Sunday, October 14, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday

Welcome to my SSS! For the next two months, I'm featuring my RT Award Nominee, the het paranormal/time travel-ish erotic romance, Two Lives in Waltz Time. I have a real soft spot for this one. It combines a lot of my favorite elements in romance - time travel, paranormal, snarky banter, and a lot of action. It's the story of Maddy Cardinale, an art restorer at a prestigious NYC museum, her co-worker, the irrepressible Cash Vinci, and what happens to them when Cash receives a mysterious painting.

Last week, we met Maddy at the start of a really bad night at work. A painting of a 1940s nightclub arrived for Cash, and the pair find themselves sucked into it. Cash ends as a bouncer in a tux, Maddy is one of the dancers, and much to their surprise, everyone in the painting world thinks they're engaged. Maddy does not take it well. Cash's reaction to her is a little more mixed.


In this place, she was his. Every guy wanted to be him because they knew, at the end of the night, Madeline Cardinale was going home with him.

Then she'd hit the bar. Three straight shots later, she was laughing too loudly, flirting with an ever-growing circle of men, allowing herself to be led out to the dance floor only occasionally when the band launched into a slow waltz. He had to watch as hands found their way to her ass, as arms held her against bodies that weren't his. It was ridiculous, but every time it happened, Cash's jaw tensed, and the thunder in his gut threatened to ball his hands into fists.


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23 comments:

Jessica Subject said...

Fabulous show of his jealousy!! :)

patonlorraine said...

Great description of her behavior and his response - makes me curious about her side of things. :)

Ana said...

Thunder in his gut...nice!

Dee Carney said...

Love his jealousy! (And um, she's a bit...loose.)

Vivien Dean said...

Thanks, everyone!

And Dee, it may look like that here, but she's just in way over her head and can't hold her alcohol. She's been told she needs to dance and can't, so flirting is the only way to keep off the dance floor.

Veronica Scott said...

Oh my, interesting dynamics going on in this six! Definitely makes me want to keep reading...

sue said...

good characters, so I'm confused as usual. They get scooped into the painting?

Vivien Dean said...

Sue, the painting is magical. They touched it and were transported.

melissamackinnon said...

i think his jealousy is sweet. I love the concept of this book. Fantastic! I'd love to read this one.

Siobhan Muir said...

Oooh, nice six, Vivien. I love his building frustration. :)

Sandra Sookoo said...

Loved the snippet and great time period :-)

Wildcat's Wife said...

This sounds cool. I love fantasy stories such as this. Who wouldn't want to be transported to a sexy era.

Clare Davidson said...

Nice tension. You really showed his jealousy clearly. Great stuff!

Sara Walter Ellwood / Cera duBois said...

Great tension.... Loved the show of jealousy. Nice six.

Sadie Hart said...

This one sounds intriguing! Love the frustration building in Cash.

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Edged with emotion. Great six.

Sue Ann Bowling said...

Loved the way you showed his emotion. Hope this makes it through the captcha--I've decided one try is enough on those things, since my vision is not the best, and the photo of the number is unreadable.

Paula Martin said...

Great six, I like the idea of being taken into a painting, but maybe Cash is starting to think it wasn't such a good idea!

elingregory said...

Terrific. I love time travel stories and I like the way you show his emotions. She's being a bit of a minx, isn't she? :)

laynapimentel.com said...

How fantastic! What an era to work with too.

Great six!

laynapimentel.com said...

How fantastic! What an era to work with too.

Great six!

angelaquarles.com said...

Oooh, always love finding another time travel writer (though right now I'm not posting snippets from mine) -- this sounds intriguing!

Sarah Ballance said...

This is an amazing image. I always feel like I'm watching rather than reading your sixes.