Sunday, June 2, 2013

#WeWriWa It's Finally Here - STUTTER CREEK - Romantic Suspense from 5 Prince Publishing


Below are the first live links...Whoohoo! Now #Weekend Writing Warriors, scroll down for the last 8 lines EVER! and a few more incidentals. 

In this snippet, a minor character named Janie has wheedled her folks into letting her go on her first date with a guy named Ray, and lo and behold, they have a flat.  After inspecting the tire, Ray gets back in the car and lights a cigarette.  Here's what happened next:


            Janie watched as he inhaled and exhaled lazily.  “Shouldn’t you be changing the tire?” she finally asked.
            Ray smiled and let the smoke curl out of his lips and upward into his nostrils before he spoke. “Spare’s flat, too.”
            Janie felt a sinking sensation in the pit of her stomach.  Without thinking, she


opened the passenger door and stepped out into the night.  They were on some rural 

road south of Pine River.  She wasn’t really sure where they were.   

For those of you who have been following, you probably know there is a serial killer in the area . . . in fact, that is the tagline of the book!

Thanks for visiting with me and the characters of Stutter Creek each week.  Next time, I will begin to introduce characters from my next book, Stevie-girl and the Phantom of Crybaby Bridge.  

Afterthought: Hop on over to the #WeWriWa page and check out some more snippets!  Share the love! http://www.wewriwa.com


“She went looking for an old flame and found a serial killer instead.”


 
Barnes and Noble: http://tinyurl.com/n9xhqh4





Release Day Press Kit:

Ann Swann is the author of All For Love, a contemporary love story published by 5 Prince Publishing.  She is the author of Stevie-girl and the Phantom Pilot, and Stevie-girl and the Phantom Student, tales of the supernatural.  She has also written numerous award winning short stories.  She lives in West Texas with her husband and their rescue pets.  She loves libraries and book stores and owns two different e-readers just for fun.  Her to-be-read list has taken on a life of its own.  She calls it Herman because it's such a Munster.


How to Contact Ann Swann:
Amazon Central: http://tinyurl.com/6wl3oe2
Twitter: @ann_swann

24 comments:

  1. My blog has a mind of its own ~ does anyone else have problems with the size of the font changing? And look, it posted twice!

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  2. Uh oh, l don't know if she's safer inside the car or out! Tense and exciting snippet.

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    1. Thanks, Gemma. She had no idea what she was getting into when she went out with Ray.

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  3. This reminds me of a few road trips when friends and I got lost on creepy back roads in the middle of the night. Luckily, the danger was all in our heads. You've done a great job building tension in this snippet.

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    1. Thanks, Jess. Yes, I'll bet a lot of us have had that experience!

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  4. Yikes, serial killer! I'd be careful with blown out tires, that never ends well for the heroine lol!

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    1. This scene might end in a little twist. =)

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  5. Uh oh, if she's a "minor character" this might not end too well for her! Intriguing excerpt...

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  6. Ann, either the guy is the serial killer or he's stupid. Run like hell, girl. Good eight.

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  7. Great snippet - This girl is like a magnet for the wrong men, it seems... wonderful description of the deadbeat date!

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    1. Thank you, Susan. There is a little unexpected twist with these two in the next scene. =)

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  8. Minor character on a dark, deserted stretch of road. Yeah, I don't see this ending well. On the other hand, where can she go except back into the car with the guy who's just a bit too cavelier about the situation. It might actually be safer in the dark woods with the serial killer than in the car with her smirking date.

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  9. Suspenseful 8. Is she in trouble or not? Can't wait to read next weeks.

    History Sleuth's Milk Carton Murders

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  10. Not the best time for a flat tire.

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  11. How can the spare be flat? Spare don't get flat, that guy is crazy!
    I have a feeling that something bad is going to happen to her.

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    1. LOL! There could be a little bit of a twist here...

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