Christian Fiction Friday: May 22nd

Welcome to this week’s edition of Christian Fiction Friday brought to you by me and my lovely and talented co-host, Alana Terry! This is a chance for Christian authors to post short snippets from their works in progress! Easy and fun!

Today, I’m giving you a snippet of my book Grace’s Ground War, part 5 of The Virtues and Valor
series as a tribute to those who have served. I pray you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.

GraceThey heard the boisterous sounds of the party flood the night again as the couple went back into the room. Matthew came out from under the balcony and grinned, holding the invitation up for her to see. They walked around the side of the building toward the front door. Once at the door, they handed the envelope to the bored soldier who stood guard. He barely glanced at the invitation before allowing them to enter.

She tightened her arm through Matthew’s and laughed up at him as they passed the girl at the coat check counter. They entered the ballroom and immediately walked to the dance floor where Matthew swung her into his arms and they began dancing a waltz.

It disgusted Ruth to slip into the party, but she did it anyway. She’d suggested blowing this building up along with the bridge, but her team had talked her out of it. Grudgingly, she knew they were right. Too many innocent civilians attended the party – civilians like the teenaged coat check girl. To blow it would be wrong when the mission could be accomplished with just the bridge.

Just a few steps into the waltz, Ruth counted down to “zero” in her head. The wave of the explosion from the charges beneath the bridge ripped through the room. Even though she was expecting it, the noise and force of the blast still startled her. The windows blew out and threw glass and debris into the room as people started screaming and running in circles.

Knowing they needed to be seen by as many people as possible, Ruth put a hand to her chest. “What was that?” she yelled, allowing the sting of tears to come to her eyes.

Matthew put his arms around her shoulder. “No worries, darling. I’m sure they will figure it out. Come this way. Be careful now.”

She started walking and shifting through the debris, trying to step carefully. Despite her caution, she felt something sharp go through her foot and she gasped and rose up onto her toes.

Now it’s your turn! Just link your Christian Fiction Friday! Here are the rules:

1. Christian Fiction Friday is a blog hop where authors post short (400-ish words or less) snippets from their current works in progress (not published pieces).

2. Keep it PG-13 or lower. No swearing, no sex scenes. If you have a particularly violent scene or deal with a heavy or controversial subject matter, please include a disclaimer at the beginning of your post.




Suggestions:

1. Visit at least some of the other Christian Fiction Friday authors each week and comment on their blogs.

2. Don’t offer critiques unless the author specifically asks for it in his or her post.

3. Please include this blurb at the end of your weekly post:

Christian Fiction Friday is a weekly blog hop where authors post snippets from their current Works in Progress. It is hosted by Alana Terry and Hallee Bridgeman.

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Christian Fiction Friday: May 15th

Welcome to this week’s edition of Christian Fiction Friday brought to you by me and my lovely and talented co-host, Alana Terry! This is a chance for Christian authors to post short snippets from their works in progress! Easy and fun!

HOW is it the middle of May?? This month is flying by! Today I’m bringing you and excerpt from my upcoming novella Valor, which will be an addition to my Virtues and Valor Series:

Charlene waited and finally raised an eyebrow in inquiry. “I find this information extremely interesting, gentlemen. I must ask again, what all this has to do with me?”

Schäfer spoke again, this time in flawless German such as might be overheard in the halls of the Bundesrat. “The woman assigned to be my wife is ill. Her condition is very grave. The timing of this operation is vital. To come directly to the pont, I need a new wife. Your father, the General, has volunteered you … pending your consent of course.”

A proper young lady would feel horror at the prospect. She knew that and tried to stamp down the surge of excitement that suddenly flooded her chest. She prayed her dash of powder masked the color she knew rushed to her cheeks.  Also in German, she replied, “I beg your pardon? Don’t you have any other trained women to do this kind of work?”

“Charlie,” Her father cautioned in the same language, “Everyone here is not as fluent as you and young Master Schäfer.”

Schäfer clicked his heels before reverting to English, “My apologies, sir. Gentlemen. I was simply explaining the situation to Young Miss Radden. I confess, I also wanted to verify her fluency.”

Her father nodded, obviously appreciating this young man’s keen mind. In English, he said, “Very well. Charlie, we don’t have another woman whose nanny taught her to speak German like a native as you do. Nor do we have a woman fluent in German who has already successfully jumped from a balloon with a parachute as you have done – against my rather vocal objections at the time if memory serves,” her father replied.

“Father, you know I have only jumped the once, and only for a lark. Never in the dead of night into enemy territory.”

Now it’s your turn! Just link your Christian Fiction Friday! Here are the rules:

1. Christian Fiction Friday is a blog hop where authors post short (400-ish words or less) snippets from their current works in progress (not published pieces).

2. Keep it PG-13 or lower. No swearing, no sex scenes. If you have a particularly violent scene or deal with a heavy or controversial subject matter, please include a disclaimer at the beginning of your post.




