Sunday, February 24, 2013

Weekend Writing Warriors - A Hell Hound's Fire - Distraction

Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors, a list of authors showcasing their work for all and sundry, on Sundays. Thank you so much for visiting and if you choose to comment, I really appreciate it. Most of these snippets are unedited, works in progress, and while my snippets aren't consecutive, they are in order within the story. You can read last week's snippet HERE.

Today, I'm offering a snippet from a new work in progress, a paranormal romance which will be a free read available at the end of March, entitled A Hell Hound's Fire. Alex MacLaren is a special kind of werewolf, and the cops often call him for 'special' jobs. This is from the opening of the story, and Lisa was his mate who died eight years earlier.

    “What can I do for the Copper Creek PD, Lieutenant Fitzroy?”
    “I need a favor, MacLaren, can you get down here?”
    “Yeah, I’ll be there in twenty.”
    Alex hung up the phone and trotted into the River House he’d built with Lisa, trying to take comfort in the warm, orange glow coming from the large windows. The light gilded the ground and trees around the house, but it didn’t bring the solace he sought. No time to turn off the lights, he locked up and headed for his Jeep.
    If Fitzroy called, there had to be something interesting going on. And Alex sorely needed a distraction from this painful anniversary.

And boy, is there something interesting going on. But you'll have to wait for it. ;) There are several great authors on the Weekend Writing Warrior list and a few of my favorites are Sarah Ballance, Charmaine Gordon, Goran Zidar, Karla Doyle, and Monica Enderle PierceThank you all for stopping by and don't forget to check out my publishing anniversary party! You have the opportunity to win free books. Just click on the link and fill out the rafflecopter, and you're golden! :) First Publishing Anniversary Party

33 comments:

  1. Interesting premise!
    The cops call a werewolf for help?
    Tell us more...

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  2. very vivid scene... I could feel the warmth from the orange glow of the lights and you swept it from under me when he didn't find solace in it hehe very cool.

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  3. Werewolf? You definitely have my attention:)

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  4. My interest is thoroughly peaked. Love the description of the light and the feel it throws. Very nice.

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  5. I like the gilding light...that is really how it looks.

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  6. A bittersweet moment for him. Excellent description of the house. I'm definitely intrigued.

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  7. I felt his sorrow. You set this up beautifully.

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  8. I love the juxtaposition between his seeking solace in the house and his knowing that something "interesting" was happening with the police. Knowing he can't have one, so he seeks out the other. Very interesting

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  9. Beautiful melancholy. Great job with this!

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  10. I'm intrigued... Definitely eager to see where you're going with this one. :)

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  11. Interesting. It makes you want to know what's going on.

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  12. Aww, very sad. I'm sure he's glad to have something else to occupy his thoughts that day, though...at least at first.

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  13. I loved the pathos of the last sentence and the anniversary. I was so focused on the mystery of the phone call that it came as a surprise.

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  14. Love the description of the house and his battle with his emotions.

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  15. Those anniversaries ARE difficult, can't wait to see what he's being called in for - excellent excerpt!

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  16. I agree with Ana, the gilded light is a fantastic description.

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  17. Excellent descriptive passage and I can't wait to read what happens next!

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  18. Oh, looking forward to finding out more!

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  19. I like werewolves who help the police with their cases. Great tracking dogs, among other things.

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  20. Great description, and those kinds of anniversaries (I'm guessing at what it must be) are painful to recall.

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  21. LOL, you are a tease, but that's some fabulous descriptions there.

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  22. Loved the feeling from the light. Very visual and a Werewolf? I have to come back for more. :-)

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  23. Your writing flows. Details emerge, seamlessly woven into the words.

    And yeah, I wonder what's so interesting, too. :-)

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  24. Intriguing beginning. I'm looking forward to more next week!

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  25. Nice opening. I totally want to know what the call was about and the bit about the anniversary (I'm assuming of her death) gave the character some real depth.

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  26. Excellent descriptions. (And you had me at werewolf-lol) I look forward to the next snippet.

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  27. Great visuals and naturally I shall be tuning in to find out what the anniversary is.....

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  28. Great start, definitely makes me want to read more.

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  29. I really like the line, "The light gilded the ground." It paints a great picture for me.

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  30. Eight years and it has been sixteen since I lost my husband. You really captured the hole that remains and that need to fill time with something to "distract you". And what a great distraction he has. So fortunate to be valued by the police department.

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