Six Sentence Sunday – 2/5/12

Today is #sixsunday where writers share six sentences from their work. I’ll share a snippet from my time-travel romance WIP tentatively titled MUST LOVE BREECHES.

Here’s my new pitch/logline: When a 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.  (You can see the other entries here.)

So far I’ve only shared examples that were meant to be humorous or were requests for feedback. Today I thought I’d switch it up and share a moment when things get a little, uh, heated. They are in the British Museum, it is Lord Montagu’s POV, but starts off with the tail end of Isabelle’s dialogue (she’s been going on about the exciting things she’s seeing):

“…Everything in this room is all jumbled together from places all over the world — Alaska, Africa, New Zealand…”

When she finished talking, her hand still remaining on his upper arm, she looked at him waiting for his reaction. Her passion for these items lit her eyes.

The claws of instinct and desire gripped him. Her passion for history: he had to drink it, transmute it into another kind of passion. He framed her face with his hands, pushed her back into the recess between the two cases, and captured her silken mouth with his own.

To see snippets from others who are participating or to sign up yourself, visit here. Othe time travel snippets this week from: Gayle Ramage, Chris Kelworth and Ginger Simpson

Thank you to everyone who comes by and comments each week! Have a great Sunday!

60 Replies to “Six Sentence Sunday – 2/5/12”

  1. that sure is forward of him – in that time – to kiss her in public…. yeah – I got her excitement for really seeing history – I had that feeling in Europe – nice snippet

  2. Romance is not dead! Your snippet illustrates that if you can keep people wanting more after every six sentences, they’ll keep reading.

  3. These things always happen in the British Museum! (I was stalked there once!) Any wonder why people think history is sexy? LOL Well, apparently Lord Montagu and I do. Great six!

  4. Wow! it’s a good thing the British Museum has these convenient little alcoves where couples can deal with the effects of those arousing historical artifacts! I don’t know what it would mean in that time for a woman to clutch of man’s arm–I had to have it explained to me how scandalous it was to have a woman offer to shake hands with a man in Regency England in Sense and Sensibility. Here it sounds like her passion for type overcame his inhibitions. Hot six!

  5. Absolutely loved this: Her passion for history: he had to drink it, transmute it into another kind of passion. Gotta love a guy not intimidated by smarts. 🙂

  6. Sorry I’m here so late–other duties called today. Angela, I love the “silken mouth” phrase. I really like the dynamic between these two–it reminds me of Amanda Quick’s quirky characters (whom I adore!). Great six!

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