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Posted at Jan 27, 2013 7:30 am in A Good Time, romance, Shannyn Schroeder, six sentence Sunday, writing
From A Good Time, a few paragraphs later than what I posted last week, Griffin and Indy are still at the house for sale. He’s met her on the staircase and has closed the distance between them.
Griffin ran a finger down the pearl buttons of her blouse. “Not as bad as the clothes you wore yesterday during dinner, but not nearly as sexy as the barmaid outfit.”
Her breath caught and she halfway wanted him to flick the buttons open. She couldn’t tell him to stop. Her voice wouldn’t work. Because I want this.
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Posted at Jan 20, 2013 7:30 am in A Good Time, romance, Shannyn Schroeder, six sentence Sunday, writing
From A Good Time, Indy is showing Griffin a house, one that she personally really likes, but once again, he’s uninterested. At least in the house.
“You sure you don’t want to check out the bedrooms?”
He raised his eyebrows and she realized it sounded like an invitation. She’d never had to worry about screening her words as much as she did with him. Maybe it was her subconscious telling her something.
“You know what I mean.”
“Do I?” he asked, taking a step up and closer to her.
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Posted at Jan 13, 2013 7:30 am in A Good Time, romance, Shannyn Schroeder, six sentence Sunday, writing
From A Good Time, Griffin kisses Indy for the first time after leaving Quinn’s house.
She smiled up at him, golden eyes reflecting the streetlights. On impulse, he lowered his lips to hers. Her heady scent grabbed him and he pressed her against the car.
She tasted even better than he imagined. He expected light and breezy, but found her spicy and secretive. He braced his hands on the car behind her, trapping her with his body and preventing himself from grabbing her. His fingers wanted to tangle in her long hair.
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Posted at Jan 6, 2013 7:30 am in A Good Time, romance, Shannyn Schroeder, six sentence Sunday, writing
Another sample from A Good Time. Griffin has endured an uncomfortable family dinner with Quinn and Indy’s father. Quinn made chocolate cake that Indy literally moans over. She offers Griffin a forkful so he can taste how fabulous it is.
“You have to close your eyes to get the full effect.”
He started to lower his lids, but stopped. “The fork better make it into my mouth, not my face or my shirt.”
She grinned. “That’s childish. I’m being a grown up today. And as tempting as it might be, I wouldn’t waste this chocolate cake.”
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Posted at Dec 30, 2012 7:30 am in A Good Time, romance, Shannyn Schroeder, six sentence Sunday, writing
From A Good Time (I hope my editor doesn’t decide on a different title – I’m getting used to this one). Griffin has agreed to meet with his father.
Griffin answered the door, and the shock at seeing his father registered in his brain, like looking into a funhouse mirror that instantly aged him.
Malcolm looked good. Thinner than Griffin remembered, and grayer, but the charming smile, so much like his own, was the same.
“Griffin.” He entered the room with his arms spread.
Here came the deplorable exaggeration of affection.
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Posted at Dec 23, 2012 7:30 am in A Good Time, romance, Shannyn Schroeder, six sentence Sunday, writing
From Book 2 (A Good Time), Griffin just received an unexpected phone call from his estranged father:
Griffin’s shoulder muscles knotted. Dad. As if his life needed more complications. “What do you want?”
“Now, is that any way to talk to your old man when we haven’t spoken in three years?”
“With you it’s always the appropriate response.”
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Posted at Dec 16, 2012 7:30 am in A Good Time, romance, Shannyn Schroeder, six sentence Sunday, writing
Since More Than This is out in a few weeks, I thought I’d use my next book for Six Sentence Sunday. Tentatively titled A Good Time, the book is Indy and Griffin’s story. For those following along, Indy is Quinn’s sister and Griffin is Ryan’s best friend. They both appear in More Than This.
Indy is a real estate agent and she’s trying to find a house for Griffin. Although she is doing her best to keep things professional between them, he fights her on it. In this scene, Griffin has just caught her stripping her pantyhose off in the street because she got hot.
One eyebrow rose above his sunglasses. “When something interests me, I go after it.”
“Even if it’s unattainable?”
“Nothing is unattainable.”
She straightened. “We’ll see.”
He slid his glasses to the top of his head. Dark brown eyes bore into her and no longer held amusement. “Be warned. I always get my way.”
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Posted at Dec 9, 2012 7:30 am in More Than This, romance, Shannyn Schroeder, six sentence Sunday, writing
From More Than This — After indulging in a few signature drinks at Ryan’s bar, Quinn’s a little drunk. She’s mad at Ryan because she didn’t know he owned the bar and he swept Indy off the stage after her karaoke performance.
He slid her glass of water closer, hoping she’d take the hint. “That made you mad?”
“Yeah, but I can’t remember why. You’re such a good kisser. Your mouth is the best I’ve had since . . . ever.”
Ryan looked at the unfocused glaze in her eyes and tried to ignore her words.
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Posted at Dec 2, 2012 7:30 am in More Than This, romance, Shannyn Schroeder, six sentence Sunday, writing
From More Than This — Quinn is at The Twilight Club for karaoke, not knowing that Ryan also owns this bar. Indy has just finished singing an emotional song and Quinn sees Ryan helping Indy off the stage.
Ryan didn’t look like Ryan tonight. He was dressed in all black—pants and a collarless button-down shirt, the top two buttons undone. She was used to seeing him in jeans and a T-shirt. It didn’t occur to her to imagine him wearing anything else. She became aware of the crowd, nudging each other and pointing in Ryan and Indy’s direction. The way they were huddled together, they did appear to be a couple. The same irritation pricked her. Rationally, she knew it was stupid, but she couldn’t control her emotions.
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Posted at Nov 25, 2012 7:30 am in More Than This, romance, Shannyn Schroeder, six sentence Sunday, writing
From More Than This — Ryan is discussing setting up a speed dating event at O’Leary’s for Quinn:
(Griffin responds) “Isn’t your bar already a place where people go to pick up strangers?”
“The format takes the awkwardness out of it. I think it’d be easier for shy people.”
“Like Quinn. I can’t believe you’re trying to . . . woo her.”
“Woo? Who the fuck says that?”
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