Weekend Snippets

Welcome back to Weekend Snippets.
I’m continuing with the next 8 sentences 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 frowned and tilted her head. What the heck had startled her awake and sent her pulse racing? She focused her thoughts and reached out with her mind, briefly touching the energy fields of the animals in her care. The horses in both pastures were dozing in their lean-tos, ignoring the storm. In the barn, her stallion Sundancer was awake but unconcerned. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary. She lay back, pulled the quilt up around her shoulders, and willed herself to relax. At least tonight it hadn’t been the nightmare about Brian that disturbed her sleep.

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!


Categories: Books, Cowboys, Dogs and cats, Horses, Mystery, Romantic suspense, suspense, Trail riding, Uncategorized, Western romance | 38 Comments

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38 thoughts on “Weekend Snippets

  1. Oh, just a normal storm then, I was a bit scared too last week-end.

  2. Very nice. I tweeted.

  3. Very intriguing snippet. I wonder what she sensed…

  4. Love the tension in your snippet. I definitely sense there is something she’s missed. Very intriguing.

  5. Night’s not over yet, I’m thinking . . .

    The reference to nightmares is a nice touch—her state of mind is still fragile.

  6. I like the touch of her being telepathic with the animals, but even if they aren’t concerned, seems like something is about to happen. Terrific snippet!

  7. Nice. I really like this.

  8. So now we have to wait to find out what’s wrong. nice 8.

  9. Hhmm, wonder what woke her up. Great snippet!

  10. So you drew me in with that little telepathy gift she has–does that play throughout the story? It’s a really nice touch to the scene.

  11. What did she sense? Nice excerpt. I’m intrigued.

  12. Very nice. I like her empathic sense.

  13. siobhanmuir

    I LOVE that she can sense the energies of the animals. That makes her even more intriguing. Nicely done snippet, Kate. 🙂

  14. marsharwest

    Looks like another great story, Kate. Can’t wait to get my hands on it. I’m tweeting and FBing this.

  15. sharonbuchbinder

    The storm within seems to be more the problem than the storm without. Nice broody piece. 🙂

  16. Her ability is intriguing! What nightmare plagues her so, I wonder…

  17. Having a storm now, but I have no animals to worry over. Just my husband and me. I worry over the children and grandchildren, but they all have a basement. Sounds like a great story. Cher’ley

    • Weird weather this spring. Hope the storms don’t cause problems.

      Kasey will soon have more to worry about.

  18. historysleuth1

    I’m not normally a romance reader but this sounds good! Lots of other exciting things going on with the story. I’m intrigued by your snippet.

    History Sleuth’s Milk Carton Murders

    • My books aren’t traditional romances. More suspense with romantic elements. I do like a HEA and not too dark a story.

  19. marsharwest

    Hey, Kate. Yes, a great snippet. I’ve gathered from your response to people that your heroine has a little bit of something else working for her. Just with the animals or maybe with people, too? That was my immediate thought when I read the sentences. Can’t wait to get my hands on this one. Or to get it into my Nook!

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