It's Sunday once again! Where on earth did the past week go? I blinked and the time was gone, barely got anything done too (evident in my lack of posts here!). But, it's Sunday, and I couldn't miss my weekly fix of Six Sentence Sunday now, could I? Especially when I'm about to share with you an excerpt of Calling Home (A Destiny's Child Book), my upcoming release with Noble Romance Publishing that comes out... tomorrow, December 5! Cannot believe the release is right behind the door - again, time flies. :)
So, without further ado, allow me to share with you the very first 6 sentences from this sweet romance novel. This is the setup: the heroine is Margo Nolan, an uptight and clinical forensic pathologist in London. Margo's world takes a spin and lands her flat on her face the day she lands custody of Emma, the girl she brought up like her own when the baby was born.
Read on for a glimpse into Margo's mind. This is the first time I'm sharing an excerpt of the book on the blog - enjoy!
Emotion is something foreign; cold, rational facts and proof drive everything. Brain over heart, always.
Every forensic pathologist knew his or her work boiled down to that line of conduct, and Margo Nolan lived her life by the principles of her job. Emotion used to be an unfamiliar concept most of the time, except for the rare occasions when the pain would tear through her, when she was unable to tamp the suffering into submission. Pain, the sharp, visceral, abject torture that gripped her every time she thought of Emma, during all those years she was away from the daughter of her heart. Lately, pain sliced through her every time her gaze landed on the pretty girl, fast blossoming into a beautiful young woman. ...'
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Have a lovely Sunday, peeps!
From Mauritius with love,
Congrats on your release tomorrow! I'm anxious to read this. :) A great first six!
Now that is a great opening!
Congrats on the release tomorrow babe!
Wonderful introduction. Her dedication to her job and family comes through. Congrats on the release!
Thanks Jessica! I cannot wait, on total tenterhooks today :) xoxo
Thank you, Lia! So glad you liked it :) Yeah, release day is tomorrow - unbelievable! :) Hugs!!
Thanks Jonna! Glad you could come by! xo
Happy release day tomorrow! Great opening! This totally hooks the reader.
Such incredible description. You have a way of drawing readers in without any effort on their part whatsoever. Congrats on the release! Great six.
Thanks Heather! Glad the opening works :) Big hugs!
Congratulations on your release tomorrow. I like the "brain over heart". It's a great opener.
Congrats on the release!! You're a powerhouse.
Yay! It's almost release day!! I'm sending much luck and love to your little island paradise, Zee. This sounds like an intriguing story and can't wait to read it!
Wow, intense six, Zee. Why does looking at the pretty girl bring so much pain? Or is it just her heart growing? Nicely done. :)
That's so sweet of you, Cherie! Thank you *hugs*
Thanks Gem! "Brain over heart" was the driving force behind Margo's character when I started the story - the journey will be all about how to let her heart have a say in her life as well :)
Awww, thank you, Jessica! XOXO
Lol Sandra - I'm here totally biting my cuticles and being a basket case of nerves!
I hope you get a chance to check the book out, would love to hear your thoughts :) Big hugs!
Lol, Siobhan, really well thought out: maybe it's her heart growing :) Hugs!
Congrats on the release first of all.
Such pain reflected in her thoughts and conveyed so well to the reader.
Thank you Lila! Glad if you enjoyed it! Hugs
Best wishes with your release!
This snippet drips with emotion.
Best wishes with your release!
This snippet drips with emotion.
Love the opening. The writing is so fluid. I could feel Margo's pain all the way through.
Congrats on your release!!!!!
Zee, this is great stuff--and released tomorrow!! How truly awesome, girl! I'm jumping up and down for you, and, half a world away, I'll be sending you all the goodwill and positive thoughts in the universe so that this book is a raging success. The beginning grabs, my dear!
What a wonderful introduction to the story ... and a fantastic cover! Congrats on the new release!
Congrats on tomorrow's release! Love this premise. Hope the custody finally eases her pain.
Congratulations on the release tomorrow, Zee! I wish you a ton of sales! Happy Sunday!
Growing up sucks! Especially for us parents. :) I can feel that, here. :)
Interesting opening, that raises all kinds of questions, specially about Emma.
Congrats on your new book release with Noble! YAY! Love this six! :-)
An attention grabbing opening. Congratulations and best wishes for your release tomorrow.
Congrats on the release! Very nice six.
Great six! Her dedication comes through with absolution and strength. Congrats on the release!
Thank you Taryn! I wanted this story - and this series! - to be driven by emotion; glad if that came through :) xoxo
Thanks Lex! Your words are just so nice :) Hugs!
Lol Guilie - I'll take the wishes and mad jumping up & down from half a world away - what are distance and geographical barriers in the global world, eh?
Glad you enjoyed the beginning! Big hugs
Thanks Sarah! Fiona Jayde did an amazing job on this cover - totally blew me away! :) xo
Thanks Cate! Yes the custody will ease the pain of their separation, but as every mother knows, kids always make you feel pain about something or the other, especially when they're growing up :)
Thanks Stephanie! From your mouth to God's ears :) xoxo
Oh yes, Aimee - I think we parents hurt more than the kids with growing up pains. Glad if that came through for you :)
Thanks Paula! Yes, Margo's and Emma's is a complicated relationship, as Jamie will find out shortly :)
Thank you Krystal! XOXO
Glad if it caught your attention, Sherry! I really wanted to 'be' in Margo's persona for this opening, and I hope that came through :) Hugs
Thank you Babette! Glad you could come over! :)
These are awesome nice words, Mirriam - thank you! xoxo
If you're interested, I just posted the whole of Chapter 1 and continuation from the six up on the blog :)
Wow, Zee, the tone of this is completely different from what I've read from you so far. It's so...gut-wrenching. Great job.
Happy release day sweetie! Fab snippet, too! :D
I must come back and read chap one - sounds like a fantastic story. We went from spring visiting dad to winter at home - now catching up talk soon
Thanks J.M! Yes, this is a different genre and style for me, but I think (lol, at least I like to think!) that the character strength/slant is the same throughout all my works. :) xoxo
Thank you Layna! XOXO
Thanks Sue! Hope your dad is doing well. Missed you this Sunday. XOXO
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