Six Sentence Sunday – 5/13/12

Today is #sixsunday where writers share six sentences from their work. I’ll share a snippet from my time-travel romance WIP titled MUST LOVE BREECHES, which is now out in query land! (You can see the other entries here.) It finaled this past week in Virginia’s Fool for Love contest, in the paranormal category!

This might be the last from this story for a little bit. I’m eager to share lines from my new short story BEER AND GROPING IN LAS VEGAS. On that note, if anyone’s interested in Beta reading it (11K words), let me know…

Here’s my pitch/logline: When a thoroughly modern girl finds herself stranded in 1834 London, she must find a way home while navigating the pitfalls of London society, resisting her attraction to a hunky lord, and ultimately having to decide when her true home lies. 

This is the midpoint of the novel, right after she’s caught him sneaking around in a room at a ball. Oh, and she’s on top of him on the floor because she’d been surprised by him and tackled him to the floor before she realized who it was. Picking up one line later from last week (you only missed him smiling)–someone’s opened the door, he kissed her for cover, and she responded. When she heard the door close, she was startled and to his complete shock, she returned to his lips and asked “Where were we?”, and now (this is in his POV):

“I believe I was about to do this.” He angled his head and nibbled on her lower lip. A small moan escaped her. Emboldened, he deepened the kiss and found that she did not hesitate to explore on her own.

Blood rushed instantly to his groin, stiffening his arousal. Never had he met a lady so comfortable with her own sensuality.

As always I welcome constructive feedback. Thank you!

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47 Responses to Six Sentence Sunday – 5/13/12

  1. Kate May 13, 2012 at 7:43 am #

    “Never had he met a lady so comfortable with her own sensuality.” No kidding Lord Hottie. LOL Steamy Six, Angela.

  2. Donna Cummings May 13, 2012 at 7:58 am #

    Congrats on the contest final. Woo hoo! And I’m still chuckling about the short story title. Very nice six here–I love how he introduces the kiss to her. :)

  3. Stephanie May 13, 2012 at 8:07 am #

    Holy freaking YUM! Yeah, I need to be a beta reader. :)

  4. Cara Bristol May 13, 2012 at 8:43 am #

    I’ll bet this modern woman has a lot to show him! Congrats on finaling!

  5. Linda Morris (@LMorrisWriter) May 13, 2012 at 8:58 am #

    Congrats on the final! This is a good scene. Your H/h have great sexual tension in this story.

  6. Lee Ann Ward May 13, 2012 at 9:08 am #

    Congratulations on finaling, Angela! That’s awesome! Love the sexual tension between these two in this sample. I bet there’s LOTS she could show him. Well done! :)

  7. Layna May 13, 2012 at 9:13 am #

    Yummy 6 and congrats.

  8. Kate Meader (@KittyMeader) May 13, 2012 at 9:30 am #

    Yes, I love this scene! Sounds like they’re both very comfortable with her sensuality. Great six.

  9. Lorraine Paton May 13, 2012 at 9:32 am #

    I love that first line… it made me shiver. I always enjoy your six!
    Congratulations on finaling! :)

  10. Paula Martin May 13, 2012 at 9:55 am #

    Not surprising he’s not met such a ‘modern’ woman before LOL. Great six, as always.

  11. Julia Indigo May 13, 2012 at 10:03 am #

    “Stiffening his arousal”



    Love it! Wish I could steal that phrase, but it’s a bit… ‘period’ for my contemporary WIP. LOL

  12. Candice Bundy May 13, 2012 at 10:14 am #

    Fab six! Pretty soon she’s going to need to bring him up to speed and explain why she’s so comfortable in her own skin. 😉

  13. Tonya Burrows May 13, 2012 at 10:33 am #

    “Never had he met a lady so comfortable with her own sensuality.” Well, duh, of course he hasn’t! He’s never met a modern woman before. Wonder if he’ll be able to handle her…

  14. Jessica Subject May 13, 2012 at 10:41 am #

    A whole new experience for him. :) Great six!

  15. Joyce Scarbrough May 13, 2012 at 10:45 am #

    Is it way TMI for me to say that I completely identify with this woman! 😉

    • Angela Quarles May 13, 2012 at 6:14 pm #

      Don’t think anything would be TMI here :) Thanks for stopping by!

  16. K.E. Saxon May 13, 2012 at 10:46 am #

    He likes it now, but will he later, once clearer heads prevail? Great six, Angela. I’m wondering whether he gets prudish later in the story and wants her to stymie her “modern” thinking and ways or whether he basks in it and encourages her.

