Sunday, March 24, 2013

Weekend Writing Warriors


Time for the Weekend Writing Warriors!


For the next couple months, I'm highlighting sentences from my Boys of the Zodiac novel, Aries: Riddle Me Wicked. Last week, you met Ian, just captured after his archaeological dig was attacked. They drop him into an underground cavern to keep him contained, where he discovers he's not alone. He meets an American who doesn't seem surprised to see him at all. In fact, he knows their captor, too...

“...The man’s a thug with delusions of grandeur. He wouldn’t know a treasure if it had Jack Sparrow sitting on it with a giant X.”

Ian stared at him, unsure what to make of any of this. “What on earth are you talking about? And who are you?”

The smile never wavered. “Lucas Arpini. And I’m the man who’s going to put both of us in the record books.”



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21 comments:

gemma parkes said...

Very witty and fast paced snippet! Loved it!

Karla Doyle said...

It sounds like Lucas might have some delusions of grandeur, too?

Looking forward to getting some more of this story in the next few weeks. Great snippet. ;)

The Original Drama Mama said...

Great idea to do a "men of the zodiac" series...plus, you started this 8 with a Star Wars reference, LOVE.:)
Another great idea - your sidebar with inspiration for the week. Nice!

Debbie Doglady said...

Quite the adventure! Somewhat like Indiana Jones. Looking forward to the next instalment.

Veronica Scott said...

Interesting how calm this other person is, leaves me wanting to know more right away, not next week LOL. Excellent excerpt!

Jenna said...

Only in Indiana Jones movies has archaeology been so interesting, until now! I'm very intrigued by the current development. Lucas seems like Indiana Jones/Jack Sparrow/Rick O'Connell rolled into one. Just in two sentences! Can't wait for more!

AJ Nuest said...

First, I gotta say I love that cover, Vivian! Great snippet and can't wait to find out what happens next week!

Brenda Ashworth Barry said...

wow, very sure of himself. In the record books. Love this. Makes you want to know more and read the entire book. Great job! :-)

charmainegordon author said...

Totally cool and leaving this reader wanting more! Super eight.

sue said...

that's quite the cliff hanger... and loved the Jack Sparrow ref also

Carrie Crain Books said...

The cover is totally sexy. I'm wanting to read more of this delicious story!

Siobhan Muir said...

This sounds like an intriguing bad boy. Great snippet, Vivien. :)

Elaine Cantrell said...

Attention grabbing! Nice 8.

Joanne Stewart said...

Ohh, very intriguing snippet! That last line is a terrific hook, cause I'm dying to know what he means!

Jane Wakely said...

I'm intrigued! I love the "Boys of the Zodiac" idea--I'm looking forward to reading more! :)

Claire Gillian said...

That's a tantalizing introduction!

Sandra Sookoo said...

*snort* Loved the Jack Sparrow line :-)

Frank C. Etier said...

What kind of record?
Interesting 8.

Sue Ann Bowling said...

I find myself wondering if the American is working with the kidnappers.

ED Martin said...

I love the Boys of the Zodiac idea! As for this American guy - I suspect their trouble is just beginning. Great snippet!

Sarah Ballance said...

You have an awesome way with words. I love your voice!