Sunday, January 6, 2013

Six Sentence Sunday - The Second Chance Succubus - Waking up Dead

Happy Six Sentence Sunday and Happy New Year to you all! The wedding I attended was awesome and my brother is really happy. Yay! Thank you so much for visiting and taking the time to read this week's snippet as Six Sentence Sunday winds down. I really appreciate your time and the comments you leave for me. While my sixes aren't always right after each other, they are in chronological order.

In honor of a new year, I'm offering a snippet from  a new work in progress, a little cross-over paranormal romantic suspense with BDSM elements. The Second Chance Succubus starts with a grisly and curious murder in a swanky gentleman's club in Las Vegas. Here are the opening six sentences.

Drip, drip, drip.
The soft patter of liquid against a hard surface echoed in the silent room. A muted glow from recessed lighting barely touched the growing pool on the floor below the hanging silhouette. A soft hum filtered through the quiet space as the air conditioning units clicked on and the silent form swayed gently, twisting until the light illuminated the face.
Eyes wide and glassy, horror marked the slack features stretched around a ball gag. The arms had been bound behind the back, pressing the torso forward against the bands of the confining cage in which the body hung.

Now that guy had a bad night in Vegas. There are several great authors on the Six Sentence Sunday list and a few of my favorites are Karla DoyleSarah BallanceSilver JamesLaura Kaye, and Goran Zidar. Thank you for stopping by and happy reading! :)

33 comments:

  1. Ball gag, body, cage...wow, you've definitely mastered the horror and suspense.

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    1. Bwahahahaha! Thank you, Gem. I'm working on it. Trying to write things that make me nervous. :)

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  2. Holy Crap! You're not kidding. That's a bad night anywhere. Great six!

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    1. True enough. I'm glad I'm not in his shoes or cage, or whatever. lol Thanks, A.S. :)

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  3. Wow, that is one creepy six! Well done! :-)

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    1. Thank you, Jessica. This one might have to be read with the lights on. :)

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  4. Ewwww! Bad night - I should say so. Cracking stuff.

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    1. Thanks, Elin. What happens in Vegas... lol :)

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  5. I love how many senses you evoke in just a few lines. The murder itself sounds very grisly. Great description.

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    1. Thank you, Clare. I want the readers to feel like they're there in the room. :)

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  6. You write grisly so well! Very visual scene.

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  7. That is an excellent opening. Love the auditory detail.

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    1. Thank you, Eleri. I wanted to capture what someone would find if they walked in. :)

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  8. Holy cow!!! That's quite the opening. I can't wait to read more!

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    1. Yay! Thanks, Jess. I was a bit worried it'd be too grisly. Glad you liked it. :)

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  9. Yikes! Now that there's a grisly scene! You painted it so well!!

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  10. Love the title and what a heckava way to start this one! Dude! Well done, Siobhan!

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    1. Thanks, Silver. It has been a fun one to write. Lots of exciting things going on and I'm looking forward to showing it off. :D

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  11. Bad night? That's a teeny, weeny understatement!!!

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    1. Hehehe I try, Karysa. :) Master of subtlety, that's me. lol

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  12. Somehow I thought the body was a woman's until I read your bit at the end. Intentional?

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    1. No, not intentional. At the moment it's just a body. The reader can decide what sex it is - the next few lines after this bit clear it up. :)

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  13. Well that was gruesome. Nice imagery there, and you've certainly raised a lot of questions that demand answers. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks, Goran. Yay for questions. Hope to slowly answer them as the story goes. ;)

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  14. Great gruesome imagery and set up for what's to come. Intriguing, no doubt. Great six, Siobhan!

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  15. I love the suspense and the 'drip, drip, drip' is the perfect way to start the six. Nicely done and glad the wedding went well.

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  16. Wow - what a fantastic (if grim) description! Great six!

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