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Sunday, May 28, 2017

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 snippets at

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We know so far that Rocky ticked off drug dealers and had to fake his death so he can enter the witness protection program. Rocky called Aimee even though he wasn't supposed to and told her he'd bought a house for them. Aimee has car trouble and is worried about how she'll get to Rocky's home. She's nervous about being stranded on a deserted road too. A man who knows her name comes riding down the road on a horse and speaks to her. It's Cade McCoy, the man who helped Rocky fake his death so he can enter the witness protection program, and he agrees to take Aimee to Rocky's place. Once she arrives she meets June the realtor and takes a tour of the house.




Last Week:
They left the living room and went straight into the room on the left of the fallen door. “This is the dining room,” Rocky said. “Don’t go into the far corner. We have a hole in the floor.”

Aimee bounced on the supposedly safe part of the wooden floor. “I’m not sure we should be in here at all. It feels spongy to me.

Cade stepped into the hall.

From the hallway, Rocky led them to the back part of the house. “Here’s the kitchen, hon.” 



This week:

“Much nicer,” Aimee approved as her eyes swept the room. “The kitchen must have been redone in 1920. Is that a woodstove over there?

June scowled and Cade laughed.

“Hon,” Rocky reproved.

The bedrooms were no better, but the bathroom . . .
There
are no words,” Aimee whispered. She kicked the claw-foot tub and dislodged a rain of rust particles. They made a pretty pattern where they drifted across the dirty floor. What did the floor look like? Was it black and white; no, maybe gray and white, or maybe brown? 

Blurb: 
Aimee Sherwood never dreamed that following her fiancĂ© into the witness protection program 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.

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15 comments:

Linda said...

For one second, I thought I was wrong and that she actually liked the kitchen before registering the sarcasm.

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

The house is falling apart and shouldn't be lived in. I'm curious as to why he's so excited about it. It's like he sees something she's obviously missing.

Kimberly Gould said...

Hmm, not exactly a dream house, is it?

Veronica Scott said...

Oohhhh, the bathroom - SHUDDER. This is quite the wreck of a house LOL. Loving the 'tour', great snippet!

Sue Barr said...

Can you get clean in a tub like that? Reminds me of a motel hubby and I stayed in (with the kids). Found out later the room we'd been put in had been condemned. NO ONE was supposed to stay there. *shudder*

Siobhan Muir said...

Oh yeah, that sounds like a place I'd love...NOT. Great snippet, Elaine.

Aurora Springer said...

Definitely not what you want of a bath tub!

P.T.Wyant said...

I love claw footed bath tubs -- minus the rust, though, please. It's not quite as bad as I expected. I still have to wonder why Rocky is so enthused about the place.

Christina Ochs said...

Love her sarcasm. I'm wondering why June seems offended. She must know the house is a disaster? Maybe she was hoping no one would notice before the sale.

arhuel said...

Too bad Rocky's in love with this fixer-upper.

Ed Hoornaert said...

I sure hope they didn't pay much for this place. It almost makes me wonder if your book is about to turn into a 'DIY fixer-upper' story:-)

Hywela Lyn said...








































This sounds like a house from a nightmare. Like others I'm wondering why Rocky's so enthusiastic about the place - loved the snipet!















Caitlin Stern said...

Ew! This just gets more and more worse. Rocky has some serious rose-colored glasses. That or he's an idiot!

Amy Braun said...

As a new home owner, I can definitely say this would not be on my list of houses to live in. ;)

Diane Burton said...

This is what realtor says it needs a little love. Hah! It needs a wrecking ball. Great description.

I forgot to sign up, but I still posted my snippet. http://dianeburton.blogspot.com/