Sunday, October 21, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday

Welcome to my SSS! I'm currently at GayRomLit in Albuquerque, and driving back to San Francisco today and tomorrow, so my apologies about being slow to comment this week. If I could find a way to do it from the road, you can bet I would. It would make the long drive more bearable, lol.

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. Last week, Cash and Maddy experienced the alternate world they got sucked into for the first time, the 1940s private club milieu where Maddy's a dancer, Cash is the bouncer, and the whole world thinks they're engaged. Maddy drank a little too much as she struggled to understand what was going on, while a jealous Cash looked on.

This week's six comes very soon after. Cash has managed to get Maddy out of the club, to get her safely home, but as he stands on the street and thinks about what's going on around them, the reader learns their current situation might not have such innocent roots...


It had been a long time since he had witnessed magic powerful enough to create an entire world to this detail. Nothing appeared out of place to the time period, not the forties' fashion, not the architecture, not the sounds of the city around them. Whoever created the painting had even gone as far as to create alternate lives for him and Maddy, and while he certainly wasn't complaining about the idea of being engaged, it reeked of motives far sneakier than made him comfortable. He'd done everything he could to ensure he wasn't found. The last thing he wanted was for an innocent party to get dragged into his own private war. Especially if it was Maddy.


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13 comments:

Gayle said...

Oh, this is intriguing! And I love the 40s setting, there's not enough "time travel-ish" stories set in that period. :)

Jessica Subject said...

Love his concern for her! :)

Layna Pimentel said...

Awww


Great six, Vivien!

elingregory said...

Oooh interesting development. I much prefer time travel stories where it happens for a reason than where it happens just cuz. Nice six.

karladoyle said...

What an intriguing concept! Love this six, too. You've hooked me. :)

Taryn Kincaid said...

What a great premise this is. And it's so richly drawn.

sue said...

First of all love the Title! and this story sounds like an onion, layers to unravel - we learn more each time.

Clare Davidson said...

Great development and a really good story hook. I want to know more!

Veronica Scott said...

Ah HA! What an intriguing snippet this week, can't wait to find out what's going on behind the scenes. Terrific six!

patonlorraine said...

Great way to leave us wanting to know more! Intriguing six!

Sue Ann Bowling said...

Sounds like whoever sent the painting targeted it.

Siobhan Muir said...

Ooooh, that got me right there. What has he done that makes him run from someone? Great six, Vivien. :)

Sarah Ballance said...

Oooh, a fascinating turn!