#FreeviewFriday #MakeBelieve!

Welcome to #FreeviewFriday. This week’s snippet is brought to you from my short story, Escort to Insanity, due to release this December in the Make Believe anthology.

Following on from last time, this week we get to meet the bane of Cole’s life:

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For almost an hour, I avoided detection by said ‘letch’ before he finally caught up with me. As I stared at one of the auction pieces, my head tipped to mirror Benjamin’s beside me, the chill along my left side warned of Tony’s arrival.

His chest brushed my arm, lips infringed on my personal space, and breath sweated my ear with his whispered, “Figured out what it is, Cole?”

Benjamin shifted in my periphery, and a step brought him to face me in a way that spoke volumes, especially with his left hand claiming my waist. “Can I help you?” he asked.

Tony’s smirk faltered for a second before his smarmy façade reclaimed his face. As though Benjamin hadn’t even spoken, he turned to me. “I didn’t realise you were bringing a guest, Cole. You should have said.”

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Letchy etches are such delightful creatures, eh? Come back in a fortnight and I’ll reveal him a little more …

I hope you enjoyed this weeks snippet. See you next time.

As I have said before, any and all are welcome to join me in this weekly shenanigan. HOWEVER, if you do so, I URGE you to keep the shared snippets short and sweet. Mine will be a maximum of TEN (10) sentences. To help identification of these posts, I shall be hashtagging them (for Twitter purposes) as #FreeviewFriday. Feel free to knick said hashtag for your own Freeview Friday posts.

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#FreeviewFriday #MakeBelieve!

Welcome to #FreeviewFriday. This week’s snippet is brought to you from my short story, Escort to Insanity, due to release this December in the Make Believe anthology.

Following on from last time, this week’s leads in with Benjamin rescuing Cole from having to deal with the delightful Angela we were introduced to:

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Before either Angela or I could protest, Benjamin’s arm tightened across my back and led me away.
“That was a little rude,” I said, once we were out of earshot.
“Yes, well . . . I’m not here to keep Angela entertained. My job is to ensure you have a good night. And you’d begun to look as though you’d rather be somewhere else.” Benjamin nabbed a flute of champagne from a passing silver tray and handed it to
me, grabbing a second for himself. “Now tell me, why have you come here tonight when you’ve been tense since the moment we stepped through the entrance?”
Because I have no choice. Because my father will probably disown me if I falter in my dance steps to his tune any more than I already have. “I thought being an escort meant you just nodded and smiled in all the right places . . .” . . . whilst warding off letchy exes who can’t accept I’ve moved on.

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Me already thinks there is more to this evening than meets the eye …

I hope you enjoyed this weeks snippet. See you next time.

As I have said before, any and all are welcome to join me in this weekly shenanigan. HOWEVER, if you do so, I URGE you to keep the shared snippets short and sweet. Mine will be a maximum of TEN (10) sentences. To help identification of these posts, I shall be hashtagging them (for Twitter purposes) as #FreeviewFriday. Feel free to knick said hashtag for your own Freeview Friday posts.

#FreeviewFriday #MakeBelieve!

Welcome to #FreeviewFriday (sorry but I almost forgot to post). This week’s snippet is brought to you from my short story, Escort to Insanity, due to release this December in the Make Believe anthology.

Following on from last time, right after Benjamin and Cole arrived at the charity auction, Cole has to deal with the first curiosity of the night. Hope you enjoy:

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I released a sigh. “Benjamin, this is Angela. Angela, Benjamin.”
Angela had yet to remove her gaze from my partner. “And you’ve been seeing Cole how long? What line of business are you in? You’re not a local boy, are you?”
Benjamin didn’t even bat an eye. His hand slid around my back, drawing me closer. “Coley snared me . . .”
I bristled. Coley?

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Heh, and this is only the beginning …

I hope you enjoyed this weeks snippet. See you next time.

As I have said before, any and all are welcome to join me in this weekly shenanigan. HOWEVER, if you do so, I URGE you to keep the shared snippets short and sweet. Mine will be a maximum of TEN (10) sentences. To help identification of these posts, I shall be hashtagging them (for Twitter purposes) as #FreeviewFriday. Feel free to knick said hashtag for your own Freeview Friday posts.

GIVEAWAY: Win an ARC of Make Believe!

I’m very excited to finally get to do a giveaway for one of my December releases.

Make Believe is an anthology filled with six totally different stories from six completely different authors, and I have one e-ARC up for grabs.

Let’s take a closer look at the prize:

Sacrificial Oath by Terri Rochenski

The Amulet of Ormisez by J. Keller Ford

Birthright by Lynda R. Young

Petrified by Kelly Said

Last Winter Red by Jennifer M. Eaton

Escort to Insanity by J.A. Belfield

(You can add it to your Goodreads by clicking the image. Full blurb can be found HERE!)

So, to be in with a chance of winning, simply follow this link to the Rafflecopter form—though, before you go, you might want to click that little ‘tweet’ button at the bottom of the post to add to your chances.

Newsletter subscribers, you’re going to want to check your inboxes for a special email that holds a super secret code just for you guys. Open the email. Grab the code. This will allow you extra entries to win.

Contest closes midnight Tuesday October 9th.

ANNNNNNNNNNNND why not expand your chances of getting your paws on this beauty by hopping on over to the other contributors blogs, where they are also hosting a chance to win. Here’re the links (go check ’em out):

Jennifer M. Eaton | Terri Rochenski | Lynda R. Young | Kelly Said

Good luck, everyone!

 

#FreeviewFriday #MakeBelieve!

Yay! Last week I returned to #FreeviewFriday with a snippet from Blue Moon. As promised, I’m back again, but this time with a piece from my short story, Escort to Insanity, due to release this December in the Make Believe anthology.

If you read the excerpt, where I shared the opening a few weeks back, you’ll know that Cole has booked herself a male escort for the evening. Well, this next scene shows their arrival at their venue. Hope you enjoy:

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Twenty minutes of evening-debriefing later, we stepped arm-in-arm through the entrance of Horton Gallery. Snow dusted the shoulders and hood of my scarlet coat and Benjamin’s black jacket, and an upward glance showed even more clinging to the tips of his hair like diamanté ornaments.
I shrugged out of the damp garment, and like the gentleman I’d paid him to be, Benjamin took it from me. After a promise to ensure it would be hung somewhere to dry, he weaved his way toward the cloakroom, leaving me to stand alone in the high-ceilinged foyer.
Beyond the double doors ahead, people milled about, nodding and smiling whilst their twitchy or glazed eyes exposed their boredom. Each and every one of them wore more in value than they’d donate when the charity auction began—if not in clothing, then most certainly in the adornments that battled with the overhead chandeliers for impressiveness.
No doubt my lack of jewellery would earn me a few stares.
“Ready?” Benjamin’s voice snapped me from my bitter appraisal.

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Something tells me she’s not looking forward to it too much. 😉

I hope you enjoyed this weeks snippet. See you next time.

As I have said before, any and all are welcome to join me in this weekly shenanigan. HOWEVER, if you do so, I URGE you to keep the shared snippets short and sweet. Mine will be a maximum of TEN (10) sentences. To help identification of these posts, I shall be hashtagging them (for Twitter purposes) as #FreeviewFriday. Feel free to knick said hashtag for your own Freeview Friday posts.