Welcome to Friday Freebits! Six paragraphs of a current book or a work in progress. I’ll try to choose six good ones for you! This week, my romantic suspense novelle On the Edge. These are the first six paragraphs in the book.
First, the blurb:
On The Edge
Detective Jake Gilford is skeptical when he hears Joss Wheeler say she believes her newly inherited house is haunted. He’s a man of facts and hard evidence, and ghosts aren’t on his radar screen. He’s also a man, and Joss is a beautiful, if somewhat nutty, woman. Won over by her charms, he’s mindful but not concerned about their racial differences. He promises to stay and help her unravel the mystery of the house, or whatever else she has that might need unraveling.
“Author Jamie Hill has a knack for pulling a reader deeper and deeper into her stories as they try to figure out where she is leading them. Her characters are very realistic as they grow closer while working together to discover what or who is trying to scare Joss away. If you love a good captivating mystery then you’ll want to make sure Edge is on your list.” ~ Tammy, Fallen Angel Reviews
“Jamie Hill tells a wonderful story that sucks you in from the very first page.” ~ Alisha, Two Lips Reviews
“A sit on the edge of your seat page-turner.” ~ Deb, Sensual Reads and Reviews
“Had me glued to the pages… Yup, Jamie has her literary talons in, and I won’t be satisfied till I get all the answers!” ~ Rose, Romance at Heart Reviews
“I read this book in a few hours, I just could not put it down. I can’t wait to read more books from this wonderful and creative writer. FYI Don’t attempt to read this book at work, the time you spend reading it may cause trouble.” ~ 5 Stars, Meekluv, Amazon Reader and Verified Purchase
And now the six paragraphs:
“I think my house is haunted. Either that, or I’m losing my mind.” The petite woman spoke matter-of-factly, a serious expression on her face.
Jake Gilford looked her over carefully, gauging his first impression. She was pretty, her caramel-colored skin slightly darker than his summer tan. Black-as-coal hair in springy ringlets touched her shoulders. Her eyes were a shade lighter, chocolate-colored, and definitely piercing as they gazed at him directly. She was a small woman, but shapely. He couldn’t help but notice her nicely rounded breasts straining against her thin t-shirt, and the way her hips filled out a tight pair of faded jeans. Which doesn’t mean she’s not a freaking nutcase. He smiled politely. “Miss Wheeler?”
“Of course I’m Jocelyn Wheeler,” she snapped, stepping back so he could come inside. “I phoned Chief Taylor about my situation. He assured me he’d send his best detective. I assume that’d be you, Detective…?” She shot him a look, which indicated her skepticism.
He forced another smile, and brushed past her, entering the old house. “Gilford. Jake Gilford. The Chief told me this was a special case. Something about he and your father being old friends—”
“They were. My father died a few months ago, and I’m here to settle his estate—the largest part of which is this house.”
He took in as much as he could of the huge, ornately furnished house. If she stood to inherit everything, she’d become a rich woman. He glanced at her—she fidgeted as she looked around, warily. A rich, nutty woman. “I’m sorry for your loss.”
That’s six, sorry! Blame our Friday Freebits Hostess Ginger Simpson for the abruptness, she’s the one who chose to make it six paragraphs…LOL
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