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Sunday, October 8, 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:
Caleb Hawkins fingered the dog-eared card in his pocket as the bus ate up the miles between Pine City and Fairfield. He should have bought a ticket to Greenville, the little town about twenty miles outside of Pine City where his grandmother lived. She might or might not have been glad to see him, but it was the logical place to go. 

Instead, he had spent his prison traveling money going to Fairfield, the place where Peaches lived with a lady vet. It had somehow seemed important to know that things had gone well for the dog who had been as broken and injured as he had. He also wanted to thank the woman who had saved his good friend. 

Beyond that, he didn’t have any specific plans other than finding a job. Maybe he’d go back to Pine City and work at the animal shelter there. He’d rather not unless he had to, though. In that place, he would still feel like a prisoner instead of a free man. It would be better to start over in a new place with no ties to his past. 

This 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.” 


13 comments:

P.T.Wyant said...

Yeah, that would be a rather long walk...

Teresa Cypher said...

Almost there! The doc is well known...

Ed Hoornaert said...

A meet cute looms on the horizon!

Unknown said...

He's getting close. Can't wait for sparks to fly!

Unknown said...


I wonder who will be most pleased to see him - the vet or Peaches?

Aurora Springer said...

A slow arrival. I hope he finds new friends.

Siobhan Muir said...

At least she didn't tell him he'd have to walk. Good snippet, Elaine.

Amy Braun said...

Even I wouldn't walk that far, and I like to walk far. ;)

Veronica Scott said...

Advances the story nicely, builds the anticipation - great snippet...

Hywela Lyn said...

Oh, so close - can't wait for him to meet Peaches again - and Aria, of course!

Diane Burton said...

The delay in him getting to Peaches creates quite a bit of tension. Good job.

Unknown said...

It's a good sign the doc is well known. Now you have me hoping he gets a ride, though I bet he'll walk if he has to!

Nancy Gideon said...

I don't think he'll let that get in his way! Not considering the "distance" he's already traveled.