#SnippetSunday & #WeWriWa “Her whole body shook.” #8sunday #indieauthor #booktomoviepitch

I’d like to introduce you today to one of my books which is set in Australia and New Zealand ~ THEIR BOND THROUGH JADE Today’s snippet is in Tiffany’s POV. ENJOY ♥

Today’s Snippet

Their expressions were unreadable, which was worrying.

“I’m Senior Constable Jones. This is Sergeant Harris.” The officer paused for a moment. “We would like to ask you a couple of questions in regard to Thomas Terrill.”

“Who?” Tiffany asked, hardly above a whisper. Her whole body shook, and she knew she had to sit down soon or she’d faint.

“Thomas Terrill,” Jones repeated. “He was up on charges last year for the possession of drugs. The file states you were involved—”

“There’s no way I’ll come with you.” Her voice was louder than intended, panic rising within her. “You can’t make me—”

“Miss Cahill,” Jones said with a calm voice.

“We’re not here to take you with us, but to ask you a few questions,” Sergeant Harris explained, pulling out a little notepad from his shirt pocket, opening it with an expert snap. “Is there anybody with you at home?”

Blurb

When Tiffany Cahill opens the door to the police, memories of the past return to haunt her. She calls her friend Steve for help, only to be surprised by the voice of a stranger on the other end of the line. She never anticipates the impact this New Zealander is going to have on her life, even more so when she becomes the victim of an assault just a few hours later.

Mat Apanui, owner of a helicopter tour company in New Zealand, can hear the urgency and despair in Tiffany’s voice. They have never met before, but he feels compelled to help her. After an assault on her, he invites her to travel with him to his home in Queenstown, New Zealand, where he believes he can provide her with the temporary safety and security she needs until the situation is resolved.

But can Tiffany overcome her reservations and trust a stranger like Mat enough to fly across the Tasman Sea?

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#SnippetSunday & #WeWriWa “Son, whatever you did—” #8sunday #indieauthor #mustread

I’ll continue today with a snippet from ECHOES OF THE PAST, Book 1 in the Fermosa Bay Series. Today’s snippet is back in Connor’s POV. ENJOY ♥

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Today’s Snippet

Connor’s chest tightened and a no comment lay on the tip of his tongue, but he replied as calm as possible, “That chapter is closed.”

“She mentioned she misses you.”

“Leave it be, Father.”

“She’s got a great career ahead of her.”

“Good for her.”

“Son, whatever you did—”

But Connor hung up. He didn’t want to listen to any lies or excuses Harriet had come up with while talking to Duncan Walsh, main partner of Walsh & McGregor Law Firm. The conversation had probably been a lousy attempt to make sure her job at the firm was still secure, despite them going their separate ways.

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#SnippetSunday & #WeWriWa “I’m not expecting any legal problems.” #8sunday #indieauthor #mustread

I’ll continue today with a snippet from ECHOES OF THE PAST, Book 1 in the Fermosa Bay Series. Today’s snippet is back in Connor’s POV. ENJOY ♥

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Today’s Snippet

“Good to hear. Give me a call if there are any legal problems. I’m sure we can get it sorted. After all, Australian and British law are based on similar principles.”

“I’m not expecting any legal problems, Father.”

“Son, when a man invests that amount of time and money to find his heir, there are always legal problems.”

Connor wasn’t sure why, but it bugged him that Duncan wasn’t able to tolerate that he had accepted Jack Delany’s invitation. A meeting would have probably happened sooner or later. Admittedly, he called him Jack, but he had no problems accepting he was his biological father.

“How’s Mum?”

“Jane’s fine. Busy organising some function happening this weekend.”

There was a moment of silence before Duncan added, “Harriet asked for you yesterday.”

