Weekend Writing Warriors 8-Sentence Sunday
I’m switching books on you again! Here’s a snippet from Once More From the Top—Carrie’s story from The Women of Willow Bay series. She’s just seen Maestro Liam Reilly for the first time in 16 years and she’s trying to figure out why on earth he is in Willow Bay. Suddenly it occurs to her that her dear friend and former piano coach, Eliot, may have been responsible. Frantic and furious, she dials him and demands to know if he brought Liam to town and why. Eliot’s response is typically cool and controlled, even though she’s flying apart:
“I can see that talking to you tonight is going to be quite pointless.” Eliot showed no surprise that she’d called him so late. “Go to bed, we’ll have coffee and talk in the morning.”
“No, we’ll talk now.” Panic made her throat tight. “Why is he here?”
“I needed a big name. You know I’m chair of the Lawson fundraiser; I needed someone who could draw a crowd full of deep pockets.”
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So , sorry for hopping back and forth between books, but the first two books in The Women of Willow Bay series—Once More From the Top and Sex and the Widow Miles—release together on September 26, 2013. Yout get two books! Watch for them!! Oh, and Happy Birthday to my little brother, Bud! Hope your day is grand and glorious, Dude!
This is a really fun eight. She’s wigging and he’s all chill. But, it still makes me wonder if he might have had another motive for bringing in this specific individual…is he a matchmaker?
Oh, Millie…there’s a good chance he just might be… thanks for stopping by!
You had me at the ‘showing no surprise’. Great 8, Nan!
Thanks for coming by J.A.!
Oh oh oh! They’ll be available soon! I cannot wait! I’m really looking forward to this book.
Hey, Skye! Glad you stopped by! Just 18 more days and both books will be available! Hugs to you, baby!
I can see he knows her well enough to not be in the least bit fazed by her ranting. 😀 Great snippet!
Thank you, Sara! Nope, he’s been her friend for years and he’s old enough, very little fazes him.
Interesting how unnerved she is. Happy birthday wishes to your brother as well 🙂
Yup, she’s definitely not a happy camper… Thanks for stopping by Michelle. Oh, and thanks from my brother!
I enjoyed how well he knows her and tries to calm her down. Tells us a lot about both characters – excellent excerpt!
Thanks Veronica! So glad you stopped by!
That also comes across to me by the fact that he stays calm. He must know that’s the best way to deal with her when she’s gone crazy.
I think you must know these characters pretty well too. I like the story so far 🙂
Thanks for stopping by, Marcia. These characters have been in my head since 1978–but I just released them recently! 😉
I like the way you described her reaction. Sounds like things are going to get interesting for your characters.
Thank, Jess…yeah, we’re going to get very interesting… hope you enjoy the book when it releases September 26!
“Go to bed, we’ll have coffee and talk in the morning.” I like how cool he is. It shows the depth of their friendship–how well he knows her.
Nice 8, Nan!
Thanks, Teresa–that’s exactly what I was trying to convey! So glad you stopped by!