17 December 2011

Sweet Saturday Samples

Welcome to another Sweet Saturday Sample. And thank you to everyone who stops by every week. I hope you enjoy the sample my my latest release today.
There will be more tomorrow.

“Use this to stop the bleeding.” A dishtowel landed on the floor in front of him. “And put some pressure on the wound.” She slammed the outer door shut, cutting off the sunlight.
“It’s true.”
“What’s true?”
For a second a ghost of a smile tilted her lips before it faded again. Guilt for the loss sat heavily on his shoulders.
Because of his obsession to live a ‘normal’ life, he’d endangered Melanie. The ache in his arm threatened to steal his concentration. In his arrogance, why had he thought he’d manage to keep his identity and location hidden?
“You can smell your own blood.”
It warred with the forgotten bacon congealing on their breakfast plates on the table above him, the toast going stiff in the toaster, and the coffee that never made it to their mugs.
He pressed the cloth more firmly against his arm. He expected Melanie to join him, to seek safety. Instead she stalked to the window, rammed the gun butt against the lower windowpane, and focused her attention on the road.
“Care to explain why someone’s got you in their sights today?”
If he anticipated sympathy, he didn’t get it. The woman at the window had morphed into a hard, disciplined stranger before his eyes. Until this moment he’d assumed her to be his friend, his lover. Instead she’d covered his butt, protected him—.
A tenuous memory tapped his brain, demanding attention, only to vanish beneath the sound of Mel’s sudden approach.
He stared at the blood-­soaked cloth and wondered if he’d ever see his home and family again.

To celebrate the release of my new book From Now Until Forever by Astrea Press, I will share samples with you throughout December.

At the end of December I am giving away a PDF version of From Now Until Forever
and will use random.org to choose one lucky winner from all the SSS comments
received during December.


sarahballance said...

Bacon and coffee sound REALLY good right now! LOL. But that aside, this is an intriguing excerpt and I want to know what the memory was!

Miss Pickles (alias Sandra Allen) said...

Loved Melanie's personality! I never considered whether or not you can smell your own blood, and I don't think I want to find out.

melyndaprice said...

I love how the woman's the heor here. Great imagery with the warring scents :)Have a Merry Christmas!

Sherry Gloag said...

LOL Sarah, thanks for coming by. The memory is revealed later in the book, but i wont be sharng it here :-)
Have a wonderful holiday.
Thanks for your support and comments this year.

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) Sandra. It got your attention though, didn't it (evil grin). Thanks for your comments and support this year. I hope you have a great holiday.

Sherry Gloag said...

I hope you have a good Christmas too, Melynda. Thanks for your comments and support this year.

Patricia Kiyono said...

I love a strong woman. She's not going to take any nonsense from anybody! This sounds like a must read. Thanks for the excerpts!

Elaine Cantrell said...

Nothing like a good heroine! Have a wonderful Christmas.

diannehartsock said...

I think they still have a lot to learn about each other. Some of it surprising!

Have a great Christmas season!

Jean said...

Great piece, evocative...I can smell the bacon, see it on the plate growing cold. You set the scene beautifully, Sherry. I have this book and can't wait to read it.

Jenna said...

Love her "no nonsense" attitude. She's a woman to be reckoned with and he'd better see through her as a "woman" to the tower of strength she is. Great sample. The book just sounds better and better!

Happy Holidays, Sherry!

Lindsay said...

Got to love a woman who places her job over breakfast. Guess it's not the most important meal of the day

Sherry Gloag said...

Thanks for coming by Patricia. I appreciate your company.

Sherry Gloag said...

Thanks for your good wishes Elaine, I hope you have a wonderful holiday too.

Sherry Gloag said...

So right Dianne, :-) Thanks for your weekly support, I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

Sherry Gloag said...

Aw, bless, jean, thank you for your kind words. I do hpe you enjoy it. Have a wonderful holiday.

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) Jenna, he has to come to terms with quite a lot, but the, so does she!
Have a great holiday and thanks for you company over the past weeks.

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) LOL Lindsay, thanks for coming by, I appreciate it. Have a great holiday.