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#SnippetSunday & #WeWriWa “He and Jack deserved it.” #8sunday #indieauthor #mustread #99c

I’ll continue today with a snippet from ECHOES OF THE PAST, Book 1 in the Fermosa Bay Series. Today’s snippet is back in Connor’s POV. ENJOY ♥

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Today’s Snippet

Connor raked his hand through his hair. Duncan was the last person he wanted to talk to, because he knew his adopted father wanted him to make decisions he wasn’t able to make at that moment. Most likely Duncan wanted to interfere with his thoughts, and Connor forced himself to shove away all the questions sitting heavy on his chest, which were gradually overwhelming him. He didn’t want to make any decisions, but to take things a day at a time. He and Jack deserved it.

Breathing in deeply, he ignored the question of how he was, because not only was he sick of people asking him, but also he didn’t have the answer to it. His life had turned upside down the moment his real father had contacted him.

“All good here.”

“Good to hear. Give me a call if there are any legal problems. I’m sure we can get it sorted. After all, Australian and British law are based on similar principles.”

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#SnippetSunday & #WeWriWa “Sleep hadn’t come easy” #8sunday #indieauthor #mustread #99c

I’ll continue today with a snippet from ECHOES OF THE PAST, Book 1 in the Fermosa Bay Series. Today’s snippet is back in Connor’s POV.
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Today’s Snippet

Yet, despite having been desperately tired, sleep hadn’t come easy. He’d tossed and turned thinking of Emily. Her small gesture of kissing him had him reeling with emotions he’d tried so hard to suppress. As if his life wasn’t in enough chaos already, having moved in with his dying father for the next God-knew-how-many-months, separating with his girlfriend, and calling Australia his home for at least the next six months if not more. He needed a clear head to face every situation and make the best appropriate decisions.

No women. Especially not the one he’d kissed as a child.

His phone vibrated on the seat next to him. After considering whether to ignore it or not, he exhaled, pulled over, and stopped on the side of the road.

He slid his thumb across the screen. “Connor Walsh.”

“Duncan here. How are you, son?”

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#SnippetSunday & #WeWriWa “Jetlag was still a problem” #8sunday #indieauthor #mustread #99c

I’ll continue today with a snippet from ECHOES OF THE PAST, Book 1 in the Fermosa Bay Series. Today’s snippet is back in Connor’s POV. ENJOY ♥

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Today’s Snippet

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The weather had improved the next day, and Connor drove along the coastline towards the next little town. Breathing in deeply, he enjoyed the smell of the salty air and the sight of the foamy waves crashing against the pristine beaches as he passed the unique limestone cliffs. He looked upwards, impressed by the stark blue sky, which one rarely saw in London.

The storm had cleared overnight and left a beautiful sunny day. It was humid, but London had terrible muggy days during summer as well, so it didn’t bother him all that much. The music blared out of the car stereo, yet the tension inside him didn’t fade. He hadn’t spoken to his father today or during the afternoon the previous day. Jack had gone to bed after Emily’s visit, and Connor had prepared himself a sandwich and called it a day as well. Jetlag was still a problem, although not in regard to his memory.

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#SnippetSunday & #WeWriWa “He was like a grandfather to Sam” #8sunday #indieauthor #amreading

I’ll continue today with a snippet from ECHOES OF THE PAST, Book 1 in the Fermosa Bay Series. Today’s snippet is from Emily’s POV. ENJOY ♥

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Today’s Snippet

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“Excellent. Sam is looking forward to it.”

“So am I.”

Emily hung up with a smile on her lips. She loved little Samuel and wouldn’t miss the concert for anything in the world. Especially considering she’d spent days finding him a red outfit for the occasion. She leaned back into the sofa thinking about Ethan and his son. They all helped raise Ethan’s boy. She and Niall did a lot of babysitting or took him on little weekend trips. Jack, though, had contributed the most by pushing Ethan through university and giving him a job in his company.

Jack Delaney had looked after all of them; he was like a grandfather to Sam, and the boy loved him.

