Hello and welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, the blog hop where writers from a wide variety of genres share from their work in short experts of ten sentences, with maybe some additional lines to help round things out.
I’m sharing from my new release, Shameless In Seattle. Our hero Aaron has recruited his ex, a Seattle police officer, to help him flush out his stalker. I’ve skipped ahead a little from last week.
“So what’s this about a stalker?” Martine dropped his hand and became professional, brown eyes serious and questioning.
Aaron dug into his coat pocket for the photos to gain time. He hadn’t decided if he wanted to tell Martine about Shameless In Seattle. Martine would find the situation hilarious.
“Let’s get in line for a beer, so it looks like we’re here to have fun, not spring a trap.”
“Like a date?”
“Yeah, like that, only no touchy-feely.”
“Then what’s in it for me?”
“My eternal gratitude.”
That’s ten. Here’s a bit more for your reading pleasure:
Martine sighed melodramatically. “Gratitude. Doesn’t exactly help relieve the hard-on, does it?”
“You never know.” Aaron grabbed Martine by the elbow and steered him toward the beer line. The cop smelled so damn manly with his combination of Ralph Lauren cologne and salty sweat. Aaron swallowed the collecting drool in his mouth and brandished the photos. “I have good reason to believe someone I went to school with is following me, gathering info off the internet and most disturbingly, spying on me as I go about my day. These are the suspects. The top three are prime.”
“And why is that?” Martine asked as he took the stack of photos and shuffled through them.
“Due to their connection with a girl who knew something about me, something the stalker knows and shouldn’t, unless said girl told them.”
“How did you discover this stalker? Are they harassing you?”
“Not exactly.” Aaron sighed. There was no way around it. “They’re publishing their findings in a work of fiction.”
“I see. And you’re sure about this?”
“Absolutely. The facts are thinly veiled and there’s way too many to be a coincidence. You’re in there, only you’re female.”
“What kind of fiction is this?”
“Does it matter?”
“If you want me to help you profile the perp, I need all relevant information on their psychological make-up.”
“Actually, I just want your cop eyes to help me scan the crowd for one of these faces.” Aaron jabbed at the photos.
Shameless In Seattle is now available. Click here to view on Amazon.
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 ofShameless 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 decision that might change both of their lives.