Saturday, November 17, 2012

Awakening A Witch #6 - Six Sentence Sunday

The last few weeks I've been highlighting some excerpts from my historical paranormal romance work in progress, Awakening A Witch. Click here to read earlier posts.


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Set Up: I'm skipping ahead a bit from the last excerpt.  Alex has taken her to his home, and is trying to decide what to do with her: should he keep her prisoner or let her go?  (He really doesn't trust witches.)  Mattie doesn't know she is a witch yet.

My Six (these are in Alex's POV):
          She went to the window and leaned out, as if gauging the distance to the earth below.  Could she fly? He couldn't let her escape his questions so easily, so Alex rose and followed her. 
          The sun was setting, and the moon's silvery silhouette shone just over the horizon. 
          He leaned over her until his lips nearly touched her ear. "Are you drawing strength from the moon?"
                  
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34 comments:

Jessica Subject said...

I'm very curious to read more. Such an intriguing six! :)

gemma parkes said...

Is she? How beautiful! Lovely imagery!

Veronica Scott said...

I LIKE it, especially the part about the moon - very intriguing six!

angelaquarles.com said...

Ooh, sexy! I love his wariness of her, but yet he can't help but be drawn to her

sue said...

She no doubt thinks he's nuts since she doesn't know she's a witch. Beautifully written

patonlorraine said...

Thanks, Jessica! :)

patonlorraine said...

Aw, thanks, Gemma! Mattie still doesn't realize she is a witch, so no... but you probably couldn't convince Alex of that. :)

patonlorraine said...

Aw, thanks, Veronica! I'm glad you liked it. :)

patonlorraine said...

Yes! Yay! I'm glad that came through. Thanks, Angela!:)

patonlorraine said...

Sue, your comment made me laugh... b/c her next line is: "You're insane." :)

Sandra Sookoo said...

Ooh interesting snippet!

Evelyn Jules said...

Holy crap, hot! I'm drawing strength from him whispering into her ear. Guhhh. So good! :D

Eleri Stone said...

Oh, I like the setup. And his question. And that she doesn't know what the hell he's talking about.

S. J. Maylee said...

She might be and doesn't even know it. Oh, this is so good. Fabulous 6.

Cara Bristol said...

Fun! I like that she doesn't have a clue what he's talking about.

Sarah W said...

Does he know that she doesn't know? Because it seems like he thinks he knows she knows. You know? :)

A.S. Fenichel said...

Really an iteresting set up. Great job!

Joanne Stewart said...

I agree. Very interesting setup. I'm really curious to know her response and then his when he discovers she doesn't know. Great six.

Kate said...

I love the hints of suspicion and humor in his question. Great six, Lorraine.

J.M. Blackman said...

Love, love, love his use of proximity. Makes for lonely tension in a scene. So fun to read! Great six. Can't wait to read more.

Sue Ann Bowling said...

You know how to keep your reader reading!

sue said...

I have a character in a similar postion so I understand

Cindy Dwyer said...

Ooh. I love his comment about the moon. She'll interpret those words differently than he intended, that's for sure.

Vivien Dean said...

The picture it evokes is just lovely. Well done!

charmainegordon author said...

So lovely and human. Thanks, my friend.

Frank Fisher said...

I take it she is drawing strength from the moon. Guess she might use it to escape? Fun, intriguing six!

karen Y. bynum said...

Ooo, fantastic 6! Love the imagery :)

Donna Cummings said...

This is wonderful -- I love the way he gets close to ask his question. :) And you're so right about the supportive group of writers. It's why I love Six Sentence Sunday so much!

Laura Kaye said...

I like the end of this!

Casey said...

Nice visuals, and a surprise question to end it all. But if he'd wondered if she could fly, wouldn't he be a bit more anxious about her escaping when she's leaning out an open window?
--Kimberly K. Comeau

S E Gilchrist said...

He definitely is not going to let her get away. lovely six, thank u for sharing.

Siobhan Muir said...

Great six, Lorraine. I can hardly wait for him to accuse her of what she doesn't know she is. :)

Pippa Jay said...

Ooooo. Quite sensual at the end there.

Sarah Ballance said...

This is SO good! I love him wondering if she can fly, and that whispered question at the end is awesome!