Saturday, April 16, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday #2

This is a six from my another of my WIPs, A Woman of Proper Accomplishments, a Regency paranormal romance. Here we have a bit of a world-building exchange between the hero and the heroine's sister.

“Even if you dislike spiritus,” Mr. Morgan said, “would you prefer the French have something we do not? Napoleon is dangerous enough even without the assistance of soul breathers.”

Sophia’s mouth twitched but did not break into a full frown. She took a deep breath. “I suppose when you say that, I find myself forced to agree with you. Shall we now also rely on witchcraft to battle the French?”

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19 comments:

Cate Masters said...

Love the genre mashup. Cool snippet!

graylinfox said...

Nice world building peek!

Sarah Grimm said...

Great genre combination! Love your 6!

Tigris Eden said...

Oh I loved that! Shall we now use witchcraft to battle the French! Excellent 6!

Susanna Fraser said...

Nice historical voice!

Jayel Kaye said...

Love it. The combo is great, just great.

Kathleen Grieve said...

This has the makings of a great book! I'm with Cate, the mixture of genres makes this very intriguing and fresh!

Eleri Stone said...

Soul-breathers? I'm curious.

Cara Bristol said...

Love the last line! BTW, I also like your title. Cool.

Lindsay said...

Regency paranormal Interesting mix and something worth following.

J.A. Beard said...

Thanks all. Glad to see that I'm not the only who thinks paranormal Regency is an interesting combination. :)

Liana Brooks said...

Witches and Napoleon?I'm quite intrigued. Keep writing, I want to read more. :o)

Jean Davis said...

Interesting combination of magic and historical. Great last line there!

Hailey Edwards said...

Very interesting premise you've got happening. V. nice.

J.A. Beard said...

There are no actual witches in this book (though there most definitely is magic, just not 'witches' per se) in this book. Though I do have a couple of ideas for that sort of thing in other books. I love the Regency period, but I love paranormal stuff too (also love Heian Japan, but that's a little less accessible to a lot of people in my primary likely target audience, so still working on some ideas for stories set there).

Ella Drake said...

Very intriguing. I'd definitely love to read more!

Zenobia Renquist said...

To answer her question -- YES! All's fair in love and war. :D

~ Renee

Chrystalla Thoma said...

Cute! :-)

Pippa Jay said...

I'm fascinated by the term 'soul breathers.' The voice in this sounds perfect for the era.