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#8Sunday #SnippetSunday: Apr 06, 2014

 

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weekend_writing_warriorsveteransbadge_4Each 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.

Today, we are back with A Legacy of Lies, one of my many works in progress. The one you’re all familiar with.

Jacob (the hero), is trying to find his missing sister Julia, and her best friend Elissa (the heroine), is determined to help him. You can see my last snippet here.

In the previous snippet, they’d found the hotel empty, a clue was left behind, but now Jacob’s friend Tagg has revealed Julia and her kidnapper are heading towards Mexico.   Tagg informed Jacob and Elissa that he’s secured them rooms for the night, but insisted Jacob and Elissa share a room.  Jacob wasn’t necessarily pleased with that suggestion.  We’re in Jacob’s POV.

 “Actually,” Tagg interjected on a serious note, “it’s more about safety. We won’t be in a very nice area, so I don’t think it’s wise that she stay on her own.” Then his lips twitched and his eyes gleamed knowingly. “However, what kind of friend would I be, Jacob, if I didn’t see how much this is a problem for you, and offer to stay with her in your place—in fact, it would be my pleasure.”

“No,” she cried, her eyes round saucers as she stared at Jacob.

“No,” he growled through gritted teeth.

Tagg laughed outright at their combined chorus, and smacked him on the back, pissing Jacob off to point he struggled to keep his claws sheathed.

 “Well then, I guess you guys will be roomies for the duration of this little trip.”

 

You can read all of my past snippets here:  ALL my snippets.

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

Anne

 

 

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  1. Frank Fisher

    Tagg is enjoying this, but he should watch his humor. I don’t think Jacob will settle for having Elissa as a roommate and will make Tagg understand – THE HARD WAY! Great snippet!

  2. Sandra Nachlinger

    Great set-up that made me want more. Your readers will keep turning pages to find out what happens next!

  3. elyzabethmvaley

    LOL I have the feeling Jacob is going to get back at Tagg at some point or another for being a tease!

  4. veronicascott

    I like Tagg, he knows what buttons to push all right. Loving the story, another fun snippet!

  5. Sarah Cass

    Hehe…Nice, Tagg sounds pretty damn smart, if you ask me. Love how possessive Jacob is already.

  6. Millie Burns

    This made me kind of giggle. I like Tagg!

  7. Gemma Parkes

    Tagg likes to stir things up but I liked the joint ‘No!’ that greeted him!

  8. Marcia Kuma

    Three really is a crowd with these peeps! I like the tension here. It fits and kicks things up a notch.

  9. augustmacgregor

    Hmmm… this Tagg sounds like a trouble-maker. Really good drama in this snippet. It hints of a building up of more tensions to come.

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