Six Sentence Sunday – Is it getting hot in here?

Hey, you! Yeah, you … psst… come over here. I’ve got something to share with you.

No, no, not that. Look again.

You got it! It’s Six Sentence Sunday! It’s that time of the week when yours truly and a whole host of other brilliant authors share a snippet of their latest and greatest. I love taking part in this as much as I love hopping around the other blogs to see what others are sharing. It’s fun. What? Don’t believe me? Try it and see ….

Before you click and run, here go my six of the week. I’m chopping this from my (still) untitled work-in-progress. I’m still in the early stages of writing this one but I like it so much that it’s fun to let little glimpses sneak out into the world. Feel free to share your thoughts.

Setting the stage – Sarah has just come back from grabbing a few things at the grocery store to find that her new neighbor has stopped by for unexpected visit…


“Sarah, please join us in the living room. It’s so rude to stand there talking in the doorway where I can’t even see you,” her grandmother interrupted. Sarah excused herself to put the bags in the kitchen and Nathanial offered to help. She agreed reluctantly. Every time his hand brushed her body, she felt the same ignition. If she did not manage to put distance between herself and the man soon, she feared she would burst into flames.


Alright, you’ve seen enough. Now, off you go.

Happy clicking!

Six Sentence Sunday – In Honor of August’s Blue Moon

Happy September! So this is it, then. Summer is over and the kids are back to school. The days are getting shorter. (Have you noticed?) It won’t be much longer before we’re packing away the shorts and t-shirts in favor of jeans and long shirts and grabbing a jacket before we head out the door. Sure, I feel a little sad about this. And believe me, even though I swore I’d be a big girl at the bus stop when my little guy started kindergarten, I still got teary walking back to the house. After this wonderful holiday weekend, I’ll be sending #3 to preschool. Man, time sure flies! But it’s not all sad, of course, because if you’ve been around my blog before, you might already know that I love the fall. I love the color in the trees and can’t wait to visit the farm to pick pumpkins. And of course, I’m relieved to enjoy some cooler temps because those hazy, hot, and humid days start to get to me after a while.

But anyway, I digress. We’re not here to talk about the weather, no matter how exciting that may be. (?) We’re not even here to mark the passage of time, even though it keeps marching steadily onward. It’s Sunday. We’re here to share six sentences! Oh yeah…

New to Six Sentence Sunday? Then you need to click HERE immediately and aquaint yourself with the other fabulous participants. There are so many greats to pick from and it’s always fun to find out what they come up with next. The official Six Sentence Sunday website makes it easy to hop from one to the next. What better way to spend a Sunday than discovering a new author offering a sneak peek of your next favorite book?

(Pick me! Pick me!)

As for my six, well, we all know I’ve posted plenty from Ghosts Don’t Wear Silk Stockings! Wooo weee… We’re getting bored with that one, aren’t we? Wait! Wait! Don’t say yes! You haven’t even read the book yet. You really have to stick with me long enough to read that book. (Planning to pimp it out during September’s ‘Gearing Up to Get An Agent’ event so keep your fingers crossed for me, K?)

But yeah, I finished the final edits on that one and after all that work, I think I need a rest. Don’t you? Dan may be drop-dead gorgeous but he’s starting to make my head hurt thinking about him too long. It’s time to move on to something new. A few weeks back, I shared six from the next novel (still untitled) that I’m writing. I introduced a very tense relationship between my two main characters Nathanial and Sarah. Remember it? No? Well, if you’re interested, you can click HERE and refresh your memory. As I embark on my newest writing adventure, I wanted to share another six from Nathanial and Sarah’s story so here goes…


It was a feeling that was difficult to ignore, almost as difficult as not being able to remember anything before moving in with Grandmamma.

The moon’s full glow cast an icy shimmer on the world outside her window making her feel like an alien in her own home. She shivered and pulled her knees into her chest resting her head. Her eyelids were drooping. She contemplated the last time she had a full night’s sleep and couldn’t remember. A moan in the upstairs bedroom reminded her of the only reason she stayed.


Like it? It’s got potential, I think. Guess I better quit my rambling and get back to writing. After all, you’ll want me back next week with a brand new six, right? Right?

Thought so.


