Six Sentence Sunday 9/30/12

30 Sep

Welcome to Six Sentence Sunday!  Thank you for taking the time to visit.  This week I’d like to share my 11th snippet from my contemporary romance Two-Timing the Boss which is available in print and ebook from The Wild Rose Press. I can’t believe it’s been 11 weeks of teasers from this story…time is flying by 🙂

I love reading comments, so please let me know what you think of my six.

QUICK SET UP: Again I’ve jumped ahead.

Farah just had a fight with Keller regarding an uncomplimentary article in a magazine about his plans on demolishing the hospital—but she doesn’t know all the facts and Keller isn’t sharing.  When she emerges from his office still spitting fire, she finds Robin—Keller’s long time receptionist—who is more like a mother figure than an employee. Robin starts off this snippet. She wants to set a few twisted facts straight regarding Keller’s business dealings and what the press has to say about all the people who’ve become ‘jobless’ at his hands.

“Those employees didn’t bother to mention that they were offered several choices, a great severance package, or an option to transfer to another position within Donovan Enterprises. Never mind the fact Keller would help them return to college to start fresh if they wanted.” Each word Robin uttered pierced through Farah with bullet-like accuracy and reduced her to the size of a peanut.

How much more of a wake-up call did she need? What a heel she’d been. For some reason the press had it out for Keller Donovan, and she had fed right into it, like so many others.

Had Farah misjudged Keller from the start? Is an apology in order?

I hope you enjoyed these six.  For more great snippets please go to SIX SENTENCE SUNDAY.  Or join in the fun next week with six of your own.

Happy Reading!


Two Timing the Boss @ The Wild Rose Press



Two Timing the Boss on Amazon in print or ebook

EBOOK on Barnes & Noble

BLURB for Two-Timing the Boss:

Farah Smith is on a mission: secure the funds for her twin sister’s surgery.  She’ll do whatever it takes to succeed.  Even if that means putting her values aside to work for a man she finds morally bankrupt.  But when the real Farah meets her new boss, she wonders if she’ll be able to resist his sexy advances long enough to help her sister.

From the blonde wig, to the stilettos strapped around her ankles, Farah’s a clone of Keller Donovan’s harem of past assistants.  She can’t believe she’s let herself be talked into the disguise, let alone working for the man planning to demolish the hospital her sister so desperately needs, but the salary he offers is the only way she’ll be able to afford her sister’s surgery.  The moment Farah meets Keller she realizes her most daunting task isn’t typing, spreadsheets or organizing travel arrangements, but fighting the growing attraction toward a man whose ruthlessness is legendary in the boardroom as well as the bedroom.

Determined not to end up in a disastrous marriage like his divorced parents, Keller believes all relationships should have a shelf life of sixth months or less.  But when he meets Farah, all bets are off.  He not only wants her to continue as his personal assistant, but his own private bed warmer.  Unfortunately, his offer of an affair doesn’t sit well with her fairytale dreams or the strangled hold gripping his heart.


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68 responses to “Six Sentence Sunday 9/30/12

  1. Tory Michaels (@ToryMichaels)

    September 30, 2012 at 5:58 am

    Great six!

  2. K.E. Saxon

    September 30, 2012 at 6:50 am

    Oh, man, this book sounds so good! I bought it (as you know), and can’t wait to dig into it. Just to give you an idea how long it might be before I actually do so: I bought Monica Enderle Pierce’s book, Girl Under Glass, at least a month (maybe two? I’ve lost count), and I’m only halfway through, because I can only sneak a few minutes every day or so to read. (Her book is awesome by the way…Highly recommend it).

    • ChristineWarner

      September 30, 2012 at 9:25 am

      I’m so excited you bougth Two Timing the Boss..and believe me…lol..I know all about time restrainsts. You should see my TBR pile. I hate to admit it but I have several books I’ve bought close to a year ago still teetering on top. I can’t wait to read them but I just need more hours in the day.

