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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Sweet Saturday Sample: Never Trust a Pretty Wolf

In this excerpt, Liesel my heroine is on the run, and my hero Andy has chased her down at the airport.

Liesel critically stared at herself in the mirror. She couldn’t

bring herself to cut her hair, so she had had the salon lighten it. It

now looked a bright shade of red-gold. Her brown contacts

disguised her green eyes, and she wore a formal, very expensive

suit complete with a nice string of pearls. Her appearance now

matched the picture on her fake ID documents. Thank goodness

she had hidden them in the Mustang. She must have had a

premonition or something.

After parking in the airport’s long-term parking area, she

made her way to the terminal. Since the police knew about the

body in the cave, Liesel Wolf probably couldn’t buy a ticket, but

Leslie Cochran could. She bought a ticket to Montreal, inwardly

wincing about paying such an exorbitant price, then decided to get

something to eat. Her plane didn’t leave for two hours, and she was

starving to death. No wonder. She hadn’ eaten in some time.

She got in line at one of the eateries in the airport and

bought herself a cheeseburger and a drink After she finished her

meal, she went looking for something to read. As she strolled down

the concourse, she found a bookstore selling the latest Elaine

Cantrell novel. The clerk had just taken her money when someone

tapped her shoulder.

She turned around, her heart in her throat.
Stay impassive, she reminded herself. Seconds later she hoped she wouldn’t fall to

the floor in a dead faint because Andy Bryce stood there staring at

her. “Yes?” she said, arching her eyebrows inquiringly.

“It was surprisingly easy to find you.”

“I’m sorry, but you seem to have made a mistake. My name

is Leslie Cochran.”

For a moment she saw doubt in his eyes, but only for a

moment. “Your disguise is very good. You almost got away with it.

Now come with me quietly, or I’ll handcuff you and drag you out

of here.”

Liesel did neither. Instead, she screamed at the top of her

lungs. “Help! Help me, someone! Help!”

Never Trust a Pretty Wolf is available at or at


Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Very suspenseful! Now I want to know what happens next.

Like the "Elaine Cantrell" novel bit.


Sandy Nachlinger said...

I remember this scene from the book. I loved it then, and I love it now. Great characters and a fun story.

Sandra said...

I had to laugh when I read the part about your latest novel being on the shelf. Great plug! Your heroine is quite clever, and I agree with Laurel, I want to know what happened next! I think I'll put this one on my TBR list.

Lindsay said...

Isn't it fun to plug your own books in your book. Love the scene.

Elaine Cantrell said...

Ladies, thank you for coming by. I did think I was inspired when I thought of plugging my own book in my work.

Iris B said...

Love it. Great reaction on her behalf to scream for help. And nice touch doing a bit of self promo ... LOL ;-) Love the sample, Elaine.