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Friday, March 23, 2012

Sweet Saturday Sample

Today's sample has to come from my new release The  Sentence.  The book only came out on Thursday! 

Here's a buy link, a blurb, and the excerpt.  After you're through here, do look at yesterday's post for a little bit more time with Rachel and Clint.

Buy Link: Find it at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, or at http://www.astraeapress.com/#ecwid:category=662245&mode=product&product=10046831

Blurb:

Has her father totally lost his mind?  How could he bring the man who burned the church into their home for six months?  Yeah, it was an accident and her dad’s a minister, but if he wanted to help Clint Hayes, why didn’t he go to the prison to do it?  And no matter what her friend Christina says, she isn’t interested in Clint!

Excerpt: In this excerpt my hero  and heroine are driving back from the grocery store.

 By the time they made it to the grocery store, snow covered the roads, and the car’s tires had started slipping a little. They bought their bread and milk and got home as fast as possible. After Clint parked his car, Rachel started to go inside, but Clint put his hand on her arm to detain her. “Look at it, Rachel. Isn’t it beautiful?”

Rachel turned her face toward the streetlight to better see the plump white flakes that fell silently to the earth. Oh, yes.”

The night seemed so quiet. The snow muffled ordinary noise, and there wasn’t any traffic on the roads. And oh, those huge snowflakes looked like something from a wintry Christmas card as they floated lazily to earth, coating everything in a pristine white blanket.

Snowflakes glinted on Clint’s shoulders and in his hair. Impulsively, Rachel stepped closer to him and brushed them away. “You have snowflakes on your coat,” she muttered.

“Uh huh.”

Another huge flake wafted through the air and stuck in his eyelashes. Rachel didn’t stop to think about it. She gently brushed the snowflake away, her heart pounding when she felt the warmth of his skin under her fingers. Her knees got kind of spongy when Clint took her hand and brought it to his lips.

Rachel’s blood roared in her ears as he slid his arms around her. She tilted her head back, her eyes fluttering shut. When his lips gently touched hers, Rachel reflexively clenched his shoulders. “Oh, Clint!”


All proceeds from the sale of The Sentence will be donated to the East Pickens Baptist Church miracle building, a youth and family life center.












11 comments:

J. Gunnar Grey said...

Beautiful descriptions, Elaine.

Jean said...

Love this excerpt, Elaine!! Great description and sweet romance. Sigh! Have to get this one.

Sarah Ballance said...

This is so incredibly romantic! Love it. ;c)

Lindsay said...

Love how you worked the snow into the kiss. Masterful

Sandra said...

Your description of the snowflakes softened my heart in this romantic scene! Perfect!

Gwendolyn Gage said...

I liked how you used the snowflakes to get things started. :-)

Jenna said...

Snowflakes and romance just seem to go together. Who can resist a man with snowflakes on his eyelashes? Beautifully done.

An Open Book said...

Absolutely beautiful and how magical of a moment


Dawne

Carrie-Anne said...

I loved your imagery!

Patricia Kiyono said...

Very nice. I knew she wouldn't be able to resist him for long!

diannehartsock said...

Careful, Rachel! He might not stop at your hand. Beautiful description of the falling snow.