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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Checking out the Scenery -Snippet Sunday

Today's snippet contains brief mature content.

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

I'm alternating snippets between this blog and my mainstream romance pen name. I've got another snippet from Their Secret Paradise. I sent the cover reveal to my mailing list, so I'm ready to showcase it here! I'll post it below.

Quick synopsis: Parapsychology graduate Gina Munson finds her uncle's island resort fascinating-but romantically dangerous. The supernatural seduction of the island backfired on her before. Now, her only interest is to study the phenomenon without falling victim to it’s “charms.” Contractor David Gilroy wouldn’t believe in that power even if he knew about it. He cares only about his building job...until he discovers Gina sunbathing topless in a secluded tropical nook. When Gina won’t trust what they’re feeling, how can David convince her his passion is real? What if it isn’t?

The snippet...
(Edited slightly to fit the format)
Last time, David had accidentally snapped photos of a topless, sunbathing Gina, who jumped up and accused him of wanting to sell them on the internet. We ended with: 
Ridiculous as the accusation was, he had to quirk a smile at her candor. 

Let's move on from there...

“I’m a contractor, not a porn site owner,” David replied. I was hired to build an addition to the resort.” He cocked his head, sliding both hands—including the camera—into his shorts pockets. “I was just checking out the scenery.”
“So I noticed.”
“I have permission to be out here. What about you?”
“Me?” she asked, her cocky glare flickering with guilt.
“I don’t recall there being public sunbathing on this side of the hotel.”
“I wasn’t looking for public sunbathing for obvious reasons,” she said, her gaze sliding over to the abandoned swimsuit as though she could will it back onto her body.
  
...So what do you think?

Ooh, and here's the cover! I'm excited about re-releasing this.



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19 comments:

  1. Intriguing! I wonder if she'll grab her clothes first, or if he'll leave her to dress. Doesn't look like either are going to move right now. :)

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  2. I picture her sauntering over to get her clothes. Nifty snippet, Rose and what a cover!!! Hot-smokin' HOT!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm excited about this new cover too.

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  3. Obviously! I like her fire and his cool. Should make a nice combination.

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  4. I love how she's not cowed by the awkward situation!

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    1. Or at least she covers it up well (when she's not covered up, lol)!

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  5. So he kept the photo on the camera....hopefully that comes back to bite him later. I do like her determination! Great snippet...

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  6. The cover's awesome, though as a guy I'm disappointed she isn't sunbathing. ;-)

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    1. LOL...gotta leave something to the imagination!

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  7. Love the dialogue--their chemistry is already sizzling! Nicely done, Rose! :-)

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  8. Oh man, I loved this. Every part of it. That opening line made me burst out laughing. Awesome job!

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  9. Great witty dialogue. And I love the cover! :-)

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  10. I love the cover! I always love H/H banter ;) Great snippet.

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  11. Hey, he still has those pictures on the camera. She should mention that!

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  12. Love the dialogue. (And that last line is awesome.)

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  13. Great banter. The cover is super.

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