Nan Reinhardt, Author

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Weekend Writing Warriors 8-Sentence Sunday #12


wewriwa_square_3I’m busy, busy doing revisions and edits on the two new books that are coming this summer to an e-reader near you, so here’s another snippet from my published novel, Rule Number One. It’s still the same night and Katy discovered that Jack was pretending to be her hired escort. She was plenty pissed and stormed out of the event and took a cab home. Jack’s too attracted to let it go, so he goes to her house, rings the bell, and starts over, introducing himself and telling her that he’d only stopped by to see if she could come talk to him about staging his mother’s house. It’s been on the market for almost a year and it’s not selling. She agrees, but remains very cool. When he gets back in the car, he surprises her with a text message, asking if they can please consider this a fresh start.

Katy sat down on the steps and thumbed the screen’s keyboard. U humiliated me.

I know, U R right, rat = me.

U invaded my privacy.

I’m a bastard.

She smiled in spite of herself as an unfamiliar tingle zipped through her veins. A rat bastard, she texted back.

OK, rat bastard. May I come in and apologize again?

nr-rulenumberone1Can she resist his charm? I’m not telling!

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15 Comments to

“Weekend Writing Warriors 8-Sentence Sunday #12”

  1. Avatar April 28th, 2013 at 11:50 am robena grant Says:

    Loved this! Loved the entire book! : )

  2. Avatar April 28th, 2013 at 11:52 am Nan Says:

    Thank, Roben! So glad to have you in my corner!

  3. Avatar April 28th, 2013 at 12:27 pm Shannyn Schroeder Says:

    You gotta love a guy who knows how to apologize.

  4. Avatar April 28th, 2013 at 2:44 pm Nan Says:

    Hey, Shannyn! Yeah, he’s a sweetie–my heroes are generally pretty nice guys. I have hard time writing an arrogant man, maybe because I really don’t have any of those in my life.

  5. Avatar April 28th, 2013 at 1:49 pm Veronica Scott Says:

    Thoroughly enjoyed this texted conversation between them – great fun! Terrific snippet!

  6. Avatar April 28th, 2013 at 2:44 pm Nan Says:

    Thank you, Veronica! So glad you stopped by!

  7. Avatar April 28th, 2013 at 2:17 pm Linda Morris Says:

    Spoiler alert: No, she can’t. This was a great book!

  8. Avatar April 28th, 2013 at 2:45 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks, Linda! That was probably obvious–and she shouldn’t be trying, but she sure does. Hope the snippets encourage people to hear “the rest of the story.”

  9. Avatar April 28th, 2013 at 4:28 pm Siobhan Muir Says:

    At least he’s trying to make amends. Great snippet, Nan. 🙂

  10. Avatar April 28th, 2013 at 11:28 pm Nan Says:

    He’s a really nice guy, Siobhan. You would love this book–an Irish bar and a lovely Irishman with a brogue…available at Amazon and B&N!

  11. Avatar April 28th, 2013 at 4:35 pm Daniel Berenson Says:

    Nan, I’ve read where many writers have trouble working modern technology into their plots, like it can interfere with their original story. You obviously have no trouble with that. Easy to relate to for that alone.

  12. Avatar April 28th, 2013 at 11:29 pm Nan Says:

    I’m pretty techy, so it was fun to write in the cool toys we have today, Daniel. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  13. Avatar April 28th, 2013 at 6:31 pm Teresa Cypher Says:

    Haha! Smiling, recalling this part of the story. You did an excellent job of setting it up! 🙂

  14. Avatar April 28th, 2013 at 11:30 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks for coming by, Teresa! You’re the best!

  15. Avatar May 4th, 2013 at 11:01 pm Carol Duff Says:

    So many women would be taken in by that texted apology. I’m hoping that she is not.