Each week authors from all over and writing in all genres bring you snippets from their work. It could be a work in progress or a completed piece. It could be published or not. But it’s only 8 sentences.
Happy 2014! I’m back!
I’ve decided to pick up right where I left off, at least for the next couple of weeks, until my new release comes out on Jan 17th and then I’ll share a few snippets from that.
For now, I’m continuing from one of my current projects - A Legacy of Lies. For any new participants in this fun Sunday event, this is book 2 in one of the series I’m working on. Jacob, the hero, is trying to find his missing sister Julia, and her best friend Elissa, the heroine, is determined to help him. Only, Jacob has the hots for Elissa and he’s trying, very desperately, not to.
Previously, Jacob and Elissa found the place where his sister had been held. Had being the key word.
Jacob pulled to a stop next to large, black heavy-duty pick-up truck, and didn’t even hesitate as he climbed from their vehicle to meet the mountain of the man who exited the truck. She watched as they shook hands, then Mr. Mountain shoved his deep into his pocket, struck a pose similar to the one Jacob currently owned, and shook his head, a clear look of regret on his face.
Without a word, Jacob spun on his booted heel, strode past the man, around the truck, and stepped up onto the small disintegrating curbed sidewalk and headed straight into room number six, or was it nine? Hard to tell, as the number swung back and forth on the one rusty nail holding it to the door.
Elissa eased out of the Jeep and walked over to meet the man she assumed to be Jacob’s friend, the one he’d been communicating with on the way here. She stretched out her hand and grasped his large one, receiving a solid shaking that left her should joint aching, but she resisted the temptation to rub it better.
“I’m Elissa—Elissa Amaro—a friend of Jacob’s.”
She watched as first his nostrils flared as he inhaled, then a curious sparkle entered his eyes, and finally, with a soft chuckle, he took two giant steps away from her.
I’m looking forward to catching up with everybody. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!