Saturday, June 16, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday, June 17

Some very good news: I sold BY HOOK OR BY CROOK! Yay-uh! My comic contemporary romance with gangsters will be published by The Wild Rose Press. The contract is signed but I don't have a release date or any other info. In celebration, here's a snippet from that book. My h/h, Joe and Ivy, are in a remote cabin, on the run from gangsters, when they hear an ominous noise outside and realize they may not be alone:

Joe disappeared into the bedroom. A minute later, he came out, tucking a handgun into the back waistband of his jeans.
"You have a gun?" Ivy was shocked. "Why did you bring a gun just to help find my sister?"
"It comes in handy in case I need to shoot somebody," he said, his expression grim.

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16 comments:

Donna Cummings said...

Love the last line. :) And congrats on the sale -- that's exciting!

Vonnie Davis said...

A new contract! Awesome news. Great six, by the way. Love it.

Karla Doyle said...

Yay, congrats on the contract!
Good comeback about the gun, Joe. Lol

Paula Martin said...

Comgrats on the new contract - woohoo! Love his 'stating the obvious' reply to her!

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Congratulations on the new contract! How exciting!

I loved your hero's comeback. Well if you ask the obvious...lol

Joanne Stewart said...

hahaha! I love this response! So casual, like it's an everyday thing for him. Fabulous.

congrats on the contract! Very awesome news!

Sandra Sookoo said...

Nice snippet. Congrats on the contract!

Eleri Stone said...

LOL. Evasive but funny.

Jess Schira said...

Whoo Hoo! Great news on the contract. I really liked this week's six, though I can't help thinking that Ivy should have some sort of physical reaction when she sees the gun, widening eyes, increased pulse rate, rocking back to here heels. Just a thought :)

Calisa Rhose said...

Great last line! Love this. Congrats on your contract Linda! :)

Mackenzie Crowne said...

Great last line, Linda, and bells, whistles, and hoots on the contract. You, go girl.

angelaquarles.com said...

LOL. Love Joe. You can almost hear him saying 'well, duh!'

Sarah Ballance said...

I *love* this! He's my kind of guy!

Sarah Ballance said...

I forgot to say CONGRATULATIONS on your sale! YAY!

Linda Morris said...

Thanks, everybody! I'm pretty excited about this one. And Jess, it's funny: I wrote this a year ago, but when I was creating this post, I thought that I needed some physical reaction as well! Ah, well, that's what edits are for.

Sandy Nachlinger said...

Great scene. I really like the humor.
Congratulations on your sale! I'll be watching for your book.

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