Well, hello there gorgeous! Welcome to another Six Sentence Sunday, where participants share six sentences from one of their manuscripts or WIPs.
Below is another excerpt from Shrapnel, my weird mutt MS. Dylanie is in her bedroom at Oakleigh House where she’s spending the weekend with two other psychic teens who are trying to get their abilities under control.
She’s fallen under the influence of a smarmy Civil War-era spirit who refuses to leave Oakleigh until he gets what he wants. He strikes up an odd deal with Dylan, and offers to “school” her in an area with which she has little experience. This picks up after their first kiss, when things get more heated. (I have to skip a couple paragraphs to avoid major spoilers.)
I shiver when his hands move from my back to circle my waist. Not the reaction I was expecting from him. Jackson brushes his thumbs over the soft flesh, coming dangerously close to a line I don’t want to cross yet. I’ve gone from zero to sixty in the last five minutes, no games of truth or dare or movie theater make-outs to soften the shock of skin on skin—or whatever he has—and lips in places they’ve never been.
“Tell me, Dylanie, are you still completely inexperienced? Or have you shed that particular fear tonight?”
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Joyce Scarbrough said:
Love this! And I’m so glad I’ve read the whole thing and aren’t being teased mercilessly like those who haven’t! 😉
Well he certainly knows what he’s doing. Never thought of being completely inexperienced as a fear so much as a state of ignorance and lack of…well, experience.
There’s a reason she’s fearful, I just can’t disclose it due to spoilers! 😉
Lila Shaw said:
Aww, he’s smarmy?? Wah! I wanted a Ghost and Mrs. Muir teenager style. Well…he’s a hot smarmy, I’ll give you that.
I think you’d like him anyway. He’s a fantastic villain … or is he?
K.E. Saxon said:
Well…clearly Dylanie likes him enough to enjoy his kisses. Great six…and intriguing story!
Gemma Parkes said:
Intriguing post, would definitely like to read more about this couple!
Elin Gregory said:
Whoa, creepy ghostly stalker! LOL, grand stuff.
Ohh… very nice. Now I want to know what happens next…
Sandra Bunino (@SandraBunino) said:
Love the line ‘…coming dangerously close to a line I don’t want to cross yet.” Super six. He’s a ghost? I’m intrigued!
J.M. Blackman said:
Keeping the steamy up with this six. He’s really got a way with crowding her both physically and emotionally. An overwhelming thing, but certainly fun to read. 😉
Angela Quarles said:
Great 6, Stephanie! I especially liked this line, as it’s so telling of her character, and helps remind the reader how young and inexperienced she is without telling us… “no games of truth or dare or movie theater make-outs to soften the shock of skin on skin—or whatever he has—and lips in places they’ve never been.”
Yum! I can’t wait to read this 🙂