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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Weekend Writing Warriors and Snippet Sunday


Welcome to Snippet Sunday and Weekend Writing Warriors, your chance to sample the work of a talented group of authors. I'm been sharing excerpts from Return Engagement. Last week we found that Senator Lovinggood, Richard's father, visited Elizabeth (heroine) and basically told her to stop using his son for sex, and if she cared about him to let him go. At first she refused, but when she and Richard ended up in her bedroom, she broke it off with him. He was only 17 at the time, and she was 22. Ten years have gone by, and in these excerpts, Richard and Elizabeth who's now a big Hollywood star, have met by accident on a California beach.  These are Richard's thoughts when he realizes that Elizabeth is in the movie being filmed on the beach.

An icy chill swept across him in spite of the warm sun. He was still afraid she’d reject him. Now one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, Elizabeth Lane could have any man she wanted. In fact, he’d heard on TV that she’d gotten engaged to some lawyer. He couldn’t think of a single reason why she’d have any interest in seeing an old boy friend again. The last time they saw each other he’d been a green, inexperienced kid which was probably the way she still thought of him. A grim smile crossed his face. He hated that lawyer. 

Buy Links:
http://www.amazon.com/Return-Engagement-Elaine-Cantrell/dp/1603139990/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1426390350&sr=8-1&keywords=return+engagement+by+elaine+cantrell

http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=819

You can read the entire first chapter at the last link. Things may not be exactly what you're expecting.

On another note, Rest Thy Head is on sale for .99 at most all online retail outlets. It's only scheduled to be on sale until 3/19. I don't know if the publisher will extend it or not, but if you're interested...

18 comments:

Iris Blobel said...

Nice train of thoughts, and the last sentence so powerful showing how much he still wants her.

Teresa Cypher said...

Jealousy is a powerful motivator! Love that last line, Elaine. :-)

P.T.Wyant said...

Love that last line! Actually, I love this whole snippet from the self doubt to hating the lawyer.

Chelle Cordero said...

Rejection leaves painful scars. His worry about being rejected again shows a vulnerability, something I always find enticing in my heroes. Great snippet.

Anastasia Vitsky said...

Love it when the very last sentence gives a punch! Nicely done.

Linda said...

Well, at least he won't feel bad about stealing her from the Lawyer.

Sarah W said...

I know he's not joking, here, but I love his sense of humor. :)


Charmaine Gordon said...

I'm curious to know what career he's followed. Back to the snippet. His train of thoughts shoots straight to the heart.

Siobhan Muir said...

I can see he's going to have to show his best qualities to attract Elizabeth. Great snippet, Elaine. :)

Sara Barnard said...

Wow, love the background and the very last sentence! Love this!

Veronica Scott said...

Well he definitely never got over her, that's for sure. I'm intrigued, enjoyed the excerpt!

Cecilia Corona said...

That last line though! Great snippet this week!

Jess Schira said...

You've don't a great job capturing his insecurity in this snippet. That last line and the burst of jealousy really cap off the snippet. Well done, Elaine!

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Fantastic way to reveal his self doubt. Loved the snippet!

Jennifer Reynolds said...

Love to see a guy with the same self-conscious emotions women have. :)

Carrie-Anne said...

I love his train of thoughts. It's so realistic, and gives him a lot of character.

JTsuruoka said...

This has a good feel to it, rough enough, but controlled. Nice work.

diannehartsock said...

I'd be nervous too! Hopefully she's nice to him. I'm starting to like him already. :)