Sunday, August 26, 2012

Six Sentences

I've noticed that several of the writers' blogs that I frequent participate in something called "Six Sentence Sunday" where the blogger posts six sentences from one of their stories. This seems like a fun concept, and since I'm always looking for ways to share my work with readers, I thought I'd do my own version of "Six Sentence Sunday."

Here then are six sentences from page 66 of High Seas Deception:

Staring at the pack as if seeing if for the first time, Malone shook his head and dispelled the last of the aura. "I haven't checked. I was -- worried about you."

The realization seemed to startle him as much as it had Skylar. He turned quickly away, crawled over to the pack, and unzipped the main compartment. While she waited breathless, he pulled out a plastic wrapped bundle roughly the size of a small sack of flour.

If you haven't yet read High Seas Deception, I hope that piqued your interest. If you have already read it, I hope the sentences were a pleasant reminder of the story.


Sunday, August 19, 2012

Sneak Peek

I'm hip deep in revisions at the moment, but I thought I'd give you a sneak peek at what I've been working on lo these many months!
His Reluctant Bodyguard is Book 2 in the Adventure Cruise Line series and I am determined to get it released on Amazon before September 1st.

The last person cruise director Avery Knox expected to see aboard her very first trip out on Valiant is former college football star, Rip Pollendene. A decade ago, she had turned down his advances at the University of Miami and lived to regret her decision. Why is she so reluctant to take the second chance she's been handed?

Rip Pollendene is the heir apparent to a beautiful island nation. But it's a heritage Rip has ignored and rejected for twenty years. Now his homeland is on the brink of a bloody civil war with outside forces trying to manipulate the outcome. Is that why someone wants him dead?

How much should Rip sacrifice for a country he hardly knows? And is it sheer coincidence that has thrown golden girl Avery Knox back into his life? Or is something more sinister at work?

After ten years apart, why has fate brought Rip and Avery together again? Can they stay alive long enough to find out if their love really is meant to be?

His Reluctant Bodyguard is set on a fictional Caribbean island that is actually a combination of several of the islands I've visisted on a couple of different cruises. Do you have a favorite island in the Caribbean or elsewhere?