1 June 2014

Sunday Snippet ~ 1st June ~ Duty Calls

 Duty Calls (15% off all versions) is one of Black Opal's Books featured books throughout June. 
Here is another snippet from Duty Calls, which is now available in large print as well as print and kindle editions.
He resurrected images of the first time he’d seen Cadmore’s fake sister. She reminded him of a long term druggie, with her lank, shoulder-length, dyed hair, cheap white cotton blouse, and black skirt. Her scrawny, flat-chested body repulsed him, and he wondered why Cadmore presumed he’d accept the woman over his twenty grand. Then Rafe had wondered why he’d accepted the bet. He’d seen her unsuccessful attempts to disguise her fear when he’d handled her like a piece of meat on a butcher’s slab during the card game.
He hadn’t gone to the decrepit house to play poker. He’d gone to learn more about the man who claimed to be the rightful heir to Lord Kinsale’s estates. And to do that, he’d
accepted Cadmore’s invitation to join him in an evening’s poker game. 

Then he remembered the woman’s old scars, small and round running down her arms, and across her chest mingled with new bruising from their brush with death. And the crisscrossed welts on her back, he’d assumed she received while immersed in the raging river.

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Gem Sivad said...

Sounds like an abused woman in need of help.

SherryGLoag said...

Thanks for coming by, Gem :-)

Elaine Cantrell said...

I think maybe she just found a protector. Nice excerpt.

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Thanks Elaine. They have a ways to go yet.

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

I do hope he'll help her. Enjoyed the snippet.

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Thanks Karen. They get there in the end.

Frank C. Etier said...

Dark and disturbing.
Time and patience required for rehab.
Good luck to them.
Well written!

SherryGLoag said...

Thanks for your kind words Frank.

JTsuruoka said...

Very effective. Layers of nastiness and harshness with a little light at the end. Well done.

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Thank you JT

PT said...

Very intriguing. I want to know more about... well, the whole thing!