Saturday, March 10, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday: Brooke's disability is exposed

It's my first time participating in this wonderful event! Please enjoy these six sentences from Beneath the Surface, my debut romantic suspense novel.





   Brooke glanced at the shore—the red, blue and yellow emergency lights flashing—and pictured the way her mother’s body looked as it was covered and carried through a similar scene. She forced the memory to the recesses of her mind, but she’d broken her concentration just long enough to lose her balance and felt herself falling.
   Gilly stepped beside her, catching her just in time.
   “Oh, holy shit, what is that?” the bald deputy asked as he pointed under the seat Brooke had just vacated.
   Brooke followed his gaze. “That’s my leg.”





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18 comments:

Silver James said...

Welcome to SSS, Joya! And wow, what an introduction. There's so much in those six sentences--a hint of backstory, a glimpse of the heroine's thoughts, and then a heckava hook! Wow.

Joya said...

Hi Silver!
Thanks very much for your warm welcome and for stopping by to read my six sentences. :)

Kathryn R. Blake said...

Wonderful Six, Joya. Will definitely need to check out your book.

Angela Quarles said...

Oh, wow, I'm hooked, what a great wist at the end! Welcome to SSS!

Babette James said...

Great six! Definitely curious to find out what all is happening.

Kate said...

Powerful six! Great inaugural post, Joya.

Laura Kaye said...

Welcome to SSS, my friend! Great six!

Sandra Bunino said...

Welcome, Joya! What an intriguing six, can't wait for more!

Joya said...

@Kathryn-Thanks so much for your comment and for wanting to check out Beneath the Surface!

@Angela-Thanks very much for the warm welcome to SSS. It's a lot of fun!

@Babette-LOL, glad I made you curious!

@Kate- Thanks for stopping by. I guess I'm not a SSS virgin anymore, LOL. :)

@Laura-Thanks for the welcome, my friend, and for showing me how much fun it is to participate in SSS.

Ryan Derham said...

Brooke's undoubtedly a strong and interesting heroine. Great six, Joya. Welcome to sss!

Joya said...

@Sandra-Thanks so much for reading and wanting more. And for stopping by today, too.

@Ryan-Glad you think Brooke comes across as strong. She is! Thanks for stopping by to comment and for the warm welcome. :)

Liz Fielding said...

Oh my word, Joya... That's so a perfect line. Calm, but jolting.

Paula Martin said...

Wow, what an amazing response! Best hook I've read today, now I want to know more!

Joya said...

@Liz-*calm but jolting* is the exact response I was looking for. Thanks so much for letting me know that's how it struck you. :)

@Paula-Woo hoo! So glad the excerpt left you wanting to know more. :)

Donna Cummings said...

Wow -- I sure didn't see that one coming! Great six. I really enjoyed it.

Joya said...

@Donna-LOL, glad I caught you off guard. :) Thanks for stopping by today.

Janey Falls said...

Wow - that was your first? That was great...what a hook! More please!

Joya said...

Janey, LOL. Thanks for stopping by, and especially for wanting "more, please." :)