Thursday, September 29, 2011

I'm Just A Tease...


Because you've all been such good little pirates, and because I like you so much, I thought I'd give you a little tease.  PARADISE BY THE RIFLE SIGHTS is just about ready to go.  So here's Cindee's and Teri's introductions in the novella.  I'm not giving you too much, cuz hey!  It's just a novella!  Can't give the whole thing away.  So here's a little taste:


“Excuse me?” A woman’s voice said.

I looked up and saw a statuesque brunette with full lips and a neat black bob.  She was cute.  Really cute.

“Can you help me?” She was struggling with a carry on.

I was on my feet in seconds, easing the bag into the overhead compartment.  The woman stood close to me.  She smelled like expensive perfume.  I smiled at her and then returned to my seat.

“Thanks.”  She said with a grin that implied she was interested.  Or maybe I just wanted to believe that.  She took the seat next to mine and extended  her hand.

“My name is Cindee.”  She said with a smile.  She  was tall and curvy in all the right places and made me think of noir black and
white films.  I felt like Sam Spade, and  immediately regretted not bringing my fedora.
“Paris.”  I said, taking her hand in mine.  “A  pleasure to meet you.”

She had dimples and a voice that sounded like a tall, cool drink on a hot afternoon.

“Nice to meet you, Paris.”  I wondered what to say next.  Dak was the guy with the moves and great lines, not me.

“So,” I said, “heading to Los Angeles?”  Okay, that might have been a bit stupid.  The plane we were on was, after all, a direct flight to LAX.

Cindee had the class to ignore my faux pas.  “Yes, and I’ll be there a while…I hope.”


And the next part:


A Lincoln Town Car was waiting for me outside, complete with a chauffeur holding a sign that said, PARIS BOMBAY.  The driver was a woman.  She was kind of hot, actually.  Short, curly brown hair with light blue eyes and a sad sort of smile.  I liked that, but didn’t welcome the distraction.  Was my need for companionship making me look at every woman as a possible soulmate?

Once I was settled in the sleek, black sedan, the driver looked at me through the rearview mirror.

“All set, Mr. Bombay?” She asked.

I nodded.  “Please, call me Paris.”

The driver smiled.  “Alright, Paris, you can call me Teri.”  She started the car and pulled out into traffic.

“Do you want the privacy screen up, Paris?” She asked.

“No.  I hate those things.” And I did.  It made me feel like I was entombed.  I wanted to see what was going on ahead.  An assassin should
always be prepared.

Teri nodded.  “It should only be about an hour to the studios.  Just sit back and relax.  There’s satellite radio and the fridge is stocked with sparkling water.”

To be fair, there's a lot more to both of those scenes, but I don't want to give too much away.   Hello!  Novella!

The Assassin


Marnee Bailey said...

Sounds great, Assassin! Can't wait to read more! :) I wanna know what happens.

Bosun said...

So, did you write the one about the circus Bombay? Hee, hee... Chance, here riding on the Bo'sun's computer and we were talking about the Bombay books and now I'm not certain I've read them all...

Leslie...snippets are a totaly tease...and when is this novella going to be available?

For those wanting to know, my number was drawn in a lottery last night at the chocolate thingy with Eloisa and Karen White...won a drink and hours convo with them and got to take a friend... Hmmmm? So, Terri and I got them all to ourselves last night for a drink. I had a rum runner...Ter had water. But we laughed a lot!

Con really starts today...weeeee!

And now, back to your regular Terrio...

Leslie Langtry said...

You guys are having WAY too much fun. Just got comments back on the novella and sending to copy editor this weekend. Maybe by the end of the next week it will be up?

Donna said...

Leslie, that sounds like lots of fun. Thanks for sharing. :)

Chance, you're a lucky one! And so is Terri, for getting to be your posse. LOL

Bosun said...

*takes whistle back* Chanceroo is off for Starbucks. That woman needs an intervention.

Cindee smells like expensive perfume and I'M DRIVING THE CAR?! I better get really good sex in that back of that car! (Though Cindee sounds kind of fluffy and I prefer capable to fluffy. So I like it so far.)

Another week? I cannot wait another damn week. Gah!

So I was just about to cry over this pitch writing stuff and remembered I'd thrown something together on my website months ago. Found it and it's perfect. WHY didn't I just print that off before I came? I'm such a twit. (A capable twit, but still.)

Karen and Eloisa were great. And this thing is just really getting started this morning. Will report back this afternoon. Pitch is around 3:40 eastern time so everyone send good pitching vibes toward Atlanta at that time!

2nd Chance said...

I do not.

Hmmmm...first kick of Americano going down....

Leslie Langtry said...

It's only a novella - not enough pages for a hot and heavy relationship - so no sex. You have plenty of that in ADULTERER'S GUIDE.

Good luck on the pitch! Let us know how it goes.

Hellion said...

I cannot wait for this book!! I know it will be wonderful! :)

And I'm glad I only have to wait another week in order to curl up with Paris. :)