Majorly Sweet Saturday Samples — One Knight in Brooklyn


Welcome to my 1st edition of Sweet Saturday Samples.

This sample comes from my upcoming release from Decadent Publishing, One Knight in Brooklyn.  Mare has just arrived at the Castillo Hotel in Vegas for her one-night stand date.  Victoria, the wise but mysterious concierge, is escorting her to her room for the evening.  Mare has just told the woman she wants the perfect guy to sweep her off her feet.  Enjoy.

“And who is the perfect guy, Ms. Caldwell?”

Mare swallowed hard.  “Well, you know…someone brave and gallant.  Someone romantic…handsome…”

Victoria stared intently and gave her a placating smile.  “May I provide a word of advice?”

Mare nodded. 

  The beautiful woman held her with an even gaze.  “My grandfather was a mariner, and he always said the Treasure of Cortez would never be found until the one who sought it looked beyond their desire.  Many wondrous treasures are often overlooked, Ms. Caldwell, for those that seek them cannot see beyond their own expectations.”

Mare rubbed down the hairs on her arms.

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24 responses

  1. Very wise words offered up in this snippet. I wonder if she will heed them?

    August 6, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    • Thanks, Sherry. I’ve always considered myself a wanna be philosopher. Victoria channels that in her beautiful Spanish accent.

      August 6, 2011 at 6:45 pm

  2. Lia Davis

    That is great advice. Wonderful post!

    August 6, 2011 at 12:33 pm

  3. Jennifer Lowery~Writer

    Welcome to SSS Casea! So happy you joined us. I agree with Sherry, wise words. Very well written sample 🙂

    August 6, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    • Very nice compliment indeed. Thank you, Ms. Lowery. The writing is so polished because of the help of my wonderful crit partners. 🙂

      August 6, 2011 at 6:47 pm

  4. Very intriguing sample. Love the wisdom inserted.

    August 6, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    • Thanks, Kay. Wisdom is always useful no matter where you find it, right? Granted an erotic romance is not usually the first place you look.

      August 6, 2011 at 6:49 pm

  5. Ooooh. Interesting! The proverbial “warning before entering the woods” in a quest story. 🙂

    August 6, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    • Yes like “those who have eyes to see and ears to hear” heed my advice. LOL Thanks for the comment, Meg.

      August 6, 2011 at 6:50 pm

  6. Victoria seems to be a very wise and special lady. I hope Mare heeds her advice! Love this story, Casea! And this sample. 🙂

    August 6, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    • Haven’t you had enough of me for today? Knights and Pirates. What’s next?

      August 6, 2011 at 6:51 pm

  7. the1940mysterywriter

    I read down to last week’s Six Sentence Sunday, too. “And then he spoke.” I may have to read this one, too.
    Gunnar-with-the-growing-TBR-list

    August 6, 2011 at 6:32 pm

  8. Thanks. That is a high compliment for sure. I understand the ever-expanding TBR list.

    August 6, 2011 at 6:55 pm

  9. Love the cover art. And love how she had to brush down the hair.

    August 6, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    • Thanks, Bri. The cover artist did a great job. I am so proud my words are displayed so well.

      August 7, 2011 at 4:11 am

  10. Hey, Pirate Lady! Loved this sample and the mysterious Victoria, not to mention the foreshadowing! Big lover of foreshadowing here.

    August 6, 2011 at 10:06 pm

  11. Nice. It really makes me want to see what comes next, after she goes through the door. Thanks for sharing.

    August 7, 2011 at 12:16 am

    • Patricia, I really appreciate youu stopping by.

      August 7, 2011 at 4:13 am

  12. Randi Alexander

    Words to live by! Great six!

    August 7, 2011 at 9:21 pm

  13. Good advice! Thanks for sharing.

    Marsha Ward
    Writer in the Pines

    August 8, 2011 at 4:50 pm

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