Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Lucky 7 MeMe

I got tagged for this by the fabulous fellow RIVA, and New York Times best selling author, Nicola Marsh.

The rules state that you go to page 77 of your wip in progress or recent book, go to line seven and then paste seven sentences.

I haven't reached page 77 of my book yet, but Nicola said I could use page 7, and this is moments after Sorrel Amery meets Alexander Laing in the second book of my Ice Cream trilogy.

   ‘I know that, but I was beginning to wonder if you did.’ The gleam, if anything, intensified and without warning she was feeling anything but cold. Her head might be saying “He is so not my type”, but her body had tuned out her brain and was thinking “He is so hot…”
   Down girl…
  Sorrel had no idea what had brought Alexander Laing back to Maybridge, but from her own reaction she knew that his arrival would send Ria into a melt-down tizzy that would cause no end of disruption to the smooth running of Knickerbocker Gloria. And that would create a knock-on effect for her own business.

All title ideas grateful received - so far I'm thinking along the lines of "Sundae Sweet Sundae", or "Sizzling Sundae", or Sundaes With Sorrel"... 


Tagged:

Shirley Jump
Susan Stephens
Anne McAllister
Liz Fenwick
Jan Jones
Pam Hartshorne
Kate Lace

12 comments:

PrincessFiona01 said...

Is Come Sundae Morning too risque?

PrincessFiona01 said...

Or you could go for the next line of the song "Come Sundae Evening"

Liz Fielding said...

I don't know, Princess - haven't got that far yet. :) But I love the first one!

Lacey Devlin said...

Thanks for doing Lucky 7! Love me an early excerpt!

Nicola Marsh said...

Love the excerpt, Liz.

I've enjoyed checking them all out. Amazing how in 7 lines an author's natural voice shines through!

(and you have no idea how badly I want to see NYT bestselling author in front of my name but sadly, haven't achieved that yet. But I'll take USA Today bestselling author, lol) :-)

Chris Stovell said...

I agree with Nicola's comment about your voice. It's quite amazing how just seven lines conveys your engaging style!

Anne said...

Gorgeous, Liz. I got tagged, too, but used page 7 of my current wip.

What about Sundae on the Rocks.... or Hot Sundae Fudge

Liz Fielding said...

Hi everyone - I've been away for a few days so forgive the slow response time.

Thanks for all the comments and Anne, I'm thinking Hot Fudge Sundae is going to be my working title!

Vince said...

Hi Liz:

As a marketing guy, I’d like to see fusion.

So my pick is:

“Seduced by Trouble”.

Second Choices:

Sundae Troubles
The Trouble with Sundae
Sundae Troubles Coming Down


I think it would be important to keep ‘trouble’ in the title. Of course, Super Scooper would be cuter. : )

Vince

Liz Fielding said...

I see the way your mind is working, Vince and I like it! Can you be thinking of a third "Trouble" for Geli? I'm thinking of taking her to the Italian Lakes with me and finding her a story while I'm there.

Bit worried by Super Scooper. I suspect my ed would suggest it would make the reader think it's a book about a dog walker!

Vince said...

Hi Liz:

How about:

“The Trouble with Gelato”
”Geli’s Gelato Troubles”


Vince

P.S. I didn’t think the Brit’s would have a term like Pooper-Scooper.

Liz Fielding said...

Thanks, Vince - I have them on my list!

We have the pooper-scooper thing here. Illegal to leave the mess behind in park or on footpath.