So the snippet: Retired Master Sgt. Sadie Hawkins is headed home, but she encounters a hot guy sleeping on her shoulder on the train right. When he gets awakened by the PA system, she gets a real introduction.
“You’re in the service, ma’am?” His mild drawl did things to her heart and pussy she’d rarely experienced, and she allowed the feelings to bounce around inside a little.
“Yes, sir. United States Marine Corps...retired.” It seemed wrong to say that, but she’d served her twenty and elected to move on.
“I thought marines never really retired.” He gave her a warm smile, mellowing some of his intensity.
“Oh, we don’t. But we have to say we do to keep the administrative types happy.”
He laughed and her toes curled in boots. They weren’t standard issue, but they were strong, sturdy, and had Vibram soles, and gave plenty of space for curling toes.
“Good to know. I’m U.S. Navy, retired. Cyrus Finch.” He held out his hand and she took it, feeling the weapons calluses on his palm. “Pleased to meet you...”
“Master—uh, Sadie Hawkins, once a marine, always a marine.” She’d been introducing herself with her rank for so long it came without thinking. Time to start thinking of myself as more than just a Marine. “Good to meet you to, Mr. Finch.”
“Well hell, I’ve already slept with you, you might as well call me Cyrus.” He shot her an amused grin that caused the whole toe-curling thing again.
Sadie laughed. “Was it good for you?”
“Yes, ma’am. Best sleeping I’ve done in a while, truth be told.”
Oooooh, toe-curling. ;) There are several great authors on the Weekend Writer Warriors list and in the Snippet Sunday Facebook group. A few of my favorites are Charley Descoteaux, Jeff Tsuruoka, Gem Sivad, Goran Zidar, Veronica Scott, 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 Ultimate Recon, a 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 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.
And now for the KINDLE FIRE GIVEAWAY
KINDLE FIRE GIVEAWAY POST