DELI'S TAKE OUT, Bad Boys of Beta Squad, Book 4 is available now, but even better, it's available in PAPER too. It has direct ties to Rimshot's Hard Target and Darwin's Evolution.
In this snippet, we start in Caroline's POV. Caroline runs the Last Chance Dog Sanctuary in north central California and she's not taking any of this guy's crap though he's been hounding her for weeks.
“Get the hell off my land.”
Caroline cocked her father’s Henry .22 rifle and aimed at the tie hanging in the middle of the frontman’s chest.
“Now, Señora Atherton, I’m sure we can—”
She took aim and fired into the stump no more than four feet from him, making him swear and jump back toward his black SUV. The dogs in the yard behind her facility set off a cacophony of barking in distress. She cocked it again.
“I’m done talking. This land has been in my family for over a century and it’s paid off. There ain’t no back taxes or liens or hidden provisos on how it’s used. All my permits are in order and I got copies. So no, I’m not selling and no, you can’t overpay me for it. Now get off my land.” She aimed the rifle at his chest again. “And if I see you here again, I’ll make sure to tag your vehicle with a little redneck decoration.”
“This isn’t over, Señora Atherton.” The man snarled as he opened the passenger door. “I will be back and next time we won’t be so nice. Maybe we will call the ASPCA and tell them you run a filthy facility. Or will we come and take your dogs ourselves. It’s smarter to just sell your land.”
Namby-pamby suit can’t even drive himself.
She shot at his feet, making him yelp and jump.
“Oh, it’s a done deal, honey. The ASPCA is on my speed-dial and knows me better than you. And if you come anywhere near my dogs, I won’t just shoot at your feet. So, you just run along to your boss and tell him to find land elsewhere. I’m not selling.”
There's always that one guy who won't take no for an answer. ;) 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 DELI'S TAKE OUT:
CPO Eugene “Deli” Rubenovich has hit his limit. After his friend is gravely injured on a mission, Deli takes leave to clear his head. He wants the great outdoors, fresh air, hiking, and maybe a beer or two. What he gets is a 5-on-1 bar fight and cartel thugs trying to forcibly take a woman’s home. And then there’s the bear.
Caroline Atherton has a quiet life she loves as the owner of Last Chance Dog Sanctuary, where she rehabilitates dogs like Sergeant Trace to return to civilian life. When a simple shopping trip goes awry, a handsome Navy Chief winds up nursing a concussion after defending her from a pack of idiot males.
Deli’s not used to being rescued, but the beautiful woman who heals dogs makes it an experience worth repeating. She’s says she’s got no room in her life for pushy men, but the cartel gets nasty, and Caroline needs help defending her home and her dogs.
Enlisting assistance from the Ultimate Recon crew to take out the enemy is just another day for Deli, but to win Caroline’s heart? He’ll need every skill in his arsenal for that mission.
So much for taking a vacation.
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