Sunday, March 18, 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 had two titles final this year, I figured this was a good time to share the one that started it all.

Last week, Maya learned she was kidnapped by a vampire when he bit her. This is later that same night, after Dec has been forced to keep Maya in his own quarters to keep her safe from the others in the refuge. She's asleep. He can't.

At the moment, his every nerve was aware of her presence, his erection straining against the denim of his jeans. He wanted nothing more than to strip out of the rest of his clothes and finish what he’d started with the bite, sinking into her supple flesh in more ways than one. It had been a long time since he’d felt the desire to forget his vows, and even longer since he’d seriously contemplated dismissing them entirely, but something about Maya Sheldon made him wonder if it might not be possible to have it both ways.

She inspired hope. He’d seen it in the faces of her patients at the hospital.

Funny, but Dec had never once considered that just maybe he might be included in those numbers, not even when he’d decided she was his best hope to save Danny and the others.


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26 comments:

sue said...

It happens like that - special women allow for supernatural events

Dee Carney said...

Your voice here is just lovely.

Cate Masters said...

Okay, I'm hooked. :) More!

Guilie said...

Very nice! Great tension build-up--not sexual, necessarily, but the "hope" part really does it. And, of course, now I *need* to know why Dec's decided she's his best hope :) I love the name, by the way--Dec. Great choice.

Kate said...

Wonderful transition from the sexual need to the emotional one. Great six!

Christine Warner said...

Loved this...you really drew me in with this snippet!

Eleri Stone said...

Love how your characters are so 3 dimensional even in just 6 sentence clips.

Sarah Ballance said...

Oooh, this is hawt! Love the sensuality here. Awesome!

Veronica Scott said...

I like it, I like both of them! Terrific snippet as always!

Corinne Davies said...

I love the way you convey his inner turmoil in only six sentances. Great job!

gemma parkes said...

i think he's got it bad! Wonderful six.

patonlorraine said...

Great sexual tension! I enjoyed your six.

Siobhan Muir / Meg Palevich said...

Great six, Vivien. I loved the sense of hope she engendered in him, but also his acknowledgement of it. Nicely done. :)

Jessica Subject said...

A fabulous six filled with sexual tension and emotion. :)

Janey Falls said...

Great six - I can really feel his angst here - can he have what he wants? Very visceral!

Savanna Kougar said...

I like the depth of feeling. It feels beautiful.

Congrats on being a two-time finalist this year. ~smiles~

Wildcat's Wife said...

I love the uncertainty and edginess in this piece.

Skye Warren said...

Ooh, very nice. Love the way he realizes that she has the same effect on him as others. Good stuff.

Sue Ann Bowling said...

Maybe I should take a closer look at vampires other than Dracula.
BTW I'm here--just miscounted.

Angela Quarles said...

Great 6, very poignant peek into his internal thoughts and his desperate and fledgling hope she inspires!

Karla Doyle said...

I'm completely intriqued. Think I'll just break out my book budget now and pick this one up.

Sabrina Garie said...

Wonderful six. You really get a deep sense of both characters. The interplay of physical attraction and emotional need are so well done.

diannehartsock said...

Hope is a wonderful emotion. Sometimes better than love, and amazing when you get both. :)

Jp Archer said...

WOW! You said so much in such a short space. I want to be like Vivien when I grow up. That was excellent.

Denny S. Bryce said...

Hot, sexy, goodness:)...oh yeah! Excellent excerpt.

Ileandra Young said...

He really wants a piece of her doesn't he? Heh, that's the trouble when you can't sleep; your mind has space to roam (even if your hands don't!).
Fab six. :)