Saturday, February 28, 2015

No money for ransom ~ Weekend Writing Warriors / #8sunday / 03/01/15

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My entry this week is from Hostage Heart, a romantic suspense involving a young lady from Louisiana whose family was affected by the devastation from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

The kidnapper seems more concerned with Deanna's welfare than one would expect.

...and now the eight:

“Just let me go,” she pleaded, “I swear I’ll forget what you look like.”
“Right,” he snorted, “you wouldn’t be in this mess if you were that kind of person. Do you have family?”
“No one has any money to pay a ransom if that’s what you want to know.”
He frowned, “I wasn’t suggesting ransom, I simply wanted to know if anyone was worried whether you were alive or dead. I’ll let them know you’re alright.”
He walked to the door, “I wouldn’t waste your time or energy screaming, this place is pretty isolated in the off season and the only ones who would hear you are my crew and trust me you don’t want their attention.” He sounded apologetic, “if you cooperate, we won’t hurt you.”

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Life was hard after the hurricanes swept through, destroying her parents' home and livelihood...Deanna did the only thing she could do. She moved to New York City, found a job, worked hard, scrimped and saved to send what little she could manage back home to Louisiana to her parents.

An errand for her boss - a chance encounter with a crew of bank robbers - a kind man who tried to help her and deserved her courageous help in return... But he wasn't the man she thought he, he was so very much more!

Hostage Heart is a captivating read… I really enjoyed Chelle Cordero's 'Hostage Heart.  It read quickly and kept my interest until the very end. I would highly recommend this book and I plan to read all of the author's other books. It took me along on the adventure. I enjoyed the romance.
~LDB, on Amazon

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Unknown said...

Oh no, there is a we. She is in trouble. This is not sounding good. Great eight!

Linda said...

They always say not to scream. I wonder why it's that, do they all dread the sound? And I'm not sure he can guaranty her safety either.

Gem Sivad said...

This is not a good place to be. Great way to make me want more, though. :)

FCEtier said...

She's not in a enviable position.
Nice 8!

Sarah W said...

“Right,” he snorted, “you wouldn’t be in this mess if you were that kind of person."

I love this, Chelle---and I also love how he's offended at her assumption that he's interested in ransom!

I'm beginning to think (okay, not beginning, but more that suspecting) that he's an undercover something-or-other.

Unknown said...

good guy or bad guy my mind is wondering.

P.T.Wyant said...

I love this:

“I wasn’t suggesting ransom, I simply wanted to know if anyone was worried whether you were alive or dead. I’ll let them know you’re alright.”

It makes me think that he's awfully considerate for a bank robber and kidnapper.

Charmaine Gordon said...

Clever readers here, Chelle. Terrific eight so well written. "Bridging the Gap", huh. Sounds so good.

Unknown said...

I love the depth of their conversation. You often hear of how kidnappers and their targets have these very complex and dynamic relationships. You nailed with this one on both sides. VERY intriguing 8!

Siobhan Muir said...

Oh, that's not a great thing, is it? Good snippet, Chelle.

Anonymous said...

Oh my, that doesn't sound good. Great 8.

Veronica Scott said...

A fascinating situation, not at all the norm for someone kidnapped during a robbery, which makes it all the more intriguing. Excellent excerpt!

diannehartsock said...

Very scary. Let's hope he's the one in charge. This sounds like a very intense story.

Elaine Cantrell said...

If he isn't interested in a ransom, he took her for other reasons. Now to find out what those reasons are. Terrific snippet.

Unknown said...

A good bad guy. I can't wait to see how this plays out.

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Interesting situation. I'm wondering if he really will keep her safe or not.

JTsuruoka said...

Interesting... so many layers to this scene. Looking forward to the next bit.

Iris B said...

Is he showing a little bit of heart here ? Another great snippet!