4.14.2013

Weekend Writing Warrior - 04.14.13 #8Sunday #WeWriWa


It's a Sunday thing...



Each Sunday, Weekend Writing Warriors hosts a fun new meme. Link to their list at http://www.wewriwa.com/ and post eight sentences from a published or unpublished work to your blog on Sunday.

Today I'd like to share 8 sentences from my novella, An Impostor in Town, coming soon from The Wild Rose Press. 


Her skin throbbed from the abuse in the shower. She grabbed a bottle from the nightstand and smoothed on lotion to soothe the chafing. With a weary sigh, she gazed out the window. The nearby mountains rose in the distance, but the scene’s usual therapy provided no comfort. Jake's picture beckoned her to take another look.
Thoughts of her baby snatched at her heart. She wiped a stray tear from the surface of the photo. Everything she did, she did for him—to hide him and protect him from the evil men that would destroy her by destroying him.

Here's the blurb:

Peyton Chandler has done everything to protect her son Jake from the evil men that would destroy her by destroying him. For years, she has allowed another woman to raise her son, kept herself apart from him, and hidden behind her dead sister’s identity, never allowing herself to get close to anyone—not even Sheriff Brian Parker, the one man whose love and respect she craves. When Brian receives a note claiming there’s an impostor in town, he doesn’t know where to start his investigation. Peyton fears she will lose the man she loves if he discovers she’s not the woman she claims to be.

Hope you enjoyed the excerpt and the blurb. Please leave a comment!

31 comments:

  1. Intriguing story premise, much heartache for her obviously. Enjoyed the excerpt!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Great snippet, Linden! I love your voice, but you knew that! I could feel the heartbreak in this one. XO

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    1. Aw, AJ, ya make me smile! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Good snippet. Lots of emotion and intrigue. Well done!

    History Sleuth's Writings

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  4. Such emotion here! Definitely makes me want to read more. Great snippet.

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  5. How intriguing! I'd like to know more about why the men want to destroy her---is this political? Paranormal? Personal?

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  6. Great snippet - certainly raises questions that need answering - and also a wonderful blurb. Good job all the way around.

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    1. Thanks, Susan! There are definitely a lot of questions in this one that need answers.

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  7. Very intriguing and powerful. What a mother will do to protect her child makes a great story.

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  8. What a heart-rending snippet and storyline! I'm invested in the characters just from this excerpt and the blurb. Great job!

    ~Joyce Scarbrough

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  9. Sounds grim- but in a good way for the story to keep moving forward. Nicely done.
    ~Summer
    My 8

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Summer. I remember you from our Scribophile days.

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  10. Very powerful moment. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Great premise... You've got mystery, anguish and heartbreak, and the promise and hope of love in a complex plot.

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    1. Oh, yeah, this couple do get their HEA moment in the end. Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Very sad and mysterious. Makes me want to know more.

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  13. Beautiful imagery paired with touching emotion ... it doesn't get much better than that!

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