Tuesday, June 19

Two-fer Tuesday

So, for Two-fer Tuesday, let's bring it down to TWO sentences.  That's right, two.  I want to see if you can find two sentences that showcase your story.  Make me want to keep reading.  Tell me if I got it done....
"Oh, God, Wyatt.  Don’t you dare die on me.”


Your turn....


 






76 comments:

  1. Perfection, D'Ann! But I have to read this anyway because it involves subjects I very much like: bull riding, romance, cowboys.

    I'm cheating by using a really long sentence and a shorter sentence. ;)

    From The Treasure Hunter's Lady:

    Whether this rebellious trip into the wilderness against her father's wishes spurred her into oblivion, or she found herself still locked in a kiss with Abel, still breathing after they fell, she'd never regret opening her heart to him. The boat tipped sideways and the sickening sensation of falling made her stomach lurch.

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  2. I find these challenges so hard, like writing a synopsis. I just came up with this one to tweet:

    Spirit guide bargains with an elf to rescue his soul mate from disaster. Too bad she neither recognizes him nor wishes his intervention.

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    1. Sharon~
      These aren't supposed to be work, they're supposed to be fun! Just have fun with it.

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  3. Oh, yes I want to keep reading! I think this book is going to be next on my list!!

    Have a great day!
    Rionna.

    "Blake, he killed me."
    "No he didn't damn it! I'm right here. I'm kissing you."

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    1. Oh, thank you, Rionna! I DO think you would like ACTK.
      Love your two!

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  4. Yes! I want to read more! Awesome teasers, ladies! Here's mine:

    She ran for her life.

    Avery Marks breath sawed in and out of her lungs as she forced her wobbly legs to carry her away from the cave.

    That was fun, D'Ann! Thanks!

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  5. All of these sentences make me want to keep ready.

    This is fun.

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  6. Very nice teasers, ladies. D'Ann, I MUST read your book right away. This is very, very hard, but here's mine for Soul Seducer.

    “So I hope you’ll understand why I don’t think much of your duty. Why—whether it’s Gaylen, you, or some other reaper I’ve yet to meet—death is death.

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    1. Thank you, Alicia!
      Love this, very spooky!

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  7. Thanks, D'Ann, this is fun.

    Here's mine from CLEAR AS DAY:

    Mother always said, among other things, that a lady never goes skinny-dipping and must always wear a proper hat. Kay was only half skinny-dipping, but she fervently wished she’d worn something a bit more substantial than a baseball cap and the bottom half of the quintessential teeny-weenie yellow polka-dot bikini.

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  8. What great teasers. Here is mine from "The Seduction of Lady Phoebe"

    There is no use telling me I can’t be in love with you when I am. It was the only good decision I made back then, if it was, indeed, a decision.”

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  9. Nice one...okay, I'll play - from What a Texas Girl Wants:

    The problem was she did want to kiss her new husband - a little bit too much. And he wasn't her husband - not really.

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    1. Love your excerpts. I have to move this up to the top of TBR pile because by the time your tour's done, I'll have read most of it :)

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    2. Thank you, Margie! You made my day, hope you love the whole book!

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  10. Okay. Since we know I can't do blurbs, I can't do this, either, but I really like these two from what I've finally titled THE BEST SUMMER EVER.

    They were just eyes, for God’s sake—they couldn’t really make music in his heart—but they did. Oh, hell yes, they did.

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    1. Love your title. And two lines.

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    2. What do you mean you can't do it? You did, and well!

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    3. Come on Liz how much better could it have been? Really has style and grabs this reader.

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  11. Dobson Winters was not the kind of man that celebrated things. He didn't celebrate his birthday, the Fourth of July, or Thanksgiving and he wasn't about to lend his blessing or his money to the town of Cordial, Texas to decorate the square for nothing.

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  12. He did his best to close his mind to those feelings and concentrate with the eye of a lawman. He needed to prove she wasn’t involved,
    if nothing else to himself before this thing got any further. Describing Texas Ranger Tyrone Dixon in Incident at Cold Creek Tejas Conspiracy

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  13. Loving the teasers....everyone's are so good. Fun idea D'Ann!

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  14. "She may have been ninety-seven, but she was a woman. She might have been a maiden aunt, but she had a story."

    From Perfect on Paper by Patty Froese.

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    1. This reminded me of one of our English teachers in Junior High. Every year she said, "I'm a fifty-eight--insert next age---year old virgin and darn proud of it." I'm not sure why the English teacher felt the need to share this with her students, but it was a yearly ritual.

