Sunday, February 5, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday #23

Happy Superb Owl XLVI, sixers! I couldn't think of any football-themed snippets to share, but I've got plenty of New England-related ones—go Pats! So here are six sentences from one of my evil conjoined erotica-writing twin Cara McKenna's earlier novellas, Willing Victim, which features the towniest Boston hero we've yet written. (Note: if you're tempted by the writing, please read the book's content advisory before purchasing.)

She sat at the edge of the chair and soaked a wad of toilet paper with peroxide, tilting his head up to swab his latest cuts. She smeared Bactine over the deep ones, studied his eyes under the guise of scrutinizing his injuries.

“I like when you…you know, fuss over me.”

Laurel wasn’t sure what to do with this information—it was tough to write things off with Flynn as he so rarely made sentimental proclamations, and the ones he did couldn’t be blamed on alcohol. She finished swabbing the scrape, blotted his skin until none of the tiny lines offered any fresh blood.

“You’re a strange man, Michael Flynn.”


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26 comments:

  1. Aww, my first Cara McKenna read will always be the most special. And guys *do* like it when we, you know, fuss over them. Even the tough ones. Especially the tough ones?

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  2. Aww. Flynn is so great. I'd put Bactine on his knuckle scrapes any day.

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  3. "it was tough to write things off with Flynn as he so rarely made sentimental proclamations"

    Love this bit. Am reading this book at the moment actually :)

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  4. I read Willing Victim. I loved it. It was surprisingly poignant.

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  5. I don't mind being fussed over (a little), but Bactine gives me nightmares. I swear the first ingredient is battery acid.

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  6. Great emotive six, I love it that he wants to be looked after.

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  7. The sexy bits are awesome but these quiet moments add so much depth to the characters. Great book:)

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  8. That's nice. Most men can't admit that

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  9. Love the quiet moments, they bring out the good in our characters! Great job :)

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  10. Wow, how enigmatic. Why is he hurt? I am curious. Intriguing six, Meg. :)

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  11. Curious as to how he earned his injuries. :)

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  12. I love the reluctance between them, then again, I'm such a fangirl...

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  13. I love the intimacy of the moment, the smallest bit of tension--makes for a great six. :)

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  14. Your heroes seem to get into a lot of scrapes--and your lady heroes are good at tending. Love how he gives up that admission.

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  15. I like the relationship between these two!

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  16. The warning never put me off. I loved this one.

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  17. Interesting dynamic between them!

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  18. I love his line of dialogue. That alone makes me want to read the book.

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  19. Lovely, unexpectedly intimate moment. Those are always the best.

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