Six Sentence Sunday – 11/4/12

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Today’s Six Sunday I”m leaving STEAM ME UP, RAWLEY to focus on my upcoming release, BEER AND GROPING IN LAS VEGAS due out December 19. Here’s the cover and the first 6 lines:

Mirjam rubbed the tiredness from her eyes, but the caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland still occupied the Rivenbark Hotel & Casino elevator with her. She blinked and squinted. Yep, and life-size. Complete with hookah.

Plastic squeaked against glass as the caterpillar shifted to make more room. It made eye contact.

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28 Responses to Six Sentence Sunday – 11/4/12

  1. Sandra Jones November 4, 2012 at 6:52 am #

    Very original! Love your snippet!

  2. Jess Schira November 4, 2012 at 6:59 am #

    I’ve had some interesting elevator rides in my life, but never quite this interesting. It’s too bad, because it just so happens, I have a massive crush on Alan Ripkin, and while I’d prefer him in one of his other roles, if Alice’s caterpillar was what I got, I guess I could learn to be happy with it.

    Great hook, Angela. I’m already looking forward to reading this in a few weeks.

  3. Donna Cummings November 4, 2012 at 7:03 am #

    LOL — this was a great reminder of why I loved this story. Great opening six. I’m excited to buy this soon. :)

  4. Jessica Subject November 4, 2012 at 7:13 am #

    Wow. those are freaky elevator mates. LOL Great six! :)

  5. Joyce Scarbrough November 4, 2012 at 8:05 am #

    What a hoot! I’ll be getting this one too!

  6. veronicascott November 4, 2012 at 8:27 am #

    Hilarious, I’m very intrigued and can’t wait to read MORE! Great six!

  7. J.M. Blackman November 4, 2012 at 8:52 am #

    There’s such a great mood and humor to this.

  8. Joanne Stewart November 4, 2012 at 9:23 am #

    Love this. Terrific humor. Only in Vegas.

  9. raerenzi November 4, 2012 at 9:37 am #

    Absolutely fabulous! Such a great visual–can’t get it out of my head…Must read more!

  10. jamiehaden November 4, 2012 at 9:41 am #


  11. S. J. Maylee November 4, 2012 at 10:54 am #

    Only in Vegas or Wonderland, lol. You’ve painted this scene well and it’s so much fun. Well, to read, not sure I would want to be in her position. :)

  12. Sue November 4, 2012 at 11:02 am #

    excellent hook. It will be a fun read

  13. brendaashworthbarry November 4, 2012 at 11:18 am #

    Really hooked me in and I’m new here. Great six, loved it.:-)

  14. Marcia November 4, 2012 at 11:40 am #

    I love your sense of humor. I don’t feel I write humor well and I’m jealous of people who make it look easy LOL!

  15. Mary Roya November 4, 2012 at 11:46 am #

    I think this story is going to be a great read. Keep writing so I can keep reading.

    • Angela Quarles November 4, 2012 at 12:04 pm #

      Thanks! It’s already finished, and will be published on December 19th :)

  16. K.E. Saxon November 4, 2012 at 12:57 pm #

    What a hoot! Can’t wait for this one. Congrats on the release!!

  17. Jane Wakely November 4, 2012 at 1:59 pm #

    Oh my! Great opening six and a lovely cover! Congrats on your upcoming release! :)

  18. Stephanie November 4, 2012 at 2:47 pm #

    Too funny, and such a great opening. It grabs the reader and makes the wonder, that’s for sure! :)

  19. sueannbowlingauthor November 4, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    Must be a costume party going on somewhere.

  20. Carrie-Anne November 4, 2012 at 8:13 pm #

    She must’ve had one wild night, or else she’s in a dream come to life.

  21. ellaquinnauthor November 5, 2012 at 11:52 am #

    I quite frankly don’t know what I’d do if I met a hooka-smooking catapeller in the elevator. Fun six

  22. Elin Gregory November 6, 2012 at 2:52 pm #

    Thats a brilliant hook! Nice 6.

  23. Writerlious November 8, 2012 at 3:26 am #

    Can’t even articulate how flipping awesome these first lines are. And I love how much the first lines fall right in with the Hunter S. Thompson play on words in the title. I can totally imagine Raoul Duke saying this in FALILV.

    • Mary Roya November 8, 2012 at 11:23 pm #

      It may be silly, but I set up my Outlook calendar to check on Dec 19th for the release of your book. I liked what I and want to read more.

  24. epbeaumont November 11, 2012 at 5:16 pm #

    OK, I want to know the whole rest of the story, I mean the whole rest–who-what-when-where-why-when.

    In the service of which, I’m headed back in time to read all of these and mend my wicked-wicked SSS absentee ways.


  1. Six Sentence Sunday – 11/11/12 « Angela Quarles - November 11, 2012

    […] I’m continuing with my upcoming release, BEER AND GROPING IN LAS VEGAS due out December 19. Last week featured the first 6 lines, and today we’re picking up exactly where we left […]

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