Michelle Howard – - Paranormal and Contemporary Romance Author
Paranormal and Contemporary Romance Author

#wewriwa

   

 

Here we are at www.wewriwa.com. A blog hop that gives published and unpublished authors a chance to share 8 sentences of their book or a work-in-progress. Below is a snippet from my paranormal work featuring wolf shifters. Dane is a Detective with a specialized police force and Callie is an Enforcer for her wolf pack. This takes place a little after where last week left off since Callie didn’t get arrested or cuffed to a bed 😉 Micah is her fellow Enforcer.

   Callie climbed in Micah’s truck with a grumble. Her growl warned him to be careful before he spoke. Heedless of her temper, he launched right in. “I take it you didn’t get arrested.”

Her grunt was the only response she deemed fitting.

“Does that make you happy or frustrated?”

She turned in her seat and though he kept his gaze straight ahead on the road she could sense the smile he fought back. “I’m going to think of something really good for you, Micah.”

29 thoughts on “#wewriwa”

  1. J.A.J.A.

    Oooh, I like this. A woman with attitude and even her co-worker picking up on what-might-have-been? Like it, Michelle. Great use of the eights!

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    September 28, 2013
  2. bethmatthewsbooksbethmatthewsbooks

    Callie seems like a don’t mess with me kind of chick. I like that. 🙂

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    September 29, 2013
  3. Author Charmaine GordonAuthor Charmaine Gordon

    Tough chick of course. She’s an enforcer. How come I never learned to be so forceful? Born too soon. You paint a good picture.

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    September 29, 2013
  4. burnsmillieburnsmillie

    This is a delightful eight. I like Callie straight away!

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    September 29, 2013
  5. veronicascottveronicascott

    Interesting tension between the two. Enjoyed the excerpt, which was excellent!

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    September 29, 2013
    • michellehowardwritesmichellehowardwrites

      Thank you Veronica. I wanted to make sure her character interacting with others in a way that revealed all sides of her

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      September 29, 2013
  6. S.J. MayleeS.J. Maylee

    Don’t mess with Callie. I got it, lol. Sharp 8.

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    September 29, 2013
  7. Anne LangeAnne Lange

    I like her. She’s got attitude. And I’m guessing he’s trying to goad her. Well done. 🙂

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    September 29, 2013
    • michellehowardwritesmichellehowardwrites

      Yeah, Micah is a pretty cool character and he has a great relationship with Callie

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      September 29, 2013
  8. Frank FisherFrank Fisher

    Ah how a grunt can express so much. I don’t think she’s got something good for Micah. Engaging snippet!

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    September 29, 2013
  9. AheïlaAheïla

    I really like the interaction within the two and the economy of dialogue to express so much.

    One little detail that caught my attention is that it reads as if she grumbles, growls and grunts in a short time (which is a bit repetitive). I know the “growl” is just a synonym used to explain how Micah reacts to her arrival, so I’d consider merging the first two sentences to smooth the flow.

    “Callie climbed in Micah’s truck with a growl that warned him to be careful before he spoke.”

    Just a small detail. Overall, it’s a great 8.

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    September 29, 2013
  10. Sarah WSarah W

    Good news on the arrest, but no cuffing? I’d be frustrated, too . . .

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    September 29, 2013
  11. danitaminnisdanitaminnis

    I like her attitude! Great excerpt. 🙂

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    September 29, 2013
  12. Kate MeaderKate Meader

    Great exchange that really shows the nuances of their relationship. Nice eight!

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    September 29, 2013
  13. caitlinsterncaitlinstern

    He knows she’s angry, and he still pushes her buttons? He’s going to deserve her revenge.

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    September 29, 2013
  14. Jacy OliverJacy Oliver

    Very nice, I can’t wait until I get to read the whole thing.

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    September 30, 2013
  15. oddlynn3oddlynn3

    Love her attitude! Great snippet of 8. Thanks for sharing.

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    September 30, 2013
  16. Heather BoydHeather Boyd

    He should probably be very worried. LOL. Great girl there. Love her attitude. Thanks for sharing.

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