Sunday, April 10, 2011

Six-Sentence Sunday

This week's Six-Sentence Sunday comes from Tiger Eyes, my most recent historical romance from Samhain Publishing. In this story, ex-lovers Captain Deigo Santa Cruz and Gabriella Markham end up stranded together on a deserted island. If that's not bad enough, Diego is seriously wounded and it's up to Gabby to try to nurse him back to health. We join them as she's already tried, without much success, to crack into open a coconut...

“Give me that rock,” he interrupted, gesturing toward the pointed shard of rock she’d been using to saw through the shell, without success.
“I already tried—”
“Give it to me.”
“But I already—”
With a low, irritated growl, he snatched the rock from her hand and she fell silent, sitting back on her calves to watch as he went to work on the coconut. Diego ignored her, frowning as he bent over the coconut, looking up only when her stomach rumbled loudly.


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16 comments:

Claire Robyns said...

lol, I was half expecting him to climb a tree and chuck it down to crack the shell. great excerpt

Sandra Sookoo said...

lol stubborn, arrogant man. Nice 6!

Rebecca Royce said...

Loved it.

Cara Bristol said...

Nice six. You revealed a lot of character in the small snippet of dialog. I like it.

Sarah Grimm said...

They both sound stubborn. I like that!

Susanna Fraser said...

Mm, deserted island stories are always fun.

D L Jackson said...

Snippy, snippy. Someone needs a little mandol.
Nice show.

Liana Brooks said...

Good situation, I like the characters frustration with each other.

Lindsay said...

Love the 'low, irritated growl'. Guess he's in a hurry.
Love the six

Eleri Stone said...

Sparks and funny too : )

Lauri J Owen said...

Great use of few words to illustrate the different personalities.

Pippa Jay said...

Someone always thinks they can do a better job, don't they? lol.

Roberta Walker said...

Stubborn pair! Makes for a very interesting scene - especially when we know they'll have to learn to work together in order to survive.

Gayle said...

Ha, brilliant! Great six!

Vegetarian Cannibal said...

Nice six!

Kim said...

Thank you everyone! I loved writing this book so much and I'm glad I get to share it, even if it's just a little bit. :D