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Sunday Snippets 2 ~ Time To Kill by Jamie Hill ~ #SundaySnips

Sunday SnippetsSunday Snippets is a Blog Hop of sorts, a chance to sample a segment of an author’s work. Today I’m sharing another snippet from my Witness Security, Book 2, novel Time To Kill, published by Books We Love. Hope you enjoy it!

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California State Prison, Corcoran
Level IV Housing, General Population
Corcoran, California

The first thing he had to get used to about prison life was the total loss of privacy. The guards who checked him in on his first day at Corcoran searched every body cavity, including his nostrils and ass. What a job. He might not have his freedom anymore, but at least he didn’t finger asses for a living.

The cavity checks were less frequent now, but still occurred randomly. What little personal property he had was also subject to arbitrary searches by the guards.

The other inmates were nearly as bad. His cellmate was a timid man who he’d managed to scare satisfactorily that first day. The idiot wasn’t able to embezzle funds without getting caught, but apparently knew enough to keep hands off other people’s property inside the joint. At least the guy was that smart.

Daily outside time was welcome, as were weekly visiting hours. One of his kids usually made it each Saturday, and his lawyer came every other week. The high priced shyster assured him the state’s case was weak and it was doubtful he’d be found guilty. Once the trial was over, he’d very likely be released with time served. That thought buoyed him through long days and even longer nights.

He missed a fragrant glass of wine with dinner. He missed shrimp cocktails and lobster with melted butter. Mostly, he missed cuddling with Misty, the light of his life. Never judgmental, never reproachful about anything he’d done, she was always there for him. She always made him smile. Thinking about her now warmed his heart.

Misty and his company were the two best things he had going for him. Not including his children, of course. They were already grown and in college when his wife died of pancreatic cancer, leaving him to fend for himself. Granted, he might not have always made the best choices after that. Lenore would not have approved of some of them, but he’d done what he thought was right at the time. Putting two kids through college was expensive. His had both graduated with business degrees and no debt. So he had done something right.

A soft buzzer sounded indicating mail call. Dinner would be served shortly after that. He shuddered at what the prison considered edible, and the very idea that lining up at four-thirty p.m. was considered appropriate meal time.

He’d read an article once that in colonial days, lobster was considered a bottom-feeding scavenger and was served to prisoners and servants because it was so cheap and plentiful. He chuckled as he rose, smoothed the creases in his orange jumpsuit, and headed to mail call.

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Hill-TimeToKill-200x300Time To Kill is available at Amazon in ebook format and print, also by request at a bookstore near you.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RQRKB68

Find all my titles at my publisher’s website, Books We Love: http://bookswelove.net/authors/hill-jamie/

My Amazon author page: amazon.com/author/jamiehill

 

Here’s the link of other participating authors. We hope to see it grow!

http://mizging.blogspot.com (Ginger Simpson)

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Sunday Snippets ~ Time To Kill ~ #SundaySnips

Sunday SnippetsSunday Snippets is a Blog Hop of sorts, a chance to sample a segment of an author’s work. Today I’m sharing a snippet from my Witness Security, Book 2, novel Time To Kill, published by Books We Love. Hope you enjoy it!

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Nick felt guilty for pushing Jordan’s buttons and decided he’d better give her some space. Teasing her, riling her up, was easy. It was when the conversations grew serious that he wasn’t sure how to handle himself.

He needed to offer an explanation for what had happened between them, and an apology. That was going to take some thought, and would have to be done at the right time. Too soon and it wouldn’t sound sincere. She obviously wasn’t ready to forgive him, yet. In her mind, she’d cast him in the role of the bad guy, and he understood why. He’d go with that for now. Hopefully, before their month together was over, he could make her realize that his leaving had been best for both of them. She’d wanted different things than he had. Unfortunately, he still hadn’t figured out what the hell he really wanted.

Nick made a latte run and brought back drinks for everyone. When he returned, she was seated behind her desk, going over some paperwork.

He set a cup down next to her and settled into the chair beside her desk. “Peace offering. I think I remembered what you like.”

She shot him a look, but accepted the drink and took a sip. “Thanks.”

“Care to bring me up to speed on your current caseload?”

Jordan flipped through her files. “I have several cases right now, but only two with trials coming up. Willie E. is a tax evader from Atlanta. We flew there last week and the trial was continued, which thrilled me to no end.”

Nick chuckled. “I’m so sure. I know how you love protecting guilty witnesses.”

She shot him a quick look, but didn’t comment.

He could tell she hated the reminder that he recalled her likes and dislikes. It dawned on him that the more time he spent with her, the more he remembered why he once cared for her so much. Her attitude and orneriness were part of her charm.

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Hill-TimeToKill-200x300Time To Kill is available at Amazon in ebook format and print, also by request at a bookstore near you.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RQRKB68

Find all my titles at my publisher’s website, Books We Love: http://bookswelove.net/authors/hill-jamie/

My Amazon author page: amazon.com/author/jamiehill

 

Here’s the link of other participating authors.  We hope to see it grow!

http://mizging.blogspot.com (Ginger Simpson)

http://triciamg.blogspot.com (Tricia McGill)

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I’m Dishin’ It Out today–talking about my writing process

Hope you have a 2015-03-13 15.12.01minute to check out my latest blog post at Dishin’ It Out. “Greetings, Hobbies, and Plot Bunnies, Oh My!”

http://mizging.blogspot.com/2015/04/greetings-hobbies-and-plot-bunniesoh-my.html

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Read a Q & A with Jamie Hill at the ARe Cafe

Like to fiHill-BlameItOnTheStars3-200x300nd out more about how The Blame Game series came about? I’m talking about it at the ARe Cafe: http://www.arecafe.com/cafe-news/qa-with-jamie-hill/

The Blame Game is available from Books We Love at Amazon and other retailers in ebook and print. I hope you’ll check it out!

