Sunday, July 19, 2015

Sunday Snippets ~ Pieces of the Past part 2

Sunday SnippetsSunday Snippets is a Blog Hop of sorts, a chance to sample a segment of an author’s work. Today I’m sharing another snippet from my novel, Pieces of the Past, published by Books We Love. Hope you enjoy it!


Christine followed Doug and the kids into the house. Sparsely furnished, it did seem to have the necessities and thankfully felt nice and cool. She noticed groceries on the kitchen counter and paused to glance in the sink. Spotless. A good start.

“Three bedrooms.” Doug gave them the tour, leading them past the living room down the hall. “Peyton, why don’t you take this first one? Ethan can sleep here.” He paused in front of the last door. “Christi, this is the master bedroom, I believe it has its own bath.” He opened the door and glanced inside. “Yep. This would be yours.”

She looked around nervously. The room appeared nice enough, and clean. The bathroom sparkled which made her feel slightly better. But something about the arrangement seemed off. She finally drew up the courage and asked Doug, “Are you, uh, staying?”

“Of course. I’ll ride the sofa.”

“You don’t have to do that. Peyton and I can share a room.” She felt guilty at the idea of him without a bed to sleep in.

Doug smiled. “Ah, well, I appreciate that. But I’m happiest out here where I have the best vantage point. Sofa suits me just fine. Really.”

“All right, then.” She hoisted her biggest bag onto the bed and gasped when he removed it, setting it on a nearby chair instead.

“This isn’t the Holiday Inn. I wouldn’t suggest unpacking any more than you absolutely have to. If we need to leave in a hurry, I want us to be able to do just that.”

Her heart pounded. Just when she was starting to feel better, his comment raised her hackles again. “That’s reassuring.” Not.

He glanced behind him, she assumed to make sure the kids were still in their rooms, before taking a step closer to her. So close, she caught a whiff of his sporty cologne. The tantalizing scent distracted her for a moment, until she shook her head to clear it.

“I told you I’d always be straight with you, Christi. I’m doing everything in my power to keep you and those kids safe. We’re going to be in close quarters and it won’t be a cakewalk. But if everyone cooperates, things will be just fine.”

Pieces of the Past is available at Amazon and other ebook sellers, also in print at Amazon and B&N.

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