Weekend Snippets

Welcome. As part of the Weekend Writing Warriors and Snippet Sunday groups, I’m going to start posting very short excerpts from my writings.

Today it’s the opening of my Western romantic suspense book, WYOMING ESCAPE. Hope you enjoy it.

The gunshWyoming Cover - 4x6 - #2ot reverberated through the cool morning air and jolted Mikela Richards to a halt. At a second ear-splitting crack she plunged through the button bushes to hide behind an old hickory tree. Breathing hard, she scanned the wooded trail but saw nothing. Who the heck was shooting in the park? She’d spent enough time on the firing range with her grandfather to know that it hadn’t been someone plinking at a tree with a twenty-two. Those reports had come from a large hand gun, probably a nine millimeter. Her heart rattled her rib cage while she listened for another blast.

For more information on WYOMING ESCAPE, click the Home link.

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Categories: Books, Cowboys, Dude ranches, Horses, Romantic suspense, Uncategorized, Western romance, Wyoming | 42 Comments

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42 thoughts on “Weekend Snippets

  1. Really nice excerpt.

  2. She’s going to be doing some detective work I think. Great snippet, Kate!

  3. Thanks, Patti and Ryan.

  4. So happy to see you here, Kate! πŸ™‚

    Great excerpt–looking forward to reading more.

  5. Wow, straight off to an exciting start! My favorite kind of openers. πŸ™‚

  6. jessschira

    What a great hook. I love how much information you were able to provide about the character in just a few sentences. Nice, concise snippet. Great job!

  7. I’m assuming this won’t bode well for Mikela—or for the target!

  8. Kate Meader

    Great opening, Kate! Right into the action – I love it.

  9. Oooh! Exciting! Can’t wait to read more! πŸ™‚

  10. Her heart rattled her rib cage. Whoa, only a perfect description! Love it. And I’m a sucker for a western, contemp or otherwise. Sweet 8.

  11. Completely new to gun stuff here…what is a twenty-two? A kind of gun? Nice snippet!

    • Yes, a 22 is a small caliber gun, either a rifle or handgun. The handgun is often used for competitive shooting and the rifle for hunting small animals and target shooting. It’s a good beginners gun.

  12. Loved it! Esp love the way you weave the gun info throughout. πŸ™‚

  13. Fantastic opening here. Now I want to know who’s shooting.

  14. Great descriptions of how she’s feeling–I feel like I’m right there with her! πŸ™‚

  15. Gets us right into the action and the adrenalin pounding! Terrific snippet, will be looking forward to reading more.

  16. Tense moment. Excellent descriptions. I was right there with her.

  17. siobhanmuir

    Oh man, I’d totally be doing the same thing with my heart in my throat. Great snippet, Kate. πŸ™‚

  18. Very strong opening. So looking forward to more!

  19. She obviously knows a bit about guns. Could she hear the direction of the shot, so she’d know which side of the hickory to get on?

  20. Pushes us straight into the action. Nice 8.

  21. Yikes! Hope she’s not in any danger.

  22. Talk about starting off with a bang!

  23. Great 8 ~ and I love the cover!

  24. You’re really starting this one with a bang, in all regards. Great beginning.

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