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Couple in a Meadow KissingHello, and welcome back! If you’ve never visited me before, please pull up a pixel and make yourself at home.

This is the last week for tidbits from Daughter of the Moon, Book 1: Surface, and I’m sorry to see it end. I’ve enjoyed sharing this book with you. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve seen, I encourage you to get a copy and find out how Sonata and Mikhail make their way through the rough spots.

This snippet takes place at the point where the war has come to overtake their lives. Since it’s a nuclear conflagration, there isn’t much they can do about it but take shelter. Their friends have begun to do just that.

Sonata went directly to Mikhail’s arms as they lingered behind. Neither really wanted to enter the frightening chapter that had begun. Sonata reached up and stroked the tall man’s stubbled face, urging his mouth toward hers. Their kiss was deep, slow, sad. Sonata wondered what it would be like to belong with this man, not for a stolen weekend, but forever. With events as they were unfolding, perhaps this weekend was closer to forever than she imagined.

Next week, we’ll move on to Daughter of the Moon, Book 2: Depths, the second and final book in this series.

Thank you for joining me this week on 6 Sentence Sunday. Please leave a comment, and come by again on Wednesday, when I’ll share a sexy bit from the beginning of book 2 with you for Horny Hump Day.

Wishing you a lovely day!


  1. Nice stuff, Patricia–the poignancy of the moment comes through.

    • Thank you, Guilie. When I wrote it, it felt very compelling to me. I was thinking a little of that old Gregory Peck/Ava Gardener movie, On the Beach. I’m glad you could come by and join me this week. Thanks!

  2. Sweet, sorrowful six, Patricia. I bet several people in WWII felt exactly that way. Nicely done. 🙂

    • You’re right, Siobhan, I’ll bet they did. And, I recall from history books that during the Cold War, here in the States, some people took to bomb shelters when things got particularly fractious. It turned out to be unnecessary, but people sure were scared! Thank you for lending your insight here with your comment.

  3. Here’s hoping they make it through alive!

    • Thanks for that sentiment, Jean Marie. I’m glad you care. Their underground shelter (book 2) is pretty deluxe, but they’ll be there for an awfully long time if it works. I appreciate your being here and commenting.

  4. So sad; I hope they can make their ‘forever’ work.

  5. You can feel the ache in this scene. I hope they find their Happily Ever After, not just a weekend.

    • In my universe, romance requires a Happily Ever After. Sonata and Mikhail just have a few bumps in the road–and one large nuclear explosion–to deal with. 🙂 Thanks for joining me here today.

  6. My computer is having problems so this is third attempt – I’m stubborn 😀
    anyway I will follow you in the future. This scene is extremely well written and though I don’t know their story, it still saddens me

  7. Very moving six! I wish I could keep reading to see what happens. 🙂

    • Oh, but you can, DeAnna! The book is available at Amazon. 🙂 (Shameless plug.) More seriously, I’ll work through book 2 of the series starting next Sunday. Thank you for coming by and leaving a comment.

  8. I can feel the depth of her sadness. Well done! 🙂

    • It seems like a very dark moment for them. But then, circumstances can change drastically. I love that about books. Thank you for being here today, Jessica. It’s always nice to have you come by.

  9. I would have to show up on the last day, but you definitely showed me how awesome you are at capturing a moment that’s much more than just a kiss. Great scene.

  10. So full of emotion. Great work.

  11. I really like this. Great job.

  12. Wow, these six have a lot of impact! Nice and subtle as well.

  13. Very moving and well written. Makes me want to turn the page and read the next book!

    • That is music to my ears, Karysa. I plan to get into book two throughout February. It starts off with a bang (pun intended). Thanks for joining me here today and leaving a comment.

  14. That’s a wonderful excerpt….very moving.

  15. Awesome six–and that last line…was beautiful!

    • Thank you, Brenda. I figure that a writer’s emotional involvement in the characters and story makes the story much more real and speaks to many more readers. It’s good that this segment, and that line in particular, touches people. I appreciate your stopping by and commenting.

  16. Killer last sentence! Very poignant.

  17. I love the last line. Well done.

    • Thanks, Alix. Sometimes, the words make sense, ya know? If I can speak from the heart, the romantic heart, I think I can share some emotion. That’s really the point in a romance novel, after all. Good to see you here.

    • Yes…I think it’s a little bit of a tear-jerker at this point, but things get their sparkle back not too far away. Thank you for coming by and commenting, Krystal.

  18. Certainly a time for sadness, an end of a chapter in their lives. But it sounds like another adventure is beginning in the Depths. Sweetly sad snippet, but lovely.

    • Oh yes, Jenna, another rip-roaring chapter. They have to get past this rotten mess first, but love conquers all, as they say. Thanks for coming by, my friend.

  19. Love that last line – so exceptionally poignant!

    • Thank you, Zee. If you think about it, “forever” is quite a construct. People can’t really wrap their minds around it. What does it really mean? Big questions for quiet contemplation. It’s great that you could come by.

  20. Great last line. Sad snippet. Enjoyed it, if you know what I mean.

  21. So sad! They need to find their forever!

    • Their situation looks bleak, but it might not be. The shelter provides hope, if they can just make it through the next few minutes. Thank you for coming by, Lisa.

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