Saturday, February 14, 2015

Danger ~ Weekend Writing Warriors / #8sunday / 02/15/15

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 Every week writers post 8 sentences on their blogs from a published or unpublished book.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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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.

Taken by the group of armed robbers, Deanna was shocked to find that the man she sacrificed herself for was really part of the bank-robbing-crew.

...and now the eight:

The handkerchief he held over her face smelled foul and the stench remained in her throat even after she opened her eyes to dark, pitted log walls. There was a single camp bed in the corner and an open alcove with empty hangers. The floor she was sitting on was wooden, dusty and drafty. Her hands were still tied behind her and her ankles were tied together. She could hear mens voices arguing from outside the room, suddenly the door burst open. Her pseudo rescuer from the bank walked in. The suit was exchanged for a pair of jeans and a T-shirt. He looked dangerous.

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Hostage Heart  by Chelle Cordero is available as an AUDIOBOOK and in All Ebook Formats and  Print Editions.

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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Wishing you all a wonderfully happy Valentine;s Day! 

I wanted to share my favorite love poem, it's by Sara Teasdale...


I gave my first love laughter,
I gave my second tears,
I gave my third love silence
Through all the years.

My first love gave me singing,
My second eyes to see,
But oh, it was my third love
Who gave my soul to me.
~Sara Teasdale

I write romances (romantic suspense). 


Gem Sivad said...

Very well described. So well, in fact, I squirmed in my chair and thought, I never want to be tied up and helpless like that. Great snippet!

Sarah W said...

Very tense, Chelle!

I'm intrigued by that handsome, mysterious bank robber . . . :)

Teresa Cypher said...

Wonderfully descriptive, Chelle. It was so easy to put myself in her shoes...and that's a pretty worrisome place to be. :-)

Iris B said...

Very descriptive, I can't wait to find out more about the "pseudo rescuer". Enjoying this story.

P.T.Wyant said...

I love the detail about the floor being dusty and drafty. And I can't wait to find out more about the man.

Anonymous said...

I hope her pseudo rescuer's not quite as dangerous as he seems!

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Wonderful imagery! And I'm intrigued about Mr. T-shirt and jeans.

Cara Bristol said...

Yeah, I guess he would look dangerous! He kidnapped her and tied her up.

Joanne Stewart said...

Vivid descriptions! My heart's in my throat for her. Great excerpt.

Linda said...

This guy looks super scary, especially because he wasn't afraid of being in the front line and be seen. I wouldn't like to be in her shoes.

Unknown said...

Great description. I could feel her discomfort and fear.

Cecilia said...

Great snippet, so much detail I felt like I was in the room with her.

Charmaine Gordon said...

I read and reread this book, frightened from the beginning and then the wonderful details that enriched the story. Thanks, Chelle.

Unknown said...

I was in the room with her. I could feel the draft from the floor. I could see the man. Great 8!

Christina Ochs said...

Wow, what a vivid description. Just reading it made me feel anxious! Great snippet!

Anonymous said...

All the senses are nicely involved here. Too bad her surroundings and companions don't seem so nice!

Neva said...

Oooh, I could smell that handkerchief.... Intense!!!! Great eight!

Ella M. Kaye said...

Great dramatic teaser excerpt! I could see where she was clearly.

Anonymous said...

Amazing description. Definitely grabs the reader's full attention.

Jenna said...

Excellent description that really puts the reader in the scene. I'm wondering, though, how changing into jeans made the pseudo rescuer look more dangerous. I'd be interested to know more about that transformation.

Siobhan Muir said...

Intriguing snippet, Chelle. Scary place to be.

Veronica Scott said...

Tense indeed and I'm guessing more twists and turns to come in this story. Excellent excerpt!

JTsuruoka said...

Smell is such a strong sense to link events to-- starting the snippet off with such a vivid description of it changes the way the whole scene is read. Good stuff.