Saturday, September 10, 2011

sss 25 -- desire

SET-UP. 1989. Ryker Conall--lead man for a Glam Rock band called Sirenic--is back in Australia and looking all kinds of Bon Jovi hot. Sadie is doing her best to avoid him at all costs, due to heartbreak he caused her five years earlier. But Ryker is persistent and finally catches up with her....

Reference: bangs = fringe in the States, as in hair fringe.

She quivered in his arms, and gazed into his eyes from behind the safety veil of her bangs. Desire yanked at her insides. How easy it would be to meet his mouth with hers, and to melt into his strong hold. She would have, too, had he not swept her hair away from her face. His face creased with a warm smile. It was the same look he’d given her right before saying “see ya later” and disappearing from her life five years ago.

-- Rock You Like A Hurricane, Sirenic #1 with Siren-Bookstrand.(c) JoAnne Kenrick. Tentative release date: 21 September 2011

I'm so sorry for being late with my return comments last week -- my puter has been rather poorly. But lucky for me, my husband is a darling and fixed it like new. Wait, it is new! Not even a year old yet. Oh well.

Don't forget to head on over to www.sixsunday.com to find more snippets from 100+ authors waiting for you to discover their work. Hey, you never know, you may find a favorite new author there.

40 comments:

  1. I'm already hoping that he'll win her forgiveness for just these six sentences!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Like the mention of the same smile as before that says a lot about what her emotions are. Definitely hard to trust again.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Excellent—I love a reunion scene!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh nice imagery of the same smile he had five years ago!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Sounds like he's gonna have to work hard before Sadie can begin to forgive his idiocy!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Good comparison to the last time he gave her that smile! And happy almost release!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Yes- reunion scenes have so much emotion- great 6

    ReplyDelete
  8. To trust or not to trust, that is the question. I want he to trust him and I want him to deserve that trust. Great job!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Glad you clarified this takes place in 1989 and they'd met only five years earlier. Last week I'd thought they'd both had many more years and mileage on them! Great snippet!

    ReplyDelete
  10. this sound fabulous! looking forward to reading it.
    cheers
    Liz

    ReplyDelete
  11. He would sure have to work hard to win back her trust.

    ReplyDelete
  12. love unrequited stories. nice scene here. can't wait to read more.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Great 6!! Looks like she is going to be strong, but I hope she uses him, smiles the same smile and leaves him.....see ya later:) xo

    ReplyDelete
  14. Ah, that same smile. You got me with that one. Good job.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I'f afraid he jolted her into reality with that look. Can't wait to see if she does a little jolting back. :D

    ReplyDelete
  16. Oh, so close to connecting, then snatched away by a cocky grin. Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  17. She should repay the favor "see ya later", but I have a gut feeling that a greater connection will flourish. Well done! Great six!

    ReplyDelete
  18. The last line REALLY ups the tension. Love this six!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Great six! I hope she returns the 'see ya later'! At least for a while.

    ReplyDelete
  20. So close! She'd better guard her heart. Can she be with him, knowing he might walk out of her life again? Tread carefully, dear!

    ReplyDelete
  21. But I hope this warm smile leads to something good this time. Awesome six! :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. Great six Joanne. I'm loving the excerpt from this book. :D

    Thx for visiting Tabooindeed

    ReplyDelete
  23. awww the same smile...
    I'm in a work it out mood today so I hope they get their HEA :)

    ReplyDelete
  24. Great six, but with a sting in the tail - 'the same smile' ... ouch!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I'm wondering if that same look will bring her to her senses. Good six.
    PS: Isn't language wonderful?
    Bangs = hair
    Bang = having sex
    Bang = the sound a gun makes

    ReplyDelete
  26. Ouch. That hurts. He's got a lot of makin' up to do.

    ReplyDelete
  27. When she can remember so clearly how he smiled the same way just before disappearing for so long, he will have his work cut out for him to earn her trust this time. But with so much chemistry, it's an intriguing situation!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Wow, I feel her anger and am hoping he can make it up to her. Fantastic six!

    ReplyDelete
  29. I was so rooting for him until that last sentence.

    ReplyDelete
  30. She's definitely not ready to put the past behind her.

    ReplyDelete
  31. I loooooved that story (I had the chance to crit it, lol) and so glad it's coming out. Great six, Jo - rocken' job! :)

    ReplyDelete
  32. Fab six, JoAnne! I can't wait to get a read of this! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  33. glad to know you got your 'puter fixed, mine's still away nearly nine weeks on. (using a backup one - thank goodness for it)
    Great six. She obviousy expects him to walk again. I wonder if she's right?

    ReplyDelete
  34. Very nice how you tie the smile to his betrayal. Great way to show the reader her state of mind. Very well written :)

    ReplyDelete
  35. I hope that she is misjudging that look! That would be devastating!!

    ReplyDelete
  36. Reunions are great, and she's surely glad to see him. I just hope he doesn't decide too disappear again. Nice six.

    ReplyDelete