Sunday, September 9, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday 9-9-12 - An Infamous Marriage

An Infamous Marriage releases November 5 from Carina Press, so between now and then I'm posting weekly Six Sentence Sunday excerpts. This week, the last six sentences of the prologue:

He would close his eyes, think of Sarah or Marie-Rose or Hannah, and get Elizabeth with child. With any luck she’d bear a son on the first attempt and they could go back to avoiding each other. He’d wager Elizabeth would be as glad to see the back of him as he would to be quit of her. 
He’d been a fool to marry her on such a slight acquaintance. A deathbed promise was no way to choose a wife, and he had been ten thousand kinds of a fool to agree to it. Yet it had seemed such an excellent notion at the time…


21 comments:

  1. Well, she's got plans of her own for when she sees him again...

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  2. I'm with Eleri - poor Elizabeth! Hopefully things will work themselves out to make both people happier than they expect at this moment! Great six!

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    1. They've got a lot to forgive each other, but they also don't know each other half so well as they think at this point.

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  3. I'm very intrigued by their relationship, or lack there of! I also want to know more about Elizabeth and what she's done to deserve such scorn!

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    1. We'll be seeing more of her in the weeks to come...

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  4. He just might lose that wager in the long run... ;) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Yep, he's got a lot to learn about his wife. :-)

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  5. Interesting insight into what looks like a relationship doomed from the start!

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    1. They've both got a lot of forgiving and rebuilding to do, for sure.

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  6. Aww...I can see where this one will probably go and certainly like it a LOT! Good luck with your release.

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  7. A very intriguing six! Love the inner dialogue of your hero!

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  8. Congrats on your coming release. And I say, poor hero. I see endless opportunities for Elizabeth to make him eat his inner words. Nice job.

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    1. She definitely has her own agenda for when they meet again...

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  9. Interesting. Was the deathbed promise just to get married and have a son as heir, or was Elizabeth included in the deal? ;) Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Elizabeth was his best friend's widow, so she was definitely a key part of the deal. :-)

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  10. I am so slow. I'm just finishing up my rounds from last week's 6SS and it's almost time for the next one. LOL That said, congrats on your upcoming release and the chance to preorder. I love the setup to this story that you presented in this six. I have the feeling he's in for a big surprise. ;)

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