Sunday, October 21, 2012

#sixsunday Before The Morning #25: Coming home never looked so hard for a spy

Hey beautiful people!

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,

Zee

36 comments:

Jessica Subject said...

LOL Love how her mother can make her tongue-tied and unsure of herself. Such a different side to the Rayne we meet at the beginning of the story. :)

Lisa Fox said...

That sounds like it is going to be quite a homecoming!

Zee Monodee said...

Lol. Trust Mummy to rattle the cage, Jessica! I think that's a dynamic every girl/woman can relate to :)

Zee Monodee said...

Lol, Lisa. It sure will! :)

Carmen DeSousa said...

LOVE it...even gave me chills, as I had a similar situation. I soooo can't wait until this pops up on my TBR next list. So many books, so little time. :/

Gem Sivad said...

Oh, yes. I can relate. You've given me a reminder of things gone by in my own life. Great six!

Layna Pimentel said...

ahahahaha Dying to know her mothers reaction to finding out she's been married.

Fab six!

Gayle said...

The plot thickens... Nothing is as terrifying as family (and that includes hardened criminals, etc). Great snippet.

Adaline Raine said...

I love that she faces criminals at her day job but her mom's question makes her anxious! Gotta love family. :) Nice six.

Jess Schira said...

That announcement ought to give her mom a few speechless moments.

patonlorraine said...

LOL. Some relationships are hard to change. Nice six!

Kate said...

Well done. We can face down as many demons/criminals as we like but we'll always feel a bit like children when talking to our parents, especially if we expect them to disapprove.

kerriannecoombes said...

OOOYAH!!!! Talk about dropping a bomb! LOL a great six!

Monica Enderle Pierce said...

Oh man, I can feel her terror and hear her mother's heart skipping several beats. Great six, Zee!

Sue Ann Bowling said...

Parents. They tied the strings; they know how to pull them.

Susanna Fraser said...

This continues to be a powerful story--great six!

Taryn Kincaid said...

Drops the bomb on mom!

Siobhan Muir said...

I can hear her mother's jaw hitting the floor from here. Great six, Zee, and thanks so much for the mention! :)

Karysa Faire said...

Wow. This sounds like a fantastic read!

Tonya Burrows said...

Oh my. You got me with this snippet, hook, line, and sinker. I love Rayne and can't wait to see what happens!

Zee Monodee said...

Lol, Carmen! Cannot wait for you to read the book, too! :) Thanks

Zee Monodee said...

Gem, I hope everyone can relate to this moment when you have to introduce a special someone to the family... :)

Zee Monodee said...

Lol, Layna! That's for next week - stay tuned! :)

Zee Monodee said...

Gayle, indeed, her family totally scares her (and when you meet them, you figure out why. They're all crazier than loons) :)

Zee Monodee said...

Adaline, gotta love family, indeed! Her mum's a tough cookie; which is where she gets her steel spine from :)

Zee Monodee said...

Lol, Jess. Her mum has never been speechless in her whole life, but Rayne's managed to do it this time :)

Zee Monodee said...

Lorraine, some relationships always have the power to unbalance people :)

Zee Monodee said...

Kate, exactly! In fornt of our parents, we're always little kids seeking approval :)

Zee Monodee said...

Lol, Kerrianne! :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks, Monica! Yep, Rayne is totally rocking the boat for everyone :)

Zee Monodee said...

Sue Ann - I looove your comment. Ain't that the truth!! :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thank you, Susanna! :)

Zee Monodee said...

Taryn - poor mum, right? But she's a tough cookie. I'd be tempted to say, Poor Rayne :)

Zee Monodee said...

Lol, Siobhan! That's definitely what happens to Maura Cheltham! :)

Zee Monodee said...

Aww, thank you, Karysa!!! :)

Zee Monodee said...

Glad I caught you, Tonya *evil laugh - my job is done LOL* More coming soon :)

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