Sunday, October 16, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday - Walking The Edge: Snippet #19

Hello beautiful people!

It's a bright, beautiful & sunny Sunday here in Mauritius today. Still a slight chill on the wind though, otherwise this would've been perfect weather to go laze under the shade on a sandy beach while the boys go off to explore the grand bleu of the lagoon here.

So, short of getting the wind to stop blowing, I won't get to go laze on a beach, but let's swap that for lazing on a sofa in the sun-basked living room, laptop on my thighs, a glass of ice-cold green tea with a splash of juice in hand, and awesome Six Sentence Sunday excerpts to read.

This week, I'm still in that hotel room in Marseille, located along the iconic Corniche JF Kennedy road that borders the sea and which overlooks the superb, upscale beaches of the Prado.

Remember - Gerard's gut tightened when he watched Amelia come out of the bathroom clad in only a skimpy towel. She makes him yearn... like he'd yearned for someone before...

Today, we go into Amelia's POV, and here's a little explanation to put you into the picture. She has amnesia, and the man who pretends he is her husband plies her with psychotropic drugs to keep her biddable. During a drug-filled haze, Amelia dreams of her French lover... who turns out to be Gerard, whom she recognizes on a news clip on TV. She come to Marseille to see him, and the first thing she tells him when they meet is "You and I were lovers."

But he doesn't recognize her, yet she is sure he is a part of her past, and not a figment of her imagination.

"...
Amelia saw how coiled tension made him stand rigid and tall - his face was hard, and the fire in his eyes took her breath away.

While she'd been under the cascade of water, she'd tried hard to blank the thoughts from her mind, and she had managed, focusing only on the warmth that flooded over her clammy skin.

The cold had blanketed her as soon as she'd stepped out of the shower, but now, under his intense appraisal, heat started building from deep and low inside her.

He would make things right, with his touch, with his heat, with his love...like he always did, like only he could.

The certainty settled inside her of its own volition, soothing her mind, pacifying the storm raging inside her.

The surroundings blurred around her peripheral vision, taking her to a place and moment when he had looked at her that way, and she had experienced that same irresistible pull toward him. ..."


Thanks for coming over to read my excerpt today, and double thanks if you leave me a comment (and brighten my week's start!).

Catch the rest of the amazing SSS posse here with their awesome tidbits.

From Mauritius with love,

Zee

46 comments:

Angela Guillaume said...

My, my, Zee. This made my heart stop for a sec, then start beating faster! You certainly know how to build up the tension. So well done, sweet xoxo

Jean said...

Love the pull of a sexy man who can make the world right for his woman. Evocative six.

Zee Monodee said...

Thank you, Angela! I was really invested into these characters, and I'm glad if that shows into the writing. xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Jean! He is her world and her sun, but doesn't know it yet. A part of her heart is certain though. :)

Jessica Subject said...

Oh, I absolutely loved this story! Yes, scenes like this remind me of what happens next. This book is one of my fav reads of 2011, so check it out!

Sherry Gloag said...

Wow, you've woven the past and present together in an intriguing manner this week. :-0

Cate Masters said...

Such a vivid scene, I was right there with her. Excellent work!

Lisa Fox said...

Wow, he sounds like the answer for her. Really excellent writing.

Jennifer Lowery (Kamptner) said...

Wow, intense scene! Really like where it's going. Great six!

Alisha Robinson said...

oooo gave me goosebumps!

sue said...

First of all I wish I could join you on that beach.
this sounds like an incredible read. but why doesn't he recognize her?

Sarah Grimm said...

Vivid six! I'm going to have to read this one. You hooked me!

Siobhan Muir / Meg Palevich said...

Great set up and fun six. I liked her unshakable belief that he'll "make it all better."

Guilie said...

Very nice, Zee! Thanks for sharing. Yes, it's an evocative six... I hope they get to be together soon!

Zee Monodee said...

Aww, thanks Jessica! You're a gem, you know that? :) xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Sherry. For most of the book, I straddled between present and past, woven throughout the plot. :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thank you, Cate! Glad it wrapped you in the atmosphere. :)

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Lisa - these two are made for one another, but they still have to realise it fully. :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Jennifer! Glad if it caught you :)

Zee Monodee said...

*grin* @ Alisha. My job is done :)

Zee Monodee said...

You're welcome anytime at the beach, Sue.

Why doesn't he recognize her... That's one of the mysteries of the book *evil laughter* :)

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Sarah! You dunno how happy you just made me by saying that! :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Siobhan. Amelia's full faith lies in Gerard, and she won't be disappointed she trusted him in the end. :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Guilie. They still have a rocky path ahead of them, but next week, I promise to bring some more about them getting closer :)

Carrie Ann Ryan said...

Oh what will happen? Love it.

Zee Monodee said...

Thank you Carrie! :)

Krystal Wade said...

I'm getting addicted to your six, Zee. Great six.

Zee Monodee said...

Lol. Thanks Krystal!

Lindsay said...

I love the opening line

Cara Bristol said...

Fabulously descriptive. Love the writing.

writeidea said...

She has amnesia, and he doesn't recognize her. What an interesting story. I want to know more :}

Cherie Marks said...

Irresistable pull indeed! Great six!

Taryn Kincaid said...

You are drawing these characters really brilliantly.

mirriamsmyth said...

I love her certainty in Gerard's ability to make everything right for her. Love the six, Zee.

Gem Sivad said...

Very nice time weaving. I like this six a lot.

Sandra Bunino said...

Very intriguing, Zee. I love the story.

Zee Monodee said...

*grin* Thanks Lindsay! :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thank you Cara! Glad if the writing took you there with them :)

Zee Monodee said...

@writeidea - I reached my goal then, if it made you want to know more :) Thanks!!

Zee Monodee said...

Thank you Cherie! :)

Zee Monodee said...

Wow - thanks so much for these lovely words, Taryn! xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Mirriam. Never underestimate the power of true love, eh? :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Gem *big grin*

Zee Monodee said...

And thank you Sandra! :)

1000th.monkey said...

Hmmm, so she's the woman he also yearned for in the past, but her appearance has changed in some way?

Definitely a lot of questions here...

Zee Monodee said...

LOl 1000th Monkey - that would be the gist of it, yeah. :)

Questions and more questions...

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