Six Sentence Sunday

It’s Sunday, so y’all know what that means…  It’s time again for a whole slew of talented authors to post 6 sentences from their works.  You can find more at Six Sentence Sunday.


We continue with more from my January 7 release, Gambling On A Secret. I’m excited and thrilled to share my awesome cover quote from best-selling Western Romance author Carolyn Brown:

“Full of intrigue, tangled pasts, and raw emotions, this one is guaranteed to keep you turning pages from start to finish and then wishing for one more chapter!”

Today, I’m introducing Leon Ferguson. He’s Dylan’s step-uncle (Dylan’s mother’s step-brother) and Charli’s oil tycoon neighbor. Dylan thinks he’s a rattlesnake in Charli’s garden, Charli considers him a friend. So what is Leon–friend or foe? Well, I’m not going to tell you that. But I will tell you, he gives Dylan a run for his money where Charli is concerned.

She held up the flowers and smiled. “What are these for?”

“A housewarming gift.” Leon pulled a bottle of Dom Perignon from under his arm and held it out. “I thought we’d celebrate.”

She stared at the bottle of champagne and the too-hot peppery feeling of anxiety rushed over her tongue, making it hard to speak.

When Charli bets everything on a secret, will she find the deck stacked against her?

Former runaway-turned heiress Charli Monroe is hiding her sordid past and planning a future in Colton, Texas. Attending the local college for a degree in social work, she intends to raise cattle on her newly purchased ranch, which she plans to open as a home for troubled teens. Only a few glitches—the Victorian mansion is crumbling, the barn needs a roof, and her oilman neighbor wants more than friendship. When she meets Dylan Quinn, Charli is willing to take a chance on the town drunk to help her rebuild the rundown ranch.

Dylan has his demons, too. The former Special Forces commander can’t get past his ex-wife’s betrayal and the botched mission that left him with much more than a bad limp. Certain the greedy oilman next door to Charli wants much more than just her heart, Dylan’s even willing to stop drinking in order to protect her.

When things get dangerous and secrets of the past are revealed, is he only looking out for his new employer, or is she the new start he so desperately needs?

CONTENT WARNING: Details abuse of a minor, drug abuse, alcoholism, swearing, spicy sex, murder.


  1. Now this’ll be interesting…no matter if Leon is friend or foe I’m sure it’ll make for some interesting scenes. Can’t wait to read more Sara!!!

  2. Jenna Jaxon says:

    Flowers and Dom Perignon? I’d say friend for sure! But Dylan may just be right. Can’t wait to find out!

  3. Sounds like a good book! Love the cover!

  4. Nice six! And this is the first I’ve read of the blurb. Sounds awesome!

  5. Eleri Stone says:

    My vote’s on snake!

  6. Lisa Rayns says:

    Great six. I hope I get a chance to read this because the cover and blurb are wonderful!

  7. Great 6! Loved the description of peppery anxiety on her tongue. 🙂

  8. Cara Bristol says:

    Dom Perignon, expensive stuff! Like the peppery line. Blurb sounds intriguing, a lot of potential for conflict.

  9. Paula Martin says:

    Love her reaction – the peppery anxiety on her tongue is perfect!

  10. Wow. He really wants to woo her, doesn’t he? Great six!

  11. Vivien Dean says:

    Could be ulterior motives, could be genuine. Looking forward to finding out which way it swings! 🙂

  12. It’s obvious that she’s not thrilled by the gifts and attention. Intriguing blurb. I’m checking out the book on Amazon.

  13. evelynjules says:

    I’m already hooked on your writing after reading just six sentences! You have a great style! Very enjoyable six! 🙂

  14. S. J. Maylee says:

    Congratulations on the quote, very nice. The descriptions in that last line are brilliant. Intriguing 6, I’ll be back for more.

  15. Hmm… Beware of oilmen bearing champagne?

  16. Karen Michelle Nutt says:

    We were just getting to the good part. Great teaser. 🙂

  17. Fabulous description of anxiety. The snippet and the blurb had me wanting more. Great six.

  18. With your intro, the blurb, and this snippet, you’ve nailed my curiosity. I’m dying to know who he is and what he wants. Terrific six!

  19. maggiewells68 says:

    Love the peppery bit! Great six!

  20. Thanks for coming by, everyone! I’ll have another snippet next week with Leon.

  21. Hmm, I’m not sure which camp I’m putting him in yet — I’m definitely intrigued though!

  22. Ineresting dynamic and a very unique voice. Great six!

  23. Jessica Subject says:

    I’m pretty sure I know what kind of celebrating Leon is thinking, but I’m not sure Charli is feeling it. Nice six! 🙂

  24. Karen Michelle Nutt says:

    Love how you described her anxiety. Great six!

  25. Lanise Brown says:

    Ooh, I liked the too-hot and peppery. Nice six. 🙂

  26. That is one gorgeous cover! And the six is yummy. ;c)

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