Sunday, October 09, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday - Walking The Edge: Snippet #18

Hey beautiful people

After a blazing hot week, the weather has turned cool and blustery in Mauritius today. Ack. I was looking forward to some sun, but guess I'll have to settle for a different kind of warmth - you guessed it... Six Sentence Sunday snippets!

Whew, time flies, innit? I never realize that more than when I have to jump on here to post my six' excerpt.

So, without further ado, let me take you a little bit more into the world of danger, suspense, and intrigue that is Walking The Edge (Corpus Brides: Book One). I promised something 'softer' for this week - I'll let you people be the judge of how soft we do go from here on. :)

As always, huge thanks to all who drive by to read my six sentences, today and every week, and double thanks if you leave me a comment.

On to this week's six... Remember the fight scenes, first in the alleyway next to the bistro near Boulevard Michelet in Marseille, then the attack on police commissaire Gerard near his house a few blocks away. An "expressionless and focused" Amelia didn't hesitate to step in to save Gerard's life...by killing his assailant with two direct gun shots to the heart.

The police have come and gone, gotten Amelia's statement, and now Gerard has taken her back to her hotel. Sometime during the trip, delayed shock has settled into her, and he sends her to take a hot shower when they get in, while he takes the opportunity to rummage in her handbag for any clue as to who she really is.

Gerard is set on getting answers out of her before the night is over. Will he manage to?

"...
There was good to be attributed to adrenaline, but there was also bad to be ascribed to it, like the way his gut tightened when he saw her with the skimp of terry cloth covering her tiny frame. Freshly washed, her face looked younger, her eyes huge and darkly lashed - so it hadn't been makeup that had given her gaze its intensity. He suddenly wanted her with the desperation of a thirsty man catching sight of an oasis in the desert, as if he craved her, needed her for survival...like he had craved someone else before—

Don't think of her, not now. This woman is Amelia. Not her. ..."


Catch the rest of the amazing SSS posse and their fantastic excerpts here.

From Mauritius with love,

Zee

44 comments:

Angela Guillaume said...

Ooooh, makes my knees weak! Softer? Maybe, but such strong emotion. This story is such a gem. Thanks for sharing! xoxoxoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Angela! Lol - I wasn't sure 'softer' was the right word, but I want to let my readers decide :) xoxo

Sandra Bunino said...

You can sense his conflict~beautiful woman in front of him, memories of another...can't wait to find out what Happens next! Sensational six!

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Sandra! Glad his emotional state came through :)

Cate Masters said...

Oo Zee, I'm loving this story! First you give us chills, now we need showers too, lol. Wonderful internal monologue to show his conflicted emotion.

Lisa Fox said...

I have a craving now too! Love the six!

Taryn Kincaid said...

Lovely decription of Amelia and Gerard's inner conflict is well done.

Sherry Gloag said...

He may have gone through her bag, but it hasn't stopped his desire from going up in flames when she renters the room. Great six.

Cherie Marks said...

Awesome as always! The intensity is so appealing. Nice six!

Dee Carney said...

Great description!

Jessica Subject said...

Oh, I remember all that comes after this scene. So hot! This truly is a fabulous story! :)

Krystal Wade said...

Great six. :-)

Zee Monodee said...

Thank you Cate! :) Lol, I think I'll have you guys hooked to needing showers in the coming weeks. Things definitely heat up from here on *grin*

Zee Monodee said...

Lol - thank you, Lisa! :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Taryn! I had a blast getting into those characters' heads. :)

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Sherry. She hits him like an unstoppable truck, and he is powerless to try and fight :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thank you, Cherie! Glad you're still liking it :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Dee!

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Jessica - I'll have to appoint you on this book's cheerleading squad. And yeah, things do heat up from here on, innit? :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thank you Krystal! :)

sue said...

ah - the other woman.... loving these snippets

Jennifer Lowery (Kamptner) said...

Beautiful description! Intrigues me to want more!

Zee Monodee said...

Lol, Sue! :) Glad you're liking it so far

Zee Monodee said...

Thank you, Jennifer! Lol, then I guess my job's done, if you want to read more :)

mirriamsmyth said...

It's like I can see her, like I'm right there looking at her. Awesome six!

sarahballance said...

Something tells me he is SO screwed (or wants to be ... or will be, LOL.) This book has been on my TBR list for a while, and there's no chance of it falling off, LOL. Great six!

Lindsay said...

I love how you describe his reaction when he first sees her for herself as she stepped from the bathroom.

Carrie Ann Ryan said...

Oh, every time I love them. Great job.

J.C. Martin said...

Great descriptions, and loving the internal conflict!

J.C.

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Christine Warner said...

Whew...that was intense and well written. Loved it Zee :)

Gem Sivad said...

Nice, Zee. His inner conflict at the same time he sees innocence in her. Well done!

Zee Monodee said...

Awesome - thank you Mirriam! :)

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Sarah - he definitely is SO screwed already. Wow, thanks for having it on your TBR. Can't wait until you get to it *shameless hint, lol* :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thank you Lindsay. I tried as much as possible to get into their heads and glad if that comes through :)

Zee Monodee said...

Aww - thank you, Carrie! :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks J.C! :)

Zee Monodee said...

*grin* Christine. Thanks, girl!

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Gem. Yep, there's that contrast in there, and all through the story Gerard doesn't exactly know what to make of her. Glad that comes through :)

1000th.monkey said...

Yet again you leave us with so many questions... you are a horrible tease ;) ...and you better continue next week ;)

Zee Monodee said...

Lol 1000th Monkey! Yup, it definitely continues with the scene next week, though I'm still debating whether to post the next 6 or move further down in the chapter

Layna Pimentel said...

Love the intensity and description. :)

Need. More.

Siobhan Muir / Meg Palevich said...

Great six! His craving is gonna get him in trouble. :)

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Layna! The scene should continue this week. :) Glad you liked it *grin*

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Siobhan - that's so true. His craving will be his downfall. :)

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