunately. I'm in Curacao, in the Caribbean. But it also used to be a Dutch colony, so perhaps the similarities stem from that? I've noticed other islands in this part of the world aren't the melting-pot that ours are. Interesting thought...
Ooh, makes it seem that he knows her.
My heart's pounding! Well done six! :D
Well done! :)
Love kick a$$ chicks. this sounds right up my alley. wonderfully written. Nicely done.
Good save! Strong woman wielding weapon adeptly. Great six!
I may not know who his savior is, but she is clearly one hell of a shot, and one hell of a woman: great six.
Haha, that's my kind of woman! Great six, Zee. Anxious to see if he recognizes her.
Very nice. What a tease you are! :)
Well that'll learn them! *grin* Nice! :)
A Way To A Dragon's Heart 6SS
Love when a woman shows how tough she is and saves the guy. Fab.
Now where did she come from, and does he already know her? Great 6.
Great description, good deep POV, very visual.
Wow...intense! Perfect snippet. Totally grabbed me! :)
Amazing six! And what a kick butt chick. I'm hooked.
wonderful 6 :)
Glad to see you over here! Lol, these two have met in the previous scene - my past SSS followed that, but this is still a shocker to him as nothing is as he thought it was. :)
I've heard of Curacao - beautiful place! When I look a images and footage of Caribbean islands, I'm amazed how much they resemble Mauritius - like in Rihanna's video Man Down. The place looks exactly like the western coast here. And isn't it a wonderful privilege to live in such melting pots? The staggering amount and variety of the culture - takes one experiencing it to know what it feels like, innit? We used to be a Dutch colony too, yeah. :)
Glad to have met you! :) xoxo
Lol, writeidea! Yep, he knows her, all right, yet he is still in for a mighty surprise. :)
Thanks Siobhan! :)
Thank you Tory!
Glad you liked it, Kacey! Oh yeah, she's one hell of a heroine, lol. :)
Lol Lex - saved by a woman! The shame for him, right? :)
Yup yup, Gem! This is the first of a series of stunners in this book, if I may say so. Like I mentioned, this is where they start to find out that nothing is as it appears to be :)
Thanks Jalisa! Yes, she's a good shot and one hell of a woman - and that surprised both Gerard and her right there. FYI, she has amnesia, and dreamt of Gerard as her lover in the past. But he didn't recognise her when she came up to him, and thought she was a lure sent by the criminals he is pursuing to bait him. :)
Lol Lexcade! She rocks, innit? More on him figuring out who she is next week. :)
Lol Stella! I'll take that as a compliment since I wanted to get readers hooked *evil laugh!* :)
Thanks Xakara! Surprise, surprise, innit? :)
Lol Suzie, I like that too. She surprised everyone, including herself, here. :)
Yup Lindsay! She's a darn good shot, and both are wondering how and where she comes from! Answers are supposed to come now, but will they find answers, or more questions? :)
Sherry, she's been following him in the shadows after the previous encounter (past SSS) in the darkened alley beside the bistro. :)
Thank you Jay! :)
Glad you liked it, Stacey! :)
Thanks Piper! Amelia rocks. :)
Thank you Kharisma!
The guy really seems like he's in shock...
The description of her is very nicely done! Nice six!
Lol, 100th Monkey - he is! What just happened is totally, completely, unexpected (as will be shown in next week's six, hopefully) :)
Thanks Dee! :)
Wow! Great action scene that leaves us with a bad-ass woman to the rescue. All the important food groups are represented. A win.
Yeah! I get to comment!! It took some doing, but finally found post! Great action in this Six. I loved that he was saved by a woman!!! Whoop!
Lol, thanks Claire! The important food groups are definitely there. :)
Thanks Kathleen, both for the comment and getting here. :) Oh yeah, big bad cop saved by a woman - yikes for him, eh?
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