Friday, July 29, 2011

SWEET SATURDAY SAMPLES (July 30, 2011)

WELCOME TO
SWEET SATURDAY SAMPLES!

SPARTAN HEART
A Saga by Author Kristine Cheney

WHERE PARANORMAL
TIME-TRAVEL ROMANCE MEETS DESTINY

SPARTAN HEART:
LOSING IT ALL PLACES YOU
IN A POSITION TO GAIN EVERYTHING.

TIME MEANS NOTHING WHEN THE ONE
DESTINED TO LOVE YOUR HEART HAS WAITED CENTURIES!





Excerpt from Spartan Heart, Part One: A Steamy-Sweet Romance Recommmended for Ages 17+

In an instant, she was angry. How could the voidless stare of a statue make her feel so pierced and violated? She felt mocked, laughed at. Like he knew her every secret. With a bolt, she charged towards him. Her arms were raised high. The crowbar posed above her head, she was ready to strike. But her steps slowed, practically on their own volition. She realized her folly and fell to her blood‑dried knees. The bar went reeling aside. Its eerie echo consumed the room with the angry sounds of metal.

Her arms embraced the statue’s legs. Tears fell on his sandaled feet. She hiccupped aloud. The unknown force was back, urging her to look upon his handsome face again; making her wish his strong arms could hold her. Stepping up before him, Evangeline’s arms wrapped tight around his neck. Her head rested under his chiseled chin. Her heart hurt with every beat. Was there anything that would ever heal this ache?

“I'm so lonely,” she whispered.


DORIEN AND EVANGELINE...NOT EVEN TIME COULD KEEP THEM APART


Kristine Cheney is 39, and is a published author with Astraea Press. She is currently writing the Spartan Heart Saga series and has released Spartan Heart, Part One, and Spartan Heart, Part Two. She is currently writing the next book in the series, Spartan Surrender, which is expected to be released before the end of 2011. Three more books are planned to follow. She is also currently writing Guilty of Innocence, a single-title release expected in Fall 2011.

An Arizona native, Kristine lives in Surprise and has been married 21 years to her high school sweetheart Brett. She is the mother of Taryn, Brett, and Zackary, and is a young Grammy to Parker, Ivy, and baby Evely'nn. A huge labrador lover, she is also mom to yellow lab Magnus and to the very naughty (and huge) white Labra-doodle puppy Brody.

Hobbies include writing passionate love stories that involve chivalrous characters, dashing adventure, forked humor, and the ever-true good vs. evil dilemma. Her favorite place to relax is anywhere within close proximity to a beach or wooded lake. A huge history buff, she plans to one day make a trek across the US to get her fill of American wonder (with hubby, labs, and lap top in tow). She loves a good hot cup of coffee with Creme Brulee liquid creamer and sugar. A maestro with a bag of frosting, Wilton cake decorating lessons only fueled her artistic fire. She is pretty darn awesome at crankin' out a deluxe wedding, baby shower, or themed birthday cake that will make your toes curl.

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11 comments:

  1. What a powerful excerpt. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I love how powerfully you've captured her grief and despair. Great set up for what I know is to come.

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  3. What an intriguing concept. Kind of like Pygmalion in reverse. :-) I've always loved Greek history and mythology. This sounds like a great book!

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  4. Oh, I feel so bad for her. I hope he comes back in some form. I can really feel her pain and loneliness.

    Here's my excerpt: http://diannehartsocksalex.wordpress.com/sweet-saturday-samples/

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  5. Thank you, ladies. Thank you for visiting and for your awesome comments! xoxoxo

    I just noticed that when copying and pasting from the .pdf book format...all of the "'s" didn't carry over...hahaha! I just fixed it.

    Kristine

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  6. You have my attention! Thanks for the sample, Kristine.

    Marsha Ward
    Writer in the Pines

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  7. Intriguing snippet and concept. Very visual

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  8. VERY GOOD IT GOT MY ATTENTION!

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  9. Great excerpt. You got my attention. Loved it.

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  10. You r Just Wonderful , We r already friends on facebook and goodreads and following ur blog !!! I love all ur pages , and hope to read ur books soon!!
    Crystal Trent Dotson
    cfcbc@netzero.com

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