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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Snippet Sunday!

Sometimes a little goes a long way. In comments, share a snippet one to three sentences long.

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Shelley Munro said...

Here is a snippet from my new sci-fi/shapeshifter release CAPTURED & SEDUCED

The ship bucked, and Camryn’s stomach dive-bombed south again. Yesterday she’d have welcomed a reunion with Gabriel. Now, in the face of death, she learned she wanted to live.

Shelley Munro

Rose Anderson said...

The Witchy Wolf & the Wendigo (book1) by Rose Anderson
Kneeling beside the skeletal remains, Ash dusted his hands in the soil around the bones and rubbed the precious dirt over his face and chest in renewed mourning. Tears of grief leaving muddy streaks down his face, he took a deep breath and focused his mind. Fur and claws appeared as his body reduced in size and once more the wolf stood where a man had been but a moment ago.
Sample the first chapters

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James D said...

This is from "Waking Dream" (book #5 of the Dream Series)

We can hurt each other. Whatever we do to each other in the dream, we’ll do it to ourselves for real.

Anne Stenhouse said...

Hullo rose and thanks for this opening. I include two sentences from Mariah's Marriage.
Mariah felt a warm blush stain her cheeks. This man was flirting with her. How had she allowed herself to become an object of gallantry?

Rose Anderson said...

You're welcome. Glad you've joined us today, Anne.

Margo Bond Collins said...

from Legally Undead, by Margo Bond Collins:

When you stick a wooden stake into their hearts, vampires don't disintegrate into dust; they don't explode; they don't spew blood everywhere. They just look surprised, groan, and collapse into a pile of corpse. But at least they lie still then, like corpses are supposed to.

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Susan said...

From PASSION'S CHOICE, my sensual time travel to Ancient Egypt, available today at Amazon :

Tears of agonized indecision boiled in Elissa’s eyes; she wanted to go back to her own world, but this man also had a claim to her heart, this man who had loved her, had protected her against her enemies and was now willing to lay down his life for her safety. He had brought her not only to the fullness of bodily passions such as she had never known, but he had expanded and altered her emotions, making her feel and see with her heart as well as her mind. She could save him, she knew it... but only at the cost of losing her way home.

Susan Macatee said...

From American-Victorian romance, Cassidy's War.

"So you punched him?"

"Well...he hit me, too." He rubbed his jaw.

Donna Cummings said...

These are some fun snippets! Here's mine, from my romantic mystery, I DO. . . OR DIE:

You just don’t expect to see gunfire at a wedding.

I know, because I’ve been in a lot of weddings, despite my well-known aversion to them. “Always a bridesmaid, never a bride” is not just a cautionary adage, it’s my personal credo.

E.A. Reynolds said...

Dangerous Games--see first chapter on GoodReads

“Good, because you’re a bad enough boy that we aren’t going to play any games tonight,” he said as he reached for the condom. He tore the paper and rolled the latex into place before delivering another hard tap to Kinsey’s ass.

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Andrea Cooper said...

Thank you. Great snippets. Here's mine from Cursed in Shadow Book 1.5 Legends of Oblivion:

I eased her chin up and she looked into my eyes. “We are one heart.” I kissed her and relished in the sweetness of her mouth for we could do little else with company.

D'Ann said...

Lily's Summer Cowboy

A man sat on the rocking chair, spinning a white Stetson on the toe of one of his boots. A striped western shirt hung open over a grey t-shirt snugged against a flat belly and faded Wranglers pulled over taut thighs.
This was Maggie’s grandson?

Michelle Roth said...

Yay Snippets!! My favorite! This one is from my recent release, Lip Service. It's book 2 in my Private Relations Series.

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Chloe continued to peer at him for a moment, somewhat confused, and asked, “Why does it matter what I think? I’m just Deacon’s little sister.”

A strange look passed over his face as he said, “You haven’t been just Deacon’s little sister to me in a long time, Chloe.”

Jane Leopold Quinn said...

