Saturday, August 6, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday #17


Welcome to this week’s Six Sentence Sunday post! (Visit the other wonderful writers here.) I continue to post from Blowing Embers, my second novel in The Embers Series, a paranormal romance/epic fantasy, released July 1st – and a FINALIST in the Reader’s Favorite awards (and I am SO excited! Woo hoo!).

Today’s snip follows close to where we left off last time: 


His face was inscrutable, but he appeared to consider her words. “I believe,” he finally answered, “that you will make your choice no matter my, or anyone’s, thoughts.”
It was hard not to sound tired. “Laszlo, I really do want to know what you think about this.”
The fire sizzled as it chewed the final log in two. Without answering, Laszlo left the couch and tossed one, then another chunk of spruce into the open maw, then squatted in front of the hearth and settled them into place with his hands.


26 comments:

  1. I can feel the tension and the fire just adds to it. Great six.

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  2. Congrats on the Reader's Choice honor, very cool! Speaking of cool, Laszlo's way of being completely confident without trying to make her decisions for her is lovely--much sexier than the take-charge-at-every opportunity kind of alpha male! (Lynne Murray here, in case I can't get the system to ID me, which happens way too often!)

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  3. I like it when one doesn't get the answers one expects :-D (am gonna have to work on that in my own writing ...)

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  4. Loved this snippet. I can really hear the tiredness in her voice and the description of the fire was really well done (the pic helped, too!). Lovely stuff. :-)

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  5. Oh, I want to know what he says. Love how you include great descriptions with your dialogue.

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  6. the interplay of the dialogue and the "maw" of the fire - very nice indeed

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  7. Congrats on your award! Very Very Cool. Love the setting with the fire crackling in the background. A nice relaxing place where the conversation could get heated! :)

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  8. Loved the visual you evoked of the fire chewing the log in two. And him putting his hands in the fireplace to adjust the logs says a lot about his character. And congrats on the release and finalling. Great job!

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  9. Congrats on your award. You set this stage very nicely.

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  10. Great image of the fire chewing the log in two.

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  11. I love that word "maw" and have to guard against over using it in my own writing. It worked beautifully in your piece where so much more was being said between the lines.

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  12. Congrats on the Reader's Choice. Great tension here.

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  13. Congrats on being a finalist! I loved the imagery of this snippet!

    ~Xakara
    A Way To a Dragon's Heart 6SS

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  14. I love your word choices: chewed the log in two; maw; spruce (instead of just "wood"). Good writing.

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  15. Congrats on being a Reader's Choice! Great six! I'm curious what he'll say.

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  16. I see why this is a finalist. Great six! You build the tension between Laszlo and the main character quite well. Congrats on the Readers Choice awards! Best of luck to you!

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  17. A man who doesn't interject his opinions into everything. A true rarity! LOL ;)

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  18. Great use of the fire to help build the scene. Congratulations!

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  19. Love the building of tension here!

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  20. Laszlo, just tell her! Wonderfully written scene. I could feel the heat from the fire when he added more wood.

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  21. It seems like he's just trying to be diplomatic, but I know why he hesitates to speak. Love this book and can't wait to get my copy. :)

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  22. Great six! I was ready to warm my hands too. The dialogue fitted perfectly with the scene. Thank you.

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  23. Great six, wonderful description of the setting and the emotions.

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  24. Congrats on your award and I enjoyed your descriptive six! :)

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  25. Love the slow building tension here. Very nicely done!

    Hugs

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