Sunday, May 29, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday

This week's offering comes from my brand spanking new ebook, Stellar Timing. I love this story, my first place winner in the 2010 On the Far Side Contest, science fiction/ futuristic category. This snippet is the first encounter between my heroine, Ellie, and her space prince. If I've hooked you, feel free to click the cover to buy from Amazon for $2.99!

Sweat and what appeared to be blood matted his hair into clumps and so much ash stuck in the shoulder length strands, the color was impossible to decipher. More blood coated the plates of metal covering every inch of his giant frame. He removed his hand from her trembling lips.

“What do you want?” Ellie whispered, more afraid than she’d ever been.

“Sanctuary,” he rasped before those midnight eyes rolled back and he crashed at her feet.

22 comments:

  1. Wow, this is a great snippet. Last line reeled me in. Great six!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Sign me up! I'm so there! *clicky link*

    ReplyDelete
  3. OOO! Nice six! I definitely want to read more!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love it when a big burly killing machine has to rely on his woman's protection. :D

    ReplyDelete
  5. Intriguing six. Nicely done. :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Nice 6. :) Congrats on the release of your new e-book!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I'm with Ella *click & buy* Wonderful snippet.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I want to read more and I'm buying it

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh wow, great snippet! Very intriguing!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great sentences! Definitely makes me want to read more!

    ReplyDelete
  11. A very intriguing excerpt! Well done!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Ooh, I could do with hot men falling at my feet.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Nice six, with a great hook to end on!

    ReplyDelete
  14. That's definitely a memorable first encounter! I'd read more to get answers to all the questions you raised: why is he bloody? why does he need sanctuary? why did he keel over?
    Here's mine: Sandy's Six
    PS: I just noticed your link to NaNoWriMo. I participated in 2009 and may do so again.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Great job! It looks like a fantastic book.

    All my best,
    Allure Van Sanz

    ReplyDelete
  16. Love the six. Got to love a man that falls at a woman's feet. Even if he passed out.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Oooo, interesting intro. Love a helpless hero. :)

    ReplyDelete