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Sunday, December 2, 2018

#WeWriWa: ONE RED SHOE - An Unlocked Door

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Sorry I'm late getting this up. I'm sharing snippets from my romantic suspense, ONE RED SHOE. Last week, we left Sam in Smolensk, Russia, copying a mafia kingpin's files.

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

Intel this dangerous couldn’t wait for the normal fourteen-hour transport home—the hearing was next week. What he just read would send shockwaves through Washington, through the country. He had to report this to the Director now then upload that file to the agency.
An hour later, he raced up the worn wooden stairs of the shabby hotel. He’d contacted the Director who insisted that the package be hand-delivered. While that seemed odd to Sam, considering the tight time frame, the Director said the intel was too sensitive to trust to the Internet. He ordered Sam to meet him in New York City. Now he had to grab his gear and get the hell out of Dodge before Korioff discovered the little surprise in his computer.
Sam unlocked the hotel room, realizing too late that it wasn’t locked.



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?

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26 comments:

  1. Marvelous snippet. Powerful of action and kindness.

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  2. Hints of subterfuge - does the Director suspect a mole? Exciting and I like the touch of humor at the end.

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  3. Uh oh, bad time for him to be distracted, wonder who or what is waiting in his room! Really an intense snippet, so much there...I'm thinking maybe the Director is a bad guy but we'll have to wait and see...

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    1. Really bad time to be distracted. Poor Sam. He has to suspect everybody.

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  4. Sounds like someone's onto him! Under pressure is when mistakes happen, but at the same time leaving the door unlocked was also a mistake on the part of whoever's in the room!

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  5. I knew he couldn't get away that easy. Way to leave us hanging!

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    1. LOL Nothing is ever easy for Sam, esp. when he thinks it is.

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  6. EEk! that last line! Hope he's not in trouble...

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    1. I guess you'll have to wait until next week, Elyzabeth. :)

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  7. I love this snippet. The book sounds wonderful!

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  8. Oh no! What will happen next? You've built the suspense really well! :)

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  9. LOL. And to think the Director thought the Internet wasn't safe.

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  10. Great excerpt, Diane!
    Good luck and God's blessings
    PamT

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  11. I'd guess he's in trouble. I hope the director's unusual request doesn't mean he's involved.

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  12. It can't be a good thing that he was distracted.

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