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#8Sunday #SnippetSunday: June 8, 2014

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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.

Today I’m back to sharing some excerpts from A Legacy of Lies, my paranormal romantic suspense. Jacob (the hero), is trying to find his missing sister Julia, and her best friend Elissa (the heroine) is determined to help him. My last snippet for this WIP can be read here.

In that last one, Tagg (Jacob’s friend) informed Jacob and Elissa that he’s secured them rooms for the night and insists the pair stay in the same room for safety reasons (mainly hers). Jacob’s not pleased. I’m jumped ahead a tiny bit. They’ve stopped at a gas station on their way to the hotel. Elissa’s gone inside, and Tagg and Jacob are gassing up their vehicles. We’re in Jacob’s POV.

 

“You are so screwed, my friend.”
Jacob grabbed the gas pump and jammed the nozzle down in to the tank, scanning the area, using his vigilance as an excuse to avoid looking his companion in the eye, and prayed for another vehicle, any other sign of life to come along and distract them.
“So you’re saying she’s not your mate?”
Jacob flinched. “No.”
“Doesn’t smell like a ‘no’ to me.”
A low growl erupted from Jacob’s throat before could squelch it, along with the glare he tossed his amused friend.  “Then don’t get close enough to smell her.” 

 

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. jtsuruoka

    Nice work. I can feel both the tension and the sense of being alone in the middle of nowhere.

  2. burnsmillie

    Poor Jacob…

  3. historysleuth1

    Yes, agreed. Excellent tension. I see a bit of trouble ahead in this friendship. Great description too, put me right in the scene.
    History Sleuth’s Milk Carton Murders

  4. williamkendall1

    I like the tension there!

  5. Susan Berry

    I love his grumbling to himself. He is not happy and seems things are not going to get much better anytime soon. Great exchange.

  6. P.T. Wyant

    I love this! Amusing and quite telling about the characters at the same time.

  7. Sarah Cass

    lol. Oh, Jacob is in such denial…So much. Love that line…and Tagg is awesome. I love his teasing…pushing the matter sure seems like a great idea…I think those two need a little push. hehe.

  8. S.J. Maylee

    Fabulous last line! Great snippet, Anne. :D

  9. veronicascott

    I’m amused too – great exchange between the two guys. I love this story, can’t wait for more. Another excellent excerpt!

  10. Jess Schira (@ridingnwriting)

    Great interaction between this pair. You’re doing an excellent job of building tension. Well done!

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