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Saturday, October 27, 2018

#WeWriWa - ONE RED SHOE: No More Wounded Strays

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I'm sharing a snippet from my romantic suspense, ONE RED SHOE. This snippet continues from last week when Daria's brothers were examining her car.

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


While they debated whether she should get a new tire, Rover dashed up, the reddish-brown mutt of indeterminate heritage nearly knocked her over with his usual enthusiastic greeting.
“Billy, don’t feed Rover any table scraps--only two cups of kibble a day and, Andy, you’re going to put food in the barn for Archy and Mehitabel, right?” She didn’t wait for his response, “And, Tommy, you’ll take care of—”
Jimmy straightened, “For crissake, Daria, it’s a goddamn zoo around here.”
At least he wasn’t trying to delay her with talk about new tires. She reached up and patted his cheek, “Don’t swear.”
“I mean it, Daria Jean,” Jimmy said, “Don’t you dare bring home some wounded stray. I don’t care if it’s bleeding--no more. You have no idea what you’re getting yourself into--you’ve never even been east of Chicago.”

She smiled, “I know.”

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 is now available:


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20 comments:

  1. What's wrong with Chicago, my home town? Just kidding. Terrific snippet

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    1. Thanks, Charmaine. Chicago is great. I used to live there.

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  2. Their concern is so sweet, and I love her determination. It's definitely going to be a big change for her.

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    1. She loves them (and their concern), but she has to go out on her own.

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  3. This snippet shows us a lot about your characters.

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  4. Haha! I wonder if the next stray will have two legs or four? ;-)

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  5. Romance and some fine snippets and in come the canines.

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    1. LOL Yep. I patterned Rover after my first dog.

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  6. Really enjoyed the snippet (I was waiting to find out what other animals she had LOL). Best wishes with the re-release!

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    1. Thanks, Veronica. She's a sucker for wounded animals. :)

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  7. How funny - and I suspect her next stray will have two legs.

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  8. Oh boy, sounds like she has her hands full already. And I have a strong feeling there will be more strays in her future!

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  9. She has a big heart. As long as she can take care of her rescues, there's nothing wrong with that!

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  10. This sounds adorable! I know what stray she's bringing home next.

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  11. The next stray will change her life and her focus. Love this story, Di!

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  12. Why do i get the feeling she's going to be bringing a stray home anyway--a different kind of stray to be sure, but a stray nonetheless. Can't wait to see their reactions to that!

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