Saturday, June 25, 2011

Six-Sentence Sunday excerpt from MASTERS AT ARMS


 This excerpt takes place a little later in the scene I posted in this blog June 17. Master Adam has been drawn from his office like a magnet to steel toward the bar area by the voice of a woman auditioning to perform at the Masters at Arms fetish club. He hasn’t seen her face, but is very attracted to her from what he has seen and heard. (Finnish Goth singer Tarja Turunen is my inspiration for Karla and that's her in the photo above. Karla is auditioning to "I Walk Alone" and thinking about her big brother, Ian.)

When Damián calls her by name, Adam is horrified to find he might be lusting after the 16-year-old runaway he rescued in a bus station nine years earlier. (They had kept in touch by correspondence over the years, from the time he was serving in Iraq, but strictly in a mentor/paternal role from Adam's perspective.) 

I wanted to put the three sentences preceding this week's "chosen six," too, but then I’d have nine. Oh, heck. I'm a rebel and they’re short, so I’ll do it anyway. I'll just separate them a bit. <smile>. Enjoy!



 No. Couldn’t be. No fucking way


As if in slow motion, Adam watched her brush away the tears and raise her gaze to Damián’s. She smiled, but he saw the quiver in her lips. Her face was much like he remembered, except her blue eyes didn’t sparkle anymore. Then she noticed Adam and her smile faded. What little color she had in her face drained away.
When she swayed on her feet, he rushed to the stage and caught her in his arms before she collapsed.


MASTERS AT ARMS will be published at Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, and other booksellers in August 2011.


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16 comments:

  1. For the great official music video of Tarja Turunen singing "I Walk Alone," go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xBsyonp_ok. It very much mimics Karla's despair.

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  2. Emotional piece. I sense a lot has happened to her since Adam last saw her.

    Like your author tagline "dominant males and the women who can bring them to their knees." Isn't that the way it should be? LOL

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  3. awesome six Kally! thanks!
    Liz

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  4. Thanks for stopping by! Glad you liked it!

    Yeah, Cara, it should ALWAYS be that way! And little Karla has already had Master Adam on his knees once by the time they're reunited. We'll see how much time it takes her to get him there again.

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  5. Wow!! That discovery is obviously shocking to your characters and sets up a great scene! Definitely makes me want to keep reading.

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  6. Ooh, nice snippet! Sounds like their history isn't over.

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  7. Nice tension. Well chosen six. Can't wait to see more.

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  8. eek! So glad he caught her! Nice six xxx

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  9. Great snippet! Really enjoyed it!

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  10. Great snippet, though Adam could feel a little awkward knowing who she is, and how old she is. :-D

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  11. Thanks, everyone, for the kind words! Oh, they have an entire novel to go as they work out their conflicts and issues.

    Gayleramage--wait till you see the whole scene. The guilt he feels for lusting after someone who's still 16 in his head! lol. Of course, she's 25 now. She'll have to working on him, tho. Might even need to bring Master Damian in to get a rise out of Adam (so to speak). :)

    Bree, she'd come to Denver to try and find Adam (she only has his PO Box address), but when she applied for the singing job at the fetish club, she sure didn't expect to find him there! Can't wait to get this published so you can read the whole thing!

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  12. Excellent six. I loved it. Thank you.

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  13. She's obviously as shocked to see him, as he is to see her. Great job showing both their shock.

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