Sunday, February 14, 2016

Sunday Snippet ~ Brede~ by Connie Vines #Sunday Snips

Welcome to Sunday Snips.  This is a Blog Hop of sorts, a chance to sample a snippet of each participating author's work.  Today I'm sharing a snippet from Book 2 of my Rodeo Romance Series, "Brede", published by Books We Love.

I hope you enjoy this Romantic Suspense story!



Audralynn Maddox heard her own soft cry, but the pain exploding inside her head made everything  else surreal. distanced somehow by the realization that someone had made a mistake.

A terrible mistake.

He caught her wrists, pinning them behind her and shoved her, face first, against the van, "Nobody double crosses J.B., bitch. Nobody!"

His attack had come so unexpectedly that Audralynn hadn't seen his face. His voice didn't sound familiar, yet she delved into the depths of  her subconscious, trying to pin a name to the voice.  She jerked and heaved against his grip, trying to gain her freedom, but he was far too strong.

"I don't know any J.B.," she whimpered. She wanted to scream the words, but her head pounded. Tears of pain stung her eyes and ran down her cheeks.

He laughed. The hateful sound mocked her growing terror. Her pitiful struggles only increased his cruelty, but she dared not stop.

"Thought you could go back on the bargain, did you?  We've been watching your place. Your friend didn't want to cooperate, either.  Too bad she put up such a fight."

Vikki  What did you do to Vikki?

He shoved her face against the door.  "She didn't cooperate.  Stupid bitch.  I only wanted the photos."

The man's hot, rancid breath assaulted her senses as he grabbed her by the shoulders to still her struggles. "  Now, you're a smart little piece," he hissed. Don't cause me any more trouble and maybe I'll let you go.  Where'd you stash the photos?"


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Sunday, February 07, 2016

Sunday Snippets ~ Lynx ~ by Connie Vines ~ #SundaySnips

Welcome to Sunday Snippets
Sunday Snippets is a Blog Hop of sorts, a chance to sample a teaser of an author's work.

I'd like to share a snippet from"Lynx" Book 1 of my  Rodeo Romance Series, published by Books We Love.  Dust off your cowboy boots and two-step into a rip-roaring good time!


Charlene hadn't told Rachel that she'd fixed her up with a cowboy, much less Lynx Maddox, the "Wild Cat" of the rodeo circuit.  Rachel sighed.  She should have known. After all, Charlene only dated men who wore boots and Stetson.

Rachel Scott cringed at the very thought even as her gaze took in the breadth of Lynx Maddox's chest, his broad shoulders, and dark green eyes that scanned her with blatant masculine approval.

Despite her stern efforts to control it, her heart pounded against her rib cage.  She'd seen him sitting at the table with Charlene Davis and Dan Elder before he'd spotted her.  Oh, she'd allowed herself to look when he'd walked he way--looking didn't hurt. Ad it was okay to dream--a little fantasy never harmed a woman. But that was it; that was where it ended.  After watching her father die in the arena, Rachel had sworn she'd never have anything to do with another rodeo cowboy. She stopped her train of thoughts and managed to the cowboy a smile.

"Nice to meet you," she said, accepting his extended hand. She felt the strength in his warm callused fingers.  Rachel tried to ignore a fluttering sensation low in her stomach. There was one thing she was certain of as he looked up at his piercing eyes and uncompromising jaw--men like him had trouble written all over them.  And she doubted Lynx Maddox would prove to be an exception.

"Rachel, I'm glad you came tonight." His voice was soft as velvet and laced with a Texas drawl.

He smelled of woodsy masculine cologne and the sudden rise in her body temperature clued Rachel to the unexpected twist to this encounter--she was much too aware of the sexy cowboy.  So aware, in fact, she had difficulty recalling her own name! She focused on the warmth of his hand against hers and she knew, although his grip was light, he was very strong.  Nevertheless, his strength wasn't affecting her nearly as much as the power of his presence; it vibrated everywhere, even from the  saw-dust covered floor beneath her feet.

His slow, lingering smile seemed to unravel what remained of her composure.  For several seconds she seemed incapable of speech, or even movement.

"I hope you didn't mind meetin' us here," Lynx said, easily, oblivious to her inner turmoil.


Lynx, is available at Amazon, iTunes, Barnes and Noble in ebook format and print, also by request at a bookstore near you.

(H.O.L.T. Medallion and Orange Rose Finalist, Award of Excellence and Fool for Love, Winner)
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Ginger Simpson
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