Weekend Snippets #2

Welcome again!

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

Today’s snippet is a continuation of last week’s and is from the opening of my Western romantic suspense book, WYOMING ESCAPE. Hope you enjoy it.

She’d bWyoming Cover - 4x6 - #2een coming to these woods outside Providence for the past two years, and never having heard of any problem, felt safe enough to run alone in the quiet and solitude. Now some idiot had decided to play games with a gun?

No further shots disturbed the forest and the birds began to chirp. Mikela took a tentative step from her hiding spot. At the sound of heavy footsteps pounding toward her, she jumped back into the greenery.

A slim man in a leather jacket ran into view, headed toward the parking area. He looked somewhat familiar and her shoulders relaxed until she caught sight of his glazed, panicked expression.

And the black nine millimeter pistol in his hand.

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

Be sure to check out more fabulous snippets on theΒ  Weekend Writing Warriors website and also Snippet Sunday, on Facebook. Happy reading!

Categories: Books, Cowboys, Dude ranches, fear, Horses, Mystery, Romantic suspense, Uncategorized, Western romance, Wyoming | Tags: , , , , , , | 40 Comments

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40 thoughts on “Weekend Snippets #2

  1. Terrific mystery in her believing him to be familiar and sensing his apprehension.

  2. Hmmmm….if the dude with the black 9 mm had a panicked expression, he must have been the pursued, rather than the pursurer.
    The plot thickens!
    Kudos for a nice snippet!

  3. Thanks Ryan & FC. Appreciate you stopping by.

  4. He looks familiar? Who? Whooooo ?! πŸ™‚

  5. Michael Estey (aka Dog Brindle)

    Nothing like a good western

  6. Crap, you cut me off right at the perfect moment. Love the intrigue in this one. And having her relax right before she sees the gun — superb. I went on high alert. Nicely done, Kate!

  7. jessschira

    I’ve been walking through woods my entire life, and thankfully I’ve never shared your MC’s encounter. It’s a compelling snippet that makes me want to continent reading. I agree with Chip, it sounds like she’s found the hunted, not the hunter.

  8. So, she knows him (sort of) and he’s armed and panicked . . . that can’t be good!

  9. I like how you keep ratcheting up the tension!

  10. So intriguing. She recognizes him, but what’s with the panicked expression and him holding a gun? Great snippet!

  11. Intriguing, can’t wait to learn more. Excellent excerpt!

  12. Really drags the reader in.

  13. siobhanmuir

    Oh, man, I think I just swallowed my tongue. Great suspense, Kate! Nicely done. πŸ™‚

  14. Sounds like they both have some adventures ahead of them. Well done!

  15. Great setup. Vivid and intense.

  16. Kate Meader

    Great snippet. I love how you’ve jumped right into the action.

  17. Yikes! I wasn’t expecting that last line at all! Post more next week, so I can find out what happens.

  18. Wonderful action scene. I tweeted.

  19. This is really, really good. Drew me right into the story–in just those few sentences. Well done! πŸ™‚

  20. Great hook in this snippet for sure! Have to find out more. πŸ™‚

  21. This really pulled in in.

  22. Thanks Joyce and Elaine. Glad you enjoyed it.

  23. Yikes! Great tension portrayed there!

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