Sunday, August 28, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday #3

Six sentences from Honeymoon for One (working title) just contracted by Harlequin Blaze. The sale came after a very challenging year of rejections, following my initial sale.

The heroine has just run away from her wedding and is en route to her honeymoon destination, sans groom, being transported to a private island by a very irksome seaplane pilot…

“Not too late to swim, if you’re offended by the service.”

“No, thank you, though I suspect I’ll be sitting in the cabin on the way back.”

“Probably wise—my old man was a cabbie in New York,” Will said. “My gifts of customer service are purely genetic.”

“A very rare and malicious disorder, I’m sure. Thank goodness you’re not contagious.”


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22 comments:

  1. I love the dry humor of these two. Awesome!

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  2. There's a fun chemistry here. Great six!

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  3. Great dialogue, really well written. Well done.

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  4. Nice dialogue. Congrats on your sale!

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  5. WOW! love the set up..and jeez, Harlequin? I'm not worthy! they are sitting on 2 submissions from me but I've more or less given up on them! congrats on your success. I will definitely find this book!
    cheers
    Liz

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  6. Thanks for stopping by, everyone!

    Liz: my first Blaze, which I was able to sub as a full—my prize from winning a Blaze "hook contest" at a conference—sat on my now-editor's desk for fourteen months before I receive a call requesting revisions. I knew they're busy and wouldn't get back to me quickly, but it took so long, I was positive they'd read it, hated it, burned it, and blacklisted me, not even bothering to send a formal rejection note. Not so! They mean it when they say they read every sub they receive (part of why getting a reply can take forever). So don't give up yet!

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  7. Congrats on your sale!!! That's huge!

    And *G*! great six! I wonder what else he is serving up!

    xx
    A.

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  8. I *love* this kind of banter. Start a notification list and put me on it now, so I'm reminded when this comes out. :)

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  9. Nice six, and congrats on the contract!

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  10. Nice! Love her parting shot! Congratulations on your contract! :)

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  11. Congratulations on the contract. Plenty of sparks between these two. Great 6

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  12. Love the banter here. Congratulations on your sale!

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  13. I love the back and forth here. Even in such a small snippet, their chemistry is apparent.

    Congrats on your new contract!

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  14. LOL! Terrific dialogue and wonderful building chemistry. Sounds like a fun read. (And congrats on your sale and your perseverance.)

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  15. wow I envy your way with diaglouge - was great

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  16. Great Six! Congrats on the sale!

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  17. Wow, that was a little catty! Nice back and forth between the two characters ;)

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  18. *snicker*
    I love the snarky banter. Always a fave of mine. Great six!
    Looking forward to the release.

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