Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Picking Up the Gauntlet

Therese Walsh, author of The Last Will of Moira Leahy and co-founder of Writer Unboxed, recently threw down a gauntlet. It was picked up by Jan O'Hara of Tartitude fame, who passed it on to me (and six others). 

Here are the details of the challenge:

1. Go to the 77th page of your work-in-progress or latest book.
2. Count down 7 lines.
3. Copy the 7 sentences that follow, and post them.
4. Tag 7 other writers.

Here are my seven sentences from THE GODDESS OF MICHIGAN AVENUE

Mini set-up: 

Willa, the heroine, isn't completely over Sloan, her ex-husband. 

Dante, her long-time best friend, aims to change that...

           “You smell so good,” Dante murmured. “Like Christmas trees and cocoa.”
             “That’s not cocoa, it’s Tino’s tiramisu.” As if it mattered.
            “I love tiramisu,” he whispered, his mouth closing over hers.
            She was lost. Someone groaned softly, and then the world narrowed to the place their lips met. Willa remembered the first time Sloan had kissed her. His lips had been gentle, his tongue hesitant, his fumbling caresses awkward and sweet.
            Dante’s kisses devoured her. 

Here are my seven choices to play the game: 

You’re all welcome to post your own lines below OR on your own blog, where you can link and tag your seven next victims. (If you're too busy writing to play, no worries!)

If I haven’t tagged you and you'd like to play, please DO post your entry in the comment field below.


Jan O'Hara (Tartitude) said...

Ooh, heat within such a small excerpt. Well done, Becke. I can't wait until you sell this one.

Becke Davis said...

I'm glad you picked page 77 and not page 80 or so!

Robena Grant said...

I feel sad that I can't play. : ( All of my writer friends are against being tagged for these kinds of things, and we have all taken the vow to never ever send a chain letter email. Ha ha. So I guess you will have to find another person to take my place. But thank you for thinking of me, Becke. Hope all is going well with you.

Becke Davis said...

Oh geez, Robena - I wasn't thinking of it as a chain letter, but I guess it is kind of! I totally understand!

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