Saturday, August 25, 2018

Saturday Snippet- He Didn't Want to be Trustworthy

The following snippet is from Millwright's Daughter
one of nine novellas in the  
Under a Mulberry Moon anthology, now available.

          Kit stepped next to Eliza to whisper in her ear. “What are you doing here? Are you aware of what it will do you your reputation if you are caught in a place like this with a man?”
          Eliza’s soft laugh sounded closer than Kit expected. “I know, but I need to talk to you privately. I discovered this supply closet a few months ago when I was looking for the indoor necessary. I stumbled upon a couple entangled in each other’s arms, so I knew this would work.”
          The thought of being entangled in Eliza’s arms sent all other thoughts flying from his head. He closed his eyes as he sensed her lean her mouth closer to his ear. However, as she continued, the tone in her whisper grew serious. “Mr. Halsey, I need help. Can I trust you?”
          Right then, Kit did not want to be trustworthy. He wanted to kiss senseless the woman standing so close to him their bodies touched in several places. However, he had a job to do. His sense of integrity warned him to not take unfair advantage of someone who would not have put herself in this position unless she felt it urgent. “You can trust me, Eliza. However, in the future, you would be wise to determine if a man is trustworthy before you place yourself within the confines of a dark closet with him. Some men will take advantage.”


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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Saturday Snippets- Lassoes Outlaw & Millwright's Daughter

 The following snippet is taken from 
The Lady Lassoes an Outlaw by Charlene Raddon, 
one of nine stories found in the
Under a Mulberry Moon anthology:

          “You dig anymore in this grave, and I'll be forced to arrest you.” The marshal shook his head. “I'd like to help you Miss Cavender, but without proof...”
          “Arrggh!” She threw up her arms. “Why am I wasting my time? I need to find Jason. He needs me.” Turning, she stomped back towards town.
          “Miss Cavender,” Marshal Johnson called after her.
           She stopped and watched him hurry to catch up, his elbow thrust out from his pudgy body like chicken wings, one hand still carrying the shovel.
          “Tell me you aren't planning to do something crazy like go after that gang,” he said. “You have no idea the danger you'd be placing yourself in. This country ’round here is crawling with killers, thieves and rapists.”
          She planted her fists on her hips. “Well, someone needs to do something, and, obviously, it's up to me since no one else will believe Jason's alive. Yet.”
          He lifted his hands and let them drop to his sides. “I'm sorry. There's nothing I can do. Wouldn't usually recommend a young lady go traveling about in these parts, but if you're so determined, take the stage to Wilsonville and talk to folks there. Maybe that will convince you.”
          “Not likely.” She aimed once more for the town. The marshal followed at a slower Pace, huffing and puffing.
          Muttering to herself, Aurora went straight to the hotel and gathered up her things. The stage for Wilsonville would be leaving in 20 minutes. She must be on it. 

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The next snippet is taken from  
Millwright's Daughter by Zina Abbott, 
found in the Under a Mulberry Moon anthology:

            Her face bright with anticipation, Eliza turned to her aunt. “Was there any mail for me at the post office, Aunt Phoebe?”
            Phoebe faced forward and pressed her lips together. After several seconds, she reluctantly answered. “There was some mail for your uncle, but nothing for you.”
            Eliza’s shoulders slumped with disappointment and she turned to face forward. “I wonder why I haven’t heard from my grandmother. Even if she isn’t recovered yet, surely she could ask someone else to answer my letters.”

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Cover Reveal: NISSA by Zina Abbott

Below I am happy to share my cover for my latest book to be published 
October 15, 2018, 
the third book in the multi-author series,
Widows of Wildcat Ridge

I will give my readers their choice in how to view the cover.

First, if you like puzzles, click here and solve the online 24 piece puzzle.

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My book description and purchase link will be announced later. 

This lovely cover was designed by Charlene Raddon of 

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Saturday Snippet- Worth Wait & Ada's Texas Cavalryman

 The following snippet is taken from Worth the Wait by Patricia PacJac Carroll, one of nine novellas in the Under a Mulberry Moon anthology:

          Disgusted with the rundown ranch, Charlie dismounted and walked his horse to the remnants of the corral on the side of the hut.
          “I thought maybe you weren’t coming.” Startled, he looked up. How had he missed her? Lucky for him the war was over and she wasn’t a Johnny Reb, or he’d be needing a grave. The woman must have come out of the soddy, but mostly, he noticed the rifle angling down her arm to her legs. She raised the gun level with his chest. “Charlie Ransom?”
          He nodded, tearing his gaze from the gun to her face. “Ruby?” She wasn’t bad looking. He certainly could have done worse.
          She smiled. “I told you I was coming. I stopped in Duston, and they told me how to get to here.” She waved a hand at the hut and corral. “Hope you didn’t pay much. Soddy can be fixed, but it’s going to take some doing.”
          “I’d hoped to have it ready before you came. Wrote to tell you to wait—”
          “I’ve been waiting all my life to be married. Grant’s army couldn’t have stopped me.” She stared at him. “You haven’t changed your mind?”

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Also featured from Under a Mulberry Moon is a snippet from Ada and the Texas Cavalryman by Carra Copelin:

          “Don't you want to know if I'm all right?”
          She stopped and glanced over her shoulder at him. "I'm sorry, what?"
          “I seem to have whacked me head on the solid wood planks when you knocked me over. I thought you might want to make sure I don't have a concussion.”
          “But I..." she stammered, wishing with her entire being that he would leave her alone, the scoundrel. 
          “I do believe I have a knock on me noggin'.” He removed his hat and rubbed the back of his head with his fingers. Leaning forward he said, "If ye'll just touch this, right here?"
          She pulled her hand out of his reach. He was either daft or fishing for attention. He suddenly oozed charm and his conversation dripped with an Irish brogue. While she had tried to ignore him, she admitted he possessed a certain appeal. Against her better judgement, she asked, “Would a cup of coffee and one of Maude’s cinnamon rolls make you feel better?”

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Both these delightful stories may be found in
Under a Mulberry Moon 
which is now available and still at the pre-order price of 99 cents. Be sure to purchase it before it resumes its regular price of $2.99. 
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