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Saturday, November 10, 2018

#WeWriWa: ONE RED SHOE - NYC, Here She Comes

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 after her brother, Jimmy, gives her a new cell phone.

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

“Call every night,” Jimmy ordered—he just had to spoil the moment, “So, we know you’re okay.” The others nodded, they meant well, she reminded herself.
She put the key in the ignition. Oh, God. this was it. She was going after her dream, a mixture of fear and excitement shot through her. She hadn’t felt like this since. . . since leaving for summer camp when she was ten. How pathetic was that. When she got back, things were going to change. First, she was going on a real adventure.
New York City, here I come.


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?

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29 comments:

  1. I loved how you captured her excitement and her family's concerns.

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  2. It is rather pathetic if she hasn't felt as much excitement since she was ten.

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    1. It is. And she realizes what a rut she's been in.

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  3. Families can get under her skin. Been there, done that. New York, here she comes. . .Yikes!

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  4. You show her feelings about this trip well! But I have a feeling, this trip is going to be more of an adventure than she believes.

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  5. I hope she gets to enjoy her adventure a bit before the mean author starts doing scary things to her!

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  6. I like her spirit and also her determination to take the energy from the trip and change a few things in her life. Great snippet!

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    1. Thanks, Veronica. That's exactly what I wanted to convey.

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  7. I love how excited she is...it feels so innocent and refreshing at the same time.

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    1. Thanks, Elyzabeth. I'm so pleased you got that.

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  8. I'm suddenly picturing Bilbo Baggins: "I'm going on an adventure!"

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  9. And she's off! I wonder what's in store for her- adventure for sure!

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  10. Great snippet! You captured a pivotal moment when everything is about to change. Very exciting.

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  11. Sometimes, you just have to make a big change.

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    1. She's just going to a writers' conference. What kind of trouble could she get into???

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  12. New York's a big city so I see why she's so excited.

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  13. You go, girl. Chase that dream. It's a step so many are afraid to take and live to regret.

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  14. What a great excerpt! It definitely sounds like she's ready for a real adventure.

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