Circled by Thieves – Six Sentence Sunday 29/04/2012

This excerpt is from the beginning of my second book in the Nederlander Series, which opens in Delft (The Netherlands).

     “You’re wrong,” rasped the frail spinster, “dead wrong. Think you’ll get rich by listening to me ramble on about my life…” Her voice broke, as the dry desperate cough of a dying woman convulsed through her body.

Kaat Kees squeezed the woman’s hand, thin skin wrinkled over brittle bones.  Outside, thieves circled like wolves ready to pounce at the first opportunity. They could smell her vulnerability. The old woman had what they wanted. Kaat shivered. Over my dead body.

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Author: Jo-Ann Carson

About Jo-Ann Carson Where magic happens … Reports of Jo-Ann Carson’s death on a Gulf Island are greatly exaggerated or, at the very least, premature. The eclectic crew of ghosts that haunt her head spill onto the page in two series: The Gambling Ghosts and The Ghost & Abby Mysteries. A Viking with existential issues, a broken hearted Highlander, a Casanova man-witch and a Pirate with a secret are just a few of the males her strong heroines encounter in tales of fantasy, adventure and romance. A firm believer in the magic of our everyday lives, Jo-Ann loves watching sunrises, walking beaches near her home in the Pacific Northwest and reading by the fire. You can visit her on social media: Website * Blog * Twitter * Facebook

18 thoughts on “Circled by Thieves – Six Sentence Sunday 29/04/2012”

  1. As much as I hate to admit, family can change at the blink of a eye at the death of a parent. I saw a side of my sister that I never knew she had. Greedy. Uncaring. Thankfully that was resolved. But the hurt is remembered from time to time. I enjoyed your tease.

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    1. Karyn
      It’s the very beginning, so the chapter goes on to fill in the details.
      Thank you for coming by and commenting.
      Best Wishes
      Jo-Ann

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  2. Very descriptive. And circling thieves…hmmm…but she knows they’re there, so it leads me to believe she knows them, since they’re waiting for the woman’s death. Family maybe? Been there…not fun. Look forward to reading more.

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    1. Veronica
      Thankyou. I’m quite excited about this heroine myself. I can’t wait to get back to that wip.
      Best Wishes
      Jo-Ann

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