Six Sentence Sunday – 10/21/12

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NEWS: This week MUST LOVE BREECHES won 1st place in FF&P’s On the Far Side contest in the time travel/steampunk/historical category and a full request from the judging editor. It also finaled yesterday in the Windy City Four Seasons Contest, paranormal category.

Today’s Six Sunday is from STEAM ME UP, RAWLEY, my steampunk romance set in Mobile, AL. I’m skipping a couple of lines from last week’s entry. Setup is that he’s just rescued a lady from a frightened horse on the busy streets of Mobile and the heroine witnessed it and in the part we’re skipping she exclaims how heroic he’d been. This is in his POV and he’s the first speaker:

“There was nothing heroic at all in my actions. Please, do not read more into it. It only required a calm demeanor and a firm hand.”

This didn’t seem to dispel her misconception. She only smiled, which lit up her whole face, her eyes dancing merrily. “You are too modest, sir, I know your game–I’m onto you.”

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30 Responses to Six Sentence Sunday – 10/21/12

  1. Heather Boyd October 21, 2012 at 6:17 am #

    Nice six. Made me smile. There is nothing like a reluctant hero. :)

  2. Jess Schira October 21, 2012 at 6:28 am #

    I like the the way you’ve paced her dialogue. Also, congrats on the win! You’re on a roll.

  3. Jessica Subject October 21, 2012 at 7:23 am #

    He is very modest. A cute six! And congrats on your win! :)

  4. ellaquinnauthor October 21, 2012 at 9:34 am #

    She’s up to something, or perhaps he is.

  5. Karla Doyle October 21, 2012 at 9:35 am #

    Love the “I’m onto you” part. Congrats on your news! :)

  6. Sarah W October 21, 2012 at 9:36 am #

    I’m so tickled about Breeches! And I’m enjoying Steam Me Up, too.

    Are they set in the same world?

  7. Layna October 21, 2012 at 9:39 am #

    Ha! Love that last line. 😉

    Congrats on the win!

  8. K.E. Saxon October 21, 2012 at 9:44 am #

    Somebody’s crushin’ on Rawley (and so am I, LOL!). I think he’s a little flummoxed and attracted himself. Great six, and CONGRATS ON THE WIN AND THE FINAL!

  9. Kate Meader October 21, 2012 at 9:52 am #

    Congrats, Angela! When it rains, right? Great ending line here, love the dynamic.

  10. Marcia October 21, 2012 at 10:08 am #

    Love her reaction. I get the feeling he’s gonna resist her seriously for a while then just totally cave. :)

  11. Eleri Stone October 21, 2012 at 10:10 am #

    Congratulations! Nice spark in their conversation.

  12. J.M. Blackman October 21, 2012 at 10:21 am #

    Congrats on your great news with Breeches! That novel’s a winner. As for your six, their banter is great.

  13. Joyce Scarbrough October 21, 2012 at 11:12 am #

    Congrats on the news, and great choice for this week’s six! However, I’m glad I get to hear lots more at the Open Mic nights. Lucky me! 😉

  14. veronicascott October 21, 2012 at 11:49 am #

    I like a modest man! Congratulations on all the news and terrific six!

  15. Sue October 21, 2012 at 12:07 pm #

    A firm hand is good for many things 😀

  16. Lorraine Paton October 21, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

    Love their dialogue! Congrats on all your great news about MUST LOVE BREECHES – good luck! :)

  17. Kate Warren October 21, 2012 at 1:00 pm #

    It’s no use. She’s determined to have him be a hero. :) Congratulations on yet more well-deserved accolades for MLB and the Virile Viscount.

  18. gayleramage October 21, 2012 at 1:01 pm #

    Oooh, wonderful snippet, especially that last line.

    Congrats on the win!

  19. Monica Enderle Pierce October 21, 2012 at 1:35 pm #

    Doesn’t he know how attractive modesty will make him? And congrats on all your good news!

  20. S. J. Maylee October 21, 2012 at 1:55 pm #

    Aw, he’s sweet. A firm hand, I like him. Congratulations, a full request, you must be smiling.

  21. Silver James October 21, 2012 at 4:05 pm #

    WooHoo on the wins! I just know BREECHES is going to find a happy home. Love the story! (And your voice!) Really enjoying your current WIP, too. I wish I had some constructive feedback. All I have to say is, “More, please!”

  22. sueannbowlingauthor October 21, 2012 at 5:16 pm #

    Sounds like he knows horses.

  23. Kylie Scott October 21, 2012 at 5:32 pm #

    Gorgeous language and a lovely sounding hero. Congratulations again on all your recent success! It must be such an exciting time for you. :)

  24. Karysa Faire October 21, 2012 at 5:32 pm #

    And just what game would THAT be? 😉 Congratulations on the win! BTW, I don’t comment on every post you do, but I soooo love reading what you have to say. Always insightful. Always well-researched. You are awesome, Angela!

  25. Stephanie/Elise October 21, 2012 at 6:00 pm #

    Congrats — AGAIN! Love these six. They remind me of Darcy and Lydia, him calm and direct, her choosing to interpret his remarks as flirty, no matter how innocent.

  26. Tonya Burrows October 21, 2012 at 9:45 pm #

    Congrats on the win and the full request! Everyone I visit today seems to have good news. Very cool.

    I love your hero’s voice. Can’t even put my finger on why, but I do.

  27. Carrie-Anne October 22, 2012 at 12:05 am #

    I like how he’s a humble hero. And congratulations on your wins!

  28. Donna Cummings October 22, 2012 at 10:12 am #

    Woo hoo on the win! I’m so excited for all your great news lately. :) And this is a fun six — I like this hero. A calm demeanor and a firm hand could be very useful!

  29. sarahballance October 28, 2012 at 11:27 am #

    *Raises eyebrow* – love her reply to him! LOL. Also CONGRATULATIONS! You’re on a heck of a roll, my friend!

  30. epbeaumont November 11, 2012 at 5:37 pm #

    Oh my. As in all masterly curated excerpts, there’s an intriguing turn both in language and temperature here, that makes us crave more of the story.

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