Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Hump Day Hook February 20

I know last time I gave you a hook from the short story The Return of Their Master. But I will leave that one until closer until it's released to return to it. For the time being, I'm going to focus on Wolf Smitten, with Book One out for just over a month now. This week is a taste from Once Bitten Twice Shy, Book Two. Keep in mind, this is unedited. 


“What is so funny,” Aubree asked as she tucked in to her slice of pie.
“Oh, just thinking,” Derek replied.
“Of what?” she demanded.
“Of me,” came Krissy’s voice from over Aubree’s shoulder. “Good morning, darling,” she then directed at Derek as he slid across to give her room next to him. They greeted each other with a tender kiss, longer than necessary.
Pulling out of the kiss, the couple looked across to the intruder who was fuming. “Jealousy is not a good look on you, honey,” Krissy contritely quipped, gently smiling at the woman who thought herself a competitor.
For the third time in only a few minutes Darla returned to the table with the coffee pot, a clean mug and another plate with Krissy’s own piece of pie. “Oh thank you, just what the doctor ordered.” Derek silently applauded Krissy’s composure in the face of Aubree’s clear fury.
“The pie is especially good today, sweetheart,” he told Krissy, winking at the pleasure on Darla’s face. Turning to Aubree he decided to make the introductions, however obvious and pointless may be. “So, my dear, here is my former lover from England, Aubree. You know the one who stomped on my heart when it was in need of some comfort. Aubree, this is Krissy, the woman who is currently giving my heart all the tender loving care it needs and then some.” Wrapping his arm around Krissy’s shoulders, he sighed with content. 

13 comments:

  1. Ouch! Point rammed home. What happens next? Dying to know her response!

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  2. Aubree is quite the bitch, I can tell you that much!

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  3. That's quite a hook you've left us with. Hope you continue next week.

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  4. Ooh, great piece. I look forward to more.

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  5. Interesting interaction between the players.

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  6. I love it when the characters of the story are able to slam home their point. Great hook!

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  7. Nice interaction between them. Good hook! Like the cover, too. :)

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  8. Not quite sure who I'm supposed to be hating here, Aubree for having been nasty to Derek at some time in the past or Derek for humiliating her in the present. Interesting set up tho'.

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  9. C Moss, isn't the cover delish?! I got chills when I saw it.
    Elingregory, defintely Aubree, but there's a bit more back story to it. And Aubree isn't done being a cow, either. So much more nastiness to come.
    Thanks everyone, there will definitely be more next week!

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  10. Haha yes, she is a no-nonsense, say it how it is kinda gal!!

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