Six Sentence Sunday – Is My Sister an Alien or What?

Oh my, is that the time?

Anyone mind telling me how summer managed to slip through my fingers? This is it. The last weekend before we jump back into the school routine. This is a exciting year for us because my second oldest is starting kindergarten. He can’t wait. Me, well, it’s tough letting go and having all that time to myself during the day. Oh, wait … what’s that? Time to myself? Hmmm…

Anyway, it’s Six Sentence Sunday and you know what that means, right? Yep, it’s time to cut a smidgen from my soon-to-be-released novel Ghosts Don’t Wear Silk Stockings and stick up here on the blog for your reading enjoyment. Six sentences not enough for you? If you haven’t already read Chapter One in its entirety then be sure to click HERE and check it out. Best of all, if you want the chance to win an autographed copy of the paperback then hop over HERE to Goodreads and enter the giveaway where I have five copies up for grabs. There will be opportunities to win digital copies soon too so make sure you follow the blog or connect with me on Facebook and/or Twitter so you don’t miss the announcements.

Last, but certainly not least, don’t forget to check out the other wonderful authors participating in Six Sentence Sunday. You can find a list of blogs HERE.

Right … on to the meaty stuff… I struggled to find the six that I would share this week but finally settled on this. Greer’s gone missing and Brianna knows she needs to put space between herself and Dan. She takes a gamble and shows up unexpected at her older sister’s house. Last time she saw Kate, they hadn’t parted on friendly terms so she isn’t expecting a warm reception.


“I don’t want to impose, really,” Brianna said putting a little more distance between herself and Kate. There was something about Kate that she just couldn’t quite put her finger on but it was very different. She was entirely too happy. Perhaps aliens had landed during the night and kidnapped the sister she knew and replaced her with this all too perky alien replica? She tried to get a glimpse of nearby crop circles as Kate hauled her through the front door, calling out for Ken to set an extra place at the table.

“He’ll be thrilled to see you,” Kate said turning back to Brianna.


Thanks for reading! 🙂

Six Sentence Sunday – Meet the Creepy Old Woman

Happy Six Sentence Sunday! Picking up where we left off, I am here to share a snippet from my current WIP and Brianna’s first encounter with the old woman who runs a local bookstore. Brianna’s world is spinning out of control. Greer is gone and she’s not sure where to turn so she heads to the place where she first met him….


For that matter, it felt absurd to have such distrustful feelings for an elderly woman that couldn’t even manage standing on her own feet but the glimmer in the woman’s eyes made Brianna feel like the woman was capable of things that she could only just begin to imagine. After all, her world suddenly involved demons and ghosts and ex-boyfriends that once were human but later turned into something else. What next? Ninja grandmas?

“I do.”

“Could you tell me?…”


Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed my six. Be sure to check out the official site for a list of the other great participants!


Six Sentence Sunday #9 – Who Do you Trust?

Happy Six Sentence Sunday! In my weeks of participating in the fun, I’ve enjoyed introducing everyone to my three favorite characters from Ghosts Don’t Wear Silk Stockings. We have beautiful Brianna who wants nothing more than to find love but gets caught between drop-dead gorgeous Dan who just might be as evil as he is good with his hands, and the temperamental spirit Greer that insists she needs to dump Dan now for reasons that he’s reluctant to explain. But there is another player as well, who is no less important to Brianna’s life than Dan and Greer. Ex-boyfriend Jake proves early on in the story that he’s going to be a problem that won’t go away. We join him with Brianna in today’s six pulled from chapter three…


“Let’s be rational about this, Jake,” she said slowly, afraid to provoke him. She closed her eyes tightly to try to stop the flow of tears but it didn’t help. He grabbed her by the hair and pressed his face against hers. She tried to shove him away but it was no use. She yielded to his kiss until he finally broke the embrace, keeping hold of her with one hand and watching her with wild eyes.

“You know you want to be with me,” he almost whispered to her.


Jake is bad news but fear not, Brianna knows how to handle him.

I hope you’ll take some time to discover other fun six sentences from the long list of talented participants. Discover them HERE.

Want to read Ghosts Don’t Wear Silk Stockings? Add it to your Goodreads list today and be ready for the big release!

Jake will be waiting for you next week. 😉