Sunday, October 2, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday

Welcome to my SSS! For the month of October, I'm featuring snippets from my Boys of the Zodiac novel, Libra: Outlined in Ink. It's an action/suspense novel about Jarrett Kessel, a mayor's aide, who gets pulled in by the FBI to locate a young man in connection with a murder. The man is Eli Locke, the younger brother of Jarrett's best friend from college, and the reason the Feds think Jarrett can smoke him out is because Eli has created an online superhero comic based on Jarrett. This is Jarrett's first time seeing him since Eli graduated from high school.

Though he’d bleached his hair, the shade complemented his tawny skin. The eyes he fixed on Jarrett smiled as warmly as his mouth did, a honeyed brown that threatened to drown anyone who met them too long. He’d been a cute teenager, but time had chiseled him into a striking young man, the body that rose to greet Jarrett solidly built beneath the faded jeans and tan T-shirt.

“Wow,” Eli said as he approached. He had to look up a little to meet Jarrett’s gaze. “I had completely forgotten how much room you take up.”


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27 comments:

Cate Masters said...

Wow is right! Felt like I was seeing him through Jarrett's eyes, but was his comment an insult? Great work.

Gem Sivad said...

Great description that had me visualizing this sexy hunk.

JoAnne Kenrick said...

Yummmmm. Very vivid descriptions, and LMAO at 'forgot how much room you take up'. NICE!!!

KaceyHammell said...

ooh vivid. i want to know Jarrett more. love the writing. imagery is great.
wonderful 6

mirriamsmyth said...

Love that last line! Yummy six!

Dee Carney said...

Wow, such amazing description!

Siobhan Muir / Meg Palevich said...

I really liked his appraisal and Eli's parting comment. Well done! :)

Sandra Sookoo said...

Nice visuals! Can totally see him!

Hailey Edwards said...

He sounds delicious. Love the bit of humor at the end.

Eleri Stone said...

Great description. He sounds delicious.

sarahballance said...

What an intriguing description! Compelling six!

Cherie Marks said...

I love that line, "how much room you take up." It lets us reader know without being obvious just how big he is. Great six!

Jp Archer said...

I smell some romance brewing, some hot romance! Good six. And great concept- boys of the zodiac.

Sarah Grimm said...

Love the last line! Nicely done!

clairegillian.com said...

Mmmm, love that line, "forgotten how much room you took up".

Piper said...

Oh, I totally dig it. The last line is killer. Awesome six!

Rawiya said...

Love the six Vivien! :D

Ranae Rose said...

Sounds like he's matured quite nicely. :)

Cassandra Carr said...

Oh my! I like it. Can't wait to see what happens next.

J.C. Martin said...

I like the sound of Eli. :) Looks like Jarrett likes the look of him too.

creativebarbwire said...

Arf! Sounds somebody is going to fall... ;-)
Great six!
Barb

sassyspeaks said...

I had the perfect comment for this yesterday but would not post. I've switched to crome now. It sounds like they will be reacquainted - very nice

Marie Dees said...

Oh, yummy description! Love it and want to see more of these two!

Sherry Gloag said...

Very vivid description. Felt I was there.

Lynne Murray said...

Using the Zodiac is a great idea! Libras can be such party animals, it sounds like a fun time is soon to be had by all! Hot six!

Brien Michaels said...

I want more. I feel the deepseated desire to get to know that overgrown man a little better. Great six!

Nichelle Gregory said...

Eli doesn't stand a chance resisting this guy! :)