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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Saturday Sample: Flood

Welcome to Saturday Sample. We'll continue with out excerpts from Flood. I hope you're enjoying them because I really enjoyed writing the book. Flood was reviewed by RomCon Reviews. They gave it 5 stars, and in part they said,  It's the kind of story that stays with you because of the intensity of the circumstances and you remember the characters. You can read the rest of the review here .

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:
Anger spread across the woman’s face. “Some monster poured gas on her back and lit her up. By the time a good Samaritan brought her in, she was at death’s door. She lived but only by a miracle. Dr. Ballard, our staff doctor, knows his stuff, but it was all he could do to save her.”

Aria shivered. “Monster is the right word. Did they ever find out who did it?”

The receptionist shook her head. “No.” 

This week:

“Anyone who’d do a thing like that doesn’t deserve to live,” Aria cried. “Don’t such people have a conscience? How could anyone take pleasure in causing pain for another living creature?”

Nobody responded because no one knew the answer and because Ed and Peaches arrived. Well, the paper hadn’t exaggerated when it said Peaches wasn’t pretty. She was a medium-sized animal, maybe fifty pounds with over-long legs, a dull, yellowish coat, a head that was a bit

too big for her body, and a scarred back. Her ears were down; her eyes looked scared.
Aria slowly approached the pair. “Hello, Peaches.” 


Veronica Scott said...

Poor Peaches! Vivid description and I hope she's going to be a lot better by the time the book ends :) This is the new snippet right? And the one posted for Sunday the 17th is last week's? It's confusing me LOL. (A lot of us just post our snippet on Saturday and let it serve for both days of blog hops.) But the story itself is so compelling!

ARHuelsenbeck said...

I'm angry, too, about the abuse.