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Sunday, October 15, 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 

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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:
In the distance he saw a group of buildings. “Approaching Fairfield,” the driver called. 

The bus came to a halt outside the terminal. Caleb hefted his bag and waited his turn to get off. Then he went inside to an information desk near the front counter. “Hey, I’m looking for the Saint Francis Animal Hospital. Could you tell me how to get there?” 


The woman, a young blonde who smiled prettily at him, pulled a map from a drawer and showed him where the hospital was. “That’s Dr. De Luca’s place. It’s about five miles away, so you’ll need a ride.” 

This week: I've skipped some paragraphs and jumped to the moment when Caleb gets his first sight of Aria's clinic. I've used some creative punctuation to get the entire description.

The hospital was located in a relatively rural area with freshly plowed fields just waiting for the weather to warm up enough to plant. Pale green fuzz decorated most of the trees and gave the promise of shade once the leaves grew a little more.

“Want me to wait?” Roach asked as he stopped in front of the animal hospital.

“No, thanks; I saw a motel not a mile from St. Francis so I'll stay there for the night."

He paused for a moment to look the place over. The hospital was set in a grove of oak trees that would provide shade in the summertime and let the sun in during the winter months. The building was made of concrete blocks that had been painted dark green; it had white shutters and a white door. Someone had added window boxes and filled them with spring flowers in shades of pink, red, and yellow. A curvy walkway made of small gravel led from the parking lot to the front door. All in all it looked like a nice place, a place where the doctor and her staff cared about the animals entrusted to them. 


13 comments:

Nancy Gideon said...

What an inviting snippet. Great word pictures.

Veronica Scott said...

Certainly sounds like an inviting place! Enjoyed the snippet...

Charmaine Gordon said...

Watch out, a convict is on the way or is he a decent man now changed?

Aurora Springer said...

They've certainly made the place look attractive, although the animals might not care about the paint!

Amy Braun said...

Great description!

Kimberly Gould said...

Very welcoming picture.

Unknown said...


The appearance of a place can tell you a lot about the people within. Great snippet.

P.T.Wyant said...

I love how friendly the place sounds.

Hywela Lyn said...

First appearances are so important, and it's lovely the way she's made the place so attractive and welcoming.

Unknown said...

Now he just needs to go in and meet the lady vet! Things are going to change for him as soon as he meets her, I just know it.

Unknown said...

Looks like he’s getting a good first impression. I have a feeling he’ll like who’s inside too.

Diane Burton said...

Good job showing how inviting the place is. I hope what he finds inside is as inviting.

Ed Hoornaert said...

It's reassuring that his first impression is positive. Maybe he'll be more inclined to think highly of the heroine, as well.

Sorry for being tardy to comment. Blame *#@!@ LAX for getting me home a day late.