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Sunday, April 24, 2011


Welcome back to Six Sentence Sunday.  :)  Thanks for stopping by again this week.

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This week, I have more from my Golden Heart® finalist, The Outer Planets.  Lissa is just recovering from hypersleep on approach to Jupiter when she has second thoughts about the choices that led her here.  ("Bobby" is her late ex, Brigadier General Robert Bradley, for whom the ship was re-named.)

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God, what was she doing way out here, so far from home?

What had she been thinking?

She’d made her decision to join the mission—correction: rammed her decision down their throats—only five weeks before she’d arrived by shuttle. But instead of a brilliant solution, it now seemed another monumental mistake. In her case, knowledge wasn’t power, it was a death sentence. She knew secrets about Bobby that she wished with all her heart she’d never learned.

27 comments:

  1. Great internal thoughts and so full of intrigue. I can't wait until this is released and I can read it all. :)

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  2. Love this! I can't wait to get the published copy.

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  3. Great tension and character development (rammed the decision down their throats says a lot about her). Enjoyed!

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  4. Wow. Lots of information here. Great six filled with intrigue, character development, and world building. Awesome. Happy Easter Laurie!

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  5. I can so see why this is a GH finalist! And that cover is totally stellar!

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  6. Thanks to everyone who commented, and happy, happy Easter to you all.

    So glad to hear that this snippet is doing a good job of creating tension and revealing Lissa's character through her thoughts and decisions.

    Off to visit other SSS bloggers...

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  7. I love your prose and this is such a cliffhanger - which secrets? What could happen? I can't wait to read more.

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  8. Intriguing internal monologue, and excellent tension. Great snippet!

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  9. Oh, she's such a strong character!

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  10. I absolutely love this story and that cover is hot, but of course you already know that.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Thanks everyone! I'm really enjoying everyone's snippets this week.

    *peers into her crystal ball and sees her Leaning of Tower TBR® grow higher and higher and...*

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  12. I love this! Great internal thoughts. Can't wait to read more.

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  13. Enjoying this. Can't wait to see where it's going!

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  14. Once again, ignorance is bliss.

    Joyce
    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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  15. Great six and her internal thoughts make the reader, me, want more

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  16. Great job! I can see, even in just this snippet, why it was a finalist.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Best,
    Allure Van Sanz

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  17. Great, character-revealing snippet.

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  18. I'm certainly intrigued. When can I read more?

    Oh, wait ... do I have time to read more?

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  19. @SixSunday commenters--thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your comments. You always make my day. If I haven't already, I'll return the favor asap!

    @Arlenewritesromance LOL Not if your pre-GH schedule is like my pre-GH schedule, sistah! Crazy, isn't it? :)

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  20. @Gwynlyn Hiya, GH sis! Thanks for stopping by.

    There's definitely more where that came from. This monster is about 120,000 words. (Good thing it's SFR, which tend to run long.)

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  21. Laurie--that's just an awesome six sentences. Great character development. I love this concept for your blog. Thanks so much for posting it.

    Robin
    www.robinperini.com

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  22. OOOhhhh! This was a GREAT snippet! Regret, secrets, intrigue!

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  23. @RobinPerini Thank you, Robin, fellow GH 11 (and many other years) finalist! I'm so enthused you enjoyed it.

    @KathleenGrieve Thanks so much! I'm headed your way to return the favor.

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  24. Loved the line about her ramming the decision down their throats - says a lot about her attitude. Hope all is going well bookwise. As for Keir - I'd never even heard of blue cave people in ancient France, but you can bet I'll look it up now. Keir's origin is partially based on a Roman myth - that a certain group of ancient Britons tattooed and painted themselves with a blue dye called woad. The Romans called these people Picts - literally meaning 'painted' or 'tattooed' people. :)

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  25. Excellent! I can't wait to read the whole story

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