Saturday, October 15, 2011

Welcome to SSS for Oct 16


Welcome to my Six Sentence Sunday sample for this week.

It is from my newly released - Circles Interlocked.

She gazed out at the ocean listening to the waves splash against the shore. Had it really been that long ago? Five years since she had left her friends, her family and the longhaired, scruffy guy who snuck his way into her heart. Notorious gang member or not, he still portrayed a sense of vulnerability and innocence. Then in true gang style, he stabbed her heart - figuratively. She shook her head. "No, don't think of him."

Available at - Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Circles-Interlocked-ebook/dp/B005S8LI46
Smashwords - http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/94465

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Circles Interlocked is PUBLISHED!!!


This is a Wordle.  I am using it to announce that Circles Interlocked is epubbed - currently available on Amazon.  It will be up on the other sites in a few days.
I'd like to thank Mart and Angie my Beta readers and Judy - a supporter of my work and teacher of commas.
Also, I'd like to thank Ambrielle - she told me about this Wordle program. She suggested it for an editing option, but when I saw the beautiful picture it created I decided art was more important than edits.

If you want to try to create one -http://www.wordle.net/

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday.

Welcome. This snippet is a continuation from last week's 6 - Julie has just spotted her former lover on a beach.

Julie's body said run, but her feet refused to move as she watched a long-legged, svelte, golden blonde rise from the beach chair. Robert's voice floated across the sand. It was a calming sound, which had brought a smile to her face when he whispered words of love and passion in her ear.
She remembered the way his dark eyes smoldered with anger and his sly, innocent grin. His joyous laughter had made her feel the abandonment of a child frolicking in the year's first snowfall. She stepped backward onto the path, distancing herself from the lovers as the blonde undid the strings on her bathing suit top, and let it fall to the sand.

CIRCLES INTERLOCKED - Having been betrayed by the man she assumed she was destined to be with forever; Julie Anderson slapped Robert Holiday in an angry ending to their brief romance. Heartbroken that her love affair didn't end with the fairy tale ending Happily Ever After, Julie leaves town to pursue her dream of being a dancer. As fate has a curious sense of humor, eight years later, they wake up in bed together. Now it is up to love to fix what time cannot mend.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Two Hearts


"We were given: Two hands to hold. Two legs to walk. Two eyes to see. Two ears to listen. But why only one heart? Because the other was given to someone else. For us to find." - unknown

Isn't that just an "aaahh" sentiment?  Unknown has the best sayings. Two hearts need to be joined as one, but first we must find our "heartmate."  Why is love so hard to find?

The fairy tale is…2 people sitting in a restaurant - they look up - their gazes meet - they fall in love. If only it were that simple. But no, life makes it complicated and writers love to build on those complications.

In the writer's world…2 people sitting in a restaurant - they look up - a waiter steps inbetween - a moment is lost.

Or…2 people sitting in a restaurant - they look up - their gazes meet - they fall in love - and then she discovers it was his family that destroyed her family and forced them to sell their ranch which has been in the family for generations. 

I've been given very differing advice on how to write romances. Advice 1 - write it like a soap opera - they had to keep story lines running for years. In otherwords, get the 2 characters together and throw every conceivable and inconceivable roadblock in their way - while always hoping they will get to the happy conclusion. Advice 2 - the book ends when the lovers fall in love. I tossed that piece of advice quickly.  

In Circles Interlocked, Julie and Robert had already had their love affair then circumstances intruded, and they broke apart for 8 long years. Now the fun begins - watching them dance around roadblocks as they chase happily ever after.

While I wrote this Phil Collins' song "Two hearts" has been running through my head.

Sorry I haven't posted in a while, been busy with edits on Circles Interlocked and then with trying to get her published. I keep hitting a glitch, but I will preserve.