Sunday, September 9, 2012

#sixsunday Six Sentence Sunday- A Touch of the Unfamiliar

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Welcome Sixers to another installment- so glad you decided to join me and I hope I'm keeping you entertained.

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Today, we're heading back into the manuscript I'm currently prepping for self-publication. I have no set release yet, but stay tuned as I hope to start posting more about that in the very near future—

Love by Design

Jasmine Galloway sees beauty in all things but it’s not a thing of beauty when she meets Derrek Martin, a shallow, arrogant playboy celebrity. When her sister Juniper, a blockbuster actress, recommends her interior design business, D├ęcor Dreams, to Derrek, it’s sure to be a disaster. Jasmine is uncertain she can hold her tongue and get the job done, but she takes it, never one to let her opinions of others stand in the way of professional success and she’s not about to let some pretty boy win her over whose ego is as big as his blockbuster movies. It isn’t long before Derrek’s gentle, affectionate manner and country boy charm gets the better of her. She curses herself for allowing the tabloid fodder to contaminate her impression of a man who might well put his designs on her heart.

Derrek Martin counts himself lucky his acting career took off shortly after his arrival in California. Even more since his parents’ deaths left him the guardian of his little sister. The new house is nice, but it needs a woman’s touch before he brings Paige out from Indiana to live with him. He knows his reputation in the tabloids depicts him far from who he really is, but he has never met with a more chilly reception than the moment he meets Jasmine Galloway, Interior Designer to the Stars. He’s sure she has read everything bad ever published about him and disregards all the good. His private life is simply that, private. Derrek intends to keep it that way—until he meets Jasmine.

Her blatant dislike for him pushes a button no one else ever has and Derrek finds he’s desperate to prove that he isn’t what the tabloids make him out to be. More than that, he’s determined to make her his leading lady, but will an ex with a secret steal the spotlight away?
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Picking up nearly where we left off, Jasmine is intrigued by the magazine image in her neighbor Essie's tabloids-

Jasmine picked up the flimsy magazine and glanced at the page. There, in brilliant color was an image of Tuesday, looking smug and smiling for the paparazzi as she stepped from a car onto the curb. A small image of Derrek, inset in the top right corner with cartoonish question marks surrounding him had the caption “Will these two lovebirds fly back into each other’s arms?”
Jasmine scoffed, feeling a streak of the unfamiliar swell inside her.
What kind of idiot was this Derrek Martin anyway? Would he really take back the infamous Tuesday Barrington after all the embarrassment she caused?
If you missed previous Six Sunday posts from Love by Design and would like to check them out-
Enter the Ex
Smells Like Freedom
Plastic and Fluff
Led Astray
Intrigued
The Wonderful Wizard of...
Visions
Smiling Back
That Girl is a Hot Mess!
Overzealous Puppy

From one of my other finished manuscripts in the other continuing
Pryce of Love Series- Perfect Recipe for Love-
Sunni Gives It Some Thought...
Ample Distraction

3 comments:

Alexa said...

Great six!

kelworthfiles said...

Well, I have to say, I kinda love the name of Tuesday Barrington for a trainwreck starlet. ;)

Thanks for sharing!

Taryn Raye said...

Thank you both for stopping by!