Saturday, December 31, 2011

Six Sunday--Lost in New Falls


HAPPY NEW YEAR! Now that I got that out, thanks to all who made 2011 a fantastic year for me by stopping by and commenting here and sharing such incredible talent week after week.  Hope 2012 blesses you all!


We're still in New Falls, Tennessee with Sara Delaney and Sheriff Quentin Taylor.  Sara has just reported a burglary during which her laptop was stolen (EEK!).  She's just finished explaining she's also missing her underwear and has her fingers crossed that the good sheriff won't recognize her.  But that's not how conflict works.  Here is another six from Lost in New Falls:


         
             “Sara Delaney? Your name is Sara?”

             Here it comes. “Yes.”

             He studied her again, disbelief apparent in his golden eyes. If he was waiting for her to confirm they knew each other, they’d be standing here until the cedar smell wore off the log walls around them.


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Happy Writing!

Cherie

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Monday, December 19, 2011

The Twelve Days of Writer's Christmas

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In the holiday spirit, here are twelve days of gifts for all your writer friends.


12. On the twelfth day of Christmas, my writer friend gave to me twelve perpetual ink pens

11.  On the eleventh day of Christmas, my writer friend gave to me eleven (thousand) new Twitter/Facebook/Goodreads/Linkdin/Google+ followers (tired yet?)

10.  On the tenth day of Christmas, my writer friend gave to me ten self-filling writing notebooks

9.  On the ninth day of Christmas, my writer friend gave to me nine blocks of post-its that can never be misplaced

8.  On the eighth day of Christmas, my writer friend gave to me eight unique, impervious-to-plot-holes story ideas

7.  On the seventh day of Christmas, my writer friend gave to me seven maids to clean my neglected house

6.  On the sixth day of Christmas, my writer friend gave to me six weeks of Nora Roberts' bootcamp

5.  On the fifth day of Christmas, my writer friend gave to me FIVE--UNINTERRUPTED--MINUTES

4.  On the fourth day of Christmas, my writer friend gave to me four containers of writing mojo

3.  On the third day of Christmas, my writer friend gave to me three perfect critiques

2.  On the second day of Christmas, my writer friend gave to me two new muses (a spare for when the other goes missing)

1.  On the first day of Christmas, my writer friend gave to me Ryan Reynolds in nothing Photobucket

Who could ask for more?  Happy Writing! 
Cherie
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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Six Sunday--Lost in New Falls

A little late seems to be my theme.  In this week's snippet, we pick up with the sheriff's and his deputy's reaction to hearing what exactly had been stolen from Sara Delaney (besides her laptop--eek!):
     
        
            “You mean they took your underwear?”
            She sighed and rolled her eyes. “Do I have to spell it out for you? Panties, bras, and other lingerie, all gone.”
            Their looks were laughable, but she just wasn’t in the mood to yuk it up when someone out there had her life’s work in his or her grubby hands, and she was just desperate enough to want it back she was willing to work with Quentin. Once they closed their mouths, both suddenly became very interested in the report in the deputy’s hands.


Thank you to those who return week after week. I look forward to reading all the snippets from such talented authors.

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Happy Writing!


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Cherie
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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday--Lost in New Falls

We're back in New Falls this week.  This story was the 1st place winner in The Beacon Unpublished contest for category romance.  I was ecstatic to say the least.  The first two installments have introduced Sara Delaney, a writer living the nightmare of having her laptop stolen along with various other items--like her underwear--and now she has to tell her long-time crush exactly what she's missing.  Without further ado, here are six more lines from Lost in New Falls:

            “Well, Sheriff, someone waited until Ms. Delaney exited the premises and broke inside, taking various items that she’s currently listing for me. She was just going over the bedroom items. You were saying about your underwear drawer?”

             She could feel her cheeks heat, and she had a sudden nervous urge to reach for something unhealthy but oh-so-tasty. She’d left emotional eating behind long ago though, so instead, she inhaled deeply and answered, “No valuables missing from the drawer, just the,” she cleared her throat again, “contents.”

             Both men went still, their faces frozen, mouths open and for the briefest of moments, Quentin’s gaze roamed down her body and back up, lingering in a couple places.

Thank you to those who return week after week. I look forward to reading all the snippets from such talented authors.

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Happy Writing!


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Cherie
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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday--Lost in New Falls

Sorry about the lateness of this post, but I received some awesome news about this piece yesterday, and lost my mind for a little while.  More on that later.  For now, here are six more lines from Lost in New Falls:

She took a deep breath, but the breath caught in her throat at the sight of the hulking man who stepped through her door, one shoulder at a time. Anybody but him. Her heart began to pound. Quentin Taylor’s badge glinted on his shirt as he nodded to a few men in her kitchen, then he sauntered over to her and the young deputy standing beside her. He was the sheriff, his looks had grown more devastating over the past ten years, and she was going to have to tell him exactly what the thief had taken out of her underwear drawer. Whoever it was ran away with all her silky lingerie, leaving her with only the bra and panties she currently wore.

Thank you to those who return week after week.  I look forward to reading all the little snippets.

Read more Six Sentence Sundays here, or sign up to participate next week.

Happy Writing!


Oh, and if you're interested.  The AssCheekAngels are hosting Christmas Giveaways leading up to Christmas.  There's a link to the side of this post.  Check it out for some gift certificate and book giveaways every day.


Cherie
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