Love that snipped, Margo!!

Jane Leopold Quinn said...

Okay, I'm interested... ;-)

Jane Leopold Quinn said...

They fed off each other, off the ecstatic storm of their emotions. She cried his name, rolled her head back and forth on the blanket, stiffened, and covered her mouth with the back of her hand. He felt her orgasm in the vibration of the guttural groan from deep in her belly.

Linda McLaughlin said...

This snippet is from the first kiss between hero & heroine in my historical romance, Rogue's Hostage:

The anger, frustration, and desire that fired his blood merged into an overwhelming need to kiss her. He claimed her mouth with his own, smothering her lips, knowing the kiss was rough and aggressive, but unable to stop. He wanted to silence her, subdue her, and make love to her all at once.


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Anne Stenhouse said...

I think this is intriguing. well chosen, Anne Stenhouse

Linda Acaster said...

Yay, snippets! This is from 'The Bull At The Gate' Book 2 in the Torc of Moonlight trilogy of paranormal romances with a male lead. Nick believed his lover dead, cremated. Still dragging himself from his grief, he finds she's not quite as dead as supposed...

Alice was moving more slowly, the cascade of water diminishing, her jacket fading, her solid outline beginning to blur. And then she saw him, and her eyes wrinkled. Her hand reached out and her lips moved, and beneath the streaming water Nick knew that she was crying out to him.

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JoAnne Myers said...

Snippet for "Twisted Love," 12 true cases of love gone bad- a biography true crime anthology available in July from Black Rose Writing

Tagline: "Twisted Love," is a collection of true crime cases from Ohio and surrounding states, featuring riveting cases of obsession, lust, murder, secret lives, and sexual depravity. It showcases the chilling reality that homicide investigators know all too well: the last face most murder victims see is not that of a stranger, but of someone familiar.

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Thanks so much for letting us post snippets!
This is a snippet from Soul Taker by Karen Michelle Nutt

Once in the alley, Sanya took off at a brisk walk, not wanting to draw attention by shimmering and leaving a preternatural trail. She silently cursed herself for wearing her three-inch stilettos. She should have never bought the darn things, even though they were the perfect shade to go with her slinky red dress. She looked good in red. It flattered her long dark hair and strong Spanish features. Men drooled to be near her and it had nothing to do with her vampire allure. However, these beautiful shoes weren't meant for an evening jog.

She had a good thing going in Boston and she wasn't going to be run out of town just because it was time to switch leaderships again.

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E. Ayers said...

This is from my upcoming River City novel CAMPAIGN (Brad and Ryn's Story) that should be releasing the end of this coming week. Katheryn "Ryn" Demary is mute from a riding accident as a child.

She closed her eyes, reached up, and slightly tugged the scarf from her neck revealing what was left of the scars that crossed her throat.
When she opened her eyes, he was staring at her. The color had drained from his face. The slight shake of his head told her that he now recognized the situation and it was slowly sinking in.

You never have to read the River City novels in any particular order but it's fun if you read them in order. Each is meant to stand alone.

Elaine Hopper said...

This is from my current release "Cooking Up A Storm" by Ashley Ladd at:

Brooks chastised himself. Raw from his break up with Xavier, he wasn’t here to score a lover. After a decade of love and devotion, Xavier had left him for Amber. Amber! A woman for Chrissakes!

Suzy said...

Here is a snippet from The Club 4: Displayed by Suzy Shearer. Available from

Kendra turned and faced her audience. Soft music was playing in the background of the Club, k.d. lang’s “Sexuality,” and she was swaying slightly in time with it. Then slowly, she undid the buttons on her blouse, she moved it apart, and then let the sides drop over her arms before the shirt dropped to the floor. Rubbing her hands across her breasts, her nipples hardened and became visible through the thin fabric of her brassiere. She reached behind to unclasp it, then, holding it in place with one hand, she dropped the straps off her shoulders.

The books can be read as stand alones but it is better to read them in order to learn about the characters inhabiting The Club