30 December 2017:
A Happy New Year to all my fellow authors/bloggers, and to our readers as well. I hope 2018 will be healthy, prosperous, and everything you hope for and more.
As Christiane France, I write LGBT, MTS, PA, and RO. My alter ego, Chris Grover, writes MTS. This is a weekly blog hop where participants post 8-10 sentences from a published work or a work in progress. The blog posts go live between 12:00 noon Saturday and 9:00a.m. Sunday. It’s a great way to discover new authors and expand networks. So be sure to visit www.wewriwa.com and check out all the WeekendWritingWarriors blogs.
For this week’s edition of WeekendWritingWarriors www.wewriwa.com I have a final snippet from my romantic mystery-suspense, Where’s Michelle.
By Chris Grover
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The dagger was displayed in a red velvet-lined box, and there was an indentation where its mate had once rested. The hilt was elaborately carved with an enameled coat of arms, and she knew she'd seen one like it before. Maybe on TV, or in a museum. She enjoyed historical movies and browsing around antique stores. It was obviously one of a pair, so perhaps—
A cold shiver prickled her skin, and she felt a sudden rush of unbridled fear. Of course she'd seen it before! Its twin was buried in the dead man's back at the cottage up the hill.
And the dagger hadn't walked up there by itself. The people who owned this house were away, and the only person left...was the old man?
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Where’s Michelle is a story about a woman whose child disappears in the chaos of a traffic accident.
American Julie Leighton knew almost nothing about her husband, other than the fact he was English. Then Vic was killed, apparently the victim of a mugger, while he was away from Boston on a business trip. A short time later, Julie received a call from a man who claimed to be her father-in-law, inviting Julie and her nine-year old daughter, Michelle, to visit him and his wife in England.
Shortly after they arrive at London's Heathrow Airport, the trip becomes a nightmare. The hotel shuttle bus is involved in a traffic accident, and Julie wakes up in hospital to find Michelle has vanished.
As Julie is leaving the hospital in search of her daughter, she runs into Simon Winter. Simon was also on the bus and, like Julie, sustained a few minor injuries in the accident. He has no idea what happened to Michelle, but offers to help Julie find her.
Julie accepts, unaware Simon is posing as a businessman and fellow traveler to gain her confidence. He’s actually Detective Inspector Simon Winter, a member of a special security unit whose job is to protect members of the British government from harm. They recently received a tip Julie's late husband was blackmailing a prominent British politician, and that Julie intends to pick up where Vic left off.
Whether it’s true or not, it needs to be checked out, and Simon’s had Julie under surveillance from the moment her plane landed.
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