Sunday, May 13, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday: Before The Morning #7

Hey beautiful people!

A very happy & bright Sunday to you! I'm in high spirits, yeah - my book came out last week, and today's a special day as well, since my baby boy turns 9. :) And no, before you mention it - it's not Mother's Day here in Mauritius; we celebrate that the last Sunday of May. But anyhow, today is a beautiful day! *grin*

And it's made even nicer thanks to Six Sentence Sunday. I absolutely love coming here on Sundays to post my snippet and share it with you peeps; to read your comments and get in touch with ye all; to check out all this amazing excerpts going up every single week. I'm happy to add my contribution to the list, and speaking of...

I wanted to take you to a spot further down into the book, when we see Rayne in the 'dark' side of her work. She's an assassin, remember? And yes, she kills...
But since this is my hyena's birthday, I thought that excerpt would've been a little too dark and heavy for the day.

So I'm staying in that second floor room of the Shepherd's Close freehold - these six follow upon last week's snippet. I think you'll get a little more insight into who Rayne, and ultimately, Irina, is. Read on!


'...
For the first time since that day, she was back on British soil, and kismet decided Ash should cross her path—why then, of all times? She was a hair's breadth away from closing the contract on her latest mission; seven months of intensive infiltration work, and she was ready to achieve her aim—neutralize Nikolai Grigorievskiy's criminal operations before she took out the man. The Corpus always sent her for the kill, but the trick was that she had to make her target's death appear self-inflicted, at the bare minimum, or an accident, in the direst of cases. Measles, as such operations were known in their clandestine world—a planned assassination that didn't leave any indication of the cause of death. She would also have to sanitize everything—leave no evidence, no witness, nothing that could lead back to her; unlike her other agency counterparts, she wasn't an out-and-out black ops assassin, but a different level of highly sophisticated agent provocateur.
In other words, a consummate actress who got to her ends by manipulating people and circumstances.
...'


Before The Morning (Corpus Brides: Book 2) came out last week; you can see how I pictured the characters in my mind, and you can also read Chapter 1 in full.

And to celebrate that release, my publisher has Book 1 in the Corpus Brides series, Walking The Edge, free for a limited time! Go grab your copy - a lot of you have followed the sixes from that story. :)

Don't forget to check the other wonderful peeps on the SSS list this week - esp Jessica E. Subject, Siobhan Muir, Sue, JM Blackman, Lorraine Paton, Wildcat's Wife, Alisha Robinson, & Christine Warner (among many others!).

Hope you're having a lovely Sunday, peeps!

From Mauritius with love,

Zee

38 comments:

Jess Schira said...

So glad that life's treating you so well this fine Sunday. I think you did an excellent job showing how carefully your heroine has to plan to accomplish her goal, it gives a great deal of insight into her character.

Jessica Subject said...

Yay! So glad Before the Morning is now out! I love this series! And a fantastic six! :)

Graylin Fox said...

Happy Mother's Day my friend. Excellent writing as always.

Cara Bristol said...

Enjoyed the insight! Great writing.

Kate said...

That's an interesting job she's got. Great six! Happy birthday to your hyena. :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Jess! Glad she came across this way :)

Zee Monodee said...

Lol, Jessica aka my biggest cheerleader! Thanks, girl! xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Awww, thanks Graylin! XOXO

Zee Monodee said...

Thank you, Cara! :)

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Kate - yup, a very 'intresting' job indeed *shivers*. The hyena says thanks, too, btw :)

Christine Warner said...

Always enjoy your well written six! Happy Mom's Day ZEE!!!

patonlorraine said...

Love these six! These alone make my curious about how she'll connect with the hero, when she is trained to not letting anyone close. But, then when we know what a stand up guy Ash is... can't wait to see this coming together. I've got these on my TBR pile so I can get all the answers! ;)

Thank you for the mention! And Happy Mother's Day! :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thank you, Christine! xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Lol, thanks Lorraine! I hope you'll enjoy the books :) Cannot wait to hear your thoughts on the stories. XOXO

gemma parkes said...

Congratulations on the new release. This is a very well written and beautifully descriptve snippet, well done!

J.M. Blakcman said...

You manage to put so much in six sentences without being wordy at all. In fact, it just works beautifully, pulling the reader into the scene. Definitely want to know more about her job. Sounds like she kicks so much ass in it.

Monica Enderle Pierce said...

So intriguing. I love the Measles and agent provocateur, but best of all is the mess Ash has made of things by being a good guy!

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Gemma! :)

sue said...

I'm curious to see what Ash thinks of his childhood sweethart's profession...
By the way, you can toss that doc I sent you. It's being revised.

Zee Monodee said...

Lol JM, she does kick ass big time! :) Thaks for your lovely words xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Exactly, Monica! He's trying to save her, but he could've compromised the whole operation. Guess that means appearances can be very deceptive sometimes :)

Zee Monodee said...

Sue, that's be like a Damoclean sword on Rayne's head throughout the book!

Send me your new revised file - sorry I couldn't get to it earlier. XOXO

Gem Sivad said...

I love her job description. Have to read this for sure.

Carly Fall said...

Great description of how far she'll go to accomplish her goals! Congrats on the release!

Jennifer Lowery (Kamptner) said...

Love your heroine! Awesome six as always! Gonna love this book :)

Cate Masters said...

Congrats on your release! Great insight into her own view of herself. As always, excellent description!

Karyn Good said...

Great six! Lots of insight into her character!

maeclair.net said...

Intriguing character, and a intriguing look into her thoughts and background. Well done!

Elin Gregory said...

Oh excellent! I like the amount of planning - nothing left to luck. I wonder how much work Ash has disrupted?

Zee Monodee said...

Lol, Gem! Please do - I'd love your take on the story! xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Thank you, Carly! Oh yes, she has to travel all the way to the end of this road to achieve her goal. Showing more of that next week :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Jennifer! I cannot wait for you to read it :) xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Aww, thanks Cate! It wasn't easy to 'click' with her personality, but in the end, I think I managed to get into her head quite well :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thank you, Karyn! (love how your name is spelt, btw *grin*)

Zee Monodee said...

Thank you Mae! She's 'different', all right! :)

Zee Monodee said...

Elin, that's exactly it - nothing left to luck! I plan to show some of this as from next week. And poor Ash, trying to save her, but ending up stirring trouble... :)

Siobhan Muir / Meg Palevich said...

Ah-HA! So that's who Irina is! I'd wondered. She did a great job fooling Ash. :) Fun six, Zee.

And thanks so much for the mention. :D

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Siobhan! She did, didn't she? :)

Most welcome on the mention XOXO

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