Six Sentence Sunday – 2/5/12

Today is #sixsunday where writers share six sentences from their work. I’ll share a snippet from my time-travel romance WIP tentatively titled MUST LOVE BREECHES.

Here’s my new pitch/logline: When a modern girl finds herself stranded in 1834 London, she must find a way home while navigating the pitfalls of London society, resisting her attraction to a hunky lord, and ultimately having to decide when her true home lies.  (You can see the other entries here.)

So far I’ve only shared examples that were meant to be humorous or were requests for feedback. Today I thought I’d switch it up and share a moment when things get a little, uh, heated. They are in the British Museum, it is Lord Montagu’s POV, but starts off with the tail end of Isabelle’s dialogue (she’s been going on about the exciting things she’s seeing):

“…Everything in this room is all jumbled together from places all over the world — Alaska, Africa, New Zealand…”

When she finished talking, her hand still remaining on his upper arm, she looked at him waiting for his reaction. Her passion for these items lit her eyes.

The claws of instinct and desire gripped him. Her passion for history: he had to drink it, transmute it into another kind of passion. He framed her face with his hands, pushed her back into the recess between the two cases, and captured her silken mouth with his own.

To see snippets from others who are participating or to sign up yourself, visit here. Othe time travel snippets this week from: Gayle Ramage, Chris Kelworth and Ginger Simpson

Thank you to everyone who comes by and comments each week! Have a great Sunday!

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60 Comments

  1. Lovely, I was drawn right in.

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  2. YES! A guy who appreciates dorky enthusiasm! BRING. IT. ON. 🙂

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  3. Claws of instinct. Like the line, Very visual.

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  4. I love this six!

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  5. very intense! well done!

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  6. Oh, wow! Very nice! (is it wrong that I’m picturing Colin Firth as I read this? lol)

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  7. “Claws of instinct and desire” and “silken mouth” – LOVE these! I need to know what happens next!

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  8. Oh, fabulous. I love this. I love how he’s attracted to her passion for art.

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  9. Ah, so he does more than dance well. Definitely enticing. 😉

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  10. I’m curious to know where this leads. He seems tender but passionate. Good mix.

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  11. Oh, lovely! Great six, I’m looking forward to reading more 🙂

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  12. Love the way the characterization is deeply entwined with the passion. Well done.

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  13. I really do love this story. And this scene was so good! 🙂 Can’t wait to read more.

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  14. Gotta love a man who holds your face while he kisses you, not to mention when he backs her up and traps her! Yummy six!

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  15. Love a man who’s turned on by the girl’s intellect (and other things as well, I’m sure). Terrific snippet as always!

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  16. I can totally see this scene–love it when a field trip turns sexy. And that “claws of instinct and desire” line is fantastic. Lovely six.

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  17. Things most certainly ARE heating up! I can’t wait to see where this leads. Yum!

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  18. “The claws of instinct and desire gripped him.” This line *snagged* me!

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  19. Museums strike me the same way… well, almost. I should try visiting with a yummy member of the aristocracy, sometime. 🙂

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  20. Monica Enderle Pierce

     /  February 5, 2012

    I love that he’s turned on by her intellect and enthusiasm. Yay!

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  21. that sure is forward of him – in that time – to kiss her in public…. yeah – I got her excitement for really seeing history – I had that feeling in Europe – nice snippet

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  22. Very nice scene. I definitely felt the attraction, and not just to the items in the room. 🙂

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  23. Romance is not dead! Your snippet illustrates that if you can keep people wanting more after every six sentences, they’ll keep reading.

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  24. Can’t help but wonder how she is going to react.

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  25. Loved it. Drew me right in. And I was just in England and went to the British museum. I can understand her passion for the objects.

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  26. Yup, history … totally fascinating stuff. 🙂 Great scene!

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  27. Hmmm, sounds like he plans on making a little history, too. Very sensual six.

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  28. nanacjd

     /  February 5, 2012

    Great six, Angela! Very romantic

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  29. Sounds like he loves more than just history. Sensual six, Angela. 🙂

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  30. Awesome six! Passion indeed!

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  31. I can just picture this scene as he’s backing her between the cases. Well done 🙂

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  32. These things always happen in the British Museum! (I was stalked there once!) Any wonder why people think history is sexy? LOL Well, apparently Lord Montagu and I do. Great six!

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  33. Wow! it’s a good thing the British Museum has these convenient little alcoves where couples can deal with the effects of those arousing historical artifacts! I don’t know what it would mean in that time for a woman to clutch of man’s arm–I had to have it explained to me how scandalous it was to have a woman offer to shake hands with a man in Regency England in Sense and Sensibility. Here it sounds like her passion for type overcame his inhibitions. Hot six!

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  34. Great sensual six! And kudos to you for attempting historical; I’ve never quite dared to make that leap in YA or in romance.

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  35. Beautiful description as always Angela!

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  36. Very nice! I love your description here.

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  37. Absolutely loved this: Her passion for history: he had to drink it, transmute it into another kind of passion. Gotta love a guy not intimidated by smarts. 🙂

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  38. I love this moment. His need, his submission to it and his manner of acting it out is entrancing.

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  39. Eleri Stone

     /  February 5, 2012

    Nice six! I really like the pitch too.

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  40. Jennifer Lowery~Author

     /  February 5, 2012

    Nice pitch and six!! Thanks for sharing!

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  41. Nice six. I agree with everybody else, gotta love a guy who finds a girl’s nerdy side hot. 🙂

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  42. Awesome six!

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  43. What? You DARE stop there???!!! Where’s the next. . . oh yeah, it’s only six sentences. Humph.

    Excellent six!

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  44. Sorry I’m here so late–other duties called today. Angela, I love the “silken mouth” phrase. I really like the dynamic between these two–it reminds me of Amanda Quick’s quirky characters (whom I adore!). Great six!

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  45. Great 6, they drew me right in…

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  46. There’s a lot of sizzle in this six, and who could resist the setting?

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  47. Love guys who frame faces…yeah. 🙂 Great imagery.

    Great six,
    Michelle
    http://www.michelle-pickett.com

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  48. D'Ann Linscott-Dunham

     /  February 5, 2012

    OH, very nice!

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  49. Wooo, heated indeed! I think the word “claws” works well.

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  50. Ooo, who knew a museum could be such a hot spot! 🙂

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