Snippet Sunday’s Swashbuckler #22

Arrrrrrrrrrrrrggghhhh, it’s Speak Like A Pirate day. I be excited to snarl and growl and, oh, aye, maybe get some writing done. Of course, it also be Snippet Sunday so away we go. Snippet ahoy!  pirate Luke Arnold

This snippet is from Swashbuckler, a contemporary romance. Rachel is feeling out of place at a Hollywood-ish industry party. A hunk-of-a-man, Todd be his name, is chattin’ with her. She’s just told him her name.

“You wrote Swashbuckler, didn’t you? Wow! And you’re still teaching?” Todd shook her now empty hand in a friendly grasp, pumping it as if he really meant it. She nodded her head in rhythm to his handshake. “Welcome to Hollywood, Rachel.”

“In San Francisco?”

Todd quirked his lips at her question. “A metaphor. The movers and shakers of cinema are in this room. It’s a pleasure to finally meet you. You totally belong in this room!”

pirate Orlando Bloom

17 thoughts on “Snippet Sunday’s Swashbuckler #22

  1. Hahaha, I love the line “In SF?” Fabulously perfect!
    Been in this situation before and I refused to play along. Hollywood is Hollywood, not SF and not Atlanta, I don’t care how many “Hollywood” people are in the room.

  2. Interesting snippet. I almost feel like she’s dumbstruck by his reaction, like her nodding her head in rhythm was because she was trying to wrap her mind around his greeting and enthusiasm. Nicely done.

  3. I like his honest encouragement and her bit of naivety, I almost get the feeling she might begin to dream of this man as her swashbuckling hero.

    • Lol–that’s the problems with these snippets being short…he’s actually not the hero of the story though he does play an important role…and he may even get his own story one day.

  4. You get mega bonus points for the picture.

    Um… was there a snippet, too? Oh, yeah…

    Todd’s an enthusiastic sort, isn’t he? So far I like him, in a puppy-ish kind of way. (And I love her nodding her head in rhythm to the handshake — I can SOOO see that!)

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