 

http://amzn.com/B00EOA5G3I

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Time to Kill, at Books That Leave You Breathless

Time To Kill Hill-TimeToKill-200x300is now available at Amazon, and I’m at Val Pearson’s blog, Books That Leave You Breathless, talking about it, and why I like writing (and reading) series books. Of course I have to mention my favorite TV series Parenthood, which ended this week.

Hope you’ll check it out!

http://booksthatleaveyoubreathless.blogspot.com/2015/01/do-you-have-time-to-kill-by-jamie-hill.html

 

 

Time to Kill, available now:http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RQRKB68

 

 

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Now available for pre-order: Time To Kill by Jamie Hill

Hill-TimeToKill-200x300Time To Kill
Witness Security, Book 2

US Marshal Jordan Burke is happy for her partner when he takes a month off for paternity leave, but she’s not happy about her substitute partner. Nick Pierce worked for the Topeka Witsec office years ago and left under less than the best of circumstances. When he’s asked to fill in he hesitates, but curiosity about Jordan makes him accept the job. The minute he sees her again he doesn’t regret his decision. From Atlanta to Los Angeles, Jordan and Nick discover that danger, and help, can come from the strangest sources. While they struggle to protect their witnesses, the bigger challenge seems to be keeping each other alive. And there’s always the possibility that they might kill each other first.

“Ms. Hill has the gift of knowing what the reader wants and then hitting you with an ending you certainly don’t expect. Two thumbs up!” ~ Val, You Gotta Read Reviews

Available Jan. 31, 2015. Pre-order your copy now!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RQRKB68

 

 

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Books We Love Saves Christmas

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99 Cent Sale at Amazon ~ Blame it on the Stars by Jamie Hill


altBlame it on the Stars
The Blame Game, Book One


Teacher Catlin McCall has second thoughts about dating the father of a student, but listening to his sweet talk one night under the stars, she finds him hard to resist. They stumble into an impetuous, passionate relationship which leaves them breathless and his family less than thrilled. A not-quite-ex-wife who decides she wants her man back, combined with a pair of manipulative teenagers, make for more problems than either of them are prepared to deal with.

Steve Naughton has no idea when he invites Catlin’s brother to join them for dinner that his fiancee has family issues of her own. Like the old adage, no good deed goes unpunished, and Steve’s surprise backfires when the truth comes to light.

“You feel like your life got thrown up in the air, and it’s landing as a different sort of life? Yeah, me too.”  Blame it on the stars.

“Ms. Hill is one of my favorite authors and I’m reminded of that each time I read one of her books. She has a talent for taking the reader on a journey with unforgettable characters while developing a plot line that is highly entertaining.” ~ Val, You Gotta Read Reviews

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Family Secrets ~ now on sale for only 99 cents

Hill-FamilySecrets200x300As if stumbling over a dead body isn’t enough, Crystal Cartwright finds herself playing surrogate mother to two small boys when their father–her neighbor–doesn’t come home. The kids aren’t much trouble, but the thieves, drug dealers and kidnappers they’re about to encounter are.

Detective Jack Dunlevy, a cop down on his luck, draws the cases no one else wants. A simple investigation involving a dead homeless man quickly changes as Crystal enlists Jack’s help with the children. Drawn into a mystery that none of them could have anticipated, they’re faced with a situation that will change their lives forever.

“Ms. Hill is a genius! The plot line was AMAZING. It was action packed and kept me on the edge of my seat almost the entire time. Ms. Hill has become a favorite author of mine and I consider her to be an automatic add to my “to be read list”. If you are a serious suspense loving reader who loves to form bonds with the characters, this is definitely the book for you! I loved it and can’t wait to read more of Ms. Hill’s books, she has the gift of knowing what the reader wants and then hitting you with an ending you certainly don’t expect. Two thumbs up!” ~ Val, You Gotta Read Reviews, 5 Stars

“Family Secrets is an exciting action filled romantic suspense. The chemistry between the characters in the story is wonderful. The romance is beautiful. These two throw sparks anytime they are together. A fast paced smooth flowing storyline will captivate the readers. The surprise ending is thrilling. This is a definite must read and I highly recommend it to the readers. So be sure to add Family Secrets by Jamie Hill to your reading list, you’ll be glad you did.” ~5 Hearts ~ Anita, The Romance Studio

“Family Secrets is packed full of Intrigue and Suspense with a good healthy dose of sensual heat. Jamie Hill will have you twisting in your seat waiting to know what happens next with this story. Just when you think you know what is going to happen, Jamie throws in yet another stunner. Family Secrets is a recommended read.” ~ 5 Roses ~ Deb, Sensual Reads

“Family Secrets is packed with lots of betrayal and secrets that will make the readers jump in turning each page . . .” ~ 4 Angels ~ Lena C., Fallen Angel Reviews

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