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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Weekend Writing Warriors

This snippet is from Ride to Ruin. It's probably the last snippet I'll take from this story before moving on to my current work in progress. It's a little bit spicy.


Ellie tasted Garrett’s throat as he laid her down, their bodies sliding together and then apart as he drew back to reposition himself between her legs. Cool, soft hair brushed against her calves as she wrapped herself around him, pulling him closer. Her fingers pressed into the firm skin of his buttocks. His hot, smooth cock slid along the crease between her thighs, but he didn’t immediately try to get inside her. 

Instead, he kissed her softly. Slow and sweet. Savoring the moment rather than rushing through it toward the end.


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When a religious sect settles north of Fort Dougan in an abandoned city called Ruin, it doesn’t take long for stories to spread that something’s not right about the place. Charismatic preacher Thaddeus Blackwell has promised his flock a better life, unsullied by the decadence of Scraper society and the immorality of life on the border. With an army of cured Reapers under his command, Blackwell is determined to build a godly society…even if he has to use ungodly means to do it.

Working the ranch with the horses she loves, Ellie hasn’t paid much attention to the rumors about Ruin until her sister is charged with Blackwell’s murder. Ellie drops everything to ride to Lu’s aid, only to find that her sister has fled town with a Ranger hot on her trail and Thaddeus’s son, Mordecai, out for her blood.

Ranger Garrett Landry believes Lu is the key to getting his family out of Ruin alive, and he needs to reach her before Mordecai finds her first. Reluctantly accepting Ellie as his partner in the search, Garrett doesn’t expect to fall in love with the brave but in over her head rancher. And he never imagines that Ellie might be the one to save him instead.

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Sunday, April 5, 2015

Weekend Writing Warriors

Happy Easter! I'm driving my daughter back to school this afternoon, so I probably won't be able to comment until later tonight. But I'll get there! This snippet is from Ride to Ruin. Garrett and Ellie are on the road, having recently become partners in more ways than one. Garrett is gently teasing Ellie, but she's the first speaker here:


What did I think?

“If I’m the only Ranger you’ve ever slept with, I want to be sure you were satisfied with the experience.”

She shook her head. “What I think is that you’re cocky enough without me answering that question.”

His smile widened. “It was good, then? You’ll send my captain a favorable report?”


God.”


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When a religious sect settles north of Fort Dougan in an abandoned city called Ruin, it doesn’t take long for stories to spread that something’s not right about the place. Charismatic preacher Thaddeus Blackwell has promised his flock a better life, unsullied by the decadence of Scraper society and the immorality of life on the border. With an army of cured Reapers under his command, Blackwell is determined to build a godly society…even if he has to use ungodly means to do it.

Working the ranch with the horses she loves, Ellie hasn’t paid much attention to the rumors about Ruin until her sister is charged with Blackwell’s murder. Ellie drops everything to ride to Lu’s aid, only to find that her sister has fled town with a Ranger hot on her trail and Thaddeus’s son, Mordecai, out for her blood.

Ranger Garrett Landry believes Lu is the key to getting his family out of Ruin alive, and he needs to reach her before Mordecai finds her first. Reluctantly accepting Ellie as his partner in the search, Garrett doesn’t expect to fall in love with the brave but in over her head rancher. And he never imagines that Ellie might be the one to save him instead.

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Ride to Ruin is here!

New Release


Ride to Ruin is here!



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When a religious sect settles north of Fort Dougan in an abandoned city called Ruin, it doesn’t take long for stories to spread that something’s not right about the place. Charismatic preacher Thaddeus Blackwell has promised his flock a better life, unsullied by the decadence of Scraper society and the immorality of life on the border. With an army of cured Reapers under his command, Blackwell is determined to build a godly society…even if he has to use ungodly means to do it.

Working the ranch with the horses she loves, Ellie hasn’t paid much attention to the rumors about Ruin until her sister is charged with Blackwell’s murder. Ellie drops everything to ride to Lu’s aid only to find that her sister has fled town with a Ranger hot on her trail and Thaddeus’s son, Mordecai, out for her blood.

Ranger Garrett Landry believes Lu is the key to getting his family out of Ruin alive, and he needs to find her before Mordecai gets to her first. Reluctantly accepting Ellie as his partner in the search, Garrett doesn’t expect to fall in love with the brave but in over her head rancher. And he never imagines that Ellie might be the one to save him instead.


