Today is #sixsunday where writers share six sentences from their work. 

NEWS: MUST LOVE BREECHES finaled in Heart of Denver’s Molly contest in the paranormal category! I also finally finished polishing the sucker and sent it out into query land–fingers crossed!

Today’s Six Sunday is from STEAM ME UP, RAWLEY, my steampunk romance set in Mobile, AL. Everyone, including the new boarder Dr. Rawley, is sitting down to dinner. They’ve been eating and talking away for a bit when their automaton butler comes in to announce breakfast instead of dinner. The heroine’s brother Robert was asked if he could fix it and he makes a bad pun about his mechanical left hand. This picks up exactly where we left off:

Everyone else groaned at the poor pun, but Adele flinched, horrified he could joke about the loss of his hand. She turned back to Dr. Rawley and asked, “Why did you cross the Atlantic if you’re not the adventuresome sort? And why Mobile?”

The door shut behind Robert and Walter, and she relaxed a fraction.

Her father interrupted. “Adele, let the poor man have a proper supper without you badgering him.”

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  1. Funny! I love how she’s so uptight about her brother’s behavior, but her father finds issue with HER behavior. And I hope Dr. Rawley answers that question anyway. Great six, and CONGRATS on finaling in the contest.

  2. Great news on the contest Angela. This is a fun six. I love seeing the interaction between family members. I wonder what her father would have said if he’d seen Adele meeting Rawley, what with that cravat flying off!

  3. Good luck in query land! I don’t think it’ll be long before you have more great news to share with us! 😉 I agree with Stephanie. You’ve packed a lot into so few word–gives a great feel for this world.

  4. Yay on the Molly! I’ve said it before, but I really love MUST LOVE BREECHES! Now, to this week’s six. Very pertinent questions, especially to a young woman with an inquiring mind! But now I wonder if her father knows more than he’s saying? *waggles brows*

  5. Monica Enderle Pierce

    She sounds like a perfectly proper lady with a perfectly improper inquisitive mind. I like her! (And congrats and good luck!)

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