Suggestions:

1. Visit at least some of the other Christian Fiction Friday authors each week and comment on their blogs.

2. Don’t offer critiques unless the author specifically asks for it in his or her post.

3. Please include this blurb at the end of your weekly post:

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Christian Fiction Friday: May 8th

Welcome to this week’s edition of Christian Fiction Friday brought to you by me and my lovely and talented co-host, Alana Terry! This is a chance for Christian authors to post short snippets from their works in progress! Easy and fun!

I haven’t written anything new in the last couple of weeks, so I’m bringing you a snippet from my recently released A Parcel for Prudence, book 4 in the Virtues and Valor Series:

4ParcelPrudence_640Muriel reached for the coffee pot on the stove, but yanked her hand away quickly, shaking it to ward off the burning heat that came from touching the hot handle.

“Sorry there’s no kitchen staff this morning but there’s a war on after all. First time making coffee with your own two hands?”

At the sound of Praetorian’s voice, she jumped and spun around. He’d left the cottage after their exchange yesterday and never returned. Unsure of what to do, Muriel had spent the day fasting and praying and preparing for what lay ahead. She felt good today, centered, energized.

“I had a lesson at the camp,” she replied. “I just forgot to get the towel for the handle.”

His mocking look made her want to grit her teeth. “They taught you how to make coffee?” With a snort, he used a towel to lift the coffee pot. He poured himself a cup but did not offer one to her. “Rather odd training for a school of espionage.”

“Perhaps, but they recognized I knew nothing and would have to pass as a simple French girl. So, I had classes in all sorts of the day-to-day mundane.”

He stared at her for a long time before speaking. “Interesting.”
With a forced polite smile, she replied, “Indeed.”

“Tell me. Did you receive training in dusting, darning socks, or washing underclothes? If so, I may have a few chores for you before handing you your field assignment.”

“I can barely wait to inform Joseph that you asked me to launder your soiled undergarments.”

Praetorian frowned. “I pray you live that long.”

Muriel took a deep, calming breath. “I fully intend to reunite with my husband the moment this awful war is over.”

Now it’s your turn!  Just link your Christian Fiction Friday! Here are the rules:

1. Christian Fiction Friday is a blog hop where authors post short (400-ish words or less) snippets from their current works in progress (not published pieces).

2. Keep it PG-13 or lower. No swearing, no sex scenes. If you have a particularly violent scene or deal with a heavy or controversial subject matter, please include a disclaimer at the beginning of your post.




Suggestions:

1. Visit at least some of the other Christian Fiction Friday authors each week and comment on their blogs.

2. Don’t offer critiques unless the author specifically asks for it in his or her post.

3. Please include this blurb at the end of your weekly post:

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Christian Fiction Friday: May 1st

Welcome to this week’s edition of Christian Fiction Friday brought to you by me and my lovely and talented co-host, Alana Terry! This is a chance for Christian authors to post short snippets from their works in progress! Easy and fun!

I’m traveling this week, so I don’t have a snippet. But, don’t let that stop you from linking yours! Just link your Christian Fiction Friday! Here are the rules:

1. Christian Fiction Friday is a blog hop where authors post short (400-ish words or less) snippets from their current works in progress (not published pieces).

2. Keep it PG-13 or lower. No swearing, no sex scenes. If you have a particularly violent scene or deal with a heavy or controversial subject matter, please include a disclaimer at the beginning of your post.




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1. Visit at least some of the other Christian Fiction Friday authors each week and comment on their blogs.

2. Don’t offer critiques unless the author specifically asks for it in his or her post.

3. Please include this blurb at the end of your weekly post:

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Christian Fiction Friday: April 24th

Welcome to this week’s edition of Christian Fiction Friday brought to you by me and my lovely and talented co-host, Alana Terry! This is a chance for Christian authors to post short snippets from their works in progress! Easy and fun!

My snippet this week is from my current work-in-progress, A Harmony for Steve, book 4 in the Song of Suspense Series:

cover-front_9781939603-4ah4s_640When everyone had tasted his flesh, he used the ritual cloth to bandage his skin and stop the bleeding. Francis then intoned, “What else do you bring.”

Charles smiled and answered, “I bring an enemy for the flames.” With that, he lifted the Harmony Harper CD from the ground and offered it to Francis.

Francis grinned and stripped the cellophane from it, then removed the CD disk itself from the case. He allowed the case to fall to the ground. It would be an excellent place for Charles to hide a bootleg copy of Steven Slayer or some other true believer’s work.

Francis held the CD high and announced, “Nos vobis inimicus!” We bring you your enemy. Then he tossed the CD into the flames. Harmony Harper’s smiling face on the front of the CD melted as the flames engulfed it.e.

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1. Christian Fiction Friday is a blog hop where authors post short (400-ish words or less) snippets from their current works in progress (not published pieces).

2. Keep it PG-13 or lower. No swearing, no sex scenes. If you have a particularly violent scene or deal with a heavy or controversial subject matter, please include a disclaimer at the beginning of your post.




Suggestions:

1. Visit at least some of the other Christian Fiction Friday authors each week and comment on their blogs.

2. Don’t offer critiques unless the author specifically asks for it in his or her post.

3. Please include this blurb at the end of your weekly post:

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