Six Sentence Sunday

Last week there was a bit of Linky issues, so if you weren’t subscribed to my Twitter or Facebook feeds, you probably didn’t see my submission. This week should be fine. Here you go:

As always with Ben, I felt there was more that needed to be said, but the timing wasn’t right. Yet another thing I promised myself I’d deal with tomorrow. I had an unpleasant clean up ahead of me, not to mention I was still worried sick about Mike. Possibilities were forming in my head about who would’ve taken him and why, and they all made my skin crawl.
I pulled myself up from the ground, wincing as I noticed my sore legs for the first time, and suddenly feeling incredibly tired. I had never realized how much energy it took to engage in full on combat with my own kind.

I’m starting to agree with some of your comments: I do use comments an awful lot. I think that’s because I put in commas where I would breathe or pause in conversation, and that’s how I hear Claire. And I did it again. This is why I need an editor, (sorry Honey!)

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Six Sentence Sunday

Here’s the first of 2012! Hope you like it!

The truth is, Ms. Kirkwood, I know I’m right. I know The Collector isn’t fiction. And I’d be willing to bet some of your other books aren’t either.

I know that based solely on what I’ve written here, no one will believe me. But I’m going to make my case to you, based on all the evidence I have available to me that Collin is a real psychopath that’s really out there, and he took my sister. I’m making this case to you, knowing that you already know what I’m telling you is true, in hopes that you will meet with me.

So the question is: do you think he gets his meeting? You’ll have to read to find out!

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Six Sentence Sunday

Time for Six Sentence Sunday again. I am sorry for the lack of posts lately, what with the holiday season and the strep, not to mention the toddler. Still, I will make an effort to continue to at least do these this month, and I promise to post more post New Years.

Now, here’s something from Second Death. If you haven’t read it and would like a free copy, first person to guess the cathedral I’m describing in a comment wins. (I know it’s pretty vague if you don’t know what I’m talking about, but if you read the blurb about my book, or the free sample, it shouldn’t be too hard.)


The floor was tiled in black and white like a chessboard and reflected the light from above; he could almost imagine the sanctuary in candle light, as it was meant to be, instead of the electric imitation candles in the gilded chandeliers above. On each side of the main aisle were row after row of red velvet pews and before he knew it Mike was passing them on his way toward the exquisite dais down front. A short distance from the front, he slipped silently into a seat and just stared. The murals on the walls and ceiling depicting angels and men were like nothing he’d ever seen before. Mike had been to a church or two in his lifetime, and he’d always found them a little generic. This place, though, this place had character.


Dang it! It is always so hard to get only six sentences in. I guess “Eight Sentence Sunday” does lack a certain something…

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Six Sentence Sunday

Wow. Without Farsighted Mondays, I’ve kind of slacked off a bit haven’t I? The holidays will do that to you. So will getting sick via toddler, which is the state I currently find myself in. In an effort to get back to my “real job” aka blowing my nose again, I’m going to make this quick.

Something in my head refused to believe what I was seeing. After everything that had happened, I just couldn’t take any more.

“David please! I won’t touch your gun. I just don’t want you to be alone.”

He stared at me long and hard before extending his hand; the gun never moved from his temple.


So there you go. This is just something that was rolling around in my head, it’s not part of anything yet. Thank you in advance for your thoughts!

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Six Sentence Sunday

What number are we on? I’ve lost track. Any-whoo, the past few weeks I’ve been showcasing snippets from my book Second Death. Just in case you’re getting bored with that, (which I hope you’re not,) I decided to do something new.

Today, we have… drum roll please…. the first Six Sentence Sunday featuring a preview of the sequel! Tentatively titled Second Life, here’s a little teaser. This has yet to be thoroughly edited, so if there’s something obnoxiously wrong, it should be fixed eventually. Just thought I’d mix it up a little.

Now for one important fact:


Everybody ready? Okay, here we go!


In an instant, Ben had covered the distance between them and had Mike by the throat with his right hand.

“Let me make a few things plain to you, boy,” the vampire said through clenched teeth. “Claire asked me to make sure you survived. She said nothing about suffering quips from a petulant child. I would not want to let her down. Would you?”


Hehehehehe. Did you like it? I feel so evil giving you a taste of something unfinished. Then again, maybe it will satiate those of you that are about ready to give me a lobotomy in search of a sequel. Please comment if you want to hear more sneak peeks or if you would rather me not be a tease.

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Six Sentence Sunday 4

Man! I forgot about Six Sentence Sunday until Thursday, so my link is waaaaaay down at the bottom. Hopefully someone will click it and come visit. Oh well. Anyway, here’s my six!!

The more he thought about it, the more he liked this idea. A few more minutes, and he’d made up his mind. He’d leave behind Mike of the Monroe twins Mike and Meghan, recently orphaned son of Jenny and Mike Sr., hereditary owner of Monroe Automotive. Mike the college student, going through the motions, clinging to an idea that could put his life back together until a professor had shut him down.

Now he could just be Mike Monroe from somewhere in Texas. He found freedom in that brief description.

I counted very, very carefully, and if this isn’t six, then the punctuation moved on it’s own. Hope you enjoyed it and will come back to visit soon!

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Six Sentence Sunday – 3

It’s that time again! Six sentences from my book Second Death. I’ve been thinking pretty hard about what I want to post, and I find myself torn. Part of me wants to post my favorite parts, and part of me wants to save those because I don’t want to give everything away. I’ve decided on introducing one of my favorite characters instead. Here is an exchange between Ben and Claire:

“You’re overreacting, Love,” Ben had told me. I had to bite back the string of profanities I was itching to say.

“I’m not. The boy is not going to give up. It’s only a matter of time before he shows up on Lana’s doorstep, and then who knows what might happen, to him or to us? You would not believe the determination this kid has; I felt it and it was… it was as if his entire being was powered by it. There’s no good outcome here. I’m coming.”

“To do what?” I’d been expecting the question, but I still couldn’t think of an answer.


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