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An odd sensation swept over her…#wewriwa #sundaysnippet #MFRWauthor #Giveaway


Our giveaway of an autographed print copy of Willow Smoke lasts all month – of course, you can always read it free at Kindle Unlimited!

Be sure to visit Weekend Writing Warriors to check out the rest of today’s exciting excerpts!

Contest details after our Sunday Snippet.

This May/September romantic suspense follows the teenage waif from the group home where Cassie worked in Book One. No longer a teenager, Daisy is carving a life for herself in spite of threats from her past.

Today’s excerpt comes immediately after last Sunday’s, where a strange man frightened the horse Daisy was working with in the Arlington Park barn.


The man frowned and sputtered before speaking. “Sorry, kid, I didn’t mean to put you in danger. Don’t know a damn thing about horses. I’ll be the first to admit that.”

Daisy exhaled slowly. “Okay, so why are you here?” She shifted her weight from foot to foot. An odd sensation swept over her—one she didn’t like. This man, although ignorant as hell about horses and barn etiquette, had an air of confidence that suggested he knew he belonged—whether in the board room, on a sailboat, or even in her barn. His staring made her uncomfortable, and she didn’t like being uncomfortable.

Riders Up

Book Three:

Willow Smoke


When the chips are down, there’s nobody there.  Willowy blonde Daisy Matthews has survived the Chicago streets with this mantra, but she’s unprepared for the much older Nick Underwood’s urgent pursuit.  The wealthy businessman receives a thoroughbred in payment for a bad debt and is thrust into Daisy’s world.  She teaches him about horse racing; he teaches her about love.  When Daisy’s seamy brother-in-law threatens Nick’s safety, she doggedly tries to stop him by herself, but flees to the familiar streets when he attacks. Can Nick find her in time – and if he does, will she still want him?

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6 Responses to “An odd sensation swept over her…#wewriwa #sundaysnippet #MFRWauthor #Giveaway”

  1. Frightening. Wonderful snippet so real.

    • Charmaine Gordon
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  2. This guy definitely made an impression on her, both by scaring the horse and by his demeanor. The hero, I presume?

  3. Well at least they’re talking to each other! That’s a start…enjoyed the excerpt, which carried me along smoothly to wanting to know more.

  4. Hmm, I sort of get the feeling that while he might not know one end of a horse from the other at the moment – he may be about to learn! Thanks, I enjoyed the snippet!

  5. You don’t have to know anything about horses in order to enjoy being around them–although some horse etiquette would help. I guess she’ll have to teach him some stable manners. 🙂 I like the story so far!

    • Jenna Jaxon
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  6. Nice dynamics here! She’s as timid as the horse.


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