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Saturday, January 28, 2017

#WeWriWa - #8Sunday ONE RED SHOE - Caught Again


Welcome to Weekend Writing Warrior and 8 Sentence Sunday, the weekly hops for everyone who loves to read write! Writers share an 8 to10 sentence snippet. Be sure to visit the other writers. You can find them here.

I'm back again with another snippet from my romantic suspense, One Red Shoe. In last week's snippet, Sam was ambushed by a Russian Mafia kingpin's security. He got away and today we catch up with him in New York City. 

Teller was late, and Sam Jozwiak was freezing his ass off—one more screw-up in one hell of a long line of screw-ups. Sam’s light jacket had been fine for April in Paris, but spring warmth was nonexistent on the deserted fifth floor of the old Guttschenheimer Department Store. After running for three days across Europe, he had to keep moving, if only to stay awake. When he heard the heavy footsteps, he stayed hidden in the rabbit warren of inventory shelving to make sure it was Teller.
“We know you are here, Samuel,” announced Yuri Grashenko, accompanied by his buddy the Hulk—damn, they found him again.
Sam had to ditch his weapon at Charles de Gaulle because the airlines were finicky about people carrying guns aboard—Sam was pretty finicky, too, about passengers being armed . . . unless it was him. Someone from the agency should have passed him along the JFK concourse and handed off a gun, but Teller probably didn’t think about that.
“Do not make things hard on yourself, Samuel, give me what I seek and we shall go our separate ways—as we have before.”
If Sam believed that, Santa existed and pigs could fly.


 It Happened One Night meets Knight and Day.

When elementary teacher Daria Mason left Iowa for a writers’ conference in New York City, she didn’t expect to come home with a wounded spy. Sam Jozwiak works for a shadow agency that gathers intel vital to U.S. security. From the moment he steals digital files from a Russian Mafia kingpin, Murphy’s Law takes over. No matter how he covers his tracks, the kingpin’s assassins find him. What’s worse than getting shot in the butt? Accepting help from an Iowa tourist. Thus, begins a road trip that takes Sam and Daria cross country with the assassins right behind them. 





29 comments:

  1. I love Sam's sarcasm in this snippet! I hope he finds a way out.

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  2. He's so calm in the face of this! No weapon, up the creek for sure. :-)

    btw, I LOVED Knight and Day. I'm not a big Cruise fan, but his acting was outstanding. He and Cameron Diaz had fantastic chemistry.

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    1. I totally agree about Cruise. I love his movies and this one is great.

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  3. I wonder if this is leading up to the moment when Sam gets wounded.

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  4. Good detail and pacing. The details are nicely balanced with the action.

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    1. Thanks, Cara. I cut so much (of the real story) to make it fit in the allotted length.

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  5. Oh, I DO love Sam!! What a fun book!

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    1. I love all my books, but this one is special. Maybe it's because I worked on it so long.

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  6. I'm with Sam - those promises aren't to be believed. Really a dramatic story you have going on here, enjoyed the snippet!

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  7. Enjoying your inner dialogue, Diane. Sam has it right, though. No time to be playing with fire!

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  8. Good scene with all the inner dialogue. He's in big trouble now. Nice writing.

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    1. He is in more trouble than ever. Thanks, Charmaine.

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  9. What a tough place to be. Can't wait to see what comes next!

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  10. Now that is a tight spot. I'd probably stay hidden and at least make them work for the pleasure of my company. :)

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    1. LOL, Gem. Even though they keep missing him, one of these days...

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  11. It sounds as though this will be an interesting read. I wonder how they manage to track him down so easily?

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  12. Ah, the old days, when you could actually carry things onto planes. :p You give a lot of personality in this snippet.

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  13. Between a rock and a hard place. Good tension.

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  14. Hope Sam can think fast on his feet––I wouldn't want to be confronted by a guy named Hulk. ;)

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