5.05.2013

Weekend Writing Warrior 05.05.13 #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 Link to their list at http://www.wewriwa.com/ and post eight sentences from a published or unpublished work to your blog on Sunday.

I'm sharing 8 from my book, Crisis of IdentityHere's the setup...

This is the first time Tess and Trevor officially meet. He has been hanging around the commons near the ski lifts at Buttermilk watching her. In this scene, he confronts her about her false identity.


"Your eyes…your nose…your mouth…All different. You’re not the same Shelby.” When I offered him no response, he held his hand out across the wood picnic table. “Trevor.” His forearm slid out of the sleeve of his black turtleneck. A tattoo of an ancient animal, half-dragon, half-serpent, peeked from under the cuff of his shirt. He grasped my hand a moment too long. I disengaged with a shiver and grabbed my water, gulping it down to cover my rising panic.





Here's the blurb...


Tess Copeland is an operator. Her motto? Necessity is the mother of a good con. When Hurricane Irving slams into the Texas Gulf coast, Tess seizes the opportunity to escape her past by hijacking a dead woman’s life, but Shelby Coleman’s was the wrong identity to steal. And the cop that trails her? He’s a U.S. Marshall with the Fugitive Task Force for the northern district of Illinois. Tess left Chicago because the criminal justice system gave her no choice. Now she’s on the run from ghosts of misdeeds past—both hers and Shelby’s.

Enter Trevor Smith, a pseudo-cowboy from Houston, Texas, with good looks, a quick tongue, and testosterone poisoning. Will Tess succumb to his questionable charms and become his damsel in distress? She doesn’t have to faint at his feet—she’s capable of handling just about anything. But will she choose to let Trevor be the man? When Tess kidnaps her niece, her life changes. She must make some hard decisions. Does she trust the lawman that promises her redemption, or does she trust the cowboy that promises her nothing but himself?

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12 comments:

  1. Awesome. Makes me wonder what it is about the dragon/serpent style tatoo that causes fear in the other person.

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    1. It wasn't the tattoo that made her shiver... Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Nice snippet--I'm intrigued and heading to Amazon.

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    1. Oh, wow! Thank you! I hope you enjoy the book.

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  3. Lovely snippet! I enjoyed the building tension towards the end!

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  4. Lovely snippet. Is there any importance to the tattoo.

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    1. Only in that it adds to the hero's tough guy persona.

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  5. Really intrigued by this story and today's excerpt is no exception - well done!

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  6. Great snippet. Very interesting start.

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  7. That tattoo has caught my interest as well. Great snippet.

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