Saturday, October 18, 2014

Welcome to A Chaunce of Riches - Weekend Writing Warriors / #8sunday / 10/19/14

Hi! Welcome to another Weekend Writing Warrior round. Every week writers post 8 sentences on their blogs from a published or unpublished book. Then we "hop" around and leave comments on each other's snippets. Whether our work is already published or in progress, the helpful comments help us become stronger writers on our next WIP. We welcome EVERYONE's comments.

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Welcome everyone to a snippet from A Chaunce of Riches (it is NOT a misspelling...) A Chaunce of Riches asks the hard question, how far would YOU go in the name of love? 

I previously posted the first 999 words to A Chaunce of Riches in the  First Page Review blog hop; if you haven't read it yet, click HERE

Ben just let Sam know what he thought of her - and it was not complimentary. He accused her of abandoning him because she was money hungry.

She managed to draw in a deep breath and as she let it out slowly she felt in control of her emotions again, “well, now that you've voiced your opinion of me,” she stopped to swallow as she heard her voice catch. Even though she expected it, it was too painful to hear how much he still despised her, “I’d like to get back to the purpose of our meeting...” There was no way she could let him know that the coldness that crept into her voice was all an act.
Ben snorted and shook his head, “Sam, you know this isn't going to work.” He knew he should have called her Mrs. Chaunce, but this was Sam. “I can’t stay by your side twenty-four hours a day protecting you.” He read some of the threats she had received, he had also seen police reports of vandalism and intrusions both here and at her office.
“I don’t want you to protect me, you’re here to protect my son.”

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Ben Johnson was hired as a bodyguard for a rich widow and her kid, but he never expected to be working for the woman who had abandoned him just when he had needed her the most. Damn it all, he still wanted her. Samantha Chaunce never thought she would have to explain why she married the rich man instead of Ben. Or that her husband had been murdered… and Ben was the prime suspect.

Samantha Chaunce has had a lot going on with her life. First, her husband Julian passes away from a massive heart attack, and then she starts receiving threatening messages. When her firm hires a security guard, Sam figures it will at least help protect her and her eight year old son.

Ben Johnson loves his job, but he is not too happy about taking a job dealing with the wealthy widow of Chaunce Publications. Then he sees Sam and realizes his ex-girlfriend and first love is the woman he is supposed to be protecting.

Sam is stunned to realize her love for Ben never died. He seems to feel the same way, at first. But when her wealth and secrets from their past come back to rip apart their new found love, it will test not only their trust for one another, but their very lives. An unforeseen enemy, one who is closer than Sam thinks, comes forward with an evil plan to annihilate her and point the crime at Ben. Will Ben be able to stop the evildoer before it is too late to save Samantha, her son, and prove his innocence?
A Chaunce of Riches is a great read full of both pros and cons. Ms. Cordero starts the story off with enough tension in the air to crackle the pages, but it soon tapers down just a bit. However, it was not long before I found myself wrapped up in the exchange of emotions and sensual pull between Ben and Sam. When the suspense continued to build to an almost breaking point, it made this good story that much better. This is the type of novel that will have a reader knowing who the bad guy is but unwilling to put the book down, and you will not want to because you will miss out on a skillfully written story!


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***Please Note***
(added 10/20/2014)

It was pointed out to me that I had previously posted snippets from A Chaunce of Riches so next week I will move on to another book...

In the meanwhile if this snippet intrigued you, here's a list of the ACOR snippets I previously posted. (sorry about that...)

12/8/13 WEWRIWA 

12/15/13 WEWRIWA


Catch My Words said...

This is always an awkward situation. But it's made even more awkward with the threats.

Unknown said...

Interesting. I really like how she puts him in his place at the end, reminds him that he's there to protect the son. Great snippet. I love this story.

Anonymous said...

Good that she reminds him of his mission. Nice descriptions, too, leading up to that last sentence.

Charmaine Gordon said...

Tense situation here and the cliff hanger about the son. Her son. My mind buzzes with possibilities. Terrific snippet.

Unknown said...

Great tension and a really interesting premise:)

Veronica Scott said...

I think I remember this story? From excerpts you gave us a long time ago? I thought it was terrific then and I like the twist today, that it's her son she wants protected. Excellent snippet!

Meka James said... the tension there. Ben having to face the woman that broke his heart and Sam having to hear that even after years have passed what she did still affected him.

Unknown said...

Great tension and a complex situation all captured with crisp writing. Wonderful.

Chelle Cordero said...

Oh my, Veronica, thank you for pointing out that I previously did some snippets from A Chaunce of Riches, somehow I missed that. I will review all of my snippets to make sure that doesn't happen again - and I will post links to ACOR snippets for anyone who wants to follow them.

Anonymous said...

Ohhhhhh! Her son?! I am intrigued.