8.25.2013

#WeWriWa 08.25.13 - #SnippetSunday #8Sunday

It's a Sunday thing...



Each Sunday, Weekend Writing Warriors hosts a fun new blog hop. If you would like to participate, link to the list at http://www.wewriwa.com/ and post eight sentences from a published or unpublished work to your blog on Sunday. Follow the same link on Sunday to read excerpts from other authors.


SNIPPET SUNDAY

Each Sunday, fellow writers on the Facebook page, Snippet Sunday, share excerpts from their work on their blogs. To read more follow this link, https://www.facebook.com/groups/SnippetSunday/461163367303186.



Today's eight is from my release, An Impostor in Town. Click on the cover above to purchase the book.

Here's the set up...

Brian has invited Peyton to spend Christmas with him as neither of them have family in Durango. After they eat, they head up to his undeveloped ranch near Missionary Ridge.

Here's the eight...


His beat up Chevy truck shifted gears with a sputter and a lurch as he turned onto a small, winding track that cut through a low place in the hills and emerged on the other side of a ridge in a box canyon. Surrounded on three sides by steep, rocky cliffs, one wouldn’t have found his place without knowing it was there. The pasture was probably green and fertile in the late spring and early summer, but in winter a hard pack of ice and snow crusted the ground.

He shifted into park. Two horses galloped toward the fence and whinnied as he got out of the truck. The Paint hung his head over the rail fencing, the first to nuzzle Brian as he opened the gate. The sorrel sauntered up with what appeared to be feigned indifference. It reminded Peyton so much of her younger years she bit her lower lip to keep from tearing up.

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.


I hope you enjoyed this snippet from An Impostor in Town. You can download the book for free during the book's free download days on Amazon beginning August 27th and ending August 31st.


36 comments:

  1. My husband's truck sometimes runs "with a sputter and a lurch". Good description.

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    1. Thanks, Gem. My husband's parents used to have an old Chevy farm truck that made those kind of noises. Guess that's one of those things that stuck in my mind. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Fantastic descriptions! I felt I was right there too.

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  3. I've never driven a truck like that, but I agree, that was a fantastic description. Put me right in the front seat with him. Terrific emotion in this as well and vivid descriptions of the landscape.

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    1. Aw, riding in a truck like that is an experience. Glad you enjoyed the snippet, Joanne.

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  4. I love the description of the place in different seasons. From her tearing up, I'm guessing her younger years weren't so pleasant. Nice 8!

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    1. Yes, that was a good guess, Frank. Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. Loved the description, felt like I was there with them. I even have some carrots for the horses : )

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    1. These two were once upon a time real. My husband's parents' owned Poncho and Chief. They both passed away years ago, but I've never forgotten them. One of my favorite things to do when we visited their place was to feed those two old boys some carrots. The best part was when they decided to wipe the excess off on my shoulder!

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  6. I felt the truck juddering over the ruts. Ahh, so horses can act like cats. Little did I know! Nice 8!

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    1. Horses definitely have a personality. Glad you enjoyed the snippet!

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  7. Loved the description, really felt as if I was there with them. Excellent excerpt!

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  8. The sorrel is an interesting character---it's always surprised me how much horses act like cats. And teenagers. Teenaged cats? :)

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    1. Teenaged cats! I love it, Sarah. Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. You covered the whole scene so well, Denise. Beautiful writing and hey from one who lived in the Shreveport area for 3 years during the Korean War. Loved bayou country.

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    1. Thank you, Charmaine. One of my WIPs is set in the bayou country. Having lived in Louisiana all my life, the bayou is very familiar to me. Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. Great description in your snippet and your MC's reaction to it. I read your blurb. Intriguing story!

    History Sleuth's Milk Carton Murders

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  11. Durango, Co. Mesa Verde in the back yard. Your descriptions do justice to the place, both in summer and winter. Very well done.

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    1. I've been to this part of Colorado several times. There is a scene in this book in Mesa Verde. Love southwestern Colorado any time of year. Thanks for stopping by.

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  12. I like the way the horse reminded her of old feelings.
    Well done!

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  13. Good description, Denise. Definitely sets the tone of the story. :)

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  14. I love that last line, Denise. It's all good,
    so full of subtle details, but that line clenches it for me. :-) Good 8! :-)

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    1. I do love subtle details. Thank you, Teresa.

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  15. Peyton seems to have her heart really close to the surface. I hope this Christmas will bring them together.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Linda. Maybe not this Christmas... but she will certainly have happier Christmases to come.

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  16. Looks great! I will definitely be downloading it!

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  17. We had an Appaloosa like that sorrel. When you walked into her stall she'd turn her backside toward you. She wasn't threatening to kick, she was trying to ignore you. If you stood still for a few seconds curiosity would get the best of her and she'd turn around to see what you wanted.

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    1. The sorrel is based on a horse my in-laws owned. He was definitely a character! That sorrel always acted as if he could care less if I came around, but he always left me a present on my shoulder if I turned my back on him.

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