Sunday Snippets is a Blog Hop of sorts, a chance to sample a segment of an author’s work. Today I’m sharing a snippet from my novel, Family Honor, published by Books We Love. Hope you enjoy it!
Nate released the clip in her hair and tugged out the ponytail holder. He smoothed the locks around her shoulders and pulled her into the curve of his arm as they lay down. Using his one free hand, he tossed a sheet over them.
Mel cuddled close, deciding that in his arms was her new favorite place to be in the whole world. A thought struck her and she inhaled with fear. Tomorrow is Tuesday. Five days. A tear escaped and before she could stop them, more followed.
"Hey, what's wrong?" Nate touched her chin and brought her gaze up to meet his.
"I just realized. Tomorrow makes five days."
He wiped the tears away with his thumb. "I know. I'll call my chief in the morning. I think I can get a couple of days extension since we're so close on this thing."
She shook her head. "I'm not talking about the case. Right now, I don't care about the stupid case. I'm talking about us."
"I'm sorry." He kissed her forehead. "I'm sure it seems cold, but I have to care about the case. It's what brought me here. And it's got to be the center of my focus. Once we wrap it up, then I can move on to other important matters. Like finding out how long the commercial flights take between Wichita and San Antonio. I doubt they'll let me use the FBI jet on the weekends."
Mel perked up. "Weekends? So, this doesn't have to end when the case is over? Because if it did, I was starting to hope we might never solve it."
Nate squeezed her arm. "Don't ever say that. We've got to get that madman off the streets and you know it."
"I know." Mel sniffed. "I'm just not ready to let go of this." She corrected herself and said what she really meant. "I'm not ready to let go of you."
Family Honor is available at Amazon, B&N, ARe, Smashwords and other ebook sellers, also in print at Amazon and B&N.
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Here’s the link of other participating authors. We hope to see it grow!
http://mizging.blogspot.com (Ginger Simpson)
http://triciamg.blogspot.com (Tricia McGill)