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Saturday, January 6, 2018

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

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.

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Last Week:

Aria watched as Caleb shouldered his pack and walked down the driveway. She had offered to drive him to the motel, but he had turned her down, saying that after spending three years sitting in prison, he enjoyed walking. 

She didn’t know what she had expected, but whatever it was it didn’t fit Caleb Hawkins. The man could have been a male model, selling everything from designer clothes and jewelry to outdoor sports equipment. He stood about six one and didn’t have an ounce of fat on him. The way his muscles bulged when he picked up his pack had sent a thrill racing through her. His hair was dark, his eyes a deep blue shade that reminded her of the sky just as the sun set in the evening. 

Would she regret offering him a temporary position? Maybe, but probably not. Mel issa’s maternity leave would be up in six weeks so  he wouldn't be around forever.

This week:  

He could use the time to acclimate to being out of prison before he set about finding a permanent job. His room and board would eat up some of his pay, but he’d still have a few dollars left over. He could save it or maybe buy a few clothes and other things he needed.

She went back into her office, but before she could tell Lila she was ready to see patients again, the phone rang. The number belonged to her mother.

“Hey, Mama , what’s up?”

Clariee De Luca laughed, which made Aria laugh too. Her happy mama laughed at anything and everything. “Lila called me and said Peaches’ friend had come to see her.”

Aria nodded even though her mother couldn't see her.


Lyn said...

The characters sound authentic to me. Nice job. Enjoying the snippets.

Veronica Scott said...

I like her mother already LOL. Great snippet!

Unknown said...

I guess word has already spread. Her mom sounds fun.

Amy Braun said...

Great scene! :D

Charmaine Gordon said...

Love this scene, I couldn't sign in because I broke a bone in my chest. Yikes!

Diane Burton said...

She's preparing herself not to care too much about him. That will make us root for the two of them. Nice job.

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

There is nothing like a great laugh.

Eden "Kymele" Mabee said...

He's already setting limits, she's already planning for his departure... yeah, these two have some rocky days ahead of them. And some wonderful experiences too..

Unknown said...

What is that they say about plans? :) You can just tell something will set their lives awry, but in a good way.

Hywela Lyn said...

I enjoyed the snippet - having read the whole book I can thoroughly recommend it to anyone who loves animals and romance!

Jennifer said...

Her mom sounds like a happy person. Great scene. :)