Sunday, 10 July 2011

Six Sentence Sunday!

Hosted by Six Sunday.

The following 6 are from my Historical Novella set 1808: England. Although this novella may seem sweet, think veiled deception! It's really very risque.

Her Favoured Captain.

A tentative smile creased his face and something stirred within her as it never had before, and out of her depth, floundering in his honesty, words flowed from the heart. “Fondness has been far from Ned’s thoughts for a long while,” she said, eyes drifting to his ship at anchor. “And you, back then . . . a soldier too?”
  “Lieutenant, in his majesty’s Royal Navy.”
Her eyes levelled on his again, and something about them implied him genuine. “Then why are you now a buccaneer?”          

Below is the book trailer for "Her Favoured Captain".

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Ellie Garratt said...

Fantastic six sentences - I could feel the emotions a I read. Have a great week!

Francine Howarth said...

Hi Ellie,

I love play on emotions, and if characters within books don't have them, don't reveal them they don't feel like real people to me. They would be mere author puppets. ;)


Jessica K said...

Well, he has some explaining to do! Thanks for sharing.

Amy Jarecki said...

Love the book trailer! Very clever, and made me want to read your book (yea!!!) I'm working on putting one together a trailer for my novel, Koicto, a Native American historical novel with romantic elements, to be released in December. Visit my blog:

J.C. Martin said...

A buccaneer! Cool six!

Cassandra Carr said...

Just getting back into historicals. Nice six!

Cate Masters said...

Good question! Can't wait to find out his answer. Nice six.

Luxie Ryder said...

Lovely six! Great trailer too :)

Francine Howarth said...

Hi ladies, and thanks for stopping by to comment. It's my first time at 6SS, and fun it is, too. ;)


Sondra said...

Welcome to 6SS from a fellow newbie. I loved your 6. Her evasive response about Ned (at least it seemed that way out of context) and then her blunt question to the bucaneer was a nice touch. And your trailer has me sold.

Bree said...

Cool six! I enjoyed it!

Anonymous said...

Ah, buccaneers!

Lauri J Owen said...

Sounds like things are pretty complicated just below the surface.

Francine Howarth said...

Thanks Sondra, Bree, Ursula and Laura, for stopping by. It's much appreciated.


Lynne Murray said...

Hi Francine, welcome to Six Sunday! I love the undercurrents in your except. The heroine seems quite self- possessed considering that she's facing down an outlaw. Intriguing six!
Write on!

Francine Howarth said...

Hi Lynne,

Emerald thinks she has the upper hand: it's her brother's land! ;)


1000th.monkey said...

I like the use of water words in like *floundered in his honesty* or *eyes drifting*... very appropriate since it's about boats/captains/pirates :)

Francine Howarth said...

Hi 1000th Monkey,

Thanks ever so for dropping by. I guess the atmosphere of time and place surfed over me in waves of tumbling words! ;)