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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Snippet Sunday and Weekend Writing Warriors

Welcome to Snippet Sunday and Weekend Writing Warriors, you chance to sample the work of a talented group of authors. When you finish here you can find more excerpts at

http://www.wewriwa.com

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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. Before we get to the except, let me share an Amazon 5 star review with you. I was very pleased with it.

If you love animals and romance, this is the book for you. Aria is a caring veterinarian and Caleb is a former convict who ends up working for her. The romance has a nice, steady build, not too much at once. You can see how these people really fall for each other. I love how protective Caleb is and how Aria believes in him. The flood adds a tense, exciting element to the climax. I definitely recommend this book!



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:
He drew a deep breath of the fresh air and noted that for the past three years he’d mostly missed out on the beauty of the springtime. From his cell he hadn’t been able to see even a sliver of the sky. The Department of Corrections initiative that had let him work at the animal clinic had been a lifesaver for him. If not for that escape from his cell, he had no idea what would have become of him, but he suspected it wouldn’t have been anything good. He loathed being cooped up and always had.

He saw movement out of the corner of his eye. A big, yellow dog with floppy ears was following a slender, dark-haired woman from behind the building. Eagerness filled him. Peaches. The dog was Peaches. 

This week: I debated whether to skip to the part where Caleb and Aria first meet, but if you're an animal lover you'll want to see what happens with Peaches and Caleb so here it is. 

He called out and waved to the woman who turned and walked his way. All at once Peaches bayed and took off at a dead run in his direction. He held out his arms, and she launched herself at him, bowling him over, licking his face and whining while her tail wagged a mile a minute. “Good dog,” he crooned as he stroked her head and fondled her ears. “Good Peaches, I missed you.” Swiping his eyes, he hoped nobody was watching him make a fool of himself over a dog.

She looked great. Although she had some scars on her back, her coat shone. Her eyes were bright and clear, and she must have gained ten much-needed pounds. Her attitude was better too; he saw no trace of fear or aggression in her eyes. 

11 comments:

Christina Ochs said...

Ah, lovely! A truly heart-warming reunion.

Charmaine Gordon said...

Thanks, Elaine. What a beautiful meeting between man and dog.

Nancy Gideon said...

Awwww! I love a happy ending . . . or in this case, new beginning!

Veronica Scott said...

It's a lovely moment and a great snippet to give us - thanks!

P.T.Wyant said...

Awww... Thank you for sharing their reunion.

Amy Braun said...

Puppy love is the best love!

Kimberly Gould said...

Yay! So glad they're together and she's doing so well. :D

Terri Bruce said...

Without having seen anything else about this story, this drew me in; I was instantly intrigued and wanted to know more about what had happened that the dog had been in such bad shape previously, what Caleb had done to go to jail, and how a man who is kind to animals had ended up in jail! Good job!

Hywela Lyn said...

Aw, I loved this re-union and could visualise this lovely man and equally lovely dog. My tbr pile is absolutely overflowing but I think I'm just going to have to add this to it!

Caitlin Stern said...

So glad you included this in the snippets. But, *sniff* I seem to have gotten something in my eye...

Ed Hoornaert said...

Seeing Peaches' good condition, I'm sure he'll be predisposed to like those who took care of the dog.