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Saturday, August 27, 2016

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 author. When you finish here you can find more snippets at:
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This is an interesting book to me because a lot of scenes in the book are based on something that happened either to me or my family. One woman told me it was unrealistic, but I figured she had a boring family. I promise you most of the events are based on true stories.

Blurb:
Aimee Sherwood never dreamed that following her fiancĂ© into the witness protection pro-gram would land her in a haunted house in a town that’s downright creepy. She’d have laughed if she had been told the guy who lives down the road might be her soul mate, not the man whose ring she’s wearing. Life in West Virginia is nothing like life in Los Angeles, but between bean ball battles with Marilyn Monroe, remodeling a crumbling farmhouse, and starting a new online business, life in the country is anything but boring.

Excerpt: Last week we found Rocky getting ready to go into the wrestling ring. He was in his dressing room, and in today's excerpt he still is. The first speaker is Rocky's manager.

Chapter One

"Rocky, you look as nervous as a man at a baby shower.” He guffawed, showing nicotine-stained teeth to Aimee.

“Everything’s wrong,” she snapped. Why did this idiot always bray like a mule at what he considered his witty repartee? “It smells like dirty feet in here, and I hate the gray paint. The entire auditorium looks dingy. Besides that, this is the nastiest dressing room I’ve ever seen. I don’t like ‘no disqualification’ matches either.”

Rocky reproved her with a look. “She’s just worried about Cade hitting me with the chair.”

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20 comments:

Kim Magennis said...

That, Elaine, is why we write "fiction".

Reality is way more interesting than most people can believe.

Love your dialogue! I hope we get a sneak peak at one of those epic shenanigans!

Nancy Gideon said...

Draws me right in, Elaine. Nice details and crisp dialogue. Eager for more.

Aurora Springer said...

Sounds like a school gym!

The Belle in Blue said...

Love the gritty feel to this! Looking forward to more.

~Joyce Scarbrough

Christina Ochs said...

Love her description of the venue. It does not look pretty!

Rachel de Vine said...


As a country girl myself, I can vouch that life here is anything but boring. Looking forward to reading more.

Veronica Scott said...

Wow, you really give us the vivid picture of that location and the man with your details! Well done...

Diane Burton said...

Love your 1st sentence. From your description, I had the perfect image of that guy.

Charmaine Gordon said...

She's in a mess and wonders how the heck did she get there. Terrific writing, Elaine.

PT said...

Doesn't sound like a place I'd like to hang out, that's for sure! Great descriptions.

Amy Braun said...

Haha loved this whole snippet. Everything about it is great!

Rin-Rin said...

Yuck, the smell of dirty feet...is...geh. *shudders* Great snippet!

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

A typical school gym smell. lol

Elizabeth Alsobrooks said...

Great description! Pulls the reader right in. Nice snippet!

Caitlin Stern said...

If you can't be disqualified, only your honor keeps you fighting fair. I suspect his opponent might be light on that quality.

Ed Hoornaert said...

So far this is totally believable, FWIW.

Daelyn Morgana said...

*Crinkles nose* I think I'll pass on seeing that dressing room and meeting that manager. I wonder what really has her all flustered. Great descriptions! Very vivid!

Teresa Cypher said...

I LOVE that this is inspired by real events! Adding to TBR :-)

Iris B said...

Vivid descriptions and nice dialogue. Great snippet!

Linda said...

I don't think I would like to stay there either.