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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Life Depends On It -Snippet Sunday

Warning: snippet contains adult language.

It's Snippet Sunday, a Weekend Writing Warriors'  blog hop!

I can't believe it's been over two YEARS since I posted a snippet from this week's work in progress! Disarming Cowboys is the finale to my Lone Wolves of Shay Falls series, and I'm proud to announce that in a flurry of inspiration, I completed it this week. 
(Synopsis and series trailer below.)

Last time, Jayel was meeting with her estranged twin (and werewolf), Jayson, when they were ambushed by Solomon and his pack, a group who was supposed to be in alliance against a mutual enemy. One beta in particular has a greater interest in Jayel than the rest--an interest obvious enough to get her brother's hackles up. The snippet ended with this: 

“Sounds like your brother is pretty possessive,” David whispered, his laugh rumbling through her. “I can be possessive too.”

We pick up with the reply...


“Get the hell away from me,” Jayel said, trying for a head butt that failed when David grabbed her hair and yanked her tighter against him.
A very low, very menacing growl sounded in his throat. “No.”
“Enough of this bullshit posturing,” Solomon said, furrowing a scarred brow. “At oh-fucked-thirty tomorrow night, we’ll have our paws full of worse things than a fiery redhead with a bad attitude. If the huntress knows something about the Forrester’s tactics, we need to exploit it.”
Jayel snorted. “Assuming I have any intention of helping you, now that you’ve demonstrated how bad a judge of character my brother is for trusting you.”
“Oh, you’ll help,” he said with a smile that iced his golden eyes. “His life may depend on it.”

What do you think?  

About Disarming Cowboys:
Jayel has hunted werewolves since the night they killed her parents and turned her brother into one of them. Now, wolves from the pack who destroyed her life want her help—and some are willing to chain her up in order to get it. One of her annoyingly gorgeous captors, David, has an erotic, animal nature that gives her the shivers. And just her luck, when Jerrod, a sexy, white-hat hero, offers to rescue her, she discovers that he, too, is a werewolf. One of them can’t claim her fast enough, while the other will do his best to fight the insatiable instinct to make a werewolf killer his mate. 

Unsettling urges stir in Jayel at the worst moment imaginable. Her long-ignored sex life should be the last thing on her mind, yet the very beings she vowed to hate have awakened her to the possibility of a life beyond revenge. But between an enemy making ultimatums on the allied packs, an unstable alpha who wants her head on a platter, and her own unfinished werewolf business, Jayel will face unforeseen consequences of her vengeance quest—and the results could end all hope of happiness with the wolves who can no longer live without her.

Lone Wolves of Shay Falls series trailer:




Read Book 1 of the series, Disowned Cowboys, now available on Amazon!

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I'm J. Rose Allister, wife, working mom, and the author of over twenty-five books. Somewhere in between one and the next, I love hanging out here on my blog and over on Twitter. Give me a comment or follow-I love chatting with people!

30 comments:

  1. "A smile that iced his eyes" -- great line. Congratulations, too, on finishing your manuscript!

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    1. Thank you!! It's always a great feeling, but especially with this one.

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  2. Super hot snippet today, Rose. It sizzles.

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  3. Congrats on finishing! I like her fiestiness, but that might end with her brother's life depending on it.

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  4. What a great snippet! In just a few sentences I get insight into the characters personalities. Great conflict here too among them and I'm betting that's going to increase. That's the way to tell a story!

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    1. Thank you! I really appreciate that feedback.

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  5. A lot of crackling tension and intensity here, loved the scene and absolutely want more. Excellent excerpt.

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  6. I loved the tension. Great snippet. It makes me want to read on to see if David can redeem himself.

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    1. David's got an interesting path ahead, methinks... :)

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  7. Hey, Rose. Well done on the manuscript. Excellent snippet, thank you.

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    1. Hi Kim! Thanks for stopping by, and for the feedback!

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  8. Hey, Rose. Well done on the manuscript. Excellent snippet, thank you.

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  9. Congratulations for finishing. Intriguing snippet. I'm curious how she's going to deal with this situation;).

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    1. Hey Tina! Thanks for stopping by! She's definitely got some interesting times ahead in this situation...

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  10. I am so danged happy to read that you're writing again, Rose!

    So, they are dangling her brother's life over her head. What a quandary she's in. Cerebral--she wants to hate them, but there's that primitive part of her that wants something different. :-)

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    1. Thank you so much!! I am equally danged happy I've been back too...especially to finish off this series. It's near and dear to my heart. Thanks for the feedback!

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  11. Congratulations on finishing your manuscript! This is a ferocious premise and I look forward to reading more.

    ~Joyce Scarbrough

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  12. Thank you! I'm a bit partial to this one myself.

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  13. Someone needs a kick to the shin, and then maybe a follow-up knee someplace sensitive. It's not nice to manhandle people.

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    1. LOL! David's got some comeuppance ahead, don't you worry!

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  14. Not much of a choice they're giving her, is it?

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    1. Isn't that always the way? We put our characters in those unforgivably tight spots and then let things get worse. Darn us writers!

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  15. Oh shit... Well, that's a problem! Talk about a twist, blackmail is always a good way to go if you want to manipulate a hotheaded red head into helping you, target what they love.

    Love this description as well! "smile that iced his golden eyes." That's golden! Pun definitely intended. ;)

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  16. Two big guys against a girl and they are having trouble. Personally, I don't think she will help. She can pretend and give them all the wrong leads that sounds like fun.

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  17. That's a scary place to be. Good snippet, J. Rose.

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    1. Thank you! Definitely scary...hopefully she'll find a way out of it.

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  18. Congrats! And the last line gave me a chill. Well done!

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