Saturday, 18 April 2015

Weekend Writing Warriors Blog Hop - And The Earth Moved


I'm thrilled to join in with this week's Weekend Writing Warriors  Blog Hop!

The requirements?

Apparently I need to post just 8 sentences from one of my books.

Mmm... right, OK, let's go with a scene from And The Earth Moved - hope you enjoy!

Have a lovely day,


And The Earth Moved -

Charlie shrugs. “At the moment it could still be anything – murder, an accident or suicide. We’re not ruling anything out.  Forensics suggest he wasn't in a fight up on the edge of the quarry but there’s still a lot of questions unanswered. There was no note or anything signposting it as a suicide but not everyone leaves that kind of stuff to make it obvious they took their own lives.”
I step back to try and increase the distance between myself and Charlie and accidentally put my foot through a box of crisps. This storeroom combined with his close proximity is making me feel all claustrophobic, not to mention hot and bothered.
“Are you all right?” Charlie instantly closes the gap I just created, reaching for my arm to steady me as I try to pull my foot out of the box.


One minute you're at work making up horoscopes for the local paper, the next you're teaming up with a sexy secret agent called Charlie and trying to help solve a case for the Celebrity Crimes Investigation Agency...

Amber’s making up the horoscopes for the local paper and wishing for some excitement in her life when she gets a phone call offering her just that. It could change her life forever and plunge her into a world where she’s quickly (and scarily) out of her depth.

The call? Heartthrob actor Ennis McKarthy, her old uni boyfriend, begs her for a favour. His brother Joel has been found is dead - in very suspicious circumstances.

Desperate to keep the story out of the newspapers and solve the mystery of his brother’s death as fast as possible, Ennis has called in the specialists in the shape of the CCIA. The Celebrity Crimes Investigation Agency has just the man for the job – their top agent Charlie Huxton.

But Ennis, stalked by journalists and paparazzi, doesn’t trust a stranger to handle the case on his own and keep quiet about what he might discover so he pleads with Amber, wanting her to shadow Charlie throughout the investigation.

Much to Amber’s surprise Charlie eventually agrees, leaving her wondering why. What’s he up to?

Charlie and Amber delve into Joel’s death and soon have their hands full with questioning potential suspects and the victim’s irate ex-girlfriend. 

Then they discover they’re battling something far more dangerous than they could ever have expected…and it’s not just their growing attraction for each other.

Maybe Amber’s life is about to get too exciting...

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  1. You chose a great way to bring us right into the action. Great 8.

  2. Neat eight Zanna! I like her flaws and her being so flustered. Can't wait to see where this goes :-)

  3. Fun concept for the book and I enjoyed the excerpt - great detail about stepping on the box of crisps. Great snippet!

  4. A touch of slapstick amidst the investigation. I love it!

  5. good scene where we get a snip of her feelings. great job


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