Cannot believe it's Sunday again! Blink and the week goes by... then it's time to sit down with some amazing Six Sentence Sunday snippets. :)
Last week, I posted the first 6 sentences from my latest release, Calling Home (A Destiny's Child Book). You got to meet Margo, the heroine, get an insight into her mindset, and figure out she becomes vulnerably human where 11-year-old Emma - the daughter of her heart - is concerned.
Emma ran a fever and tripped at school, twisted her ankle. Her teacher sent her to Dr. Gillespie's practice in the little Surrey village of Camberry, and that's where Margo is to pick Emma up that evening.
Margo expected to meet an old, bear of a man with a soft bedside manner - Dr. Gordon Gillespie. But instead, she finds a lean, intense young man in the surgery. The man has leaned over Emma's prone form and placed his hand on her forehead.
Margo's wasted no time to rush into the room and shoulder that "pervert" aside, intent on protecting her daughter. The man claims he is Dr. Gillespie - Margo's not ready to let him off the hook.
But even worse - that intense young man stirs something inside her...
He moved, and the hooded cap slid off his head, to reveal his sharp, angular features and messy dark hair, no longer shadowing the dark brown depths of his deep-set eyes.
Dangerous—the rational whisper danced inside her head.
"Who the hell are you?" Tingles of awareness and peril skittered up her spine, like the time when she was on a crime location, and the killer managed to sneak up behind her. Trusting her gut that day—those shivers—kept her alive, when she didn't hesitate to look like a chicken, and called the chief inspector into the room with her.
The moment here was one such instance too, urging her to call for backup. ...'
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Have a lovely Sunday, peeps.
From Mauritius with love,
Awesome six! Fantastic atmosphere.
Awesome as always and I remember this scene vividly! You bet a Padalecki lookalike is going to be just as dangerous... :D. Fantastic read, Zee x
Thanks Alix! xoxo
Oh yes, Angela - a Jared lookalike is so, so dangerous for a woman's sanity :) XOXO
Yes, I remember this scene, too and understand her reaction. This is such a great story! :)
Just completely awesome!
"the rational whisper danced inside her head" - love it! Wonderful six, as always, Zee.
When in doubt, call for help. Good plan and great six!
Methinks she'll probably need a different sort of backup if this progresses to where my imagination takes it.
Jessica aka my biggest cheerleader is here! Lol. So glad you're enjoying this story too, girl. XOXO
Thank you Lisa :)
Lol Cate - glad you liked it! xo
Indeed, Gem! Thanks girl :)
Lol Claire - that will indeed be the case, and poor Margo will be totally out of her depths! :)
Little bit of tension in there. :)
Thanks Dee! :)
Lol Aimee - tension's gonna build from here on :)
the doc is dangerous in more ways than one I gather. But he is treating the girl .... I still haven't read the chapter ... this sounds more psychologoical thriller than romance - though is no doubt both
Lol Sue - can't wait for your opinion when you do get to read the chapter :)
Oh! Fantastic picture you are painting here, Zee. Love your writing. Sensational six!
Intense six, Zee! I like it already. :)
Very atmospheric six. Well done!
She is seriously anxious. Will she listen to her inner voice? Nope
Wow! Great tension in your six!
Thank you, Sandra *making me blush, lol* Glad you liked it :)
*grin* Thanks Siobhan! :)
Thank you JC - glad the 'mood' filtered through :)
Lol Monique - of course, she will ignore that voice! More to illustrate that next week, hopefully. :)
Thank you Mirriam! :)
Sounds like some of my doctors who look like they are still in hgighschool
Love the feeling here. :-)
Awesome as usual, Zee! I love this mama bear character. Great six!
Ooooohhhh... Yes, the intense stranger that stirs all sorts of havoc inside. Why do we love bad boys, girls? GREAT snippet, Zee!
Lol Jayel! I have yet to meet a handsome, hunky doctor over here in Mauritius, and I'm at the hospital every other month for my check ups. :)
Thanks Krystal! Glad the 'mood' came through :)
Lol - thank you Cherie! Margo is totally out of her depths in this story :)
Guilie - bad boys = the lure of the forbidden! That's why they're so, ahem, popular :)
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