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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Sweet Saturday Sample: Never Trust a Pretty Wolf

Today's sample comes from my brand spanking new romantic suspense release Never Trust a Pretty Wolf. Pretty Wolf is my 4th release with Astraea Press. It isn't even uploaded to Amazon and other retail outlets yet, but you can buy it in almost any electronic format at

Here's a blurb and the first excerpt from Never Trust a Pretty Wolf.


Liesel Wolf has a secret, a dangerous secret she’ll go to any lengths to conceal. When she’s paired in a charity game with sexy marshal Andy Bryce, a man with secrets of his own, her carefully constructed world comes crashing down, and Liesel’s on a collision course with her past.


They moved through the woods as silently as possible, flinching when a careless foot snapped a branch. After one such incident, Liesel’s nerves got the better of her. She propped her foot on a rock and jerked a small handgun from a holster that she wore under her pant leg.

Andy’s hand shot out. “Give me that gun,” he commanded.


He took it from her with ease. “I don’t know why you have this,” he whispered, “but if we get out of here alive you have some explaining to do. Now, keep moving but stay in control. Remember, no headlong plunges into the woods.”

Forty‑five minutes later, they exited the woods near the bridge that crossed the little creek. Liesel fearfully scanned the inviting, family‑centered area. “I don’t see anyone.”

“Two o’clock. Men in khaki.” Andy came to a halt and jerked her against him. “Kiss me like you mean it.”

Liesel didn’t mind if she did. Hopefully, the khaki men would never imagine that two lovers out for a stroll had only moments before been running for their very lives. She prayed the men didn’t get too good a look at them. Throwing her arms around him, she pressed her body against his. She wouldn’t have admitted to it for anything, but in spite of the danger, she felt a thrill from the top of her head to the bottom of her feet. Nobody could kiss like Andy Bryce!

Andy took her hand, and they strolled casually across the bridge as if they’d been on a leisurely little walk. He kissed her again before they got into the Mustang. The minute they got in, he put the car in gear and slowly made his way out of the park.

“Now, Liesel,”he said. “Why don’t you tell me why those men are trying to kill you?”


Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Love the snippet! And now I want to know more about the situation, the characters, and what lies ahead.

The cover and title are very intriguing.

Thanks for sharing.


Elaine Cantrell said...

Thanks for coming by, Laurel. The cover fits the story exactly.

Sherry Gloag said...

Oh my, this is so intriging and packed with tension. It's on my wish list!

Patricia Preston said...

Great sample. Why are those men trying to kill her? At least, she got a kiss out of it! LOL

Sandy Nachlinger said...

Great cliffhanger, and you've raised quite a few questions: Why does she routinely carry a gun? Why are people trying to kill her? And when is she going to kiss Andy again?
I'm looking forward to reading Never Trust a Pretty Wolf.

Elaine Cantrell said...

Ladies, thank you for coming by. I do appreciate your support.

Mirriam Smyth said...

Wow! Awesome sample. I wonder who the men were, what they want from her, and why she's carrying a gun!

Lindsay said...

Love the cover. This sounds like a wonderful story. Guess I'll have to add it to my TBR pile

Elaine Cantrell said...

Liesel is a lady with many secrets, but for that matter, Andy has a few things he hasn't told her about either.

Rachel Rossano said...

Oh, now I am curious. :)

Carrie-Anne said...

It definitely sounds like an interesting story!