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Saturday, March 28, 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. My except today is from Return Engagement. I've been sharing from this book for a few weeks now. In short, my hero and heroine have accidentally met on a beach ten years after his father broke them up. We've seen both of their reactions when they first saw each other, and today they speak for the first time in ten years.


Where is he? Surely he wouldn’t just leave!

The voice came from behind her, deeper and fuller than she remembered. “Hello, Elizabeth, it’s been a long time.”

Elizabeth’s heart leaped into her throat as she whirled around. At times during the past ten years she’d felt sure she had forgotten him, but just when she least expected it, she’d find him dancing on the fringes of her mind.

She had always hoped they’d meet again, but truly she hadn’t expected it to happen. To her chagrin the sheer animal magnetism of the man stayed her tongue and made her feel like a star struck groupie. She said the only thing she could think of. “Hey.” 

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14 comments:

Teresa Cypher said...

Perfect bit of character building, Elaine. I love that her tongue was "stayed" and that she finally got out one word; "Hey". Nice :-)

Linda said...

Hey is a pretty safe choice when you are so shocked you can't speak.

gemma parkes said...

Great character building, we're left in no doubt of the effect he's having on her! Loved it.

Sarah W said...

"Hey" works! :D

I love her inner turmoil, Elaine. This is such a great story.

Charmaine Gordon said...

I agree. Hey is just fine but oh the turmoil that precedes the hey. And now what happens. More to follow. Yum to your writing, Elaine.

Cecilia Corona said...

I would probably do the same. Have no words to say lol. Great snippet, showed true emotion.

JTsuruoka said...

That voice from behind is a great device, isn't it? We've all had that happen to us & know all the reactions it can cause. Good snippet.

Carrie-Anne said...

It's so easy to relate to her feelings. Who wouldn't have a similar reaction in that situation?

Denisea Kampe said...

Really conveys he struggle. Excellent! Thanks for sharing.

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

lol-- I could see me being that tongue tied. Great snippet!!

Chelle Cordero said...

So caught off guard, great job showing that.

P.T.Wyant said...

Very "real" feel to this snippet, especially the "hey."

Iris Blobel said...

Nice snippet this week, Elaine.

Veronica Scott said...

I love the phrase "dancing on the fringes of her mind"...really an excellent excerpt!