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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Snippet Sunday and Weekend Writing Warriors


Welcome to Snippet Sunday and Weekend Writing Warriors, your chance to sample the work of a talented group of authors. When you finish here, you can find more excerpts at:
http://www.wewriwa.com and https://www.facebook.com/groups/SnippetSunday/

Today's excerpt comes from Return Engagement. In this excerpt, my hero and heroine have met accidentally at the beach after a ten year separation brought about by his father who believes my heroine isn't good enough for his son. He just took her to a beach front amusement park where he won a stuffed cat for her. As it happens, at the time of the meeting, Elizabeth is engaged to a lawyer named Alex Crawford.

 “I want to be your lover. I want you to say I’m sexy and that you want me. I can’t believe you think I’m sweet.”

Elizabeth willingly threw both discretion and Alex to the wind. What did discretion or Alex matter at a time like this? “Oh, that’s what you want, is it? I’m glad you made your intentions clear, Mr. Lovinggood.” She took a small step toward him and obligingly tilted her face upward.

You can find Return Engagement at http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=819 and also at Amazon, B&N, etc.

12 comments:

Iris Blobel said...

The blurb sounds very interesting. Love today's snippet.

Teresa Cypher said...

I feel kinda sorry for Alex... You're so good at that, Elaine. Writing characters that make the readers have conflicted emotions. Good 8! :-)

P.T.Wyant said...

Sounds like the engagement might be in trouble.

Linda said...

Poor Alex!
Now I wonder if he is going to kiss her or think about Alex more than she did.

Jess Schira said...

Wonderful snippet. I agree with PT, thinks don't look promising for the engagement.

Sarah W said...

I'd kind of like to see Alex's take on this . . .

I'm with Teresa: you're very good at hooking readers with your character's decisions! :)

Charmaine Gordon said...

Wow!. Right off the bat. . .trouble and cheating do not bode well for a stable relationship. Terrific snippet.

Amalie Cantor said...

Poor Alex! I am torn here. I am quite certain she has her reasons for throwing her fiance to the side, but darn it I don't like it! Lol....

My favorite kinds of characters are those who are deeply flawed, so you've got me intrigued. :-) Thanks so much for sharing!

Gem Sivad said...

Well that should definitely get his attention. :D

Carrie-Anne said...

Things won't end well once her fiancé finds out!

Veronica Scott said...

Good for her! Yay! Enjoyed the excerpt so much...

Alice E. Keyes said...

Poor Alex.