Sunday, March 11, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday

Welcome to my SSS! For the months of March and April, I've decided to highlight sentences from the very first novel I had published, a het vampire erotic romance called Chains of Jericho. It was the very first book I had final in EPIC's ebook awards (then called the EPPIE), and since I find out next weekend whether one of the two titles I have that finaled this year have won, I figured this was a good time to share the one that started it all.

The heroine is Dr. Maya Sheldon, a pediatric oncologist in San Francisco. Last week, she met a man in an alley outside her hospital when she was trying to help someone who seemed hurt. He kidnapped her, but in his underground home, she finds herself thrown in chaos when a teenaged boy with fangs looks to be on the rampage. Her kidnapper, Dec, stopped him. This follows immediately afterward as Maya finds herself caught between Dec and a group of young people who all look like vampires.

The velvet baritone of his voice so close to her ear made her shiver. “But you let Danny get a taste of you. I don’t have a choice any more.”

She felt a cool tingle where his mouth trailed down the side of her neck, and the swift memory of the slice of Danny’s teeth into her hand made her start struggling against Dec’s hold.

“Forgive me,” he whispered.

The sharp prick of fangs sinking into her neck tore the scream from Maya’s throat.


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22 comments:

Christine Warner said...

Well, at least he asked forgiveness :) Enjoyed your 6

karladoyle said...

Fantastic six...totally makes me want to buy the book.

K.E. Saxon said...

Wow! This is incredibly intense stuff! What a cliffhanger, Vivien! Great six.

gemma parkes said...

Tense and descriptive! Loved it!

sue said...

velvet voice - oh but vampires don't really exist lol - love all the levels in this - excellent

Denny S. Bryce said...

I always enjoyed this book. Great excerpt.

Janey Falls said...

Great Six - need to know what happens next!

Sue Ann Bowling said...

Vampires seem to come in so many different flavors nowdays.

Siobhan Muir / Meg Palevich said...

Whoa! Completely intense six, Vivien! Loved it. :)

Monica Enderle Pierce said...

Ah, nothing like a soft-hearted vamp.

Sarah Ballance said...

Definitely intense! I love the ending. Talk about a page turner!

Veronica Scott said...

I LIKE him. Terrific excerpt.

diannehartsock said...

Those vampires! At least this one has some manners... ;)

Ruthie said...

VIvid! I like "the swift memory of the slice."

Kelly Jamieson said...

Oooh hot biting! Love it.

Ginger Simpson said...

Exciting six. Made my neck hurt. :)

Daezarkian13 said...

Very nice, and chock full of vivid details. Love it!

Kallysten said...

Great 6!
And love the cover.
Congrats on the noms and fingers crossed :)

Kallysten said...
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sue said...

thank you for your comment. You are correct - they are just throw away characters.

Kate said...

Wonderful details here, very vivid. What a great moment!

Sherry Gloag said...

Oh my! No wonder it did so well in the EPPIE. Wonderful six.