Saturday, June 24, 2017

Weekend Writing Warriors #8sunday - COMES AN OUTLAW

Hello, and welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors! Today I'm sharing a snippet from one of #western #romance releases COMES AN OUTLAW. 

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About Comes An Outlaw

When a tragic accident claims her husband's life, Jesse Santos must find a way to keep the ranch, the only home her 12-year-old son has ever known.  The ranch hands have abandoned her, a gang of cutthroat ranchers want her land and an ancient Yaqui Indian insists a spirit has taken up residence in the house.

After a fifteen-year absence, her husband's brother, Coy, returns to his childhood home. He doesn't plan on staying, and he certainly doesn't intend to settle down with a widow and her son…no matter how pretty she is.

He's an outlaw, after all, and made a decision to put an end to his gun-slinging days long ago. Will his conscience let him walk away from family, or will his heart overrule his head?
 

Setup and Short Snippet (After a 15 year absence, Coy returns home to find a strange woman standing on the porch of his parent's ranch.)



"State your business," a female voice called out.

Too busy taking in his surroundings, the dog and the boy, his tired brain overlooked the woman on the porch. Now that he'd taken a good look, he couldn't imagine how any man with blood running through his veins could fail to notice her. Tall and lean, weathered leather trousers clung to her long legs like second skin. A red flannel shirt hung long and loose on her body but failed to hide her womanly curves. Her hair was thick and straight, falling past her shoulders in a tangle of burnished copper. Watchful and intense, her large, round eyes glistened like liquid pools of blue ice.
When he brought a knee up to dismount, she cocked the rifle. "You don't hear so good. I asked you to state your business."
"My business? I was about to ask what you're doing here and follow it up with just who the hell are you?"
 


Raves for Comes An Outlaw


"I loved all the components of this story. The Indian lore was probably my favorite though."

 
"The storyline is brilliant. This novella has many twists and turns. A page turner."
 
"Diablo has created a set of compelling characters. Jesse captures the essence of the time, when women had very few options, and even fewer good ones." 

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14 comments:

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Well, that certainly is an introduction. lol Enjoyed the snippet.

Ed Hoornaert said...

This is a powerful meet cute, based on a real issue and not just a misunderstanding.

Teresa Cypher said...

Nice! It worked. I just downloaded if from Amazon. :-)

Jacob Rosemeier said...

I'd take things nice and slow if I were him, or else he'll get his head blown off!

Veronica Scott said...

A promising start all right! The tension and possibilities crackle on the page. Great snippet.

Jenna said...

Wonderful description of her through his eyes. And working on some sparks flying between them. Great introduction to the story!

Kimberly Gould said...

This does't sound like an auspicious start to their relationship!

Christina Ochs said...

She sounds stunning, but he'd better tread carefully!

Hywela Lyn said...

What a great opening! I really got sucked into this - I write futuristic but absolutely love Westerns! Off to amazon to download this!









Elaine Cantrell said...

What a great way to meet!

Daryl Devore said...

Fantastic snippet. Snagged my attention. Tweeted.

Caitlin Stern said...

Well, it's clearly been a while since he's been to his parents' ranch. Things have changed!

Trin Carl said...

Love this commandeering tone of the character "State your business," a female voice called out.Would love to read more like this.

Diane Burton said...

She must be prepared for a stranger coming up to her house. I guess she's learned the hard way. I wouldn't call this a cute meet, but definitely intriguing.