Jan 05

#8Sunday #SnippetSunday: Jan 5, 2014



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.

On my last visit way back on Dec 1, I gave you…the previous eight.  For those interested, there is now a link on my home page that takes you directly you to ALL my snippets.

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.


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I’m looking forward to catching up with everybody.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend! 



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  1. elyzabethmvaley

    Oh, that’s mysterious! Clearly, Mr. Mountain smelled something that warned him to keep his distance. Loved it!

  2. Anne Lange

    Thanks for the great feedback and welcome everyone. I’ve certainly missed being here! :) Throughout the next few days I’ll get around to everyone. Promise!

  3. Eleri Stone

    Oh, that last sentence made me wonder. Love the sparkle in his eye. Nice detail!

  4. J.A.

    Ooh, nice use of the 8′s, Anne. The descriptions really gave me a sense of ‘being there’. Well done!

  5. veronicascott

    I was so enjoying this story, glad to see it back! And I’m with everyone else, Mr. Mountain is very intriguing. Can’t wait to see if Sarah C is right in her guess about Jacob and Elissa! Excellent excerpt…

  6. Millie Burns

    So glad to see you back, I missed this story! This whole scene is delightful to me : ) I enjoy this big Mountain of a man!

  7. Sarah Cass

    Oooh…has Jacob already claimed her somehow and Mr. Mountains smells it? Intriguing…can’t wait for more!

  8. S.J. Maylee

    I’m so glad you’re back. :D This snippet is full of things to keep my interest. Loved it. 11-days. Release day is coming fast. Would love to have Friends with Benefits at my place if you have room in your schedule.

  9. Author Charmaine Gordon

    You’ve set quite a scene of intrigue here, Anne and left us hanging. Good writing and welcome back.

  10. michellehowardwrites

    the last sentence has me intrigued. my mind is thinking all sorts or scenarios. love your 8 and welcome back

  11. Gemma Parkes

    Nice scene, love the descriptions, i especially liked the detail about the door number swinging from the rusty nail!

  12. Jess Schira (@ridingnwriting)

    The last sentence is intriguing. Nicely done!

  13. shehannemoore

    OOh…it’s back!! yes!

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