Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Bridge Between

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This snippet's from The Bridge Between, due for release soon -- I think -- from Whiskey Creek Press.

This scene takes place after Jessie shares a very good weekend with Billy. He's struggling with alcoholism, so Jessie's struggling with it as well. Time with Billy can be wonderful, or awful. Jessie doesn't know how if she can strike a balance between the two:


His eyes searched hers. “Jessie…”
An odd tension came over her, the sensation that he might be about to say something they both would later regret. She pressed her lips to his, silencing him. Whatever he’d been about to say came out in a moan. His arms tightened around her like a python, nearly too tight, so she had to fight to breathe. If that’s what it took to keep Billy on the surface, up from the depths, she surrendered herself to it, gave herself over, held him just as tightly so he would know she needed him to keep her afloat every bit as much.

Yes, I finally have a cover! Yay. You can see it below. I think this will be my last six from  this novel.

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44 comments:

Kathleen Grieve said...

Wow~! Extremely powerful Six, here. The need and emotion came through very well. The pic of them lost in the middle was a perfect match, as well. Loved the new book cover, BTW! Congrats on the release.

D L Jackson said...
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D L Jackson said...

I adore these early sneak peeks, and I lurk around the posts in the wee hours of the morning, looking for them.
I love this novel, Cate. So much passion in what I've read and I think I'll be buying another of your novels when it's out.
Can we preorder?

One nit pick. Watch the "tight".
It echoes.

What I really like... I feel the desperation here, the need to keep him grounded and the need to hold on for all she's worth. A lovely show.
Thanks for sharing.

Gem Sivad said...

Beautiful cover and such an evocative six. Thanks for sharing. I'm definitely watching for this to release so I can read the entire book!

Arlene said...

Yes, you got a fantastic cover, Cate. Now if WCP would just get The Bridge Between out there. The show of a woman struggling to save a man in trouble, and herself as well, is shown beautifully in little tease. I cant wait to buy it, and look forward to what you have in store for us next SSS.

Marie Dees said...

Love the python bit - very descriptive.

Vivien Jackson said...

She knows him so well. Very strong moment here.

Linda Morris, Romance writer said...

Great cover and a powerful six too!

Liz said...

Nice use a metaphor and nice over all as well!

Sandra Sookoo said...

Wow, nice snippet!

Luxie Ryder said...

Great six! Good luck with your new release.

Taryn Kincaid said...

Emotional snippet. Well done. Great artwork, too. Best wishes on the release!

Lisa Fox said...

Beautiful cover and really excellent six. So much emotion!

Roseanne Dowell said...

Beautiful cover and very tense, emotional scene. Sounds like another for my to buy list.

sue said...

Dealing with an alcholic is very challenging to say the least - showing that she needs him is excellent "therapy"

Joanne Stewart said...

very powerful. Great six.

graylinfox said...

Beautiful description of her struggle.

Sarah Grimm said...

Powerful six, Cate! Love your cover!

charmainegordon author said...

Beautiful Cate. Another fine snippet.

Jenna Jaxon said...

Everyone's already said it: powerful, passionate, evocative. Beautiful treatment of the relationship. Congrats!

diannehartsock said...

Wonderful cover! Goodness, her hope and despair and pain really come through in these lines. I hope she can save him, or make him want to save himself. I feel sorry for both of them.

Jennifer L Hart said...

Powerful writing for a heartfelt scene! Great six, Cate!

Susanna Fraser said...

Very intense six!

Jessica Subject said...

A very emotional excerpt! That's a great cover too. :)

J.A. Beard said...

A lot of powerful emotion there.

I like the cover, too. :)

Jayel Kaye said...

You have a lovely and powerful voice in this story. Great 6

Jessica K said...

Sheesh! I really feel the desperation here, too. I want to jump into the book and tell her to run away before she loses herself in his mess. Really well done.

Cara Bristol said...

Great story setup. The heroine is going to have her hands full. Nice cover.

BTW, the photo with the rock is amazing. Yikes!

Lindsay said...

Love the cover. The six are marvelously powerful.

Liana Brooks said...

Beautiful cover. Let me know when this hits the shelves.

Hailey Edwards said...

Very nice six. Congrats on your upcoming release!

Eleri Stone said...

Wonderful six. Emotional and beautifully written.

Kim Bowman Author said...

Wonderful six! Congrats!

Verna Clay said...

Great description of emotions; Especially the python! Lovely cover.

Stacey Kennedy said...

OK first off that picture is damn scary!! No would could pay me to get on that rock! Second, woozers that was something beautiful writing! Nice six!

Ella Drake said...

Intense. Great emotional six!

Alanna Coca said...

Very powerful. And I love that picture

Layna said...

Lovely kiss...I love moments like that. Great six!

J.Rose Allister said...

Very great, love the depiction of the python.

Roberta Walker said...

Really feel his desperation through her POV. Nicely done! Thanks for sharing.

Jean Davis said...

Sounds like these two are a great match. Great emotion conveyed in these six!

Monica Enderle Pierce said...

Congrats on the cover and release. I love that she does whatever necessary to keep him grounded. Nice six!

bluerose said...

such strong emotion! wonderful!

Pippa Jay said...

Congrats on the release. Love the emotion in this. :)