Sunday, May 25, 2014

Snippet Sunday - Bronco's Rough Ride - Map of Experience

Welcome to the Snippet Sunday on the Weird, the Wild, and the Wicked. Sorry I haven't been around much, I've moved locations, found the internet, and now can do more. Thank you so much for visiting. If you choose to comment today, I really appreciate it. The snippets are from my upcoming release, Bronco's Rough Ride, a military romantic suspense set in Las Vegas. It's a prequel to The Navy's Ghost, set 10 years earlier. No paranormal critters in this one, though there's plenty of kick-ass adventure and hot sex. You can read last week's snippet HERE.

Lindsey is trying to make an awkward situation better by talking to John as she attempts to get him dressed. Not quite like dressing a baby doll. For example, he's bigger, heavier, and far more aware of what she's doing.

She reached for his arm and gathered the heavy limb, enjoying the scent of his skin and the rough texture of his palm. She rubbed the calluses with her thumbs, noting the locations of them. The calluses spoke of experience and understanding of weapons. Something about them sent excitement shooting to her groin. Damn, military men are sexy.

“You have beautiful hands, John.” She turned his arm over to look at the veins and muscles beneath the dark hair of his forearm. “I love the strength in them. They show your experience without being ostentatious. You don’t have to scream about your knowledge. Your body shows your capabilities.” She raised her gaze to his. “It’s beautiful.”

I couldn't agree more with Lindsey. ;) There are several great authors on the Weekend Writing Warrior list and in the Snippet Sunday Facebook group. A few of my favorites are Charley Descoteaux, SJ Maylee, Gem Sivad, Goran Zidar, Veronica Scott, and Karla Doyle.

If you're interested in more from Bronco's Rough Ride, here's the blurb:

What happens in Vegas, stays in the heart...

Chief Petty Officer John "Bronco" Andrews only meant to stay one night in Vegas for a little R&R before resuming his duties as a US Navy SEAL in Coronado. But someone slips him a mickey in the bar and he finds himself in Madame LeBeau's sex trade. As the product. Doped up on ketamine to keep him docile, Bronco has no choice but to let it ride.

Detective Lindsey Jarvis has been undercover in LeBeau's sex slave racket for two years and she almost has enough evidence to take it down. Between abduction, prostitution, and murder, she has LeBeau by the short hairs. All she needs is a "product". John is the perfect witness if she can get him out before the drugs shut down his heart. Then she'll be free to start a normal life.

Lindsey doesn't count on her overwhelming attraction for Bronco or her need to see him through detox. But she's a cop in Vegas and he's a Navy SEAL, two lifestyles with too much unpredictability to maintain a relationship. Neither have time for more than one wild rough ride, and what happens in Vegas, stays. Forever.

It's now available at Smashwords, Amazon, B&N, and All Romance eBooks. Thanks so much for stopping by and happy reading. :)


  1. Sometimes, we overlook the importance and beauty of hands. In the dark, we see with them.
    Nice 8!

  2. I love how you used the texture of the hands here, great job!

  3. Love her descriptions of his body... very very sensual. And love that she sees the meaning and stories behind his physique! Well done!
    Amy Durham

  4. I love her inner thoughts and the way she knew every callous made the man who he was and what he was capable of doing. Well done snippet. :)

  5. Love how you've described the callous in his hands and what it means to her. Wonderful snippet!

  6. Great description. (I love hands... They are one of my favorite body parts.)

  7. I love the detail and the novel approach to describing the hero through her eyes. Excellent excerpt!

  8. I have to agree. Military men are super sexy. Nice excerpt. I forgot to sign up, but I put some sentences up at http://www.elainepcantrell.blogspot if you've a mind to look at them.

  9. This is such an intimate moment, depite the awkwardness and the dire situation---or maybe because of it? Either way, I hope he appreciates her effort!

  10. I'm a sucker for hand porn. John is more than just the perfect "witness"...he's definitely in the running for all-around perfection.

    Hope you're getting all settled-in at the new place!

  11. Love descriptions. It allowed me to get familiar with them both a few levels. Great snippet and I love your cover. :D

  12. The tactile details don't get lost in overall feel of the scene. It's clear, you put a lot of information out in a short space, and it's all easy to visualize.

  13. Great description of him--I could picture his hands and arms as if I were touching them myself. Congrats on the new place!

  14. That's a nice compliment.


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