Sunday, July 15, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday: Before The Morning #12 - A Killer On The Loose

Hello beautiful people!

Coming out of my writing cave today to post this one. Cannot believe it's already Sunday, and time for the Six Sentence Sunday snippet, too. Time is flying, and thank goodness, taking this awful winter along with it. One more month of cold and humidity and rain and extreme sleepiness/hibernation instincts to slug through. Even blogging is difficult in this kind of setup, but I wouldn't for the life of me give up on the Sunday post!

Let's go back to summery Nice, shall we? Except that, what I'm about to show you has nothing light and fluffy and warm to it... My heroine slash assassin slash spy slash borderline-sociopath is carrying out her mission - getting rid of her targets on this assignment.

Last week, we saw how she dispatched Boris, her "husband's" right-hand man. Today, it's Nikolai's turn to meet with death. Remember, too - Kali has paralysed them using a sonic taser, and time is running out before the effects wear off on Nikolai...

Once again - the scene to follow is not for the faint of heart.


'...
Rayne swooped down and grabbed the empty 9x18mm bullet case; if the second part of her plan didn't work, she'd need proof that Nikolai had fired—the empty case would have to be in the vicinity of Nikolai's body, not close to Boris.
She moved over to Nikolai, dropped the empty case at his feet, and then wrapped his left hand around the gun's handle. Next, she brought up his limp hand, pressed the silencer's tip to his temple, and then fired. Thanks to the suppressor and the short length of the Makarov's barrel, the bullet didn't carry too much velocity and pierced through his skull without a big spray of blood and gore. Still, she took no chances and jumped away when the shot fired, to take the least amount of blowback spatter possible.
Part one of the plan complete.
...'


Ridding the world of scum does not mean the one who made the kill can end up with a squeaky-clean conscience. Is this what Rayne aka Kali is about to experience?
Find out when you grab your copy of Before The Morning (Corpus Brides: Book Two) here.

And don't forget to check these amazing peeps on the official SSS list - Jessica E. Subject, Jess Schira, Siobhan Muir, Cara Bristol, Tory Michaels, Kate Warren, Gemma Parkes, Samantha Paige, & Angela Quarles - among the many, many others posting this week!

Hope you're all having a lovely weekend!

From Mauritius with love,

Zee

22 comments:

Jessica Subject said...

She seems so hard, but I know the truth. Great six, Zee! :)

Kate Warren said...

Well, at least she's good at her job. She'll need an understanding friend if she ever gets out of that line of work, because therapy isn't going to be an option, not with this kind of thing in her history.

And on the bright side, she's not married to a dangerous criminal anymore. She was married to Nicolai, right?

Cara Bristol said...

I like the character. Reminds me of a female James Bond.

laynapimentel.com said...

Yikes...but I suppose she's got her reasons. :)

Fab six, Zee!

Zee Monodee said...

She does, innit, Jessica? But that's also what I love about Rayne - she hides so much... :) XOXO

Zee Monodee said...

Right, Kate - therapy is not gonna be an option. And yep, "Irina", the one she was posing as, was married to Nikolai, indeed. :) xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Ooooh, thanks Cara! I wanted her to have a female James Bond vibe :) xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Yikes indeed, Layna - but the reason is, this is her job! Not easy, I know :) xoxo

JM said...

This sounds yummy! I love kick-ass women. Have to check this out!

lilashaw.com said...

She's a cool cucumber. I like semi-sociopathic efficiency though. ;)

Monica Enderle Pierce said...

She did that too easily, which means the demons are gonna dance through her dreams tonight.

Samantha Paige said...

Eek! There's some serious stuff going on here.

Siobhan Muir said...

She's a stronger woman than I. I'm sure it made it easier to accomplish when he's immobile, but it still feels wrong. Great six, powerful and disturbing. Nicely done, Zee.

Thanks for the mention. :)

Maryellen said...

I will trade you your winter for my summer. I'm not a summer girl by any stretch of the imagination!!

your character is a strong cookie!! awesome :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks JM! I love kick-arse heroines too - glad this one comes across as such :)

Zee Monodee said...

Lol, Lila! I amazed myself when I wrote her, because, uhm, I was in her shoes... :)

Zee Monodee said...

Monica, the demons sure are coming, and they won't even wait for the night! Check next week's excerpt - she's in for a rude awakening :) xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Lol, Samantha! It's one of the super-tense moments of the book, yeah :)

Zee Monodee said...

Siobhan, it definitely feels wrong. But she's got a job to do, and she's never balked in the face of her duty... Strong woman, indeed :) xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Maryellen, I'll gladly take some heat and sun right now (and come summer here, you'll be hearing me complain about the heat then, lol!).
Yep, she's a tough chick, this girl :) xoxo

Suzanne said...

I've nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award, see the rules at www.suzannepurvis.blogspot.com

Zee Monodee said...

Thank you Suzanne! xoxo

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