Welcome to Sunday and another round of short snippets! Last week we finished up with LAST CALL, my new 99-cent romantic suspense, so I thought today we’d stick with the 99-cent theme and take a look at HAWTHORNE, a sweet romance set in a haunted house. Here are the opening lines.
The car slowed to a stop and a decade’s worth of memories tumbled onto the sun-blanched asphalt.
The hand‑painted sign hadn’t changed in years. In the thick, damp air filling the Louisiana landscape, the wood display
remained inexplicably unaffected. There it sat—every meticulously scripted letter as crisp and clean as the stark white walls of the manor it lauded, oblivious to the passage of time.
Emma Hawthorne tensed in the seat of the Mustang convertible, staring at her past with ice sluicing her spine.