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Sunday, January 28, 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:

http://www.wewriwa.com
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SnippetSunday/

We've finished Chapter 1 of Flood so if you've enjoyed the excerpts I hope you'll pick up your copy soon, and I could use some reviews for Flood on Amazon.  Today I think we'll start some excerpts from Purple Heart, my Wild Rose Press release. I hope you enjoy the new book.

Buy link: http://amzn.to/2cuW4rw

Blurb:

Jenna West has no idea what she might have done to her new tenant Mike Hightower. He's surly and hateful every single time they meet, and he looks at her as though he despises her.

He does despise her. She's from the Middle East, and people like her killed his friend Ramirez when the army sent them to Iraq.

Will the power of love work its magic to soften Mike's bitter hatred, or will he ignore his growing attraction for his pretty landlady?

Excerpt:


Prologue

The dark Iraqi streets looked deserted, but they heard movement all around them. Captain Perry motioned Mike forward. “Sergeant Hightower, take a couple of guys with you and cover the side exit.”

Mike nodded. He gestured toward Ramirez and Mason, and they silently followed him around the side of the building where they took their positions behind an old burnt-out wreck. Mike had just finished adjusting his night vision goggles when an explosion erupted behind them. The reverberations from it hadn’t died away before another shell detonated in front of them.

The bright flash of light temporarily blinded Mike. “Fall back!” he heard Perry scream from somewhere on his right.

Mike staggered, tripped, and fell. 

13 comments:

Ed Hoornaert said...

A very tense scene. I can't imagine what he must feel.

Aurora Springer said...

Not a good place to be.

Veronica Scott said...

A dramatic beginning! Interesting snippet...

Teresa Cypher said...

You've written great tension into this scene. Wonderful premise for this story!

Naomi Shaw said...

Very dramatic. Great snippet

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Tripping and falling at this point can't be good. Great tense scene.

Nancy Gideon said...

What a way to start a book! I am totally engaged and on edge!

Amy Braun said...

Great opening!

Caitlin Stern said...

Really high action snippet! That is not a good place to fall, for sure. o.O

Hywela Lyn said...

What a tense and dramatic excerpt, and an edge of the seat way to finish it off!

Linda said...

Damn, that was really bad timing.

Diane Burton said...

Great beginning. Tense, frightening. Good job.

Siren X Star said...

This is a great storyline! I am very interested!