Sunday Six #1 Midnight Bandit

Six Sentence Sunday might have ended last week but here I am again, dishing up six sentences of a work in progress. This one is brand new and may not necessarily end up a romance but the character is (or will be) tied to a future regency romance series.


Moonlight and shadow danced across the valley floor below, making the quiet night at once sinister and exciting with the prospect of salvation. Captain Jeremy North adjusted his seat on an equally dark gelding and waited with his men for the perfect moment to arrive.

Far below, a coach pulled by four white horses snaked along the valley floor with no idea they were being watched, bound for a wealthy man’s lands and a week long frivolous house party. Jeremy’s invitation had not arrived, and he feared word had reached the hostess’ of the dire straights he’d fallen into. They couldn’t know he had a spectacularly brilliant plan to get out of the mess he’d inherited. It merely required bravery, a little midnight thievery, and a daring plan to accomplish the recovery of his pride and the salvation of his lands.


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20 Responses to Sunday Six #1 Midnight Bandit

  1. sarahballance February 3, 2013 at 4:31 pm #

    You’ve done a great job of pulling me into this story. I SO feel this character and this scene!

  2. Zee Monodee February 3, 2013 at 5:45 pm #

    Oh, he is bold and daring! Perfect hero material. πŸ™‚ Also, loved the first sentence!

  3. Karen Michelle Nutt February 3, 2013 at 6:16 pm #

    Nice set up! I’m intrigued to know more.

  4. Karysa Faire February 3, 2013 at 6:17 pm #

    Fantastic set-up. It pulled me right in.

  5. Dani-Lyn Alexander February 3, 2013 at 8:02 pm #

    What a wonderful set up, I can’t wait to read more!

  6. Jess Schira February 3, 2013 at 11:32 pm #

    I love the imagery.

  7. Taryn Kincaid February 4, 2013 at 3:28 am #

    Oh! Hope Jeremy has decided to play at being a highwayman! Love highwaymen~

  8. Gem Sivad February 4, 2013 at 4:22 am #

    He’s audacious and determined, the setting is fantastic–I’m hooked.

  9. Sue February 4, 2013 at 5:13 am #

    Ohhh Heather, the imagery the character. I’m really annoyed it’s only six sentences.. By the way I’ve posted something today also πŸ˜€

  10. Stevie Carroll February 4, 2013 at 5:34 am #

    I’m intrigued and leen to read more already.

  11. veronicascott February 4, 2013 at 8:38 am #

    This is highly intriguing and promising and I’m dying to read more! Terrific excerpt!

  12. laurakayeauthor February 4, 2013 at 8:57 am #

    Great set-up!

  13. brendaashworthbarry February 4, 2013 at 9:25 am #

    What a hook and very intriguing. Can’t wait to read more. πŸ™‚

  14. Joanne Stewart February 4, 2013 at 10:16 am #

    Wow. That sounds like an excellent opening. I agree–I’m hooked!

  15. FCEtier February 4, 2013 at 1:29 pm #

    You really did a number on the old “dark and stormy night” thing!
    Great snippet!

  16. kelworthfiles February 4, 2013 at 11:22 pm #

    Yay for midnight thievery and daring plans! Thanks for sharing.

    One nitpick – why is there an apostrophe after hostess? If it was supposed to be possessive, then we’re missing the possessed noun. (hostess’ ears?)

  17. Kate Warren February 5, 2013 at 2:22 am #

    Intriguing! I must read this story when it is finished! Love the hero’s name. Reminds me of Jeremy Northam, the best Mr. Knightley ever. πŸ™‚

  18. JoAnne Kenrick February 5, 2013 at 2:26 am #

    fab imagery…and that first sentence really drew me in.

  19. Elin Gregory February 5, 2013 at 9:53 am #

    Oh brilliant. Actually you had me at “Mignght Bandit” – I’m so easy that’s all it took – but I have a very soft spot for highwaymen. Especially the non-romantic kind.



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