Weekend Writing Warriors, By Hook or By Crook Snippet, May 5

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Happy Sunday, fellow Weekend Writing Warriors! I’ve got another snippet from my new release, a contemporary romance called By Hook or By Crook. Here’a brief scene with the heroine, Ivy, an art history student, as she’s studying a medieval engraving by Albrecht Durer:

Although she’d spent years studying his work, the incredible intricacy of Dürer’s
illustration still held her rapt. “Adam and Eve,” she  whispered, naming the engraving’s subject. The  legendary couple stood amid the garden of Eden, with  exotic birds and wildlife clustered around them. Both  were nude except for a few strategically placed fig leaves designed to protect fifteenth-century sensibilities. Between them, an apple-wielding snake  hung from a nearby branch, tempting a fair-haired Eve  to accept the fruit from his mouth.
“Don’t do it, Eve, it’s not going to be worth it,” Ivy  murmured, earning another portentous cough from the security guard. She smiled at her own whimsy, adjusting the small pair of reading glasses she wore for  work. The fruit of sexual knowledge was overrated,  especially when you considered all the problems it caused.

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To buy or read a longer excerpt of By Hook or By Crook, go here.

For more Weekend Writing Warrior fun, go here.

About Linda Morris

Linda Morris is a multipublished writer of contemporary and historical romance. She writes stories with heart and heat, and a joke or two thrown in. When she's not writing, working, or mommying, she's doing yoga, reading, working in her flower garden, or baking delicious things she probably shouldn't eat. A beat-up old copy of Kathleen Woodiwiss's "Ashes in the Wind" that her mom bought for her at a garage sale years ago was her "gateway drug" into the world of romance novels. Her all-time favorite romance writers include Laura Kinsale, Patricia Gaffney, Elizabeth Delancey, and Marjorie Ferrell. Current favorites include Julie Anne Long, Erin McCarthy, and Shannon McKenna.
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14 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors, By Hook or By Crook Snippet, May 5

  1. Hi – I love her cynicism and how she’s talking to herself. That last line says so much. Great snippet

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  2. I agree with Shannyn, that last line is a great window into her history and character. Well done.

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  3. jessschira says:

    This snippet is truly lovely. Very lyrical prose.

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  4. Anne Lange says:

    Very nice. 🙂

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  5. Lovely juxtaposition of the art with cynicism. I also adore the name Ivy.

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  6. Nan says:

    Love this character! She’s my lake read for May! Nice, Linda!

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  7. Wow! Fantastic last sentence. Says so much about her.

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  8. “Don’t do it”…yeah! Love that last line. Nice snippet.

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  9. ldsmith1818 says:

    fantastic snippet! I especially loved the last line!!

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  10. willablair says:

    Love her thought at the end – it snaps you right out of the lyrical cloud of the details of the drawing. Great job!

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  11. Really enjoyed this snippet, I love your main character!

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  12. Very nice excerpt! It Definitely leaves the reader wanting more.

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  13. katewyland says:

    Great last line. Very revealing.

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  14. Ute Carbone says:

    Fabulous snippet. I love that she tells Eve not to do it. I’m intrigued as to why she’s soured on the idea of sexual knowledge and i want to read more.

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