Sunday, March 10, 2013

#snippetsunday OnceUponASecondChance the #Muslim #1NS: What happened to Khalid when he married Leila?

Hey beautiful people!

I took a hiatus last week as I had promised myself I wouldn't do anything except act like a primadonna girl on my birthday weekend. Lol - yup, I think I was entitled, what with me turning 30 and all that (yes, I do owe up to my real age!)

But back on board today. Felt awkward to miss a Sunday posting when I've been uploading snippets for like 2 years now every single week....

Anyhow, I'm here and ready to stay. Join me in this week's hopping to check snippets?

I'm still with the Muslim 1NightStand release. Remember, last time, Khalid was on his way to the date location, and he contemplated a rather sad picture of his life.

What happened to make him think this way, to throw on the blues so much? Well, this week's sentences might shed a light. Read on! (FYI, Bashir Al-Arif is Leila's ex-husband, the man who bought her virginity in the UAE)


'...
He drew in a deep breath. He’d gotten what he sought—revenge on Bashir Al-Arif—and in the process, he had freed her. Nothing else should matter. He’d never thought he would fall in love with her, had gone to her bed only to consummate their union and make their marriage valid. But the sweet, innocent way she had opened to him on their wedding night had tilted his world on its axis. He’d more than wanted her then. He’d craved her.
Yet, he couldn’t have her, because he didn’t deserve her trust or her fragile beauty.
As he passed the red and white wooden church erected on the edge of the rocky beach—a landmark of Cap Malheureuxhe slowed the car in anticipation of finding the entrance to the villa. A uniformed security guard threw the gate open at his approach.
Khalid accelerated up the winding drive flanked by lush gardens, watching the wood and wrought-iron panel slide closed in the rearview mirror. He should’ve spared the guard the effort. He would be out of here as soon as he apologized to his “date,” handed her the flowers, and hit the road again.

...'

Want to read the whole of Chapter 1? Then head here.
Interested enough in the book? Then here's where you can grab your copy!
Amazon, Amazon UK, Decadent website, AllRomance Ebooks, Barnes & Noble (Nook), Smashwords

And here's a peek at what the Cap Malheureux church looks like, the view you see from the main road as you drive by.


From www.trekearth.com

Peeps I wanna visit this week are: Karen Michelle Nutt, JoAnne Kenrick, Frank C. Etier, Anastasia Vitsky, Claire Gillian, Sue Ann Bowling, Jess Schira, Joyce Scarbrough, Sarah W, Veronica Scott, Kate Warren, Sarah Ballance, Sherry Gloag, Brenda Ashworth Barry, and Siobhan Muir... among the many others posting this week. Find them on the official SnippetSunday group on FB.

Hope ye're all having a lovely weekend! I missed you folks last week...

From Mauritius with love,

Zee

8 comments:

Carrie Crain Books said...

Great image, scenery you showed here! I felt like I was on the winding road with him!

SherryGLoag said...

You pack a lot of information in this week's snippet, and it's very vivid, too. I look forward to more.

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

So vivid, I was sure I was in the car with him. Great snippet!

Love the photo of Cap Malheureux church, too. :)

Gem Sivad said...

As others have said, this snippet is very vivid. The actual picture makes me want to move--there!

Brenda Ashworth Barry said...

I felt the road and so very vivid. Can't wait to read more. Great job.

The Belle in Blue said...

Nice mix of both physical and emotional description. I felt what he felt and saw what he saw. Great job!

~Joyce Scarbrough

Veronica Scott said...

Really interesting, both his thoughts and the scenery he was driving through - great snippet!

Siobhan Muir said...

Oh I can still feel his anguish and the decision not to "cheat" on her even if he abandoned her. Nicely done, Zee, and thanks so much for the mention! :)

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