Saturday, March 2, 2013

Sneak Peek Sunday--Cooper's Redemption

 
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This week's selection is from my Monday, March 4 release, Cooper's Redemption.

Deciding to stop and take a break for a bit, Elizabeth looked for a likely spot.
A group of clustered cedars looked like a good place to get off and rest. Elizabeth reined Splash that way and dismounted. Tying him to a low-hanging branch, she ran a hand up his neck. He was cool enough to stand for a few minutes. She untied her saddlebags and laid them on a large, flat rock.
Seeing an opening through the trees, she wandered that way. Maybe she could find a spot that would allow her to see for a long distance.
After pushing a sticky branch of a cedar out of her way, she paused. She stood on the edge of a canyon that looked as if it hadn’t been visited since the days of Escalante and Dominguez. An involuntary gasp slipped out of her. Ragged red cliffs were framed by silver-blue cedar and juniper trees. All was topped by a layer of glittering white snow. Impressed and awed by the sheer size of the countryside, she at first couldn’t take it in. Her gaze roamed, seeing nothing unusual.
She took a step forward.
            By the time she understood the outcrop she stood on had broken away, she was already falling. A scream ripped out of her, shattering the clear mountain air, as her arms and legs spun like a pinwheel.  



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9 comments:

  1. Whoa! Nice snippet. That's a *very* bad feeling when the bottom drops out. Talk about a cliffhanger!

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  2. I agree with Delynn! What a way to end your snippet! Love it.

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  3. What a cliff hanger --uh - drop! Great snippet.

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  4. Oh that's not good. Her falling - that is Your snippet is great!

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  5. No fair--what a way to keep us hanging!
    Neecy

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  6. Oh D'Ann what a sneak peek. That was not nice to leave us hanging like that-lol. Good luck I hope the book really sells.

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  7. You know how to set the mood, D'Ann, that's for damn sure! Nice piece.

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  8. This is so vivid..and such a cliffhanger :)

    Damyanti
    Co-host, A to Z Challenge 2013

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