#Snippet Sunday 12.01.13 From New Release Purgatory


Each Sunday, fellow writers on the Facebook page, Snippet Sunday, share excerpts from their work on their blogs. To read more follow this link


This week's snippet comes from my most recent release, Purgatory: Book Two of the Colorado Series. Click on cover for purchase link.

Here's the eight...

A swoosh of wind burst through the front door as a man entered the building. Dragging her attention away from the magazine, she turned to greet him. He hesitated for a fraction of a second as if to get his bearings before trudging through the lobby toward her. As soon as their eyes met, her words of welcome froze on her tongue and the pain began—flashes of light across her vision—tightness in her throat—intense, piercing sensations in her head. Panic and the desire to run soon followed.
She massaged her forehead, trying to rub away the stabbing pain that throbbed between her eyes, and then returned her attention to the man in front of her, pulling the computer keyboard toward her, determined to do her job despite the sudden fear gripping her insides.
She attempted her most professional tone. “Good morning. Welcome to the Inn at Purgatory. How can I help you?”

Here's the blurb...

Five years ago, a tragic accident robbed Chris Smith of a normal life. Left with only a jagged scar, a set of wedding rings, and bits of memory—smells, sounds, and fleeting feelings—she copes with the loss of her identity. Amnesia has made her life a living purgatory…until she meets Steve West.

Steve’s construction company is remodeling the ski lifts in Purgatory, Colorado. However looking at Chris is seeing the face of his deceased wife. Now the truths he’d been forced to believe have him searching for answers.

Murder, deception and missing ransom money. Can Steve protect Chris…and prove she’s the wife he never believed dead before the killer tries again?

I hope you enjoyed this snippet from Purgatory. This book is the follow up to An Impostor in Town.

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  1. Great imagery! You've made me curious who the new arrival is and why his presence has caused such a reaction. Great snippet.
    Tweeted your giveaway! :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by. Good luck in the giveaway!

  2. Good luck with your book, Denise! Loved hosting you the other week. The excerpt you selected is a great one.

    1. Thanks, Patti! And thanks again for hosting me on release day!

  3. Great description of her reaction!

  4. I agree---very good description of an intense moment!

  5. I feel bad for her. Could this guy have some connection to her past?

  6. Could this man know something about her past?

  7. Great job writing this scene. It's intriguing. The writing is fluid, and I really want to know what connection this guy has to her past. And--is he causing the pain in her head?? Good job, Denise! Good luck with the release! :-)


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