#WeWriWa #8Sunday Weekend Writing Warriors 06.09.13

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you would like to participate, link to the list at http://www.wewriwa.com/ and post eight sentences from a published or unpublished work to your blog on Sunday.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.

This week's eight comes from my paranormal romantic suspense novel Deceptions of the Heart.

Here's the set up...

Let's call her Rhennifer (a combo of the two names, Rhonda and Jennifer). Rhennifer has just had a visit for a man she refers to as Dr. Hollywood. The doctor just might be the most gorgeous man she's ever met. She wonders just what kind of relationship Jennifer has with the handsome doctor. He admonishes her for not taking her medications and she speculates what kind of drugs she's supposed to be taking and if that is what her caretaker is giving her. After he leaves, her caretaker reenters the room and pushes her to take her medication and eat her breakfast.

Here's the eight sentences...

I reached for the glass of water on the silver breakfast tray. Before the first sip passed my lips, I paused, unsure if it was safe to drink. I wasn’t sure whom I could trust. Maybe the housekeeper was trying to kill Jennifer. Maybe everyone in her life was trying to kill her. Maybe that’s why she stole someone else’s memories. Maybe I didn’t inhabit her body so much as she overtook my soul. Was Jennifer’s life so horrible? 

Here's the blurb...

Surviving as Jennifer Cristobal isn’t easy for Rhonda Prentiss. Three years ago, a sudden, fatal trauma stripped Rhonda of her middle-class, stay-at-home-mom existence. A brand new shock prompts Rhonda’s essence to invade Jennifer’s soul, suppressing the other woman’s memories and replacing them with her own. When Jennifer’s heart transplant surgeon, Dr. Crane, can’t—or won’t—help her understand her unusual body-swapping dilemma, she turns to the only man she can trust. But can she fully trust Jennifer’s husband, Anson? Rhonda’s memory proves faulty—and sugarcoated. Multiple threats from her past shake her fragile hold on mental stability. If one of her enemies succeeds, he will kill Rhonda’s soul… or Jennifer’s body… or both.

If you enjoyed this snippet from Deceptions of the Heart, please consider purchasing a copy at the following link...


  1. I think Rhonda is becoming a little bit paranoid, maybe that's what the medication is about.

  2. Very intriguing and ominous snippet. Who can she trust?

  3. What an interesting idea for a book. Congrats on the new release!

  4. Very interesting setup. I'm very intrigued. She sounds paranoid, but it sounds like she has reason to be. Great snippet!

  5. I have a feeling her paranoia may be justified but highly intriguing either way. Terrific snippet!

  6. Yay, a new release! I hope that things turn out well for her.

  7. Congrats on the new release!
    Intriguing snippet.

  8. I wouldn't trust them. It seems she wasn't very well liked. Then again... Maybe that is why she takes meds. Good writing here. The reader doesn't know which. Nice work.

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  9. Love this premise, and the snippet sparks great tension. Looking forward to reading more!

    ~Joyce Scarbrough

  10. Whoa. Nice snippet. The psychological suspense reminds me of Gaslight http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaslight_%281944_film%29

  11. What a cool idea! Love psychological suspense - sounds like this situation could get quite twisty!

  12. Intriguing excerpt there.


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