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    2. Oh, I like that one! I have an aunt who fit that description to a tee (a decade younger when she died, but other than that, on the nose!)

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  15. these are fun. here's my teaser from my arson inspector's response to whether he'd like a "booty call."

    “But if it’s just for sex, will I feel cheap and used after? I mean I’d hate to find you thought of me as just your dick-on-a-stick … or would that be your dial-a-dick?”

    from arsonists anonymous. coming aug 13th from crimson romance.

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  16. “I think it’s right up your alley, Ace. I call it a sour puss.”

    comment from heroine to hero after a bartending showdown, from A Place to Rest My Heart, release date July 30.

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  17. Fun times again, D!

    Here's mine from my newest WIP: Small Town Armageddon.

    When you blow up an entire town and were the outcast nerd, it doesn’t matter if you’re a genius. You are simply Carrie gone global.

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    1. love the 'carrie gone global' line!

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    2. Margie does it again - gotta know more!!!

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    3. LOVE it!
      And when do the CPs get to see this one? Huh? Huh?

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  18. Loved that line, D'Ann! :)

    Sadly, I'm stuck on my opening lines.

    Lady Arabella de Percy peered over her shoulder at the forty feet or more that loomed below her and expelled a harsh breath.
    “Hell.”

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    1. I love this, and love where it goes.

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  19. Love the lines above. More for the TBR pile!

    This is from Blind Lust..my paranormal novella released last week! I love it and had so much fun writing it!

    "You looked into the future...you slimy, selfish little toad,” Lizzy hissed the worst insult she could think of. “You cheating, despicable, worm ridden piece of shit.”

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  20. This is from The Bull Rider's Brother -

    "I think that‘s my line, Lizzie," James said huskily. "Because I haven‘t known what‘s going on since I left you."

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  21. What fun! I loved everyone's lines. Here's mine from my current wip, The Infamous Lord Blythe (to be released May, 2013 from Random House):

    The notorious rake and scoundrel of London society. Richer than Midas himself, but with a reputation no matchmaking mama could overlook and an appearance no debutante could ever forget.

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  22. This is from my upcoming 'Until the Stars Burn Cold' -

    "I said, who the hell are you and what are you doing in my bloody bed?"
    The man stirred with a sigh.

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    1. Love your title, and love the lines!

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    2. Thanks so much. I really enjoyed reading all the different snippets :)

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  23. From my September release, GATHER THE BONES, Lyrical Press.

    Alice, trailing behind the adults, piped up. “Mummy? Where’s Daddy?”
    All three adults stopped quite still. Helen and Angela turned to look at the child.
    Paul didn’t move. Helen glanced at him and saw the color had drained from his face.

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  24. “Are you ready for me now?” Sean whispered, his voice low and deep and dangerous.

    Kristin suddenly felt as if she’d left the lion’s cage open and had a 'Free Lunch' sign above her head.

    From Craving Kristin; it's with a publisher now. Fingers crossed!

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  25. These teasers are definitely making me want to do some reading!

    Here are 2 sentences from my debut release, Dangerous Ally:

    “Do you think it was easy for me,” Lucas asked, his voice falling to a whisper, “lying next to you the last two nights, knowing you were right there and I could just reach out and touch your soft skin? No other man in his right mind would have undergone that amount of torture."

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  26. This is from A HUNTER'S ANGEL (available July 20)

    “Bugs? There are two bad ass, crazy vampires out there and you’re afraid of bugs?”

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  27. I'm having so much fun reading all these. This is dangerous here, you know that?

    Here goes - my two sentences:

    There was no use trying to hide his revulsion. “Wood Nymph.”

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  28. I was like um how can I do this. I have two sentences they aren't dialogue though. But how is this?

    Amy is an Army Captain widowed with an eighteen month old daughter. Her daughter has been kidnapped and she can't give the police any more information without risking her and her daughter's life.

    Dialog hero here not Amy.

    "Captain Raines, are you still in ICU? Don't mention anything else and I'll arrange to be there in about an hour.

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    1. Nice job! There's no rule about dialogue...come by again.

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  29. Thank you, everyone, for sharing! Your lines are awesome, and I want to read them all!!!

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  30. Good Morning Everyone.... Sorry I'm late. Just two more sentences?

    The beginnings of a slow, secret smile tipped the corners of her mouth.
    "It's okay...I've won."

    Necessary Evil by Stephanie Freeman

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