This Sunday, I'm participating in Write Club, Weekend Writing Warriors and Snippet Sunday on Facebook. Check them out for great snippets--I'll be visiting for some enticing reads.
I'm going to continue with my romantic suspense with Gothic elements called Blinded by the Light, which is up next for a total edit. Now that her father is dead, Diana has come home. She expected her family's antebellum home to be empty, but there's a man on the porch listening to "Born to Run." He's wearing jeans with a carpenter's tool belt around his waist, but no shirt. I'm picking up where I left off last week:
She'd come to get into the house, to see if there was any truth in what her father had told her, not to hide in the trees like some silly teenager secretly peeking at an adult male. She'd come back later, when he was gone, and do as she'd planned. With one last look, she stepped back.
Suddenly, the wind shifted, the music faded, and a traitorous crow let out a caw that pulled the carpenter's attention to the trees. And to Diana.
Caught so blatantly, she stumbled, cursing herself for not walking up the steps and into the house as if still lived there.
"I've been expecting you," the Renaissance model called out, grabbing a faded denim shirt from the porch railing. "Come on up. I'm about to put things away for the day!"
Comments welcome! I wrote this a while back and am having second thoughts about his appearance. Maybe because I've been watching Farscape reruns, I've considered modeling his looks after Ben Browder. We haven't seen his face yet, so what do you think? Would this guy have dark brown hair, or dark blond? What about his eyes? Blue, or brown? If you don't know what Ben Browder looks like, or need to consider a guy worthy of being on your cover, check out my Book Cover Worthy board on Pinterest.