Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Not A Bad Thing

Hello and welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, the blog hop where writers from a wide variety of genres share from the work in excerpts of ten sentences or fewer.

I know I said I’d share when a snippet or two more from Wild, but folks, I’ve realized I’m only a few weeks from my next release and I’ve got to introduce the new guys to the world. I think I shared a snippet or two from this story waaaay back when, and then I shelved it for whatever project was pressing on my brain at the time. I rediscovered it, read through it and decided that, hey, this is pretty darn fun!

And, it seems like a good time to be celebrating all things new: new city, new guys, new crazy conflicts, new government….

So welcome to Shameless in Seattle, blurb to follow.

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The twist of Melanie’s lips confirmed Aaron’s darkest fears.  Add the sparkle in her eyes and the way she lightly fingered the pink straw in her drink and he knew he was doomed. Instinct told him to leave her sitting there, go home, eat a tub of ice cream and forget all about the message she’d left on his phone.

Instead, because curiosity hadn’t killed him yet but it did pay the bills, he threw his satchel on one of the empty seats at her curbside table and sat down.

“So what’s the big joke?” he asked.

She batted her thick lashes at him. “Did I say there was a joke?”

“Well, all the laughing you were doing when you asked me to meet you indicated some sort of humorous development at my expense.”

“It’s not a bad thing, it’s flattering.  Any man with sense would be flattered.”

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Shameless in Seattle ~ Blurb in progress:

Aaron Schafer, star reporter for the Seattle Times, is shocked to find out he’s the inspiration for a series of bodice-ripper romances written by a reclusive author no one has met.  He’s even more surprised, and disturbed, on discovering intimate secrets from his past buried in the pages of Shameless in Seattle. Who is this mystery author, who has clearly been stalking him and stealing details from his life? Are they dangerous? And worse, will they reveal Aaron’s darkest secret to the world? Aaron decides to stalk the stalker, a reckless decision that will change his life forever.

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Don’t forget to check out the rest of the blog hop at Weekend Writing Warriors. It’s a great way to discover your next favorite author!

8 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Not A Bad Thing

  1. Yes, definitely a time to celebrate new things!

    An intriguing introduction to this story! I’m just as cautious yet curious as Aaron about what Melanie wants.

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  2. Pingback: Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Runaway Train | Alexis Duran

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