Saturday, March 1, 2014

Sunday Snippet - by Ginger Simpson

Welcome to Snippet Sunday
The rules are simple. 

1. Sign up in the Linky List below. The Linky List will go live 12:01AM Monday and will close at 11:59PM Saturday night every week.
2. Post 6 paragraphs (no more, no less) from either a WIP or a published work. The post must be live by 9:00AM Sunday.
3. Open to both un-published and published authors.
4. Post the link back to Sneak Peek Sunday so that others can hop along. Feel Free to copy and use the Banner on your own blog or to promote your entry.

From beneath her lashes, Cecile saw him approaching, though she pretended not to notice. Her breath caught in her throat as he neared.

“May I have this dance?”

His husky voice brought chills to the back of her neck, and she realized she had sprung to her feet before even verbalizing her acceptance.

Thank goodness the musicians played a waltz. Being held in his arms seemed like a dream; everything she’d fantasized about for the past few days was coming true. She peered over to where her girlfriends gathered, hoping they’d noticed. Meanwhile her mind spun, trying to think of something to say to him, but she decided not to spoil the moment by making idle conversation. She longed to rest her head on his wide shoulder and lean the length of her body against his but propriety held her back.

His arm tightened around her waist, drawing her closer, yet maintaining a proper space between them. The ripple of muscles beneath her hand and the masculine smell of his clean, cotton shirt stirred feelings new to her—her stomach clenched with excitement when she noticed her friends watching. If only time would stand still. But the song ended, and they stepped apart and applauded.

“Would you mind if we sat?” she asked, feeling a little giddy and unsteady on wobbly legs.


Anonymous said...

Did it, Ginger. Good luck with your Sunday Snippets

Anonymous said...

This sounds interesting. do you just do book snippets or blog snippets, too?

Ginger Jones Simpson said...

wD - If it's of interest to authors and readers, then share six paragraphs of whatever you'd like. I appreciate that some blogs are just as good as a book. :)

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Taryn Raye said...

Should we include any specific hashtags in the blog titles, for when it posts to Twitter? like #sundaysnippits #excerpt ?

Taryn Raye said...

I added mine and it's scheduled to post Sunday morning. Looking forward to building this Linky List up and giving other a lot of great excerpts to check out! Thanks for hosting the Linky List.

Ginger Jones Simpson said...

I think it would be a good idea to use #Sundaysnippets or #Sundaysnips since the link will be tweeted on Triberr. Who knows...we might even be on the trending list. *lol*

Amber Bentley said...

I signed up. I'll pass it on to some of the authors I work with and see if I can get any of them to sign up over the coming weeks. Is there a genre/rating preference?

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