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Saturday, October 20, 2018

#WeWriWa - ONE RED SHOE - A Delay?


Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors where authors share an 8 - 10 sentence snippet. Be sure to visit the other authors. You can find them here.

I'm sharing a snippet from my romantic suspense, ONE RED SHOE. This snippet continues from last week.

Please excuse the creative punctuation, necessary to keep this within the guidelines. It's also edited some from the original.

Billy stowed her suitcase in the trunk next to the picnic cooler, “I made sandwiches for the trip.”
That earned him a dark look from Jimmy.
“And I loaded the cooler with the fruit and yogurt you bought so you and Ginnie won’t need to spend too much money on food.”
“Are the chips and pretzels your contribution to their nutrition?” Andy mocked, “By the way, DJ, you’re all gassed up.”
Another dark look from Jimmy.
“I checked your car over thoroughly and it’s good to go,” Tommy said.
She blinked back a tear, “You boys are so sweet for going to all this trouble.”
Jimmy bent down to look at the right front tire. “I don’t like the looks of this.”
“The tire is fine,” she said.
The others ignored her, and all bent down to look.


Blurb:

It Happened One Night meets Knight and Day.

Daria Mason’s life is too predictable. Nothing ever happens in her small Iowa town where everybody knows everybody else. But when she travels to New York City looking for a little excitement, she never expects to bring home a wounded spy.

From the moment agent Sam Jozwiak steals intel vital to US security 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.

Sam and Daria flee cross country with the assassins right behind them. Sharing danger and excitement—and a few kisses—with Sam soon has Daria convinced he’s the man for her. He thinks she’ll be better off once he’s out of her life for good. With their lives on the line, can she convince him they belong together?

ONE RED SHOE will be available tomorrow, Oct.22nd. It's available now for pre-order. http://a.co/d/gqi3A9E


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22 comments:

  1. Brothers . . . fuss fuss fuss. It's obvious they don't want to let Sis go. Great seeing you yesterday, Di!!

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    1. Great seeing you, too. Loved the cat rub. LOL Yes, her brothers are a trifle overprotective.

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  2. While they don't want her to go, they are also very helpful. Nice snippet!

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  3. Another winner, Diane You pulled me right into the scene.

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  4. Yeah, I'd say a little over-protective, but that's also nice in its own way. Ya gotta love family. Great snippet!

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    1. Thanks, Jenna. It's sweet of them to care so much.

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  5. Gotta say, they have an excellent snack mix. ;)

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    1. LOL Can you tell Billy likes to eat? :)

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  6. Parting takes such an effort! What else do they think she'll need?

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    1. They are afraid for her. The baby leaving the nest--even if it's only for a week.

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  7. Great snippet! Usually I'm suspicious when someone says "critical object to survival" is "fine". Glad they're checking though!

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    1. And they're delaying her departure. They mean well. LOL

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  8. I have often thought that It Happened One Night would make a great remake for an updated romance novel.

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    1. Thanks, Ed. Remember the "walls of Jericho"? I love that movie. Same withe Knight and Day. LOL funny.

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  9. Seems like everyone has to help on this journey, and try to rank their particular contribution as better than the rest!

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    1. You got it, Caitlin. And Jimmy isn't happy at all.

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  10. I so know that family - lol.
    Sorry I didn't comment on your blog last week - I only saw your comment today.
    Tweeted.

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    1. No problem about last week. I forgot to sign up. Family, what are you going to do about them???

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  11. I’m wondering if they’re as prepared as they should be. Interesting snippet!

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    1. Thanks, Christina. She just wants to get going--pick up her friend and hit the road.

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