Sunday, 10 April 2011

Six Sentence Sunday


So, here's Breghan musing on life with Arran, from The Devil of Jedburgh...

   The two of them together were volatile and flipped each other’s mood at the turn of a word.
   Thank heavens he’s leaving in the morning and I have a few weeks grace before I have to worry about it.
   She closed her eyes to dream of a suitor who’d compose romantic poems in her name instead of roaring, who’d woo her with softly spoken promises instead of wicked innuendos, a man too sophisticated and elegant to overpower her with raw masculinity. But every vision she tried to conjure was eclipsed with the lean strength encased in those leather breeches Arran wore today. The way his golden hair fell across his face to hide the scar at his cheek but not the harsh nature chiselled in his jaw.
   The adventurous part of her thrilled at the dark desire he aroused while the sensible part warned there’d be no happy ending.

29 comments:

  1. I love the description. The duality. What she thinks she wants versus what she really wants. Loved it.

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  2. Rebecca put it so well - these 6 sentences captured her duality very well and that adds a nive complexity to her character. Any idea when this story will be available to buy?

    Judy (South Africa)

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  3. Oh, I love how she dreams of what she thinks she wants, only to have him keep popping into her head. And the last line...wonderful!

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  4. Love this Arran already! Raw masculinity, huh? Okaaaaaay!

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  5. Wonderful internal conflict. Love that she resists her attraction to him, but he's really what she wants. :)

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  6. Oh, I'm loving this! Her confusion over what she think she wants over what she really wants. And who can blame her, he sounds devilishly gorgeous :)

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  7. another devil ? very well done. We dream of what we want even when it is right in front of us

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  8. Wow! Love it. Love the conflict between what she thinks she wants and what she REALLY wants.

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  9. Resistance is futile, especially when it comes to Arran, I see!

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  10. Fantastic six. Hope she makes up her mind soon or she's going to get the one she really wants-him

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  11. The contrast between wanting polite and perfect, and raw and powerful is shown so well through her eyes on this man. Lovely.

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  12. the contrast is great. and I love that she knows what she wants even though it isn't good for her.

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  13. Beautifully done. What we want isn't always what's best for us.

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  14. Aww. I can relate to a conflict like that. Well done.

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  15. Love the dualling expectations. Beautifully written and wonderful character and conflict development.

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  16. The last half of the last sentence is ominous; and may be why she is so torn. We all want that HEA. Great six.

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  17. Wonderful six! Really enjoyed the visual description. :)

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  18. Great use of contrast to make our man real!

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  19. Nice, vivid description that tells us a lot about both characters.

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  20. Great description. We know what she really wants!

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  21. Even bad boys can turn out to be good men. Good work showing her conflict and desires.

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  22. I think she might change her mind about what she really wants in a man. I hope soon. Like next week soon.

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  23. They always fall for the bad boys! Great contrast of what she thinks she wants with what she needs!

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  24. Vivid and beautiful writing. Great six, Claire. I love where this story is going!

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  25. Who can resist a handsome bad boy in leather pants even if there's no happy ending? Good stuff!

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  26. Great evocation of a bad boy no heroine could resist! Besides those poems and silken words she thinks she wants might pale compared to the leather pants!

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  27. Love the conflict within her own desires. :)

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  28. leather pants win every time. great snippet :D

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  29. A jam packed Six! So much insight into her character!

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