Welcome to my FIRST “Six Sentence Sunday”. Thank you for visiting and especially for any comments you might leave me.
This six comes from my debut novel, a romantic suspense, The P.U.R.E., to be published by J Taylor Publishing in April 2012. P.U.R.E stands for Previously Undetected Recruiting Error, by the way.
In this scene, our heroine, Gayle, arrives at the offices of her employer, Anderson Blakely, CPA’s. Jon is a close co-worker. Gayle made a shocking discovery about her very private but platonic friend the day before and has been prepping to appear unfazed.
The next morning, Jon had his head down working when I arrived. I dropped my purse with a loud thud, and slipped off my jacket. A mellow version of Billy Idol’s Rebel Yell wormed its way in my head, and demanded I sing along. Why anyone thought piping bad elevator music into an office made sense had always stumped me. We were accountants not savages.
“Good morning, Jon.”
If you enjoyed that, I hope you’ll pick up a copy of The P.U.R.E. right after you file your tax return next year, on or around April 16, 2012 when it releases. I promise you a lot more humor, romance, intrigue and even a little action. Psst…there’s also some sex. Shhhh….
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Haaaaaa! accountants not savages. Riiiiiiiiiiiight. 🙂
We’re not, we’re not!! Though a Mormon Tabernacle Choir rendition of Rebel Yell can certainly rouse us. This is one of those bits that I’ve plucked from real life. I was Gayle.
I love the voice and tone of this piece — and, of course, the last line. It’s all good.
Yay! My first glimpse at The P.U.R.E. Can’t wait for this one to come out. 🙂
Thank ye kindly, Julie! 🙂
Hey, great six! I’m looking forward to reading this one next year. 🙂
Thanks, Jo. April seems a long ways off alas.
this is great! I’m forced to agree with Aimee on that point. Lol.
Thanks, Ryan. I suppose we all have a little bit of a savage in us no matter how crisp our button downs or how tailored our suits.
Lol – why can’t accountants be savages? I wonder… Loved your voice 🙂
Heh-heh… Thanks, Zee.
Loved this. Great six.
Thank you, Carrie Ann!
“We were accountants, not savages.” — Cute!
Welcome to SSS! My first week, too. Congrats on your sale!
Thank you, Ruthie! I’m thrilled about this one.
Welcome to SSS.
Love your voice here. Relaxed and easy going with maybe a touch of snark for fun.
Thanks, Lindsay. I don’t think the public would buy a book about CPAs if there wasn’t some tongue-in-cheek humor, snark, and irony. There’s guns and sex too. I’m not totally lacking in knowledge of what the savage readers want. LOL
Welcome, welcome 🙂
“…accountants not savages…”
What a wonderful line! …if your humour is that good throughout the story, I’m sure it will be an excellent read 🙂
Thank you, 1000th.monkey! I’m big on humour so there is definitely a healthy dose in the story.
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Hey Claire, it was my first week too. Coming from the corporate world I identify completely with Gayle. Much luck with it, I look forward to next week’s entry.
Thank you so much, Sandra! My goal is to become to public accounting what Grisham was/is to trial law. Gotta aim high, right?