Saturday, May 19, 2012

Journey to the Bottom of the Ocean #SixSunday

Welcome to Six Sentence Sunday: Where writers share six sentences from their published or unpublished books.

Thanks for stopping by! Today, I'm sharing six sentences from my debut romantic suspense novel, BENEATH THE SURFACE. Dive into the ocean with Brooke, who is an amputee. She hasn't been scuba diving since she lost most of her leg two years ago. 
She's about to find out how much she's missed it.

Three minutes later, Brooke found herself surrounded by bubbles as she bled off some of the air in her buoyancy compensator and descended. She shut her eyes and the water caressed her skin. Its coolness wrapped around her and settled her nerves.
    She missed being in the water more than she’d realized. The fact that she couldn’t flutter kick— she’d end up going sideways—wasn’t a problem. She quickly discovered that pressing her thighs together and doing a butterfly kick worked just as well as fluttering and wasn’t nearly as awkward as she’d expected.

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Christine Warner said...

Wonderful six...I could feel her sorrow but also her determination. Nicely done.

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

I could feel her determination to recapture what she lost. Great six!!

Calisa Rhose said...

Sounds like a determined woman to me. Nice six, Joya. I still want to read this one. If I ever find tome to read again for pleasure, that is. :)

Joya said...

@Christine-Thanks for feeling her sorrow and determination! :)

@Karen--So glad you felt what I was trying to convey.

@Calisa--Thanks very much. I know what you mean about reading for pleasure. We need more hours in the day, don't we? :)

Laura Kaye said...

Good characterization in these 6!

Ann Swann said...

Excellent six. I could feel the water...and I LOVE your cover!

Jerrie Alexander said...

Love this six. You get a good picture of her determination!

Donna Shields said...

Great six. It's like being there beside her.

Donna Cummings said...

I liked this -- I feel like I know so much more about scuba diving now, and it makes me understand just how important it was to her. Nice six!

Sandra Sookoo said...

Very descriptive writing!

patonlorraine said...

Great six! I loved the description and detail you've incorporated.

Your cover for this story is beautiful. :)

Wildcats Wife said...

I love reading about a character who can overlook what society deems a weakness or flaw and conquer her dreams! Inspiring piece.

Paula Martin said...

A very descriptive six, and I love the find she finds her own solution to the problem.

Kate said...

Beautiful description. I love her determination.

Veronica Scott said...

Brave woman - I appreciate her strength and perseverance. Excellent excerpt!

Joya said...

@Laura-Thanks for noticing the characterization. :)

@Ann-thanks for loving my cover. LOL about feeling the water. :)

@Jerrie-I'm so glad you noticed her determination! :)

@Donna S.-Glad Awesome that you felt like you were beside her. ;)

@Donna C.-Haha! A Scuba education. Cool! :)

@Sandra-Thanks for finding it descriptive. :)

Joya said...

@Lorraine-Thanks for noticing the details & liking the cover. :)

@Wildcats Wife-Wow, that's awesome that you found it inspiring. Thx! :)

@Paula-For sure! Don't we all wish we could solve our own problems? :)

@Kate-Glad you could feel her determination. :)

@Vernonica-Wow, thanks for calling Brooke brave (she says thank you). :)