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Sunday, November 5, 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 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. 

This week: He struggled to a sitting position when the woman reached them. The sun shone directly into his eyes so he couldn’t see her face. “Hi, I’m Caleb Hawkins. Can you tell me where to find Dr. De Luca?”

“I’m Dr. De Luca.” She reached for Peaches’ collar, but the dog evaded her and resumed licking him. “Sorry about the dog jumping you. She didn’t hurt you, did she?”

He escaped Peaches’ embrace and scrambled to his feet. Good grief!

13 comments:

Christina Ochs said...

Now this is a great way to meet for the first time!

Elyzabeth M. VaLey said...

I’m in love with him already, just by the way he greeted the dog. <3 Great snippet!

Nancy Gideon said...

Dogs have great insight into people. Hope our heroine trusts it!!

Jenna said...

How sweet he's overcome with emotion at reuniting with his dog. That's a man you could fall for!

Charmaine Gordon said...

And I could fall for him in a minute. So dear.

P.T.Wyant said...

I think he's safe from injury; the most dangerous part of a happy pit bull is the tail. I swear, they're worse than a lab's -- all of the power and none of the padding.

Veronica Scott said...

He and Peaches are so made for each other! Great snippet, very heart warming...

Christiane France - Author said...

Peaches is such a sweetie. Great scene.

Kimberly Gould said...

Haha! Love an overly affectionate dog. :D

Amy Braun said...

Puppies!!!

Ed Hoornaert said...

It's really no fair bringing a cute dog into your meet cute. How are the rest of us supposed to compete?

Hywela Lyn said...

Aw, lovely dog and lovely guy. Nothing not to like in this at all! :)

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Love how they first meet.