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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Snippet Sunday: Return Engagement

Hello, and welcome to Snippet Sunday. Today I'm sharing an excerpt from Return Engagement. Why that book? Because the sequel, Blue 52, releases in December from Whiskey Creek Press. In this excerpt, my hero is about to meet my heroine ten years after his father broke them up. She's an A-list actress whom he could never quite forget.

Hoping to get into the game, he jumped up to make his way down the beach, but out of the corner of his eye he spotted a group of people surrounding a roped off area. What were they looking at?
Curious, he wandered over to see. “What’s going on?” he asked one of the bystanders.
“Someone’s making a movie. They’re supposed to start in a few minutes if you want to stay and watch.”
Richard decided he might as well stay. Since he was on vacation, he had no appointments to keep. A brief, familiar slash of pain cut him. Movie making had interested him ever since…a long time ago.

Blurb:

Elizabeth Lane has heard the call of the four most seductive words in the entire English language: what might have been.  Would you risk everything you hold dear to find out what might have been?  That’s the choice which Elizabeth has to make.

 Elizabeth is lucky, for she has it all, money, fame, a satisfying career and a devoted fiancĂ©.  Her humble beginnings are all but obscured, but she isn’t the kind of woman Senator Henry Lovinggood wants for his son, Richard.  Senator Lovinggood plans to make Richard the President of the United States; he’ll need a woman from a wealthy, powerful family by his side.  Ten years ago he broke Richard and Elizabeth up, but this time it won’t be so easy, for Elizabeth wants to know what might have been. This time she’ll fight back, a struggle which ultimately leads to kidnapping and attempted murder and alienates her from the man of her dreams.

 
Return Engagement is available at most all online retail outlets and from the publisher at http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com

 
 

 

16 comments:

Willa Blair said...

Nice sense of wistfulness. Well done!

Linda said...

Hum I wonder what the pain was about. Is he feeling like he should have been making movies by now?

Sarah W said...

Has he avoided his father's manipulations, or is this just a vacation before campaign season?

What a great premise!

Gem Sivad said...

Sounds like he's regretting former decisions. Well done.

Elaine Cantrell said...

Thanks to everyone for coming. Sarah, he can't avoid his father's manipulations, but he does fight them all the way. Gem, you're totally correct. Linda, I'm going to share more from this book, so you'll find out. Willa, thank you so much.

P.T.Wyant said...

The blurb sounds interesting. I'm curious to know if they recognize each other right away and what happens if they do.

Hilary said...

this looks like a book I would enjoy!

Elaine Cantrell said...

PT, they will recognize each other. Hilary, thank you so much for saying so.

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

He has a past... I curious! Nice snippet!

Veronica Scott said...

Intriguing premise, can't wait to see how it develops! Enjoyed the excerpt very much...

Sandra Sookoo said...

Hope he finds his path soon :-)

angelaquarles.com said...

Poignant ending...

Siobhan Muir said...

Sounds like the past rose up to bite him in the butt. Good snippet, Elaine.

Sue Ann Bowling said...

Sounds like he doesn't agree with his father.

Cindy Amrhein said...

Oh he doesn't know yet she's there does he? This will be good. I like the story idea. Who hasn't had a what if in their life?
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Anne Lange said...

Sounds very intriguing, both the snippet which leaves me wondering about his past and the blurb. Well done.