      And thanks for the recommendation on Monica’s book. I’ve been following along on SSS and I’m loving all her snippets.

  3. Sabrina Garie

    September 30, 2012 at 7:49 am

    The description of Farrah’s feelings are spot on.No question of an apology, its the only place she has to go. Great six.

    • ChristineWarner

      September 30, 2012 at 10:02 am least if you’re a responsible, upstanding gal like Farah 🙂 Glad you came by Sabrina!

  4. Sarah W

    September 30, 2012 at 8:25 am

    Oh, that’s the worst kind of embarrassment! I love scenes like this. 🙂

  5. Donna Cummings

    September 30, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Great six. I love when the character gets a chance to change their mind. 🙂

    • ChristineWarner

      September 30, 2012 at 10:21 am

      It’s always a good self realization for them! Thanks for coming by Donna.

  6. Cara Bristol

    September 30, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Like the analogy that it reduced her to a size of a peanut. Nice.

  7. Sandra Bunino (@SandraBunino)

    September 30, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Love those ah-ha moments! I’m sure she’ll make it right. Super six!

  8. A.S. Fenichel

    September 30, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Oh boy, she’s going to have to talk another look at her first impressions. Great six!

    • ChristineWarner

      September 30, 2012 at 10:38 am

      Just goes to show you that you can’t always judge a person by what you hear! Glad you came by.

  9. Karen Michelle Nutt

    September 30, 2012 at 10:02 am

    To be so wrong about a person—I see an apology in the future. Great six!!

    • ChristineWarner

      September 30, 2012 at 10:39 am

      For sure…glad Robin set her straight though 🙂

  10. Sara Walter Ellwood

    September 30, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Great six, Christine… I see an apology coming!

    • ChristineWarner

      September 30, 2012 at 10:40 am

      You ladies are so smart…or did I make it to easy? lol

      Thanks for coming by Sara 🙂

  11. Carrie Crain

    September 30, 2012 at 10:07 am

    What a discovery. Lots for her to process now! Enjoy your six!

    • ChristineWarner

      September 30, 2012 at 10:56 am

      So true Carrie! Glad you’re liking my snippets 🙂

  12. Jessica Subject

    September 30, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Now, she’s in an interesting position, her story taking a different twist than she expected. I wonder what she’ll do now. Great six! 🙂

    • ChristineWarner

      September 30, 2012 at 10:56 am

      Stay tuned Jessica! Thanks so much for coming by.

  13. Taryn Kincaid

    September 30, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Love when a secondary character — rather than the h/h — clears up the misunderstanding. Lets the hero remain heroic!

  14. carmendesousa

    September 30, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Ooh…so he might be a good guy… Love that! 🙂

    • ChristineWarner

      September 30, 2012 at 11:02 am

      Thanks Carmen…glad you’re enjoying the snippets.

  15. Melissa Limoges

    September 30, 2012 at 10:44 am

    What a great six, Christine! I like that she’s reconsidering her opinion of Keller.

    • ChristineWarner

      September 30, 2012 at 11:11 am

      Thanks Melissa…so good to hear you’re liking the characters 🙂

  16. Joanne Stewart

    September 30, 2012 at 10:57 am

    I love Robin standing up for him, and I love her reaction. Something tells me an apology might be in order. Great six!

    • ChristineWarner

      September 30, 2012 at 11:12 am

      I really enjoyed writing Robin…she doesn’t have a huge scenes in the story, but the parts she have really play a major roll in bringing Keller and Farah closer.

  17. Mae Clair

    September 30, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Uh-oh. I think someone is going to be eating crow. It looks like Farah was just handed a major wake-up call. Wonderful six!

    • ChristineWarner

      September 30, 2012 at 12:30 pm

      Thanks Mae….so glad you liked it. I think I did a good job of writing Farah eating crow…I have lots of experience! lmbo

  18. Monica Enderle Pierce

    September 30, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    The truth can be so damned uncomfortable! I *almost* feel sorry for her. (FYI, love the set up of this; she puts herself between a rock and a hard place from moment one.)

