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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday

Greetings, salutations, and a hundred thousand welcomes!

Well, at the moment, my book is in the hands of beta readers for editing and going over, and so that's keeping things going. The end of the line's in sight, so to speak, and it took long enough for Heaven & Hell to come to fruition. In the meantime, I think, I'd say it's a good time for another Six Sentence Sunday. This little bit is from early in the book, with my two main characters, Devon and Stryker meeting up for the first time in the book. Enjoy, and let me know what you think!

Leicester Square, London

She turned, heading for the exit, and he followed, past the customs lines and into the Arrivals space. They weaved in and out of the crowd in silence, until they reached the exit. There was a light rain falling outside.
“What a surprise,” he remarked with a straight face. “Rain in London.”
“Go to hell, Stryker,” she told him, her lips curling into a smile.

And this is Collin Beishir's updated ad for the book; he's an outstanding graphic designer, and I've really enjoyed what he's come up with. You can find him at his Facebook page or at his website for Beishir Media.


  1. I like the ad. It's hard to judge a whole book by six sentences but it sounds exciting. Why is Devon so crabby?

  2. Ah, feeding Collin's ego again! (He did do a good job, didn't he?)

    And good choice for your Six Sentences. It will make readers wonder about those two!

  3. @Deb: thanks! One of the big things for me starting out was to establish a bantering relationship between Stryker and Devon. He doesn't take things as seriously as she does, and she's often doing that "will you shut up already" sort of response, but the two have this underlying respect.

    @Norma: he really did!

  4. I'm almost finished reading it. It's so good!! And, the cover is one of the things that makes a person buy a particular book. If the cover isn't up to par, then sometimes, neither is the book. Yours is definitely a winner...on all counts.

  5. Love the dynamic between the two.

  6. Sir Wills, what I've read so far in Heaven and great. As for Collin, he does excellent work. What he's doing for my book cover is awesome.

  7. Good conflict between the characters here, William. I like the cover and sounds interesting!

  8. Haha! Ah yes, rain in London. Quel surprise.

    This 'summer', all it's done is rain.

  9. "They weaved in and out of the crowd in silence"

    Very strong visual here. Nice work.

  10. @Beth: thanks!

    @Kelly: they do that a lot!

    @Shelly: I look forward to seeing what Collin does for you!

    @Lorelei: thanks!

    @Talli: I couldn't resist!

    @Diane: thank you!

  11. Nice excerpt! I'm clueless when it comes to cover art; I deal with words rather than actual images. This looks like it corresponds with the book contents and that's what we all want, isn't it?

  12. William congrats on the closing stretch! I can't wait to read Heaven and Hell! I've read so many bits and pieces, I'm ready for the whole book;)! BTW, great looking ad by Collin!

  13. @Cheryl: I'd have been completely lost without Collin's work on this one.

    @Maria: it's taken me long enough to get it written, but I'm getting good feedback from the beta readers.

  14. Good luck with the book, William. Looking forward to helping you promote it! :D


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