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Sunday, July 23, 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. My new release Flood is now available for purchase. The buy link is at the end of the post, and I'm starting with the Prologue.

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Blurb:
Drawn together by their love of animals, Aria De Luca and Caleb Hawkins burn for each other. They never suspected that malignant forces around them were successfully plotting Caleb’s ruin from the moment he entered her life. When the flood of a century strikes Aria’s hometown, an alienated Caleb is all that stands between her and catastrophic loss.


Last Week:
“Not the whole world,” Aria teased. “Just my little corner of it.” She took a sip of cola from the can on her desk. No matter how hard she tried, she couldn’t give up colas. Probably she’d get fat when she got older. “What do you think, Lila? Do we have room here for an unwanted, difficult dog?”

Lila rolled her eyes. “Sure. When do we pick her up?” 


This Week:
 The next day Aria parked her SUV near the front door of the Pine City Animal Shelter. She and Lila got out of the vehicle and stared at the grounds of the place they’d driven two hours on a beautiful spring day to reach.

“The shelter looks nice,” Lila said.

Aria nodded. “Yeah, that’s what I was thinking.”


The red brick building was only one story high. From the parking lot, Aria saw fenced dog runs and a small enclosure occupied by two goats. The grass had been freshly cut. All in all, it looked neat and well cared for.

She and Lila made their way to the front door, which was made of institutional-looking gray metal and went inside where a pretty receptionist greeted them with a smile.  

11 comments:

Ed Hoornaert said...

That gray institutional door is the perfect foil for the beauty of the rest of the scene.

Charmaine Gordon said...

Something may be amiss since the gray door is not welcoming. Well done, Elaine

Veronica Scott said...

Best wishes with the new book! Enjoyed the excerpt, an interesting contrast of positive and maybe a little offputting (that institutional door) for them? But I'd definitely keep reading :)

Rachel de Vine said...


So far, so good, but does the grey door signify that all is not as it should be? Look forward to reading more.

Elyzabeth M. VaLey said...

Hum, it looks nice on the outside but what about the inside?

Amy Braun said...

Hopefully the inside is just as good as the outside...

Sue Barr said...

Never judge a book by its cover...but the grey door could be a sign

Nancy Gideon said...

Things are looking up . . . I hope!

Christina Lay said...

Interesting snippet. I wonder what awaits them?

Hywela Lyn said...

As an animal lover I'm intrigued. I hope the shelter is as good as it looks from the outside, the receptionist seems nice anyway! Great snippet!

Caitlin Stern said...

That shelter is an interesting mix of stark and warm--I only hope they're allowed to take the dog!