Six Sunday #25: Chills

Welcome back for more Six Sentence Sunday teasers from Chills. Continuing on from last week, Constance and the marquess are still at odds over her plans to marry.

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“I am not your responsibility.”

The marquess took a step forward. His jaw appeared to be locked in place. She hoped he kept it that way. When Ettington stopped a mere pace from her, she had to raise her chin high to keep him in view.

“You will not marry Cullen,” he said.

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17 Responses to Six Sunday #25: Chills

  1. Coleen Kwan July 8, 2012 at 11:14 am #

    Good bit of conflict there. The marquess sounds very alpha.

    • Heather Boyd July 8, 2012 at 10:09 pm #

      He knows what he wants, and has a plan that doesn’t include my heroine getting married. Thanks for dropping by.

  2. Cassandra Dean July 8, 2012 at 5:00 pm #

    I love the confrontational aspect of the scene, with neither willing to give ground. Great six!

  3. gzidar July 8, 2012 at 9:49 pm #

    An observation … Marquess sounds like a female honorific… I know it’s not but it has that feel about it.

    That said it adds to the tension because his title is at odds with his behaviour. A good bit of conflict.

    • Heather Boyd July 8, 2012 at 10:22 pm #

      The female form is marchioness for England, which is where this story is set. There’s nothing feminine about my marquess. LOL

  4. Cara Bristol July 9, 2012 at 12:34 am #

    Love the subtle way you reveal the test of wills. One of my favorite sixes today.

  5. Kate Warren July 9, 2012 at 12:44 am #

    Interesting battle of wills going on here. I like it! But if he doesn’t want her to marry Cullen, he’ll have to provide a better alternative. Dare I hope?

  6. sarahballance July 9, 2012 at 1:03 am #

    I love the part where she hopes his jaw will stay locked, LOL. Fantastic six!

  7. Gemma Parkes July 9, 2012 at 1:31 am #

    Lovely writing, l’m sure he has his reasons, and l like a man to take control once in a while!

  8. Elin Gregory July 9, 2012 at 1:55 am #

    *snort* as though he has any say! Or is she a free agent? this is fascinating. 🙂

  9. sue July 9, 2012 at 2:45 am #

    Can’t wait to see the reasons for his stubbornness, and if she complies..

  10. veronicascott July 9, 2012 at 2:57 am #

    Very effective six, I can totally feel the tension and the unbreakable determination each person has to get *their* way. Loving this story!

  11. gayleramage July 9, 2012 at 7:40 am #

    He’s a bit of a tall fella, then? Great snippet!

  12. Donna Cummings July 9, 2012 at 9:34 am #

    I like how she hopes his jaw will stay locked. LOL And I love how she stands her ground with him. This could be a fun battle!

  13. Angela Quarles July 9, 2012 at 11:47 am #

    Loved that she wanted his jaw locked shut, LOL. Conflict a-brewing that’s for sure! Great 6!

  14. abloggingbride July 17, 2012 at 8:36 am #

    I think it’s funny that in almost every regency novel, the heroine raises her chin and straightens her back. Now I realize posture isn’t exactly sought after these days, but I don’t think I’ve ever raised my chin in my life and I’m short! Keep up the great writing and I’m happy I stumbled here today 🙂


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