  17. Owllady/Marcia May 13, 2012 at 11:05 am #

    Hey Angela. Yeah I’m kind of wondering myself if he’s going to stay so comfortable with her aggressiveness. But that’s great because it means I’d keep reading if I had your book in my hands :)

  18. Sadie Hart May 13, 2012 at 11:11 am #

    Congrats on the contest final!! I love this story. Lovely six as always, Angela!

  19. Silver James May 13, 2012 at 11:47 am #

    Oh, the modern miss is going to teach Lord Hottie a thing or two! Loved this six.

  20. Jalisa Blackman (@J_M_Blackman) May 13, 2012 at 11:48 am #

    I’m sure her boldness was more than an aphrodisiac. Congratulations on being a finalist and I look forward to reading snippets from your short story!

  21. Gem May 13, 2012 at 12:09 pm #

    “We’ve come a long way, baby!” And how neat that he’s going to reap the benefits of all she knows. Great six. Great concept.

  22. Joanne Stewart May 13, 2012 at 12:16 pm #

    I have only one word for this scene–more! Seriously, I’m loving it. I’m looking forward to this one coming out, so I can read the whole thing. Congrats on the final!

  23. S. J. Maylee May 13, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

    Congratulations on the contest!! So glad he’s into the wiles of a modern woman. I’ve loved this scene and will miss it, but I am looking forward to what you bring next.

  24. Dee Carney May 13, 2012 at 12:27 pm #

    The steaminess there is absolutely lovely! Nice job!

  25. Monica Enderle Pierce May 13, 2012 at 12:31 pm #

    I was thinking the same thing as K.E. Will he back off when his head (ahem) clears? Will she gain a *reputation*? So many questions!

  26. veronicascott May 13, 2012 at 1:28 pm #

    Congratulations on finalling – this is a great story and I’ve been truly enjoying every excerpt. This week’s was no exception!

  27. Karla Doyle May 13, 2012 at 1:37 pm #

    Congrats on finaling! This gentleman’s going to have a hard time going back to proper ladies after his association with a modern woman. :)

  28. Joya Fields May 13, 2012 at 1:42 pm #

    Wow, what a sexy six. Nice work. Congrats on finaling in the contest!

  29. Carly Fall May 13, 2012 at 1:46 pm #

    Great six, Angela. He’s in for quite a surprise I would think 😉

  30. Sue May 13, 2012 at 2:03 pm #

    Yeah – that was a good snippet to pick. I’ll bet he never med a lady like her lol
    congrats n the contest – was it the whole book entered?
    and yeah 11k is short enough for me to beta read, if you’d like me to.

  31. Jennifer Lowery May 13, 2012 at 2:28 pm #

    She’s one of a kind for sure! Great six! Sensual!

  32. Melinda Dozier May 13, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

    I always enjoy your six. Hot six, too!

  33. Carrie-Anne May 13, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

    Very sensual six! I wish my guy enjoyed kissing that much.

  34. Heather Boyd May 13, 2012 at 4:32 pm #

    Great six. They have good chemistry together.

  35. Kylie Scott May 13, 2012 at 5:04 pm #

    I bet he’s never met anyone like her. Lucky him! Very nice kiss, Angela. These two characters are just lovely together.

  36. sueannbowlingauthor May 13, 2012 at 5:09 pm #

    Great six, but I can’t help wondering how her view and the period she’s in are going to collide.

    • Angela Quarles May 13, 2012 at 5:28 pm #

      Yep, that’s kinda the whole premise 😉 that’s why I love time travel stories

  37. Claire Gillian May 13, 2012 at 5:13 pm #

    Sounds like he’s just as comfortable with her sensuality as she is…or uncomfortable as may be the case shortly. LOL Great 6.

  38. Mae Clair May 13, 2012 at 6:25 pm #

    What?!?!? And you’re thinking of ending your sixes on this with this one?!?! What a place to leave things, LOL. I loved this and can just imagine how flummoxed AND appreciative he is. I think apprecative is going to win out in the end given his thoughts and reaction. This was awesome!

  39. Frank Fisher May 13, 2012 at 8:00 pm #

    Love the details (especially the blood rushing to his groin). You really describe his feelings towards her. I think this whole work will be a page-turner. Great stuff Angela!

  40. Wendy S. Russo May 13, 2012 at 8:57 pm #

    Lovely six, Angela :)

  41. Karen Michelle Nutt May 13, 2012 at 9:43 pm #

    A strong, secure woman will need a man who can hold his own, too. Hmm… I bet he can.
    Good six.

  42. Wildcat's Wife May 14, 2012 at 9:18 am #

    Loved what Julia Indigo said. Her comment made me laugh. I don’t think I should be reading your hot snippets on a Monday morning!! Wow Angela. Nice job!

  43. ellaquinnauthor May 14, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

    Very nice. Great post.

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