Sunday, January 30, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday 1/30/11

Here's another six for Six Sentence Sunday from Healing Hearts, my Regency releasing from Carina Press on February 28. 


 As if she sensed the direction his thoughts had taken, her gaze travelled to his mouth, making him burn. Mixed emotions marched across her face, ragged as raw recruits.

Adam swallowed, trying to squelch his feverish attraction by recalling a long ago tea—a lifetime ago, it seemed to him—and a young lady’s impertinent proposal. But the feisty woman confronting him was decidedly a woman, all of twenty now, not an impetuous eight-year-old suffering a bout of puppy love.

Her eyes flayed him as if only by stripping the skin from his bones would she know any respite from her grief. The starch that straightened her spine held her rigid as the chalk that formed the cliffs upon which they stood.
 
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35 comments:

Sarah Grimm said...

Great six, Taryn. I don't read much Regency, but I'm going to have to check this one out.

Jessica Subject said...

Very sensual. The reference to her as an 8 year old is cute. Great six!

Liz said...

So very vivid!

Jayel Kaye said...

Good six,Taryn. I am excited to read the whole thing when it's out.

Arlene said...

wow. Her emotions shown through his thoughts are intense. Well done.

Rebecca Royce said...

Beautiful, beautiful writing!

Emma Petersen said...

Loved this "Mixed emotions marched across her face, ragged as raw recruits." Congrats on the upcoming release. Can't wait to read it!

heatherthurmeier said...

Beautifully written snippet, Taryn. I'm excited for your upcoming release!

Dee Carney said...

"Her eyes flayed him..." Love that!

Kerrianne Coombes said...

Passionate, poetic. Lovely.... Cant wait to read it xx

Claire Robyns said...

The starch that straightened her spine held her rigid as the chalk that formed the cliffs upon which they stood... Love it when the scenery is worked into the emotion, lovely snippet

Cate Masters said...

Loved "her eyes flayed him." Wonderful six.

Eleri Stone said...

I loved the "ragged as raw recruits" line too. Great six : )

Sandra Sookoo said...

Really nice six! Not long now before it's out!

The Naughty Reader said...

Beautiful, can't wait!

Lisa Fox said...

These people, your writing, everything about this six is so very passionate!

Shoshanna Evers said...

Great sentences Taryn!

Trish said...

Loved the raw recruit line, tells so much with such few words. Well done.

Marsha A. Moore said...

Moving this higher up on my TBR list! I love your author's voice.

D. F. Krieger said...

Wow, such vivid imagery. Great job and great six!

Taryn Kincaid said...

Thank you everyone! (Working on a rom susp at the moment, so I'm experiencing a little culture shock!) Glad you're enjoying Healing Hearts!

Laurie A. Green said...

I'm not generally a Regency reader either but these characters and the very visual phrasing in this snippet really intrigue me.

Gorgeous, gorgeous writing.

emotions "ragged as raw recruits"

"trying to squelch his feverish attraction"

"the starch that straightened her spine"

Beautiful!

Taryn Kincaid said...

And just to explain the "raw recruit" line in case it has newcomers to Healing Hearts mystified...Adam is a combat vet. (Peninsula War)

Lex Valentine said...

I love a good Regency. Can't wait for this to release!

Darcy Drake said...

"Mixed emotions marched across her face, ragged as raw recruits." Loved, loved this line!

Marie Dees said...

Oh, that is tempting. Must go check it out.

JL Walters said...

Great sentences. I really enjoy your voice in this one.

Eve Cassidy said...

Really nice. Looking forward to the release.

Pippa Jay said...

Some great lines 'ragged as raw recruits' and 'Her eyes flayed him'! :)

Jo-Anne Kenrick said...

great snippet...love your language and flow. Regency is defo NOT my thing, but I want to check this one out!

Taryn Kincaid said...

Hey, all. Thanks for the terrific comments.

A little surprised that so many are saying Regency is not their thing! Why the heck not? They're just paras with better manners. You can think of the heroes as rakish werewolves of London, sartorially splendid and perhaps deeply damaged but nevertheless heroically hunky and possessed of tony titles.

Kathleen Grieve said...

I love to read everything! Haven't read a historical in a while...there's definitely a couple of new ones from this week's SSS on my list! This wasn't simply well written--it was AWESOME!

Taryn Kincaid said...

Wow! Thanks. This makes my heart sing!

(Sha-la-la-la-tick-tock-thumpity-thump!)

Hailey Edwards said...

The last line really grabbed me. Very nicely done. :)

Liz Fichera said...

"Her eyes flayed him..." LOVE that! Very hot!! Very visual writing, Taryn. Beautiful.

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