Blog by VONNIE DAVIS -- International, Award-Winning Romance Author: Adventurous...Humorous...Amorous.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Eight Sentence Sunday -- Rain is a Love Song

Thanks for stopping by on this Memorial Day Weekend. I'm sharing my virtual birthday cake with y'all. It's the big 6-5 for me.  While you're here, wipe the icing off your lip and read my part of your Eight Sentence blog tour.
#8Sunday
 
 
 
You'll find a wealth of talented authors sharing eight sentences to stimulate your interest in books they either have published or are currently writing.  The link is -- http://www.wewriwa.com/
 
 Last week I shared an excerpt from Rain is a Love Song where my heroine's daughter is kidnapped by terrorists in Paris. French counterterrorism agent Jean-Luc, undercover in a pair of angel wings and black jeans, sprints to catch up with the kidnappers' van. He shoots the two abductors and the van crashes into a car. He rescues little Rhiannon. And that's your set-up for this mini-scene. 
 
 
Pain throbbed and burned in his dislocated shoulder, and he mentally blocked it. “Shh, ma petite, I’ve got you now. You’re fine, no one will hurt you.” The child burrowed her face against his neck and further breached her way through the hard defense encasing his heart.

“Rhiannon! Rhiannon!”

Gwen rushed toward them, her eyes wide and her flushed face streaked with tears and mascara. Damn, even in her fear she looked indomitable. The American scared the bejesus out of him and had since the first time he laid eyes on her nearly nine months ago.
 
 

23 comments:

J.Rose Allister said...

Happy birthday!! Thanks for sharing this snippet. What a sweet moment when the child burrows against his neck. Touching!

Linda said...

Joyeux anniversaire!
It's so sweet that he can be so courageous and at the same time scared of Gwen.

Vonnie Davis ~ Romance Author said...

Yes, J. Rose, this little girl gets her tiny hooks into him all the way to his heart. Thanks for stopping by.

Vonnie Davis ~ Romance Author said...

Thank you, Linda. Men are like that, aren't they? All macho to hide the fears they aren't supposed to have.

Lauren said...

Great snippet! I love the mix of action and emotion that's packed into these 8 sentences!

Vonnie Davis ~ Romance Author said...

Thanks so much, Lauren.

Elaine Cantrell said...

Happy Birthday, Vonnie. Your excerpt is great.

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Great 8- lots of tension and emotion in this snippet.

And Happy Birthday!! I hope you're enjoying your special day!!

stevie-carroll said...

Happy Birthday!

An intriguing introduction to the characters for me there.

Kate Warren said...

Happy birthday, Vonnie! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Great snippet. :)

Kayci Morgan said...

Great snippet. Very thrilling. And Happy B-Day.

Susan Stuckey said...

Hi, Vonnie. Great snippet and great emotional reveals with this scene. Nicely done.

Happy Birthday. Cake was delicious and I have to confess that I did snitch a bit of extra icing.

Veronica Scott said...

Happy Birthday! Intriguing snippet, I love his concern for the child, can't wait to read more.

Angela Adams said...

Happy Birthday, Vonnie! Your cake is lovely, and too pretty to cut and eat!

Vonnie Davis ~ Romance Author said...

Thanks so much, Elaine.

Vonnie Davis ~ Romance Author said...

Karen Michelle, I'm glad you enjoyed the honest emotion between Jean-Luc and little Rhiannon. They adore each other.

Vonnie Davis ~ Romance Author said...

Stevie, the attraction between Gwen and Jean-Luc runs the gamut from annoying to amazingly hot, all spiced with humor.

Vonnie Davis ~ Romance Author said...

Thanks so much, Kate.

Vonnie Davis ~ Romance Author said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes, Kayci. Glad you enjoyed the snippet.

Vonnie Davis ~ Romance Author said...

Susan, so glad you stopped by and enjoyed my snippet.

Vonnie Davis ~ Romance Author said...

Veronica, this little girl wields a lot of power over this ex-commando.

Vonnie Davis ~ Romance Author said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes, Angela!

katsrus said...

Loved that. Happy Birthday to you!
Sue B