Emily stood, grabbed her plate, and went into the kitchen to dispose of her dinner.

Twenty years. She’d had waited over twenty years to see Connor again, but their reunion hadn’t been anything close to what she’d expected. Of course, she was aware it’d been twenty years since they’d last seen each other, and, of course, she was aware that people changed. But the change in Connor surprised her. It was as if he was someone completely different, twenty years or not.

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#SnippetSunday & #WeWriWa “Still got that crush on him?” #8sunday #indieauthor #amreading

I’ll continue today with a snippet from ECHOES OF THE PAST, Book 1 in the Fermosa Bay Series. Today’s snippet is from Emily’s POV. ENJOY ♥

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Today’s Snippet

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“Still got that crush on him?”

“It’s less that, but more…it’s hard to explain. He seems so empty of any emotions, not just the lack of memory.” She inhaled deeply. “He looked so sad.”

“You’ve been watching too many love movies. I’m sure he’s all right. Probably jetlagged.”

Connor had used these same words and something inside her stirred, told her to let it go. After all, twenty years was a very long time.

“I guess you’re right,” she finally admitted.

“Hey, you’re coming on Friday night to the school concert, right?”

Her mood picked up. “Of course I will. Six o’clock. All booked in.”

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I’ll continue today with a snippet from ECHOES OF THE PAST, Book 1 in the Fermosa Bay Series. Today’s snippet is from Emily’s POV. ENJOY ♥

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Today’s Snippet

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Emily moved her lasagne away. Her appetite was gone. “He’s changed, Ethan,” she whispered.

“We all have, pumpkin. Some more than others. We’re twenty years older.”

She choked back a chuckle. Yes, Ethan had to do the quick growing up after Skye had fallen pregnant at nineteen and left him a mere few months after Samuel had been born. “No, I mean different.”

“Don’t tell me he’s turned into an arrogant pommy.”

She laughed. “You’re such an arse.” Hesitating, she added, “He doesn’t call Jack dad, and when I talked about Niall and Skye, he had a complete blank.”

“Denying his heritage, is he?”

Laughing again, she replied, “Are you considering yourself heritage?”

Unsure what had triggered it, but Ethan grew serious. “I’d better head over there tomorrow morning and check things out. I have a few things to discuss with Jack as well.”

“Please bring back the old Connor,” she pleaded barely above a whisper.

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#SnippetSunday & #WeWriWa “He’s refusing his medication.” #8sunday #indieauthor #amreading

I’ll continue today with a snippet from ECHOES OF THE PAST, Book 1 in the Fermosa Bay Series. Today’s snippet is from Emily’s POV. ENJOY ♥

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Today’s Snippet

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Once finally home later that day, she grabbed one of her mum’s lasagne out of the freezer and heated it in the microwave.

“The love of my childhood is back in town. Could be his twin, too, for all I know,” she mumbled to Boomer, the orange and white cat rubbing against her leg. She gave the cat a quick rub on the belly and was rewarded with a content purr.

A few minutes later, she sat in front of the television with her meal when the phone rang.

It was Ethan. “Hello, pumpkin.”

“You tend to always call while I’m eating.”

He laughed. “That’s because you’re always eating.”

And a few more to finish the scene …

“Bugger off.”

“How’s Jack?”

Pain rushed through her, and she sighed. “Not good. He’s refusing his medication.”

“Pigheaded to the last minute.”

Jack was, and always had been. He could’ve taken the easy road on many occasions, but pride and tradition came first. In this case, it wasn’t pride or tradition, and she wasn’t able to understand his refusal to take the medication. It pained her to see how his health deteriorated each week, and there was nothing she was able to do about it.

“By the way, Connor’s arrived,” she said to change the subject.

“Excellent,” Ethan nearly shouted. “Going for a beer at Stanley’s tomorrow night?”

Emily moved her lasagne away. Her appetite was gone. “He’s changed, Ethan,” she whispered.

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