Sunday, August 28, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday--Into the Fire

Into the Fire's release date gets ever closer.  I'm anxiously awaiting October 5, 2011.  Until then, I hope to tempt readers with excerpts from this story about what happens when two chefs with a romantic past go head to head on a reality show.  In this scene, Shyann loses her focus on the competition because memories of Luke and her first kiss long ago invade her mind.


Goose bumps had run over her skin, as if announcing the significance of the kiss.  Now, as she came back to reality, she released a breath she hadn’t realized she’d been holding.  For a little while at least, they’d been great together.  But that kiss was nothing more than a memory now, and she would be better off forgetting it.

Mentally shaking herself, Shyann leaned her hands on the counter in front of her.  Its cool metal surface felt icy against her palms and reminded her that her company’s future was why she was really here. That was just what she needed, since she clearly didn’t have her head in the game.
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Here's a little more information about Into the Fire:



Months after he stole her affections—then her executive chef position—Shyann and Luke meet again under sizzling circumstances, competing head-to-head on a televised cooking show called Kitchen Twist. Each arrives with a motive: Luke intends to win back Shyann’s heart, even as she wants closure on the not-so-tasty heartbreak he once served up.

Luke knows culinary masterpieces require a delicate touch, but that knowledge is tossed out with the leftovers as he works to show Shyann he’s not such a bad guy. Now he pushes his skills to the limit to win the competition and satisfy a bet.

Can two top chefs resist each other as they move out of the pan and into the fire?

Happy Writing!

16 comments:

Amy said...

Great 6, Cherie! I love the premise of this story, and each excerpt makes me more anxious to read the whole thing!!

Amy Durham

Meg Maguire said...

Love the longing in this six…though I somehow doubt she's going to have any luck forgetting that troublesome kiss!

Liz said...

sounds delicious....makes me want more.
Liz

Sondra said...

Great inner conflict. I'm really looking forward to your book.

Taryn Kincaid said...

Nice.

Angela S. Stone said...

Great conflict! Fantastic six! I'm looking forward to more for sure!

xx
A.

Gem Sivad said...

Gotta brace and focus! Yep, great six. *nods*

Lucy Felthouse said...

Nice conflict. I like it! :)

Dee Carney said...

Nice six!

Suzie Quint said...

Perfect title for the story. I love stories where the characters have a history.

Cherie Marks said...

Thanks, everybody for the comments. I had such fun writing these characters. I can't wait to share them with the world on October 5th.

lexcade said...

They sound like a lot of fun. I can't wait to see how this turns out!

Monica Enderle Pierce said...

Great use of her immediate setting -- the cold counter -- to rein in her emotions. Like that a lot.

Carrie Ann Ryan said...

Love your six!

Zee Monodee said...

Oh, that must've been quite a kiss! I had goosebumps too. :)

1000th.monkey said...

That's right, get your head back in the game!