Weathering Rock: SSS 7-15-12

Happy Sunday, everyone, and welcome to another Six Sentence Sunday! If you haven’t been by for a visit since the last round of SSS, you probably noticed I’ve done some remodeling. WEATHERING ROCK has a cover and I had to splash it everywhere. Isn’t it gorgeous? It took a few days for my husband to peel me off the ceiling, but I’ve gradually come back to Earth. *happy sigh*

Since Caleb DeCardian and Arianna Hart are sharing a delicious near-kiss on the book cover, I thought I’d get back to their date. Arianna has finally agreed to have dinner with Caleb and (last week), was impressed by the lengths he went to make everything perfect.  If you’re unfamiliar with WEATHERING ROCK, my paranormal romance/time travel featuring a modern day school teacher and a displaced Civil War colonel (who also happens to be a werewolf), you can find the blurb, character list and a book trailer here. WEATHERING ROCK will be released on October 8th by Lyrical Press.

I’m jumping ahead a bit after last week. Caleb and Arianna have been conversing over dinner with her doing most of the talking. She’s finally cornered him about what he did for a living in the past, and he’s told he was in the infantry, in command of a regiment. Picking up there with Arianna speaking first:


“That would make your rank–”


Arianna balked. At most, she had imagined him a captain. By no means was she an expert on military procedure, but she’d dated a staff sergeant several years ago and knew there were only a handful of full bird colonels in the entire state, all of them over forty. “Aren’t you awfully young to be a colonel?”


Leave it to an inquisitive woman to put a man on the spot! 🙂

I hope you enjoyed my six. Thank you everyone who stops by each week to comment and share your impressions. It’s such a treat to have you visit!

More great reads can be found at the Six Sentence Sunday website. Go forth and devour literary gems!

44 thoughts on “Weathering Rock: SSS 7-15-12

  1. October is such a long wait! You have me wanting more each week!
    Soooo don’t you need some early readers on this book Mae??? Just sayin’… I’d be happy to offer myself up to such a task. *wink*


  2. Congrats again on the cover — and October will be here in no time! (Yay!) I love how she’s working out the difference between his age and his rank. LOL Wonder how he’ll sidestep that. 🙂 I’m really enjoying this story.


  3. Okay Caleb, the quickest way out of this is to look her straight in the eye, full of confidence and say “Yes I am.” Then drop it. She’ll probably be too impressed to press the matter at this point. I think. (note: I just noticed I’m talking to the characters like they’re real people…you’re good, Mae!)

    Question for the author…is/was he really a full bird, or was it the Brevet thing of being promoted in the field? Not that a Brevet Colonel is any less of a soldier, but I guess I want to know if he was an “official” Colonel.

    Lovely cover.


    • I love that you’re talking to my characters like they’re real people, Kate! Awesome! 🙂 And although I don’t go into Brevet rank in the book, more than likely that would be the case as so many of the promotions were during that time. I guess I’ll leave that little tidbit up to ther reader to decide! I love that you were curious about it!


  4. Enjoyed your six. So glad I popped in this morning for a quick peek. Congratulations on your upcoming release. I love the book cover!! Beautiful! This is a story I gotta read. Time travel, werewolves, a hunky man in a cowboy hat— I’m sold. lol


    • Not yet. I don’t have an author page yet on GR and I need to discover the ropes form my publisher. This is all so new to me. I’m fairly certain Lyrical will set everything up for me (including buy links on Amazon and Barnes and Noble). At this point, I’m still waiting for that to happen. I just sent the final galleys back to my publisher the end of last week. As soon as I have a GR page and buy links I’ll scream at the top of my lungs, LOL. Thanks so much for asking!


  5. Here I am, responding from beautiful McCall, Idaho with my dumbphone. My service here is erratic, so we will see if this post goes through. It can be very difficult making it work. 😉

    Love your Six this week Mae. her thought process is great. I can really feel a wonderful southern flair in this.

    Thank you so much for your great comment on my last blog post. Your words are so wonderful and inspiring.


    • Love your ‘dumbphone,’ M.L. LOL! Your comment came through loud and clear and made me grin ear-to-ear. Thanks for the compliment and,hey – – you know I always love checking out for latest blog post! 🙂


  6. Can’t wait to find out what he has to say to that. Love a girl who knows her stuff! He won’t get anything past her too easily. 😉


  7. I don’t know if I can wait till October. This story has such appeal. The school teacher shows no signs of fear, she’s gutsy and inquisitive. FUN!!


    • Thanks, Joanne! And for the compliment on the cover too. I’m really pretty ‘gone’ on it. The artist had to work to come up with that long blond hair on Caleb. Not easy to do. It’s a good thing the hero in my next novel (and Wyn in book #2 of WR) both have dark hair!


  8. Mae, I love the SSS. A COL under 40 – poor guy – nothing unusual in the Confederate War and often in any war time – enlisted combat soldiers obtain officer ranks due to the death of so many soldiers – both enlisted and officer. The happened often during Viet Nam. Of course with the time travel involved – no wonder your heroine is confused. I love, love this set-up.


    • Thanks, Sheri! I bow to you in all things military. I’m familiar with the Civil War but had no idea it happened often during Viet Nam too. Wow! So pleased you like the set-up. I, um, do like a flawed and conflicted character 😉


  9. I’ve always been intrigued by the popularity of time travel romance. I’ve read (and loved) a lot of them. But werewolves? Sounds a little too good to be true. Ha!


    • Thanks, Paige! I hope you’ll check Weathering Rock out when it’s released. I love time travel romances and werewolves too. Somehow it just seemed natural to combine the two, LOL!


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