Sunday, December 04, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday - Calling Home Snippet #1

Hey beautiful people!

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. ...'



As always, I love, love, love your comments! Leave me your impressions... and make my week. :) Thanks for coming over today, and double thanks if you comment.

Also, don't forget to check the other amazing SSS snippets from a bunch of hugely talented authors over here.

Have a lovely Sunday, peeps!

From Mauritius with love,

Zee

52 comments:

Jessica Subject said...

Congrats on your release tomorrow! I'm anxious to read this. :) A great first six!

Liia Ann White said...

Now that is a great opening!
Congrats on the release tomorrow babe!

Jonna Rae said...

Wonderful introduction. Her dedication to her job and family comes through. Congrats on the release!

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Jessica! I cannot wait, on total tenterhooks today :) xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Thank you, Lia! So glad you liked it :) Yeah, release day is tomorrow - unbelievable! :) Hugs!!

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Jonna! Glad you could come by! xo

Heather Thurmeier said...

Happy release day tomorrow! Great opening! This totally hooks the reader.

Cherie Marks said...

Such incredible description. You have a way of drawing readers in without any effort on their part whatsoever. Congrats on the release! Great six.

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Heather! Glad the opening works :) Big hugs!

Gem Sivad said...

Congratulations on your release tomorrow. I like the "brain over heart". It's a great opener.

Jessica K said...

Congrats on the release!! You're a powerhouse.

Sandra Bunino said...

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!

Siobhan Muir / Meg Palevich said...

Wow, intense six, Zee. Why does looking at the pretty girl bring so much pain? Or is it just her heart growing? Nicely done. :)

Zee Monodee said...

That's so sweet of you, Cherie! Thank you *hugs*

Zee Monodee said...

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 :)

Zee Monodee said...

Awww, thank you, Jessica! XOXO

Zee Monodee said...

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!

Zee Monodee said...

Lol, Siobhan, really well thought out: maybe it's her heart growing :) Hugs!

Lila Shaw said...

Congrats on the release first of all.

Such pain reflected in her thoughts and conveyed so well to the reader.

Zee Monodee said...

Thank you Lila! Glad if you enjoyed it! Hugs

Taryn Kincaid said...

Best wishes with your release!
This snippet drips with emotion.

Taryn Kincaid said...

Best wishes with your release!
This snippet drips with emotion.

lexcade said...

Love the opening. The writing is so fluid. I could feel Margo's pain all the way through.

Congrats on your release!!!!!

Guilie said...

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!

sarahballance said...

What a wonderful introduction to the story ... and a fantastic cover! Congrats on the new release!

Cate Masters said...

Congrats on tomorrow's release! Love this premise. Hope the custody finally eases her pain.

Stephanie Adkins said...

Congratulations on the release tomorrow, Zee! I wish you a ton of sales! Happy Sunday!

Aimee Laine said...

Growing up sucks! Especially for us parents. :) I can feel that, here. :)

Paula Martin said...

Interesting opening, that raises all kinds of questions, specially about Emma.

Krystal Wade said...

Congrats on your new book release with Noble! YAY! Love this six! :-)

Sherry Gloag said...

An attention grabbing opening. Congratulations and best wishes for your release tomorrow.

Babette James said...

Congrats on the release! Very nice six.

mirriamsmyth said...

Great six! Her dedication comes through with absolution and strength. Congrats on the release!

Zee Monodee said...

Thank you Taryn! I wanted this story - and this series! - to be driven by emotion; glad if that came through :) xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Lex! Your words are just so nice :) Hugs!

Zee Monodee said...

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

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Sarah! Fiona Jayde did an amazing job on this cover - totally blew me away! :) xo

Zee Monodee said...

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 :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Stephanie! From your mouth to God's ears :) xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Oh yes, Aimee - I think we parents hurt more than the kids with growing up pains. Glad if that came through for you :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Paula! Yes, Margo's and Emma's is a complicated relationship, as Jamie will find out shortly :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thank you Krystal! XOXO

Zee Monodee said...

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

Zee Monodee said...

Thank you Babette! Glad you could come over! :)

Zee Monodee said...

These are awesome nice words, Mirriam - thank you! xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Hey peeps!

If you're interested, I just posted the whole of Chapter 1 and continuation from the six up on the blog :)

XOXO

J.M. Blackman said...

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.

Layna Pimentel said...

Happy release day sweetie! Fab snippet, too! :D

sue said...

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

Zee Monodee said...

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

Zee Monodee said...

Thank you Layna! XOXO

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Sue! Hope your dad is doing well. Missed you this Sunday. XOXO

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