Weekend Writing Warriors

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.


24 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors

  1. Ooooh did she hit a werewolf? Very nice snippet.

  2. Casey McKay says:

    For a second I was like, wait, the dog’s talking? Then I read the blurb, ohh I get it! Seems interesting! Have a safe weekend traveling!

    • pennyalley says:

      Thank you! We finally made it home and I’m not trying to catch up on my reading snippets. 🙂 Thank you so much for stopping by. I’m glad you liked it!

  3. afteroldjoe says:

    Sit. Stay. Good boy! What a fun snippet!

  4. krblake says:

    Although this technically is not a spanking scene, I’m going to give you credit for Saturday Spankings as well with this post, since you’re trying to do six things at once. One, I like the premise, two I’m a sucker for shape shifters, and three, Colton sounds like a sexy wolf. Even so, we may need to put you down for a spanking, bad Penny.

    • pennyalley says:

      Oops! The spanking snippet’s on my other blog. I linked back to the wrong one. lol That’s what I get for trying to hurry and get everything set up in time.

  5. marysuewehr says:

    Wardens? That means men in uniform…woohoo!

  6. Great snippet. Waiting for her to figure out what is really going on.

  7. Nice humor in this exchange! I laughed so hard at that first line about the lap dog. 🙂

  8. I like the interaction between the two. Nicely done!

  9. Very nice snippet which raises enough issues to make a reader continue. Well done

  10. A fun snippet there. I want to see what happens when she figures things out.

  11. Great snippet Maren. I can’t wait to read more 🙂

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