"You promised nobody would ever hurt me!" SPLIT DECISIONS #8Sunday #SneakPeekSunday



For those of you who have read She Belongs to Me, you may have heard there’s a spin-off to the romantic-suspense bestseller. Though there aren’t really any spoilers, you can bypass this excerpt and read more about the first book here

Also, if you’ve read my novels, you know that I deal with a lot of real-life scenarios, some of which we don’t like, but they still exist. I do not, however, go into any graphic detail…I simply attempt for the reader to feel the character’s thoughts—good and bad. That said, welcome to the second eight sentences of Split Decisions.

If you missed last week’s excerpt, click here first. There’s a link that will bring you right back.


Excerpt:

The world stopped shaking for a moment, but then she felt herself soaring through the air, landing with a thud, and then the room went black. When she opened her eyes, her fathers arms surrounded her, warm and strong. "No one will hurt you, C.J., never again, I promise."
She wanted to believe him, wanted to believe it was possible, but the crushing, the pain, she could still feel it.
Within seconds of his assertion, she found herself in another time and place, running across the yard. "No, Daddy, don't do it! You promised nobody would ever hurt me!" 
         Too late, shed arrived a day too late.

Split Decisions will be available this spring! So if you haven’t read She Belongs to Me, read on.

According to readers, the first novel, She Belongs to Me, is a sensual and gripping read that will have you falling in love and wondering if you can trust anyone right up to the last page.

After secrets and a mysterious background leave a wife’s life hanging by a thread, a husband must look for answers in the only place he knows—the past.


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Until next time, happy reading!

Carmen DeSousa

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18 comments:

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    1. Thank you, Anne. I tried to give only a little bit. I hate when children are in pain, but sadly, it's a reality.

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    1. Thank you, Elaine. Yes, very intense. As sad as it is, our past are a part of us. So even though they're sad, I feel they are needed. We appreciate our 'happily ever after' when we have to fight for it. :)

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  3. Oh my!!! HURRY!!! I have to have this book!!!

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    1. LOL, Terry! And we're only sixteen sentences in. Of course, you probably remember that story from book one. Sad that she has to relive it, but you'll see why next week. Wait to be shocked, starting with sentence number seventeen. I'm so excited about this book too. It's my second book...even though publishing fifth. And it's always been my beta readers and my favorite. :)

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  4. Dramatic, intriguing, you made me feel her pain, excellent excerpt!

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    1. And that's a good thing, right? I think I wrote that for another author's review... "Love when I feel passion and pain."

      Hope you'll stop back next week...I think you'll like it, especially since you read 'She Belongs to Me'. :)

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  5. Excellent snippet, as always!

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    1. Thank you, Ann. Loved yours...very descriptive. :)

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  6. A great and emotional snippet. The last sentence is one that completely guts... a day too late. :(

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    1. I know...isn't that horrible? Poor girl. I'm so mean to my characters.

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    1. Thank you, Frank! I appreciate the feedback. :)

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    1. I'm sorry, Kate. But I did warn you. :( I hate that I have to start with tragedy, but I honestly think it reveals why my characters are the way they are. Next week is distressing, but not sad so to speak. I hope you'll come back. :)

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  9. Immediately gripping, Carmen.It pulled me into her situation--and I felt her fear--terror even, and her confusion. Nice snippet. :-)

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    1. Thank you, Teresa. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the excerpt. It's hard to know how much to share as you know, hoping the reader will understand. :)

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