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Six Sentence Sunday #3


Greetings, Kittens!

Here we are again for Six Sentence Sunday. I'd planned to give you more from A WAY TO A DRAGON'S HEART, but then I noticed the date. It's July 3rd and I have a new release tomorrow July 4th that it would be a shame not to share. We'll head back to Kryssa next week, but let's take a look at how Marshal Mackenzie Matthews is doing in DAWN'S EARLY LIGHT. Available
HERE tomorrow.

I was going to offer a bit of set-up, but I think even without context, the moment speaks for itself in a way I rather like.

Enjoy.
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Mackenzie tried to stall but couldn’t remember how. “To see if I could get away with it; because if what you said was true, you wouldn’t be upset.”

“I’m not upset.”

For the first time in the months of being together, of growing closer, he wasn’t entirely sure about that, and that was the allure. It finally clicked why everyone danced so close to the edge, stepping in time to her mercurial nature. The heightened awareness had his heart in this throat, and his body flooded his system with an adrenaline equivalent somewhere between coming in public and petting a tiger.

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romancingalix.wordpress.com
Jul. 3rd, 2011 07:28 am (UTC)
Wow, what a fantastic adrenaline surge, I loved your description. Fantastic six, Thank you.
xakara
Jul. 3rd, 2011 08:23 pm (UTC)
Fear-tinged pleasure, there's nothing quite like it! :)

Thanks!

~X
(Anonymous)
Jul. 3rd, 2011 09:48 am (UTC)
Definitely a tight spot to be in! LOL! Loved that last line!

Kathleen Grieve
www.kathleengrieve.com
xakara
Jul. 3rd, 2011 08:23 pm (UTC)
Yep, and he put himself there accidently, but was happy to arrive. *grin*

~X
SGrimmAuthor
Jul. 3rd, 2011 10:05 am (UTC)
Love it!
Fabulous last line! I'll be checking this one out tomorrow. Congratulations on it's release!

P.S. I fixed my 6SS so it's not longer 4 lines. Sheesh, that's what I get posting when I'm still half asleep.

~Sarah
xakara
Jul. 3rd, 2011 08:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Love it!
Thanks! I felt it conveyed things just right. However great the pleasure of the moment, there's still that "Oh My GOD" factor to it.

Thanks for those extra lines! :)

~X
Paula Martin
Jul. 3rd, 2011 10:11 am (UTC)
Love your description of his adrenaline equivalent :-)
xakara
Jul. 3rd, 2011 08:25 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad! I'd hoped that it came through and everyone immediately got it. So happy to know it worked! :)

~X
fairytales81
Jul. 3rd, 2011 10:31 am (UTC)
Nice description in this snippet. Am intrigued to know what this is all about. Good luck with the release, too!
xakara
Jul. 3rd, 2011 08:26 pm (UTC)
Intrigued, good, that means it was a perfect choice. *grin*

~X

Edited at 2011-07-03 08:26 pm (UTC)
jsubject
Jul. 3rd, 2011 10:54 am (UTC)
An intriguing excerpt! Congrats on your release tomorrow!
xakara
Jul. 3rd, 2011 08:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'm excited. It seems like I've been waiting forever for it to come out. :)

~X
Gem Sivad
Jul. 3rd, 2011 11:20 am (UTC)
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His awareness and adrenaline rush "between coming in public and petting a tiger,"--great line.
xakara
Jul. 3rd, 2011 08:27 pm (UTC)
Re: SSS
:D! I'm just so happy that line worked and immediately clicked with everyone!

~X
JoAnne Kenrick
Jul. 3rd, 2011 12:50 pm (UTC)
Love the cover! Is that hot or what? And the colors...so pretty!
Happy release day for tomorrow...how awesome, having a book release on 4th of July. That's pretty special, eh? Hope you've got some ace ways to celebrate all lined up :)
xakara
Jul. 3rd, 2011 08:31 pm (UTC)
It's incredibly awesome to have the story come out tomorrow! Beyond just being a holiday release, the story itself starts on July 2nd and ends just after midnight of July 4th, so it was beautiful to get the release date!

I love my cover too! I don't know how I'm going to give it up. It might have to be my permanent avatar because I'm so attached! :)

~X
graylinfox.com
Jul. 3rd, 2011 12:56 pm (UTC)
I LOVE "somewhere between coming in public and petting a tiger." Just beautifully written.
xakara
Jul. 3rd, 2011 08:34 pm (UTC)
It's one of my favorite lines in DAWN'S EARLY LIGHT! It covered everything I felt that moment would be. Thank you so much for the compliment!

~X
(Anonymous)
Jul. 3rd, 2011 01:00 pm (UTC)
Congrats on release day tomorrow!
Fantastic description! Wow that is a great cover. Happy release day tomorrow!
xakara
Jul. 3rd, 2011 08:36 pm (UTC)
Re: Congrats on release day tomorrow!
I just love it! She nailed my cover and it's so awesome that even shrunk to avatar size, the two men in the back are clear and beautiful and *happy sigh*, it's just a great cover. I love it! Thank you.

~X
(Anonymous)
Jul. 3rd, 2011 01:18 pm (UTC)
Great six. Umm, sorry, not sure how to get this comment form to let me comment as me. Marie.
xakara
Jul. 3rd, 2011 08:39 pm (UTC)
Hey, Marie! Sorry it wouldn't let you post. I keep trying to see what the problem is, but doesn't come up for me on any of our computers or through any of our browser options. I'll have to have someone walk me through excatly what they're seeing so I can find out it's it's LJ or something I have in place.

Thanks for commenting despite it being unfriendly! :)

~X
Taryn Kincaid
Jul. 3rd, 2011 02:04 pm (UTC)
Great illumination of the characters here. Best wishes on the release!
xakara
Jul. 3rd, 2011 08:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, Taryn! I can't wait to have it out in the world. I really want to talk about it with readers and get their take on the configurations and developments. :)

~X
(Anonymous)
Jul. 3rd, 2011 02:38 pm (UTC)
Intriguing snippet!

I know it's early, but happy release day!!
xakara
Jul. 3rd, 2011 08:41 pm (UTC)
Early works for me! Thank you very much! :)

~X
(Anonymous)
Jul. 3rd, 2011 03:01 pm (UTC)
Enjoyable six. Beautiful cover. Congrats on your release.

Cara Bristol
http://www.carabristol.com
xakara
Jul. 3rd, 2011 08:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you, thank you and thank you! *grin*

I can't explain how odd it's been writing book 3 when book 2 wasn't out and I had no feedback on it. I know that it's what I have to look forward to, because the same thing will happen with book 4, it's just...strange. I'm glad I'll hear something before I turn in 3 and dive into 4.

~X
Hailey Edwards
Jul. 3rd, 2011 03:56 pm (UTC)
Now that is an interesting combination of experiences.

Happy early release day!
xakara
Jul. 3rd, 2011 08:46 pm (UTC)
Indeed it is. I've done one, now I just need to do the other at some point to be sure that I was right. *grin* Thanks!

~X
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