It's the end of Cheyenne Frontier Days and I'm watching horses and cowboys ride past my house for the last time until next year. I love seeing them, but I'm also ready for my town to go back to being "small" again. ;)
You might have noticed that KindleWorlds by Amazon has shut down and the authors have received the rights back to their books. Everyone is doing something different with the books and I chose to edit a bit and re-release. DARWIN'S EVOLUTION is now available wide (rather than just on Amazon US). This is not a new story so much as a changing the publisher and the cover. If you've already read it, drop by and leave a review. If not, grab a copy of my spin-off from the Bad Boys of Beta Squad series.
In this snippet, we start in Master Sergeant Sadie Hawkins' POV on a train headed home to her mom's place.
Sadie turned her head and scanned what lay against her.
A pair of black cowboy boots rested crossed over each other under faded blue jeans stretched across thick thighs. A broad torso wrapped in a green plaid short-sleeved button-down shirt leaned against her side, breathing steadily. She couldn’t see the man’s face, but his hair lay silver at his temples and his biceps strained the sleeves of the shirt.
Usually, she didn’t like to be touched, particularly by unknown men who appeared to be strong enough to give her a run for her money. But something about this man suggested he needed his rest and found her as a safe harbor. She tilted her head just enough to catch the sight of dog tags resting on his chest beneath the shirt’s collar and nodded with understanding.
She didn’t always feel kinship with members of the armed forces. Many of the young punks were still jackasses despite the general camaraderie of the military. She’d had enough men, young, dumb, and full of cum, try to assert their strength, misogyny, and stupidity on her because she had a pair of obvious tits and a pretty face. But she was as much a Marine as she was a woman, and they learned the hard way that she could hold her own.
But this man smelled like leather, cedar, and a hint of cinnamon, and his weight against her was surprisingly comforting. She snorted softly. My inner romantic is getting out of line. Or her nostalgia over her time in the military. She’d been in the Marines since just after her eighteenth birthday and now, after twenty years, she’d stepped away into her new life.
The problem is, I don’t know what that entails.
Nothing like the unknown to wake you up. ;) There are several great authors on the Weekend Writer Warriors list, the Snippet Sunday Facebook group, and the Rainbow Snippets Facebook group. A few of my favorites are, P.T. Wyant, Karen Michelle Nutt, Veronica Scott, Jessica Subject, Kathy Griffith Karysa Faire, and Iris Blobel.
Here's the blurb for DARWIN'S EVOLUTION:
Sometimes retirement is a helluva lot of work…
Retired Marine Master Sergeant Sadie Hawkins is ready for a quiet life with her mother in northern Arizona. No more recon, no more shots fired. Hell, she might even give romance a try if she finds the right guy. Like the one asleep on her shoulder on the train.
Cyrus “Darwin” Finch retired from the Navy SEALs and now runs his own security, surveillance, and rescue company employing retired members of the four branches of the U.S. military. He’s on “forced” vacation and is supposed to be relaxing, dammit. Until he meets Sadie.
When they discover a foreign enemy setting up a domestic retreat in Sadie’s backyard, romance and vacations take a backseat. There are no calm seas or clear skies with bullets flying, and no time for a Happy Ever After. But SEALs never give up and marines never surrender.
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