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Friday, October 17, 2014

Saturday Sample, Snippet Sunday, and Weekend Writing Warriors

Today's sample comes from Rest Thy Head which at present has 8 five star reviews and 2 four star reviews. You can get it at Amazon and most other online retail outlets. In this excerpt my hero and heroine have gone to a farmer's market, and she hears an ice cream truck and wants an ice cream.


She grabbed his hand before she thought what she had done, but she had grabbed his scarred side. He jerked away from her as if she’d burned him and fished in his pocket. He handed her ten dollars and turned his back. “Get whatever you want.”

Oh, poor Jake. Peyton’s heart burned for him. She had a sudden urge to put her arms around him and whisper in his ear that he was okay now. Afghanistan was behind him, and he was home where he belonged, home where no one cared if he had scars or not.


15 comments:

Iris Blobel said...

Congratulations on the new release Elaine.
Intriguing snippet today, look forward to reading more.

Joyce Lansky said...

That's a wonderful trailer. Looks interesting.

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Author, Neva Rodriguez said...

Peyton is having some serious feelings for Jake. Sounds intriguing. Can't wait to read more.

nicolettehugowriter.com said...

My heart goes out to Jake in this.

gemma parkes said...

Aw, poor man. Tender moment well described.

Charmaine Gordon said...

She understands and will help him with his burden. God, war leaves terrible scars on the body and mind. Your writing is wonderful, Elaine.

Cecilia Corona said...

Even though its not in his point of view you can feelhis pain. Great snippet.

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Congrats on the new release!
Tender snippet. Can't wait to find out more.

Siobhan Muir said...

Oh, she believes that, but he doesn't. Great snippet, Elaine, and congratulations on your new release. :)

P.T.Wyant said...

Great snippet. I love his reactions to an innocent gesture.

Sarah W said...

I love a damaged hero -- or one who thinks he's more damaged than he is!

Heartbreaking, Elaine!

Veronica Scott said...

Poignant excerpt for us today. I'm glad she's so understanding...

Catherine Winther said...

Jake really sounds like he has been through a lot and is still struggling. It is great he has someone to love and support him. Congrats on the release!

JTsuruoka said...

Nicely-captured moment. Very revealing about both characters.

Linda said...

I have the feeling that she is going to have trouble to get through to him.