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Saturday, October 17, 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. I've been sharing samples from Return Engagement for several weeks now, but starting next week I'll be moving on to something else. Last week we left my heroine Elizabeth at the mercy of a man with a gun who tricked her into coming to a deserted motel. I'm skipping a lot of text and finishing up with this scene. Remember that Richard is an FBI agent. Check out the graphic at the bottom of the page. I have a new book coming out November 1, and I'd love for you to come to my cover reveal. I'm giving away prizes. (Are you tempted? I hope so.)

You can find more snippets here and here. 

A spasm of mirth overcame the small man. “It’s too late for that, Agent Lovinggood. I have a new plan. You see, I won’t leave here without repaying you for what you did to me and my family.” He cocked his head. “Who would it hurt you more to lose: your lover or your father? I think maybe
you could get another woman, but you only have one father, and I only have time for one shot.”

As the gun swung toward Senator Lovinggood, Elizabeth reacted without a second’s hesitation. She threw herself on top of the senator as a loud roar filled the air. Richard watched in horror as a red stain bloomed on her temple.

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14 comments:

Iris Blobel said...

Oh no .... not dead is she? Can't wait for next week!

Linda said...

Wow my, that was unexpected. At the same time, whatever the senator had against her is soon to disappear.

P.T.Wyant said...

Interesting snippet. I wonder what he did to the man's family?

Teresa Cypher said...

Oh wow...not what I expected!! You can't do this, Elaine!

Siobhan Muir said...

I guess there's a hero in all of us. Great snippet, Elaine, and congrats on the upcoming release! :)

Veronica Scott said...

High drama and this story definitely went in a direction I hadn't anticipated. Great snippet!

Caitlin Stern said...

A headshot is not good. o.O Not good at all!

Jennifer Reynolds said...

I didn't see that coming. Great scene. :) :)

Ed Hoornaert said...

This is a horrible place to leave us. I want to know what happens, now!

Tamara Lush said...

Wow, that's a cliffhanger! Nicely done, very action packed.

Karysa Faire said...

Well that's not good. :-( Great snippet and an awesome cliffhanger!

Chelle Cordero said...

Isn't his father the one who caused them to separate in the beginning? That was surely a very selfless act on her part. We definitely hope the red stain came from more of a grazing bullet than into the head. Either way, scary and potentially serious. Wow.

JTsuruoka said...

"Spasm". What a great word choice. This is a good scene, well-paced and descriptive enough to let the reader see it all happen.

dmorgana said...

WHAT?! No, you cannot leave us on a cliffhanger like that! Aww, damn! Very well done on the snippet though, I wasn't missing a word of it.