RIDE TO RUIN is Book Three in the Reaper series. The series order is:

1 - Reaper's Touch
2 - Gun Shy
2.5 - The Adventures of Cassius Flynn and Molly McGuire 

Each book features a different couple so you don't have to read them in order, but I think it helps as there are a lot of recurring characters and you'd miss some of the political background conflict otherwise. The Adventures of Cassius Flynn and Molly McGuire is a freebie that can be read online here.  

I hope you enjoy Garrett and Ellie's story!!!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Weekend Writing Warriors

So...I went ahead and hit publish on Ride to Ruin early because it's all finished and why not? It's still processing through the system but hopefully will be up sometime today. This snippet is from Garrett's point of view as he starts to come to terms with his feelings for Ellie.


He really should have known better than to let himself get attached to anyone. Hadn’t he burned the bodies of enough of his friends to have learned that lesson? Yet here he was choking on fear because Ellie had taken a relatively minor wound.

Tomorrow, they’d wake up and ride straight into danger. He had to brace himself for the fact that, one way or another, he was going to lose Ellie. She wasn’t his to care about, or his to hold on to. But tonight, he did. He held on to her as tightly as he could, and sometime after the moon finally set, he fell asleep listening to the steady rhythm of her breath.


Thanks for stopping by! If you'd like to join the weekend writing warriors, the main site is here. You sign up, post eight sentences from any work published or unpublished and then check out the offerings from the other participants. Here's a little more about the book...



When a religious sect settles north of Fort Dougan in an abandoned city called Ruin, it doesn’t take long for stories to spread that something’s not right about the place. Charismatic preacher Thaddeus Blackwell has promised his flock a better life, unsullied by the decadence of Scraper society and the immorality of life on the border. With an army of cured Reapers under his command, Blackwell is determined to build a godly society…even if he has to use ungodly means to do it.

Working the ranch with the horses she loves, Ellie hasn’t paid much attention to the rumors about Ruin until her sister is charged with Blackwell’s murder. Ellie drops everything to ride to Lu’s aid only to find that her sister has fled town with a Ranger hot on her trail and Thaddeus’s son, Mordecai, out for her blood.

Ranger Garrett Landry believes Lu is the key to getting his family out of Ruin alive, and he needs to find her before Mordecai gets to her first. Reluctantly accepting Ellie as his partner in the search, Garrett doesn’t expect to fall in love with the brave but in over her head rancher. And he never imagines that Ellie might be the one to save him instead.



Sunday, March 22, 2015

Weekend Writing Warriors

Last week, I gave you Ellie's first impression of Garrett. Here's Garrett's point of view:


Ellie was an uncommonly pretty woman, Garrett thought, with her curly, dark hair and her big brown eyes. She had a dimple in her right cheek and a dent in her chin. “An angel’s kiss” was what his mother would have called that, and Garrett could almost believe that an angel had kissed Ellie’s chin before sending her to earth. She was a sweetheart who had no business traveling the border alone searching for a sister who didn’t want to be found.

Lu, by all accounts, was as much of a hellion as Molly, both of them outlaws at heart, daring and hot-blooded. They thrived on the challenge of dodging the roaming packs of Reapers that haunted the abandoned towns they picked over. One part heart, one part guts, and a big dash of crazy—that was what made for a good scavenger, along with a total disregard for the niceties of polite society.

Ellie wasn’t like that.


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March 30, 2015

When a religious sect settles north of Fort Dougan in an abandoned city called Ruin, it doesn’t take long for stories to spread that something’s not right about the place. Charismatic preacher Thaddeus Blackwell has promised his flock a better life, unsullied by the decadence of Scraper society and the immorality of life on the border. With an army of cured Reapers under his command, Blackwell is determined to build a godly society…even if he has to use ungodly means to do it.

Working the ranch with the horses she loves, Ellie hasn’t paid much attention to the rumors about Ruin until her sister is charged with Blackwell’s murder. Ellie drops everything to ride to Lu’s aid, only to find that her sister has fled town with a Ranger hot on her trail and Thaddeus’s son, Mordecai, out for her blood.

Ranger Garrett Landry believes Lu is the key to getting his family out of Ruin alive, and he needs to reach her before Mordecai finds her first. Reluctantly accepting Ellie as his partner in the search, Garrett doesn’t expect to fall in love with the brave but in over her head rancher. And he never imagines that Ellie might be the one to save him instead.