Sunday, January 04, 2015

Soiled Dove--A Snippet Sunday

It's been a while since I've posted a snippet, so I thought it was high time I shared one again. Today's Snippet Sunday comes from the prologue to Book 2 of the River Rogues. HER MOST WANTED is Kit Wainwright's story, a gunslinger we meet in HER WICKED CAPTAIN, The River Rogues Bk 1 (Samhain/November 4 2014). This snippet belongs to the heroine, Cora Riley, a "soiled dove" and owner of a frontier town bordello!

The gun, still warm from shooting the sheriff, fit just right against Cora Lynn Riley’s ribs, wedged beneath her breasts between her corset and her blouse. Her heart thundered like a cannonball as she looked for a way to exit the room that wouldn’t require going near the body on the floor, but unfortunately, there wasn’t one. The sound of the blast would likely bring someone upstairs to check on the man, and she couldn’t be caught alone with him.

Balancing on her toes to miss the blood spreading across the boards and with her skirt spanning Bill Sidlow’s bloated thighs, she stepped over the first booted leg. Then lifting her hem to avoid dragging her petticoat across the man’s torso, now damp and crimson, she set her left foot down with care between his side and his spread-eagle arm.

Don’t look, don’t look. But morbid curiosity got the better of her. She had to be absolutely certain the bastard was dead, so she glanced down at Sidlow’s face. 

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