When a new attorney accepts a case of a woman accused of attempted homicide, he finds himself entwined in age-old secrets and a family who will stop at nothing to conceal them—even murder.
If you haven’t and would prefer to read the full prologue first, click here. There aren’t any spoilers, but this excerpt takes place a few chapters in, so read on if you wish. :)
Shelby opened her eyes, but her surroundings were fuzzy, as if she were trying to see through a foggy day. She tried to make sense of what she saw, but her brain didn’t want to cooperate. She eyed the muscular arms surrounding her, the crisp white sheet wrapped around her body, and the specks of light peeking through the edges of the curtains. Not her pure white sheers, dark blue industrial-style drapes with ugly tan squares. She lifted her head to see a faux-wood nightstand with a cheap alarm clock on top, staring back at her. Four o’clock according to the bright-red numbers that seemed to wobble as though doing a dance, or maybe it was her vision. Based on the pinpricks of light, it wasn’t dark outside, so it had to be the middle of the afternoon. Her gaze fell on an air conditioner unit beneath a large picture window…a hotel room.
Uh-oh…based on last week, we should have seen that coming. Want more?
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Age old secrets and a murderous family, you have me hooked!! Great 8, Carmen!!ReplyDelete
I hope, I hope, I hope!!! That is my master plan... :)Thank you for stopping by and commenting.Delete
Yep, I'm there, right in that motel room, too. Great visuals!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Ann. I had to drop a couple of sentences, but I was hoping the reader would *hear* the whir of that window unit. As always, I'll add the few extra sentences tomorrow. I loved your sample, and I'll look forward to reading it. If I have enough time, maybe I can beta for you. I can only fit in a few, but I'd love to do one with you. Great writing, my friend! :)Delete
Love the end! I need to know more. Great Sneak Peek!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Krystal. That is always my hope. And trust me, you WILL NOT believe what she sees next in the room. HeHeHe!!! My beta said, "What?"Delete
Have a great weekend!
Love all the vivid description, and the slow "dawning" of where she was. Great job!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Amy. I tried to *imagine* myself in that situation. ;)Delete
Yeah...she's a little concerned and still a little hungover.
Fantastic, Carmen. You paint such a great visual!ReplyDelete
"A hotel room." lol, love it! Great snippet :-)
Thank you, Teresa! I had to snip a few lines, but that's a good thing. I tend to ramble when I have 70-100k words. Though, I try not to any more than is necessary. :)Delete
Oh that can't be good. Great snippet, Carmen. :)ReplyDelete
Well, Siobhan, you never know. Often, good things come from mistakes, and you never know with me. LOL! :) Thanks for stopping by my place.
I can certainly see the room right along with her - terrific description! An intriguing excerpt for sure...ReplyDelete
Thank you, Veronica. So good to see you. I've been away from my PC, but trying to make my rounds. :)