Saturday, September 7, 2013

Snippet Sunday - September 8


Before I present today's snippet, here is an overview of The Glade Series:

Spending the summer at Grandpa Will's farm with his family is the last thing ten-year-old Davy Murray wants.  How will he survive without his friends, the pool, and his computer?  There isn't even a television at Grandpa's house!  Doesn't anyone see how miserable he will be?

In his frustration, Davy turns his anger on his mother, Kate, his sister, Anna, and especially his stepfather, Jim.  Davy is determined to make their summer as dismal and disappointing as he believes his will be.

But, then, Davy has a most surprising and unexpected encounter . . . one which will change his heart, and his world, forever . . . 

This snippet is taken from A Trip, A Tryst, and a Terror, Book One of The Glade Series which you can order here.

As fatigued as they were, the three never slowed nor faltered until the welcome sight of the Fairchild's pickup truck parked comfortingly by their cabin was in view.  It was then, as if in one accord, they broke into a run.  Maggie barked enthusiastically at the sudden increase in pace as if she was worried that she couldn't keep up with them.  Her herald beckoned Bob Fairchild to his front door before they even reached the steps.

"Kate!  Kids!  What's wrong?  Where's Jim?"  Bob cried out in alarm as he hurried to meet them.

Just then, two gun shots rang out, disproportionately magnified as the echoed against the surrounding mountain sides.  Uttering a cry of anguish, Kate collapsed to the ground.
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I hope you enjoyed this excerpt.  As I take Sundays off from the internet, I will respond to any comments first thing Monday morning.  Blessings, everyone!

20 comments:

  1. Holy cow! After reading the premise, this is one heck of a snippet!

    (and I'm really hoping Jim isn't on hte other end of that gun!)

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    1. That's the cliffhanger! Glad you liked it, Sarah!

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  2. The snippet totally came out of what I was expecting from the overview. wow!

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  3. Definitely not what I was expecting from the premise, but definitely intriguing!

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  4. Good for you for taking a day off from the internet. Wish I could be as committed. :)

    Great action, great way to draw the reader in.

    Anastasia Vitsky

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    1. Glad you felt this would draw in the reader, Anastasia. My hope, too!
      If you feel you can't take a full day off, try at least a half day? Believe me, it's possible!

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  5. I wish I had the time to stay off the computer on Sundays.
    With the summary of the story, the snipped didn't come as a surprise. You have me wondering is Kate is seriously wounded.

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    1. Is she or isn't she? That's the big question, Rayne. :) Glad you enjoyed it.

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  6. Oh wow. What a set up and then the cliff hanger. Good job!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the cliff hanger, Anne! Thanks!

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  7. Oh my God! Did Jim get shot? What a cliff hanger. I certainly want to know what happened. Your snippet pulled me right into the story.

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    1. So happy this cliffhanger pulled you into the story, Denise. That's exactly what's meant to happen. Thanks!

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  8. Wow! Terrific tension, excellent pacing.

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  9. We all need a day off. :) the series sound so intriguing.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Adriana!
      Yes, we do need time away. Glad you found the snippet intriguing. :)

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    1. So glad it does, Melissa! Thanks for visiting, dear one!

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