Sunday, 3 February 2013

Sneak Peek Sunday

The wonderful Sara Walter Ellwood is to be commended for coming up with this great idea -- Sneak Peak Sunday, where we showcase six paragraphs of our work. Today, I've posted six paragraphs from Romancing the Seas. Pippa is cooking for Jonathon and his guests. He has very much annoyed her and this is her rather headstrong reaction!

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The goddamn cheek of the man, sticking his finger in her work. Urgh. She placed the sauce pot in the sink and ran water into it to disperse it down the plug hole. Starting from scratch, because there was absolutely no way she would serve that now.

“Rob?” Pippa raised her voice, looking for her helper. She stalked into the cold room and gathered the ingredients anew, mind working furiously. A bit spicier, hey. She’d give him spicy. Her hands flew whilst chopping the ginger and she moved onto the chili, glancing at her watch. 

She had to work fast.

Without stopping to think, she chopped more chili and, after placing most of the ingredients into a main pot for all of the other guests, started a small pot. Especially for Jonathon. A little bit spicier indeed.  Take that! There. Done. 

No turning back now, although a remote part of her stood apart with crossed arms saying, What the hell are you doing?

“I’m here, chef.” Rob materialized beside her, looking over at her with bemusement. Pippa straightened her face with an effort.
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What a giggle, hey. Next Sunday, I shall post what happens next -- it's fun!

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11 comments:

  1. LOL! I'm loving Pippa... I'm reading Romancing the Seas right now--LOVE IT!

    Just a FIY... the new sign up which goes live tonight at 12:01 is now here http://sneak-peek-sunday(dot)blogspot(dot)com. I created a dedicated website for Sneak Peek Sunday.

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    1. Thanks Sara! You're fab to be doing this...!

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  2. Hot! Hot! Hot! and who's in the soup? Sorry, Cait - couldn't resist. Nice adn I'll be waiting for the next bit. :-)

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  3. Ha! Love it! This reminds me of my mom. My dad only criticized her cooking *once* and that was in the first year of marriage. He learned to keep quiet about it after that. Smart man. :) I bet you enjoyed writing this heroine!

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    1. I loved it thanks, Delynn...I'm glad you love Pippa too :)

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  4. Hmm... Definitely more than cooking go on in that kitchen. :-) I'm gonna love Pippa!

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    1. :) Eliza, she's got a lot of Irish in her, alright!

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    2. I think I'm going to find it hard NOT to have any Irish in my heroines...!

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