Saturday, February 21, 2015

Miss Goody Two-Shoes ~ Weekend Writing Warriors / #8sunday / 02/22/15

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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.

Deanna is frightened of the attractive bank customer turned dangerous kidnapper. He's upset that she got involved and he lets her know it.

...and now the eight:

Finally, youre awake, he walked over to her and pulled the tape from her mouth; it stung. Whats your name?

She looked at him in fear, Deanna, Deanna Blair.

Well Miss Deanna Blair, he mocked her southern accent, you really screwed us; we never planned to take any real hostages. He shook his head as he looked at her, the last thing he wanted was to be attracted to her, to be distracted from the things he had to do.

I thought you were in trouble.

He exhaled loudly, crimes happen every day in New York and no one ever wants to get involved and then Miss Goody-Two-Shoes has to come along; damn! Now he felt responsible for her.

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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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A little bit of trivia, just for fun

The first recorded bank robbery in the USA occurred March 19, 1831
when $245-thousand  was taken from City Bank in NYC

Bank robberies are more common in cities and large towns

The majority of the modern-day bank robberies are non-violent

A bank robbery is when money is stolen when the bank is 
open and bank employees and customers may be subjected
to force or threat of violence ~
 breaking into a closed bank is called burglary

Some famous bank robbers in American history include
Jesse James, John Dillinger, Willie Sutton, and Bonnie & Clyde


Teresa Cypher said...

Miss Goody-two-shoes! Perfect thing for him to call her!

Poor girl. I bet she wishes she'd never opened her mouth in the bank. :-)

Good 8, Chelle!

P.T.Wyant said...

Some days it just doesn't pay to rob a bank! LOL Fun snippet -- I almost feel sorry for him.

Anonymous said...

I'd say this bank robber is in a little over his head with his hostage. You summed up his thoughts about it quite nicely, I can almost feel his frustration with himself.

Nice snippet!

Iris B said...

Can't wait to read more. I really like this story!

Sarah W said...

Well, too bad for him!

Poor guy, someone ruined his perfectly good felony . . .

I hope she kicks him in the shins. :)

Joanne Stewart said...

Yup, I hope she fights back. Serve him right. Great excerpt.

Gem Sivad said...

What irony. To help him she's caught and in danger--from him. Great plotting.

Siobhan Muir said...

Wrong place, right time, wrong effort. Great snippet, Chelle. :)

Charmaine Gordon said...

Perfect snippet as entree to an exciting book with as many twists as a tornado.

Anonymous said...

Lol, talk about a plan going wrong;).
Great 8.

Veronica Scott said...

Interesting! There's going to be all kinds of complications now, I'm sure. Terrific snippet!

FCEtier said...

Are you planning something unpredictable with these two?
Nice 8!

JTsuruoka said...

Good stuff. I can the things warring inside his head.

Neva said...

Oh my gosh, this gave me the shivers! I love it. Yikes, what has she gotten herself in to?

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Oh what a scene. Miss Goody-Two-Shoes has found herself in a real pickle, but it sounds like her kidnapper may just want to protect her. Great scene. Love his inner thoughts. :)

Linda said...

Oh, I love that. On one side he is trying to be scary and on the other side he wants to protect her. I found it very funny.