Sunday, September 4, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday--Into the Fire

Into the Fire's release date is so close.  October 5, 2011 will be here before I know it.  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, the director tries to get them fired up for the competition.
Then he turned toward the set and, just as the harried woman from earlier came running back in, addressed Shyann and Luke.  "I really need you two to heat up the competition.  A little playful trash talk, some sabotage, hell, the show is about the best food for a date.  Kiss if the mood hits you."
Their gazes collided for one heated moment, and Shyann barely checked a shiver at the thought of his mouth on hers.  That would no longer be her first choice for must-see-TV, would it?
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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!

12 comments:

Heather Thurmeier said...

Great snippet! October really will be here before you know it!

Cate Masters said...

But what about off camera? :) Fun snippet! Congrats on your upcoming release!

Paula Martin said...

Great six. Bet they're really going to heat up the competition!

Cara McKenna said...

Love love love the crucible of reality TV! A pretty specific crucible, granted, but I just adore the contrast between on-screen / off-screen, the show versus reality, the orchestration of a "genuine" glimpse at people. I'm such a voyeur. Great six, and cool concept.

Cara Bristol said...

I, too, love the reality-TV show concept. Can't wait to read Into the Fire. Putting in on my advance TBR list.

Taryn Kincaid said...

Love the concept and the writing. Release date will be here before you know it!

Zee Monodee said...

Love how this excerpt heats up the competition! Poor Shyann... :)

Sandra Sookoo said...

Sounds like a really good book :-)

Amy said...

What a great six, Cherie! I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to reading the whole story! Must-see TV, indeed!!

lexcade said...

I love this concept sooooo sooooo much. Can't wait to read the whole thing!

Monica Enderle Pierce said...

Love the complexity of this situation. Everything's being manipulated!

Hailey Edwards said...

Interesting concept and the characters don't seem to mind if they get a little face-time. ;)