Sunday, September 16, 2012

#sixsunday Before The Morning #20: When Love Takes Over...

Hey beautiful people!

Cannot believe it's already Sunday - where did this past week go? Once again it's time for Six Sentence Sunday and an absolute smorgasbord of story snippets from a huge bunch of extremely talented authors!

I'm getting ready to snuggle down with an afghan and a cup of hot chocolate (with marshmallows! Just re-discovered the glory of marshmallows *grin*). Spring seems to be coming in but looks like it hasn't made up its mind yet - so today we're stuck with barely tolerable temps again. Anyway, I was saying... Snuggling down with some good reading. Join me?

Today, I'm back again with Rayne and Ash of Book 2 of my Corpus Brides espionage series. In case you're just picking up, Rayne is a former spy & assassin who went by the name of Kali. On one of her undercover missions, she met Ash, her childhood best friend, and the man she never stopped loving. Ash doesn't know it was her, though.
When she reappeared into his life, he thought she was Irina, the woman he had saved that fateful day, and now guilt has him wanting to atone for that lapse of judgement.

They're in Vegas, where Rayne has come to proceed with a brush pass for her agency. Ash thinks they're on holiday. They're staying at a humongous, ultra-sophisticated, and super-rich dwelling in the Henderson area - Rayne has fibbed that the house belongs to a 'friend', but it is really hers. Ash knows nothing about her past, and how she could have this kind of money?

What is going on in Rayne's mind? Read on to find out.


'...      

           She discovered him in the main suite on the upper level, sitting on the rug at the foot of the bed, the TV remote in hand, his head against the mattress, ash-blond hair fanned out on the sable comforter.
Rayne smiled—a man's instincts would never fail him; he'd already clicked on the sports channels and was busy surfing the offered programmes.
She took in the perfection of his features in profile—the smooth forehead, straight nose, pointed, determined chin, and the rough stubble gracing his jawline. He'd rolled up the sleeves of his jumper to reveal strong forearms dusted with blond hairs, and he had ditched his shoes.
There was something about seeing a man barefoot that called to her woman's heart.
In the past, Kali believed she no longer had a heart, but Rayne knew the truth, because her heart—as flawed and twisted and black as it had become—started beating again when Ash had entered her life once again and revived her from her living death.
...'


Curious to find out what she is plotting? Then grab a copy of Before The Morning (Corpus Brides: Book Two) and read all about it. *grin*

Don't forget to check those amazing peeps from the SSS list - Jessica Subject, Carmen deSousa, Cara Bristol, Tory Michaels, Jess Schira, Kate Warren, Monica Enderle Pierce, Lila Shaw - among many, many others!

Hope you're all enjoying an awesome weekend!

From Mauritius with love,

Zee

12 comments:

Jessica Subject said...

I love how her heart is not immune to Ash. Love this story! Great six! :)

Jess Schira said...

I have always found that any hot chocolate made without marshmallows to be mildly disappointing.

It's so true about guys and their ability to find spots on cable. Great six this week!

Sarah Ballance said...

I love how this flows with her observations leading to the way her heart beats for him. The last paragraph is fantastic!

Monica Enderle Pierce said...

I really like Rayne and Ash. They just seem so human. Nice six!

Kate Warren said...

This is a lovely snippet! She's right about the barefoot thing.

Know what you mean about the weather. Up here it can't seem to decide to be fall.

Sara Walter Ellwood / Cera duBois said...

Wonderful six. You always pack so much into your sentences... Love it.

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Jessica! Lol, Ash is her downfall as well as her salvation. Complex, innit? :)

Zee Monodee said...

Jess, totally agree about hot chocolate.

And funnily enough, my husband hates watching sports. I got the one with the faulty gene :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thank you Sarah! :)

Zee Monodee said...

Monica, I think this is the best compliment anyone's ever paid me on my writing! Thank you!!! xo

Zee Monodee said...

Lol, Kate. Glad someone else is affected by the whole barefoot thing - I thought it was just me. :)

Hope your fall comes in sooner rather than later. xo

Zee Monodee said...

Lol. Thanks Sara! xo

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