Sunday, May 13, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday

It's Six Sentence Sunday again.
Today I've chosen six sentences from my novel, Perfect Score, which is a non-explicit, m/m suspense/romance. It was a finalist in the 2012 EPIC eBook Awards in the Mainstream category and it was also a Honorary Mention in the 2011 Rainbow Awards in the General Fiction category.


Here's when 12 year-old Sam first meets his saviour and mentor, Itinerant Dan:


His name was Itinerant Dan. “But you can call me Itinerant for short.” He swigged a long draft from a bottle of clear liquid, the fumes of which made Sam's head swim. Itinerant looked like so many on the street—dirty, smelly, hairy, ageless, in need of a dentist and with more than a whiff of insanity about him—but his eyes were bright with life that hadn't quite been snuffed out. “Here,” he handed Sam a moth-eaten blanket which smelt of a thousand unwashed bodies, “someone always dies at night— we'll get their shirt and pants.”

You can read more on the Publisher's site.

19 comments:

  1. I love Perfect Score Sue, It's a story that stays in your mind long after you've read it

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  2. Great descriptions and love the last sentence "someone always dies at night - we'll get their shirt and pants." It's funny but horribly sad at the same time. I'll definitely check out your book. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Thank you Cat! I hope you like it Elise :-)

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  4. Wow, intense and gripping - terrific six! Makes me want to know more for sure.

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  5. Vivid descriptions, wow! Makes me want to read more! Great six!

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  6. Very intriguing! I enjoyed this excerpt. :)

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  7. I can see why so many liked it. Just from those six sentences, I can see how powerful it is.

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  8. Wow. Just...wow. What a powerful image and clear depiction of character. I can see why this won awards, too! I...wow.

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    1. Appreciate your comment, Silver

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  9. Wow! Humor and drama at once. You have me intrigued!

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    1. Well, you know how to do that Dianne :-)

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  10. Excellent Six. I love the "whiff of insanity."

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  11. Now that's interesting! I wonder what happens that night...

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    1. ah...it's more what happens in the rest of Sam's life!

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