Saturday, November 01, 2014

Saturday Sample - November 1, 2014

Welcome to Sample Saturday. This week's sample is from a new piece I'm writing--a short story called New Blood.

“Humph.” Wes turned back in time to see the new arrival close the door, sashay toward the man in the suit and take his arm.

“Father,” she said. “Annie and the driver are at the hotel.”

The glorious young woman wore golden hair atop her head in a complex arrangement. Wes judged that she had only barely reached the age for grown-up hair fashions, seventeen, maybe eighteen years old, but for one so young, she carried herself as though she were clothed in confidence.

“Good,” the man said, and patted her arm. “This business should not take long. You might have a look at the dress goods,” he suggested, “as I haven't been attended to yet.” He glanced toward Wes. His face bore a mixture of pride and annoyance.

On the other hand, the girl's smile lit the room. Wes swallowed hard. Her soft gray traveling outfit covered her trim figure like a glove. Not tight, just snug enough to show that she had a woman's attributes. Perhaps she was older than she looked.

Wes swallowed again, fervently hoping the family wasn't merely passing through Haught Springs. There hadn't been new blood here for several years. This comely girl was welcome to stay forever.


Thank you for visiting. I hope you enjoyed the sample.

Click the "My Books" tab at the top of the page for more information about my books and short stories, including the newest story, Happy Halloween. Purchase links are included. The "Special Collections" tab includes information and links to my novella, Faith and the Foreman, and a short story in the Owenverse, Bloodied Leather, which gives a glimpse into the future of the Owen Family. Don't forget to come back next Saturday for another sample of my writing.

Bestselling author Marsha Ward wrote the novella, Faith and the Foreman, in the Timeless Romance Anthology Old West Collection. She is the author of an acclaimed novel series featuring the Owen family. Book 4, Spinster's Folly, won the 2013 USA Best Book Award for Western Fiction, and recently was named Finalist in Western Fiction in the 2014 International Book Awards. A former journalist, Ward has published over 900 articles, columns, poems and short stories. She is the founder of American Night Writers Association, a.k.a. ANWA.

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