Saturday, July 25, 2015

Why she ran ~ Weekend Writing Warriors / #8sunday / 07/26/15

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My entry this week is from Common Bond, Tangled Hearts. Layne Gillette’s world is turned upside down when a man she has never met shows up to lay claim as the father of her 6-year old son. 

We are picking up immediately after Layne runs from the room when Justin kisses her unexpectedly.

  (the following has been edited to fit)  ...and now the eight nine ten:

"Layne," he drew a deep breath in and followed her into the living room, "what's wrong?"

She had her back to him; "I... can't do this..." her voice wavered.

"I'm sorry Layne, I didn't mean to take advantage," he touched her shoulder and she flinched, "I've just wanted to kiss you and hold you."

She turned to him "are you married?"


"I am."

He sat down on the couch, "when I asked  if there was any man in Dennis' life you said no."

"There isn't."

"Then where is your husband?"

She paced, "I left him the night that Dennis was conceived."

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About Common Bond, Tangled Hearts

Layne Gillette’s world is turned upside down when a man she has never met shows up to lay claim as the father of her 6-year old son.
Justin, the victim of a fraternity prank, and Layne, the subject of a forced insemination, have produced a beautiful child that they are both willing to protect… at all costs.
The two parents realize they can love each other, but when Layne’s abusive “ex-husband” shows up, they are torn apart by danger, kidnapping and lies. Justin won’t give up until Layne is returned to him. Layne uses her newfound strength, courage and knowledge to defy Charlie’s ugliest demands.

This is EXCITING news, please help us to shout it from the roof-tops!

Charmaine Gordon and I are appearing at a local winery this coming Friday early evening for readings, interactive discussions and book-signing (& selling)

If anyone is in the area we would love to meet you in person!

Chelle Cordero and Charmaine Gordon
Will Be At Palaia Vineyards on
Friday, July 31 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

we have an event page on FaceBook


Iris B said...

Wow - there's a bit of news. Can't wait to find out more details about her husband.

Anonymous said...

Whoa! This is major, sudden change of direction--and quite unexpected.

P.T.Wyant said...

Interesting twist!

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Wow- Now I understand her hesitation, but obviously she hasn't been with this said husband in quite a while, and I'm sensing she feared this man. Interesting change of events. I curious to know how Justin will respond to her news.

Unknown said...

Whoah, what a shocker! Talk about leaving someone hanging!!! Dying here, can't wait till next week.

Kim M said...

Very nicely done Chelle. You caught us all!

Charmaine Gordon said...

Ex-Husband! You've added yet another layer to this tale. A+ for yet another revelation.

Gem Sivad said...

I did not see that coming. Well done!

Unknown said...

great cliff hanger and look at you and Charmaine together!! lovely picture

Anonymous said...

Yeah, that explains a lot. She must be afraid of the husband.

Sara Harris said...

Uh oh . . . great way to slap the reader with your words!

Elaine Cantrell said...

Nice last line. I bet the guy is bad to the bone. Wish l could come to your event.

Elaine Cantrell said...

Nice last line. I bet the guy is bad to the bone. Wish l could come to your event.

Teresa Cypher said...

Wow--that's a big zinger, Chelle! nice twist!

Elizabeth Alsobrooks said...

Now that is a cliff hanger. I do, do, do want to know why!!!

Veronica Scott said...

Well I never saw that coming! Excellent job on the author's part LOL. Now I'm even more anxious to read onward in this book - terrific snippet.

Eden "Kymele" Mabee said...

The "I left him the night... conceived" says a lot about Layne and her feelings about Justin and his claim as well as her feelings about marriage in general. She doesn't say she's divorced or even separated even though she clearly is... but... well, you say a lot here, Chelle.

Linda said...

Wow she she left him for so many years? I wonder how he took that. I guess I see why she is running

JTsuruoka said...

Hmmm. That's a heavy last line. I'm interested to see how he takes it. Intriguing.

Anonymous said...

Well hello plot twist! I did NOT see that one coming. If she left him that night, then why is she still married to him? Why hasn't she gotten a divorce if she left him? Hmmm...

Great snippet!