Sunday, December 11, 2011

SSS: Alice has an intruder

Welcome back for another peek at my Christmas fantasy, Ground Rules, just released by The Wild Rose Press. 

Alice wakes up and finds a tall, hunky blond guy in her kitchen, rummaging through her liquor cabinet. She hurls a succession of objects at him, to no avail:

At his wave, a wall of light caught each item and held it. The bizarre sight of her belongings drifting in sparkles like dust motes in sunlight made her head spin. Clenching her fists at her sides, she released a primal scream of terror.

From behind the curtain of light, he shot her a scowl. “What are you screaming for? Your liquor cabinet’s practically empty, and I haven’t had a drink in decades.”



Have a great week!

26 comments:

Ginger Simpson said...

Great six, Cate. I can visualize the things floating in the air like dust motes.

Jessica Subject said...

Intriguing six! :)

Gem Sivad said...

If this be Santa Claus, he's definitely changed his image. :)

Dee Carney said...

LOL. But he checked it out first!

Sherry Gloag said...

Oh :-) ROFL!!! This sounds like sucha fun book. Best wishes with your new release.

Joanne Stewart said...

I always love reading your snippets. They're always so wonderfully vivid. Great imagery and I love that last line. A guy with a sense of humor. Great six!

Megan Johns said...

Great six, Cate. Love the images you portray

Zee Monodee said...

Lol. Love the contrast between her apprehension and his matter-of-fact attitude! Great six :)

sue said...

Not ahd a drink in decades - hey - he's entitled!

gemma parkes said...

Ooh, who or what is he? Great six!

Siobhan Muir / Meg Palevich said...

Oh, that's bound to make a man surly! Fun six, Cate. :)

Angela Guillaume said...

I think that if someone did that to me, I'd be the one needing a drink. Love these six, Cate!

Vivien Dean said...

Great description! Well done. :)

Linda LaRoque said...

Great snippet, Cate! Dust motes indeed!

Jayel Kaye said...

wonderful six. The humor was great

angelaquarles.com said...

Love it, made me chuckle! Now wanna know more :)

Jasmine Aherne said...

Ha! Sounds fun!!!

Sandra Sookoo said...

lol loved his response. :-) I plan on getting this book at the next paycheck :-)

Alix said...

Awesome six!

Jenna said...

Loved his voice! I don't blame him for scowling if he hadn't had a drink in decades. Fantastic six.

melissamackinnon said...

Love this. So vivid and descriptive.

Krystal Wade said...

Great descriptions...and I have so many questions. Can't wait to read what's next!

Angela Brown said...

Your use of imagery is wonderful. I could picture the scene clearly. And the male character's voice. Screams of a man used to controlling things. And definitely one in need of a good drink:-)

homecomingbook said...

Wonder how old he really is, if he hasn't had a drink in decades.

Liia Ann White said...

Ooh intriguing!

Pippa Jay said...

I love how he's so laid back about it all!