Sunday, August 5, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday For Her Reluctant Protector

Hello and welcome to my snippet for Six Sentence Sunday! Today is the last installment I'm sharing for my current work in progress, Her Reluctant Protector. Why? Because it's just about done and I'll be submitting it in the next couple of days! (Keep your fingers crossed for me and send positive vibes that the editor LOVES the new version!)

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To remind you about mine, the manuscript is called Her Reluctant Protector. Jessa is the heroine. Her cop brother went missing, but before he did he sent an old Army buddy, Matt (the hero), to keep her safe. Now, what I've been sharing the last few weeks was when Jessa realizes she needs to step up to the plate and be willing to help Matt keep them safe. They're in a motel room and this week's segment is from the first morning. Matt has just woken up to find Jessa curled against him. Enjoy!


Jessa stirred then, her breath moving the fabric on his arm, her fingers pressing against his abs. 
Holy hell, if he didn’t get into heaven after lying next to her all night, then nothing could save his soul.
Her eyes fluttered open.  She tensed for a fraction of a second and then bolted upright.  And off him. 
Matt didn’t know whether to be thankful or mourn the loss.

10 comments:

  1. Loved your six sentence sunday. Check out mines. :)
    http://www.soniawrites.com/2012/08/six-sentence-sunday-his-backward-ways.html

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  2. Hey, Alexa!

    Good luck with this submission! Sounds like a winner.

    And congrats on the new contract!

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  3. Thanks, bw! I'll check yours once I'm done here.

    Thanks for reading, for the luck on this one and the congrats on my novella #3 contract, Taryn! I'm so excited!

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  4. Nice six--the tension in him is palpable. Good luck on your submission!

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  5. Sounds like a fun story!

    Love this line:

    Holy hell, if he didn’t get into heaven after lying next to her all night, then nothing could save his soul.

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  6. You've gotten me hooked with just these six sentences! Sounds like a great story. Loved "Matt didn't know whether to be grateful or mourn the loss." Perfect!

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  7. Christine and Jenna, you picked out 2 of my favorite sentences! I LOVE this guy....er, character! Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Great six! It makes me want to know and read more :) Good luck with your submission, may you get a quick acceptance.

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  9. Thanks, Corinne! I'll definitely keep people updated on my submission and, should the editor call with an offer, I'm sure everyone will be able to hear my shouting from the rooftop!

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