Weekend Snippets #7

Welcome back to Weekend Snippets.
Today I’m starting snippets from my soon to-be-released book, FOREWARNING.
Forewarning CoverGrieving and guilt-stricken after her husband’s suicide, Kasey Martin has closed her energetic healing practice and retreated to her Oregon horse ranch. One night, she rescues a badly injured man, and against her better judgment, uses her neglected skills to save his life. This starts her on an unexpected journey of healing and danger.  Complicating her life is Jim Bradley, an old friend who has long been in love with her and wants her to return to her work. When criminals looking for her patient invade the serenity of her world, she must use her skills to save all three of their lives.
Here’s a short bit from the beginning.


Kasey Martin jerked awake, her heart galloping like a horse running from a cougar. Wide-eyed, she lay frozen and listened to the night. Wind howled through the eaves, thunder rumbled in the distance, rain pounded the roof. A typical storm in the foothills of the Oregon Cascades.

She sat up and stared into the deep black of a night with no city glow to lighten the dark. No help came from the night light in the hall, either. The tempest had knocked out the power again. All she could see was unrelieved black. All she heard was the downpour and Goliath, her Border Collie, snoring on the floor.


FOREWARNING will be released on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and Smashwords in mid-June.  Please check back for the exact date.
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Happy reading!
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25 thoughts on “Weekend Snippets #7

  1. Not a great night for finding comfort . . . You’ve captured the bleakness (inner and outer) beautifully!

  2. Fantastic visual here!

  3. Dreadful night echoing what she must be feeling which you capture very well. Love the border collie sleeping through it all. 🙂

  4. historysleuth1

    Great visual of the storm and its effect on her. Personally I’d be chilling like the collie. Love a good storm.:)

    History Sleuth’s Milk Carton Murders

  5. siobhanmuir

    I love the detail about the dog. I depend on my dog when I wake up in the middle of the night. She’s not much of a guard dog, but she’s a great announcer. If she’s quiet and sleeping, I know I’m okay. Great snippet, Kate. 🙂

  6. This creates the perfect atmosphere for what’s to come. Really enjoyed the snippet and look forward to more!

  7. Love the descriptions. I could really see it. Good snippet.

  8. Good descriptions. Could she normally see some city glow? And if there’s thunder, there should be at least occasional flashes of lightning.

  9. Kate Meader

    Excellent descriptions, Kate! I can feel the dark all around her.

  10. You had me at border collie! Mine is snoring on the floor too:) Great beginning!

  11. She seems to be attracting danger, not a good night to rest.

  12. You’ve done a great job creating atmosphere in this snippet. By the way, I love the title.

  13. sharonbuchbinder

    Nerve-wracking until I got to the snoring Border Collie. Clearly, all is well despite the terrible weather and power outage. 😉

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