    • ChristineWarner

      September 30, 2012 at 1:16 pm

      Thanks Monica…she does put herself in a position for sure 🙂

  19. Corinne Davies

    September 30, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Oops. Looks like someone has stepped in it, big time. I sense an apology coming but will he make it easy on her?

    • ChristineWarner

      September 30, 2012 at 1:17 pm

      I’ll give you a hint…they both have a gift for apologies! *wink* (and I mean that in the sweetest of ways)

  20. Sue

    September 30, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    I say there are always 3 sides to a story. She was so determined to think ill of him. Guess that will change 😀

    • ChristineWarner

      September 30, 2012 at 1:31 pm

      You got her pegged Sue! lol Thanks for coming by.

  21. S. J. Maylee

    September 30, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Yes and yes. Love they he didn’t defend himself. This is an important moment for her, what is she going to do?!? Fabulous 6.

    • ChristineWarner

      September 30, 2012 at 1:32 pm

      She’ll do the right thing! So glad you stopped in to comment.

  22. veronicascott

    September 30, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    The apology will be interesting, for sure. This was an excellent excerpt, love the way this story unfolds.

    • ChristineWarner

      September 30, 2012 at 1:34 pm

      Thanks so much Veronica….love to hear that 🙂

  23. sueannbowlingauthor

    September 30, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Leads me to wonder why the press has it in for him.

    • ChristineWarner

      September 30, 2012 at 1:35 pm

      Sometimes a person who appears to have it all can be a flavor of the month for others!

  24. Kristal Baird

    September 30, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    It’s always hard to be put straight. I like this.

  25. Jenna Jaxon

    September 30, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Bet she feels like a heel now. Maybe to get over it she’ll do something nice for Keller now. I just wonder how nice? Great six!

    • ChristineWarner

      September 30, 2012 at 3:09 pm

      Sounds like you know Farah…she does something nice…and he does something nice….but I’ll let you find out some more next week! lol Thanks for coming by.

  26. Amy Gregory

    September 30, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    That gives me chills, you feel sorry for the guy, but her too. Great Six!

  27. cindydwyer

    September 30, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    What a great six. Sounds like she’s starting to get the full picture.

    • ChristineWarner

      September 30, 2012 at 3:10 pm

      Slowly but surely all is revealed between both of them! Thanks for coming by Cindy!

  28. Callie Hutton

    September 30, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Good six, loved the story.

  29. Silver James

    September 30, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    I definitely see some “crow” in her future diet. 😆 Another great six, Christine. And 11 weeks?!? My how time flies when you’re having fun.

    • ChristineWarner

      September 30, 2012 at 6:26 pm

      I hope she knows how to cook crow…bluck! lol

      As for the 11 weeks…you got that right! WOW 🙂 Thanks so much for coming by.

  30. Lila Shaw

    September 30, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    The size of peanut? Oh ouch!

    • ChristineWarner

      September 30, 2012 at 6:27 pm

      Makes it hurt doesn’t it!? lol Glad you came by Lila!

  31. Melissa MacKinnon

    September 30, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Such a great scene! Oh, man. You can’t help but feel sorry for him.

    • ChristineWarner

      September 30, 2012 at 6:27 pm

      Great…exactly what I wanted…thanks Melissa 🙂

  32. Dana Mason

    September 30, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Great six. I can’t help but feel sorry for them both. Thanks for sharing.

  33. Siren A. Star

    October 2, 2012 at 3:24 am

    This book sounds so good! Great six! I can’t wait to see where this goes or what great snippet you will post next!

  34. Ryan Derham

    October 6, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    That’s a totally embarrassing moment for her. Wonder what she’ll do now. Great six, Christine!

  35. sarahballance

    October 6, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Oh, boy. Love this six! I could practically feel her deflate.


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