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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Snippet Sunday and Weekend Writing warriors

Welcome to Snippet Sunday and Weekend Writing Warriors, your chance to sample excerpts from a group of wonderful authors. My excerpt today comes from my latest release Rest Thy Head. In this excerpt, my hero makes a wrong assumption that will cause him a lot of jealousy and heartache. Patrick is his brother.

  Jake stepped under the stinging cold shower and gasped as
the water made contact with his overheated body. Didn’t she know
what that kiss did to him? Didn’t she know he had a hard time not
kissing her back? He’d give almost anything to have held her in his
arms. Right now it was all he could do to keep from tearing up to
the third floor and showing her how much he liked that kiss.
But Patrick had seen her first. No matter how much he
wanted her to be his, it didn’t matter.

blurb:
Running away from a fiancĂ© who betrayed her, Peyton O’Malley finds employment at a beautiful mountain inn called Rest Thy Head. She didn’t expect to live in the haunted room or to fall for the inn’s owner, a fire-scarred, war veteran who uses the inn to hide away from the world. She didn’t expect her sister to show up at Rest Thy Head either, much less her formidable mother. 

Now, thanks to the aid of a friendly ghost, Peyton has a shot at true love, and so does her sister Ashley, provided the guys cooperate of course! 

buy link:
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19 comments:

E.E. Giorgi said...

hot man in shower, hmmm... of course we want him to have her now!!! ;-)

Linda said...

oh oh two guys involved. I think she needs to choose which one she wants and Jake shouldn't really have a say in it. Who cares who came first?

Elsa Holland said...

Love the wretched, almost angry tension in this! great writing!

Gem Sivad said...

If he's loyal to a friend, then he'll be loyal to her if he can ever work through the situation to claim her. Nice.

Sarah W said...

If it weren't for honorable wrong assumptions, romance novels would be a lot shorter. :D

Very nice shower scene, Elaine! :)

Teresa Cypher said...

I love Sarah's comment, and I totally agree with Gem's. Nice piece of writing, Elaine! :-)

Frank C. Etier said...

I liked the snippet and agree with all the previous comments.
Now,what is it with cold showers? Just finished reading an Ian Fleming novel in which James Bond took several cold showers, but he was in Jamaica.
I've had luke warm showers, but never a COLD shower. Sounds like torture! LOL

Elaine Cantrell said...

LOL, Frank, I bet it is too.

Veronica Scott said...

Awww, well naturally there have to be obstacles to true love, but I do feel sorry for him. Excellent excerpt!

gemma parkes said...

Aw, such a shame to squash that lust, but I've got to admire his loyalty!

Mary Lowery said...

I love this story!

Yolanda G said...

This was such a wonderful book Elaine! Loved it!

Author, Neva Rodriguez said...

Very interesting snippet. A haunted room and a friendly ghost? I don't know if I'd stay there long enough to find out if he was friendly or not, but I love it! Great work!

Heare2Watts said...

I loved the book! The 2 brothers had a good brotherly relationship and so did the 2 sisters. This was a fun story to read. I loved the ghost!

Cecilia Corona said...

loved this snippet, cant wait for next week. Things are heating up.

Cindy Amrhein said...

You did that perfectly! Isn't that just the way we think? Our mind goes through all these things that happen and try to figure it out, and its usually wrong. Nice writing Elaine!

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Oh man, he has it bad! Enjoyed the snippet!

JTsuruoka said...

Ah yes... the proverbial cold shower. You caught the emotions that inspired it very well.

Catherine Winther said...

Such tension! Great 8.