Hope you're enjoying your Sunday. Mine's gonna be knackering, but the good kind. Gonna meet the whole clan from my mum's side of the family later at a gathering at a cousin's housewarming. But for now, my happiness comes from posting this snippet for Six Sentence Sunday. *grin*
I struggled to come up with what to post today - as much as I want to show the conversation between Rayne and her mother, I wasn't getting anywhere with 6 sentences following right after last week's excerpt.
So I've had to move a little bit into the scene. The two women have not exchanged idle chit-chat; in fact, Rayne has been so quiet her mum's thought they had a bad, spotty connection. But Rayne - the assassin who's killed in cold blood and the mastermind who's plotted the most perilous undercover missions - has had to search deep inside her for courage... because she has news she needs to impart to her family.
Read on to find out how the conversation develops - Rayne's just dropped the bomb that she's attending the wedding with a +1 (fyi, she hasn't been home in 17 years, ever since she left England for what everyone believes to be a career as a humanitarian worker).
"Did I hear you right? You're coming home, and you're bringing someone?"
She'd faced the world's most dangerous criminals, psychopaths and sociopaths alike, and never before had such overpowering insecurity plagued her. As a teenager, she'd never brought a boy home to meet her parents, because no one had ever mattered so much as to warrant an introduction to her family.
Her mouth went dry, and she rolled her tongue to alleviate the dense-cotton feel that had claimed her throat and her ability to speak.
"My husband," she said, forcing the two words out....'
It might be easy for a borderline sociopath to be an efficient spy, but it's hard work for this same girl to be the daughter her family deserves... and now, the wife her husband deserves...
What will this marriage be like? And what will happen when Rayne does go back home? Find out when you grab a copy of Before The Morning (Corpus Brides: Book Two)
Don't forget to check these amazing peeps from the official SSS list - Jessica Subject, Jess Schira, Siobhan Muir, Cara Bristol, Krystal Shannan, Sabrina Garie, Evelyn Jules, Carrie Crain, Sue Ann Bowling, Cera duBois, Christine Warner, Karen Michelle Nutt, Paula Martin, Anastasia Vitsky, Layna Pimentel, Lorraine Paton - among many others!
Hope ye all have a wonderful Sunday concluding a great weekend!
From Mauritius with love,