Here I am, trying to do two at once and I’m not even at home right now. Half the fun of these hops isn’t just reading the comments left by others, but it’s getting to read sneak peak snippets from all the truly talented authors who participate in the Hops with me. I am on the road this weekend, so anyone I don’t get a chance to read in the hotel, I will do as soon as I get home on Tuesday.
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My 8 sentences for the Weekend Writing Warriors is going to be from Karly’s Wolf again. In this scene, Karly is coming out of the grocery story to find two Fish and Game wardens hovering near her car where Puppy is riding shotgun and waiting for her.
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“Lap dog is a really good look for you.”
“Shut up. Go away.” That must have been the other warden, though it was such a dead-ringer for Colton’s voice that Karly froze again. She ducked down, trying to see if there was another pair of legs under the car, just in case Colton was on the driver’s side, but there was nothing. She crept closer, eyeing the unknown warden suspiciously.
Shaking his head, amusement heavy in his tone, Gabe asked, “What are you trying to do?”
“I’m sitting and I’m staying,” the voice—she could have sworn was Colton’s—dryly replied.
“Buddy—” Both wardens chuckled as Gabe leaned over the window, resting his arm across the top of her car. “—she’s got one hell of a surprise coming when she asks you to speak.”
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Blurb: On the run from her abusive husband, Karly Whitaker flees across state lines, finally settling in an old mining town called Hollow Hills. Starting over had never been so scary, and to make it all worse, her first night there, she hits a dog—the biggest, blackest, wolf-like dog she’s ever seen. Although he appears more dazed than hurt, Karly takes him home. Now all she wants to do is hide, but fate, it seems, has other ideas. The local residents are determined to make her a part of their celebration, Fish and Game won’t leave her alone, and every morning Puppy vanishes, leaving her to deal with Colton Laurens all on her own. Colton Laurens—the dark-haired, honey-eyed Game warden, whose gentlest touch makes her battered heart ache and whose hungry kisses burn her from the inside out. For the first time in her life, Karly knows what it’s like to live unafraid. But Karly has more than ghosts haunting her footsteps, and not everything in Hollow Hills is what it seems.