Sunday, November 11, 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. Maddy and Cash have been sucked into a 1940s private club milieu where Maddy's a dancer, Cash is the bouncer, and the whole world thinks they're engaged. Cash and Maddy are trying to make the best of a bad situation. At this point in the story, they've had to spend the night at an engagement party thrown for them, without letting anyone in on the truth. Maddy enjoyed herself more than she thought she would, even able to relax, but when Cash confronts her afterward and demands the truth, she gets scared and explains it away by saying she was just playing to their audience. Cash kisses her. This comes immediate after.

Her swollen mouth begged to be kissed again, but Cash gathered the rest of his resolve and let her go, taking a step away as much for his sake as hers.

“So, where's your audience now?” he asked, gesturing toward the empty apartment. “Real isn't perfect, Maddy. It's passionate, and sometimes cruel, and quite often the last thing you would ever expect. It most certainly doesn't ask that you put on the show that you think others want to see. It's never asked you to be anything but what you are, and in case the champagne is making your thought processes a tad slow tonight, yes, I am referring to how I've always regarded you.”

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21 comments:

Clare Davidson said...

That's sweet. I'm glad Cash is able to tell her how he sees her. Will she stop "acting" around him? Nice tension and I love the passion in the opening sentence.

Joanne Stewart said...

I love this frankness. Excellent six.

sue said...

Yes it's good he told her. But presently they live in two worlds...

gemma parkes said...

I love his passionate outburst!

Laura Kaye said...

I love his dialogue!

charmainegordon author said...

"Where's your audience now?" Love that question. Fine six. Yum.

E. Jamie said...

Fantastic six!

elingregory said...

Whoop - that's laying it on the line. Kisses back a bit too enthusiastically, did she? :) Excellent six.

Dee Carney said...

He's giving her some very sage advice. Nicely done!

Sue Ann Bowling said...

I can't remember if they were romantically involved before the time shift, but they're getting to be now.

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

I like Cash. Great advice to follow. :)

Paula Martin said...

Wow, he's really laying it on the line here. Great six!

Siobhan Muir said...

Powerful truths here, Vivien. Great six. :)

Monica Enderle Pierce said...

Confession and confrontation. Love all the emotion pouring out. Wonder how she'll react.

Jessica Subject said...

Very tense and emotional! A great way for him to reveal his feelings for her! :-)

S E Gilchrist said...

Lovely, lovely emotional dialogue. Love his depth of feeling for her.

Eleri Stone said...

Wow. What is she going to do with that?!?

Veronica Scott said...

Good conversation, glad he has laid it on the line pretty much. Her answers will be revealing, I expect! Excellent excerpt!

Taryn Kincaid said...

Great that he's so upfront with her.

Sarah Ballance said...

Wow. That would have put me on my butt. He certainly laid it all out for her!

Sarah Ballance said...

I thought I just commented - maybe it was eaten, LOL. I love his lines here. I love HIM!