Saturday, March 21, 2015

Confusion - Weekend Writing Warriors / #8sunday / 03/22/15

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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.

The strain of maintaining their pretense is getting to both of them. Ryan has tried to keep her by his side and claims it's for her protection. He's admitted that he wants to be with her and just hold her. He kisses her, but when she kisses him back he's afraid she thinks she has to. He apologizes for "everything".

In answer to a question from last week, the name "mamere" that Deanna called her grandmother has French origins and reflects the French/Cajun influence of New Orleans where Deanna's grandmother was born, lived and perished in the floods.

...and now the eight:

Ryan, if you are so sorry, why dont you just let me go?
I cant, his expression was troubled, not yet.
Ryan, I have a life, I have friends, I have a job, she swallowed back a sob, I want to go home.
Do you have a boyfriend or someone special?
Deanna was surprised by his question, no.
When you walked into that bank, if I hadnt known what was going to happen…” he trailed off.
Youre just confusing me.
He smiled impulsively, youre not the only one who is confused.

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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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This booklet is intended as a guide to help you get through a medical or trauma crisis – it is not intended to replace professional medical or emergency response or advice.
I was an Emergency Medical Technician, CPR and First Aid Instructor, and volunteer with a local ambulance corps for nearly three decades. I responded to numerous emergencies, performed CPR, delivered babies, transported trauma victims and sometimes just offered comfort to a patient en-route to the hospital.
People deal with emergencies differently, but no matter how serious or minor the event may seem to someone else, each person who experiences pain, fear or loss for themselves or a loved one is dealing with a true crisis. It is my hope that this booklet will give a little comfort when it comes to dealing with an emergency.


Teresa Cypher said...

Nice "pillowtalk". I think he must be undercover... I hope he is! Good 8, Chelle!

P.T.Wyant said...

I want to know what he didn't say!

Linda said...

He definitely needs to make up his mind. He can't be a good guy in disguise or a bad guy pretending to be good. This guy is so frustrating!

Sarah W said...

This is sort of reverse Stockholm Syndrome, isn't it? :)

I still think he's not who his gang thinks he is, but either way, he's definitely regretting his life choices! :D

Unknown said...

how hard for her not knowing if he's a good guy then he cant reveal the truth in their situation either. this is so interesting

Charmaine Gordon said...

What is going on here is the big question. Definitley cliffhanger time. We'll tune in next week and Chelle, you better 'fess up or we're coming after you.

Elaine Cantrell said...

Somehow I think he's one of the good guys, an undercover agent, maybe.

Anonymous said...

Great exchange, Chelle. Both their feelings come through in their reactions and behaviour. Great 8.

Unknown said...

What I wouldn't do to crawl into his mind! LOL. Very good 8! Intriguing dialogue to say the least. I HAVE to know what happens!

JTsuruoka said...

Questions and confusion make for rich fodder to a writer. Good exchange between the characters.

Unknown said...

I love see them so befuddled by each other. I do hope they work things out soon. :)

diannehartsock said...

Emotions can be so confusing! Wonder how this will all work out.

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

A confusing situation to be sure! Enjoyed their pillowtalk. :)

Anonymous said...

I just figured it out! hooray!! Anyway once again a fantastic snippet!!

Veronica Scott said...

I feel sorry for both of them! But you're doing a terrific job of writing the story...another excellent excerpt.

Iris B said...

I'm confused, too. Nice dialogue. It kinda reminds me of the Stockholm syndrome, but the other way around, isn't it ... anyway ... loving the story!