Saturday, December 7, 2013

#8Sunday #SexySnippets #WeekendWritingWarriors: Teaching Alisse

Greetings and happy December!

First of all, apologies for not signing up last week. I lost track of the days and when I came to, I realized it was already too late to sign up. This week, I've done it all in good time and since Christmas is around the corner (have you heard about the TNT Confidential 12 Days of Christmas Special?) I'm including some sentences from my first published novella, the Christmas story: Teaching Alisse. Enjoy!

#SexySnippets and #8Sunday Sentences  

Alisse removed her woolen cap as she entered the mall. Her red curls bounced freely away. She shook off the snow that had gathered on her coat and grimaced at her surroundings. God, to imagine they had to endure this racket from the beginning of November. Every year it began earlier. She walked past a store, which held on display several kinds of Santa Clause puppets. All of them sang and shook their fat bellies to different versions of Jingle Bell Rock. She frowned as she hurried across the packed mall floor, trying to reach the escalators at the end of the hall.

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Alisse hates Christmas. For her, it is nothing more than a major publicity stunt. However her best friend and her handsome brother, Matt, convince Alisse to spend a few days with them celebrating the holidays at a ski resort.

Matt loves Christmas. When he discovers that Alisse hates the popular holiday, he throws a bet at her which she can't refuse: he has to make her like Christmas in one week or he misses out on all the fun.

As love flourishes between them, a little Christmas magic and a whole lot of desire will make learning the meaning of Christmas a true spiral of hot and spicy delight.

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  1. Reads like she's lost her Christmas spirit.

  2. I will have to check this one out!

  3. The mall ! YIKES. You describe it perfectly. No spirit of Christmas at all. Disheartening. Good eight.

  4. I totally understand her feelings, it does start earlier and earlier every year! I'm guessing she'll get a little Christmas spirit before the story is through : )

    1. Yep, she'll find someone that will help her believe again ;-)

  5. Love the premise and having worked retail at the holidays, I totally relate to her feelings upon entering the mall. Terrific snippet!

  6. Nicely done! From your snippet, I knew she hated Christmas without even reading the blurb! Good 8! :-)

  7. LOL I often share Alisse's perspective on Christmas shopping. Great snippet, Elyzabeth. :)


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