Saturday, October 15, 2011

SIX SENTENCE SUNDAY: An Eternity of Roses, Snippet #4


Another week is over, and a new one around the corner. I find myself at my computer at 2:30am, unable to sleep. Perhaps it's because I crashed a bit too early last night. I was so tired after chasing the toddler around the house that I couldn't keep my eyes open. I woke up around 1am, and by 2am I was sick of lying still, staring at the dark ceiling. Ergo, I decided to be a bit more productive. I got up to write this blog and schedule it to post in the morning.

Six Sentence Sunday is becoming an indispensable part of my routine and I'm having so much fun sharing my work with you. If you want to read some amazing snippets from my talented SSS accomplices, please click here. You'll find tons to enjoy and mull over...

So, where were we? In the first 3 weeks I delved a little in the legend of the Valthreans that underlies my entire series of The Valthrean Legacy. Today, I think it's time that I jump into the core story of An Eternity of Roses. As I mentioned in my first SSS post, the main gist of the novel is the quest of Lady Emmaline Deramore for her lost mate. Emmaline is madly in love with Adrian Segrave, Viscount Bournemouthe, and is set to marry him in a few days.

But someone is throwing a monkey wrench in these best laid plans...

Here's Emmaline's first inkling of trouble in Chapter 1:

Lady Emmaline Deramore swallowed hard while trying to calm her racing heart. She stood in the crowded ballroom at Belvoir Hall, three days before her wedding to Adrian Segrave, Viscount Bournemouthe, feeling like a trapped fox. A powerful pang of unease stung the hairs on her nape and sliced through her lungs.

Something was dreadfully wrong. Her eyes darted around until they settled on the figure of a tall, breathtakingly beautiful woman with crimson hair and an emerald gown that showcased ample translucent white cleavage. Her blood froze.

It was her.

I hope you enjoyed this mini excerpt. See you next week for another fabulous Six Sentence Sunday!

~ Angela ~
No Rules. No Formulas. Just Love.

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46 comments:

Sherry Gloag said...

What a tease you are :-) Her? Who is 'her'? Intriguing.

Thank you for commenting on my snippet today.

Jessica Subject said...

A very vivid scene, as if I was there. And a teaser at the end. Great six!

Angela Guillaume said...

Thank you, Sherry, and the visit was entirely worth it! xoxo

Angela Guillaume said...

Jessica, thanks for the kind words. I'm in love with this "Romeo and Juliet" slash "Highlander" story and am totally invested in it xoxo

Cate Masters said...

Excellent teaser! But no fair, leaving us hanging like that, lol. 'She' sounds very ominous. Can't wait to find out who she is.

Cara Michaels said...

Great 6. Love that teaser at the end, even though I can't turn the page to find out who she is. :D

Angela Guillaume said...

Cate, she is really something. Not someone you'd want to meet in a dark ally or in the middle of nowhere :-D.

Angela Guillaume said...

Cara, I'll try to tell you more about her eventually, promise :-D.

Lisa Fox said...

Ooo, HER! Oh my! What a great teaser snippet.

Jennifer Lowery (Kamptner) said...

Who her? Your 6 drew me right in and now I want to read more!

Sandra Bunino said...

You work so well @ 2:30 am! Beautiful six! Love the images your words conjure.

Angela Guillaume said...

Thank you, Lisa!

Angela Guillaume said...

Hey Jennifer - glad they did! xoxo

Angela Guillaume said...

Sandra, it doesn't happen often! It was an odd hour - but happy I got something done :)

Taryn Kincaid said...

Uh-oh. Trouble in paradise.

Victoria Adams said...

Love historicals - great 6.

Angela Guillaume said...

Lol, Taryn. Trouble indeed :)

Angela Guillaume said...

Victoria, so do I. My novel does span 200 years, though, and ends up in modern times.

serenabellbooks said...

Great six, and fabulous teaser--eek! Need more!

Angela Guillaume said...

Will do next week, Serena! xoxo

Guilie said...

Angela... I NEED more. Who is she, of the translucent cleavage and crimson hair? And, if Emmeline is going to marry the man she's tempestuously in love with, why the fear and trepidation? I NEED to know!

Thanks for sharing these great six, Angela!

Angela Guillaume said...

Giulie - a redhead with translucent white cleavage... how can that not spell trouble? Lol. More to come, I promise :-D x

Ginger Simpson said...

Wow, who wouldn't enjoy that. Loved it. You are a tease. :)

Angela Guillaume said...

Thank you, Ginger! Love your name :)

Zee Monodee said...

Goodness, girl - you gave me the jitters while reading this! Amazing job!!!

Siobhan Muir / Meg Palevich said...

Hmm, her who? Intriguing six, Angela. :)

Angela Guillaume said...

Zee - I made that scene much shorter. I think it works better now...can't wait to show it to you!

Angela Guillaume said...

Siobhan... let me enjoy the air of mystery for one more week. Lol xoxo

Ruthie said...

Uh-oh -- HER! :-) Like the trapped fox. Very dramatic six!

Angela Guillaume said...

Thank you, Ruthie!

Elaine Cantrell said...

Yummy. Wonder who she is?

Cherie Marks said...

Great set-up--Her? Now I'm sooo curious. Great six!

Angela Guillaume said...

Hey Elaine, thanks for stopping by :)

Angela Guillaume said...

Thank you, Cherie!

Cassandra Carr said...

Oh, historical! I love historical!

Jessica K said...

Great teaser!

Hailey Edwards said...

Very tense six. You've got me curious about your mystery guest.

Cara Bristol said...

Very vivid with a hook at the end. Fab six.

Kelly Said said...

Nice six, pulled me right in and left me eager for more. Looking forward to next week! :)

Angela Guillaume said...

So do I, Cassandra!

Angela Guillaume said...

Thanks, Jessica!

Angela Guillaume said...

Glad you enjoyed the excerpt, Hailey :)

Angela Guillaume said...

Oh, thank you, Cara!

Angela Guillaume said...

Thank you, Kelly - I look forward to your visit next Sunday!

Sarah Ballance said...

That was fabulous! Definitely a page turner. ;c)

Angela Guillaume said...

Thank you, Sarah! xoxo