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Sunday, September 10, 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 excerpts at:

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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 at http://www.romcon.com/reviews/flood-by-elaine-cantrell

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:
Aria’s lip quivered. Blinking away the mist in her eyes, she pulled a card out of her pocket and handed it to the receptionist. “Please give my card to Caleb. If he wants to email me, I’ll be glad to keep him updated about how Peaches is doing.” Beside her, Lila sniffed. 

The receptionist, who was obviously a hugger, leaned over and hugged Aria again. “You’re a wonderful woman, Dr. De Luca. Only a person with a heart of gold would dowhat you’re doing for Peaches. Maybe you can help her learn to trust again.” 

“What happened to her?” Lila asked. 

This 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.” 

9 comments:

Aurora Springer said...

Congratulations on the review!

P.T.Wyant said...

Every time I read about someone abusing an animal I want to do the same thing to them as they did to the animal.

Veronica Scott said...

Oh so sad, difficult to read. But of course well written!

Siobhan Muir said...

Oh no, that's horrible. Good snippet, Elaine. :)

Kimberly Gould said...

How horrible. I hope they find him/her and justice is served.

Caitlin Stern said...

I do not get people who do that to animals. Even casual neglect is terrible, but active abuse...
Very emotional snippet!

Ed Hoornaert said...

The topic of a flood is so timely right now. Last night I saw part of a show on Animal Planet about saving pets (and at least one alligator) from the Harvey flooding. You would've loved that show.

Hywela Lyn said...

Congrats on the review - and what a horrible thing to do to an animal. Unfortunatley we know such cruelty happens all the time in real life. Such people aren't worthy of the term 'human'.They're monsters and deserve to feel the fear and pain they inflict, themselves. Sadly, even if they're caught, they usually get away with a rap on the knuckles. Grrr, it makes me so angry!

Diane Burton said...

That someone would be so cruel makes me sick. I hope they find out the culprit and make him pay. Great emotion in this snippet.