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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Snippet Sunday!

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

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Barbara White Daille said...

This is from, Honorable Rancher, available as a stand-alone novel but also just re-released in the 2-in-1 anthology, In the Rancher's Care.

Ben Sawyer has been in love with Dana Wright since kindergarten, but she grew up and married his best friend. She is now a single mom but, as the widow of their town’s military hero, she is even more off-limits to Ben.

(Note: *** used for italics.)

From Honorable Rancher:

***Once upon a time, in the Land of Enchantment—otherwise known as the state of New Mexico—Benjamin Franklin Sawyer had high hopes and a huge crush on the girl who sat one desk over from him in their classroom every day.

The crush continued for a good long while.

As for Ben's hopes***...well, not every story had a happy ending.

Both Honorable Rancher and In the Rancher’s Care can be found at your favorite bookseller.

In the Rancher's Care (anthology):

Thank you!

J Hali Steele said...

With one undead and the other full of fire, they had two choices—fight dirty and love madly. My snippet is from Dirty Rotten Vampires 2, Love Me Madly --

“There’s a spider in here.” Yeah, I’ve lost it. Screwing with Vigier was not wise, but the only thing Split feared at the moment was going fuck-nuts if he didn’t get the hell out of the City of Brotherly Love.

Available at: along with the first book in the series, Hold Me Hard:


Julie Lence said...

Lydia's Gunslinger by Julie Lence

"You own women!" Lydia shot up from her seat.
"I have a contract with the doves 'til November." Roth eased her back down. "I don't hurt them. And I don't let anybody else hurt them."
"That's supposed to make owning them right?"
"Had I been born with money like you, things would be different. But I wasn't. Be glad about that. I can help you with Cooper."
"I don't need your help."
"You little fool." He chuckled.

Rachael Slate said...

My debut, Trancing the Tiger (Chinese Zodiac Romance Series, #1) has over 40 5* reviews on Amazon! Don't miss out on this scorching hot fantasy romance.

"Foolish Little Rabbit. Didn't she know? No one toyed with Tiger."


Have a fabulous day!
Rachael Slate
Sizzling Fantasy Romance. Get Scorched.

Rose Anderson said...

The Witchy Wolf and the Wendigo (Book 1) by Rose Anderson. A story based on urban legend and ancient lore. Finding an ancient birdstone tied to a dog's neck, Cora wonders...
Cora turned the stone in her hands. What would a reservation dog be doing three hundred miles from the reservation? And why on earth had it been wearing an ancient artifact?

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Marie Laval said...

This is a snippet from my contemporary romantic suspense, A SPELL IN PROVENCE.
He looked down. The light of the rising sun played on his face and made his green eyes seem deep and warm. Time slowed down. The noise from the crowd became muffled and distant, and all she could hear was the crystalline spring water trickling in the old fountain. The spring that ran through the forest between Manoir Coste and Bellefontaine and bound hearts and lives together, or so the spell said … Her heartbeat slowed, or maybe it stopped altogether. It was as if Fabien and she were alone. Desire, fear and another feeling she didn’t recognise overwhelmed her and made her dizzy.

E. Ayers said...

This is from my soon to be released Western historical.

*The world around him was nothing but a crackling hot glow, filled with smoke and the stench of lost dreams.*

Each book stands alone, but I'll suggest reading A RANCHER'S WOMAN while waiting for this next one to be released.

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darlene deluca said...

Unexpected Legacy by Darlene Deluca. Fiction with romantic elements.

"Rumors like what? That you're a woman who's more than the professional robot who marches around here in buttoned-up suits and heels making sure everyone follows the rules?"
He regretted the words the instant they left his mouth.
She blanched as if he'd slapped her.

Erin OQuinn said...

From the first Gaslight Mystery, Heart to Hart. A bit more than 3 sentences, but they're short and sweet.

There, like a grizzly bear immersed in a tiny honey pot, sat Michael McCree in the small claw footed bathtub.

Again Simon felt the pounding of blood in his face and he turned to leave.

“Nay, Simon. Bolt the goddamn door, man, an’ stay. We don’t have all day to bugger around with fine courtesies.”

“I…am sorry…about last night.”

“Get in the tub, lad.”

“No, I—”

“Damn ye, Simon, grow a pair of testicles, will ye? Do I look like a mad rapist?”

Abbie Carlisle said...

This is a snippet from my latest release 'Jonah's Salvation' Book 2 in The Order of the Mist series.

“Let me go…I’m not one of his guards that he can order around. I’ll go see him when I’m good and ready.” She hoped her answer would make him release his grip but it only made him squeeze harder.
“Not your choice,”

Anonymous said...

Lady Juliet Gilbert suffered the stigma of suicide as best she could. But losing her home and the servants who raised her and stood by through her father's drinking would be the last straw. Unable to secure a position, Lord Montague's offer of marriage gives her hope. All she must do is produce an heir. Lord Heartless by Tessa Berkley

M. S. Kaye said...

And there was something more in his face. Or was it the odd combination of the kindness in his black eyes, and the scar that ran from his eye down the side of his cheek to his ear?
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Susan Macatee said...

From Civil War holiday romance, The Christmas Ball.

Sara gritted her teeth. Thoughts of Doc Ellison caused her pulse to race. While she longed to see him again, the thought of him examining her wound sent a jolt of fear through her.

Theda Hudson said...

From Murcielago in Best Lesbian Erotica 2015
by Theda Hudson

When her arms go around me, I give in and let her pull me up to face her. She nuzzles not touching; she can't do that since the chemo is toxic, sort of like an uber-bad poison ivy that you can get from anything I excrete.
But her warm breath, smelling of that wintergreen gum she chews all the time, puffing against my cheek, then my neck, and over my shoulder feels wonderful.

Karen McCullough said...

From A Question of Fire by Karen McCullough
(Romantic Suspense)

Another rustle shook the bushes, followed by a sudden, sharp crack which reverberated for a few seconds afterward. Bobby groaned and collapsed, sagging against Cathy. The abrupt burden of his weight drove her to the ground, where she found herself half crushed by the young man's bulk. She moved out from under him, a rush of adrenalin sharpening her senses so that she could hear, over Bobby's ragged breathing, the squish of a footstep in the shrubbery and the churning of leaves and branches fading rapidly as the gunman retreated.


J.M. Maurer said...

From Seeking Love by J.M. Maurer

I was doomed before my patient was rolled into our unit, before I'd laid eyes on him. I just didn't know it.
Twelve more hours.
I've got this.


Katherine Kingston said...

From "Fifty Shades of Valentine's Day" by Katherine Kingston
from the Naughty Hearts Anthology

“The c…car. You’ve seen.” Melissa didn’t usually stutter, but her brain had apparently shorted out. “I’m so…sorry.”
“I should hope so.”
“I’ll pay for repairs. Make it as good as new. I pro…promise.”
“You will.” He looked around her sort-of neat apartment. “No question about that. But I’m guessing you don’t want to involve the police or insurance companies?”
The deep, sexy, stern voice almost mesmerized her. Shivers ran up and down her spine in response to it. Melissa drew in a deep breath before she answered. “I’d rather not.”


Helen Henderson said...

From Magic and Steel - Mt'wan Comraich -- a novella of duty and honor, love and adventure from the Chronicles of the Dragshi by Helen Henderson.

What had been a mere spark surged into flames when he caught her picturing him unbinding her hair and slipping the straps of her gown from her shoulders.

Available at Amazon. For buy links and a free read of the first chapter of this action- and romance-filled fantasy, steer a course to Find Helen on the web at