UPDATE: Congrats to Miranda for winning the signed copy of FATED!
Welcome to the Year of the Rabbit Blog Hop! This time we used a random scene generator and my characters are: a Bounty Hunter, a Hitman and a Cowboy. Three adjectives to describe them: Weathered, Harried and Stubborn. The scene takes place in a Library. The first line has to be: Bloody footprints. What a way to start the weekend. Also, this line of dialogue has to be used: “Why don’t you take off your shirt?”
Bloody footprints. What a way to start the weekend. Bonnie Pearce steadied her gun, winding around stacks of books. The town library at midnight was spookier than she’d expected. Pure stubbornness kept her moving forward. She’d shot her prey outside, which accounted for the bloody prints.
Soft light glinted off metal racks, winding down from high above skylights. The moon. Full and bright.
A hand clapped on her shoulder, jerking her behind a row of adult fiction. She bit back a yelp. Twirling, she leveled her gun on a broad chest. Her gaze rose to a hard cut face under a battered Stetson. Temper swirled at the base of her skull. “Damn it,” she hissed. “I told you to stay at the ranch.”
Grey eyes narrowed in a weathered face. “Darlin’. If you’re in danger here, I’m in danger here.” Walker’s voice, rough and deep, shivered right down her spine. Sexy as hell. And just as deadly.
She glared at Walker Jameson, the one man who could ignite her body with a look. “You’re on leave, cowboy. I’m not.” Of course, the second he found out about the baby, he’d probably request she take a leave of absence from bounty hunting. Yeah, request. Like the man ever requested anything.
“Yeah? Why don’t you take off your shirt?” She smiled without any humor. He’d been shot merely a week ago…no way had he healed completely.
“Take yours off.” Lethal charm coated his smile even as he angled her to the side. “Where is this bastard?”
“Young adult fiction.” She tilted her head. They’d been tracking Mason Jones for almost a month. The well trained hitman had put a bullet in Walker. She’d felt damn good returning the favor.
The rack teetered. A body shot forward, tackling her into Walker.
Walker growled, bringing the butt of his gun down on Mason’s head. The hulking killer dropped to the side, out cold. Lines cut into his harried face…running from them had obviously taken a toll. Blue and red lights swirled outside right before the swat team rushed inside, guns drawn.
“Well.” Bonnie shoved to her feet. “You called for back-up.”
“Not for Mason.” Walker kicked the hitman to the side.
She stilled. “For what?”
“For you. We’re quitting, sweetheart.”
The baby. He knew about the baby. “Why?”
“I’m tired of getting shot at. I own the ranch, we can work it.” Walker grabbed her hand, sliding a diamond solitaire on her finger. “Settle down…maybe have a couple of kids someday. What do you say?”
Bonnie glanced around at the unmoving swat team, their tough faces expectant. She smiled. “Someday’s coming sooner than you think, cowboy. I say yes.”
100 thoughts on “Year of the Rabbit Blog Hop…”
You are WAY too good at this. What a killer scene!!
Hey Brinda – good to see you! Thanks so much for stopping by…and have a fantastic Easter weekend! 🙂
Dang! I hate when you guys do this. That is just not enough. How long to we have to wait for more? Nice, really nice!
Hi Eva – thanks! And have a very Happy Easter! 🙂
Thanks Chris! Good to see you. 🙂
Love this one, this one was great. Happy Easter!
Hi Amy! I tried to keep it short since there are so many to read – I’m glad you liked it. Happy Easter!
That was great, Rebecca!! Short and sweet, right to the point, and with a very happy ending!! Happy Easter!!!!
Hi Judy! I’m glad you liked it…and Happy Easter!
Sounds great. Happy Easter!
Hi Cheryl! Thanks for dropping by today and Happy Easter!
Sounds like a wonderful story!! Happy Easter Everybody!
Thanks! The scene was fun to write! Happy Easter to you, too! 🙂
Cowboys, oh my. Thanks for sharing. Happy Easter.
Hi Marika! Thanks for dropping by today. Happy Easter! 🙂
This was excellent. Gee, I admire your talent!
Hi Tracey D! Thanks so much. You have a fantastic Easter weekend! 🙂
Ah, the tension!!! Great scene!
Hi there! Thanks so much – glad you liked it. Have a very Happy Easter! 🙂
Oh wow, I would so totally go live on that ranch with that hottie! Happy Easter, great story.
Hi Val! Yeah, living on a ranch has some appeal with a hot cowboy, doesn’t it? Happy Easter! 🙂
I loved what you did with what you got…
Hi Savannah! Thanks so much – have a fantastic weekend!
I really like the story you came up with…
Hi Savannah! Thanks for the comments. 🙂 Have a fantastic weekend!
“Where is the bastard?” “Young adult fiction.” Absolutely love this! Great scene.
Hi Juniper! I’m glad you liked it. Happy Easter! 🙂
I so want to read more. I want to know his reaction to the baby. Really enjoyed this story!
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Hi Jessica. I think he’d be happy about the baby. Twin girls probably. 🙂
wow! Way to take so many variables and make it work. Good job!
Hi Tam! I had a great time with the variables – I love these blog hops! Thanks for dropping by. 🙂
That was awesome. A complete and fulfilling story, even. And I love this line: Lethal charm coated his smile
Way cool. Thanks!
Hi Jamie! I’m glad you liked it – thanks so much! Have a fantastic weekend. 🙂
Thank you for the entertaining story. I hope you have a Happy Easter.
Hi Debra! You bet. Have a Happy Easter! 🙂
Really enjoyed your scene. Love the way he wanted to be there with her even though he was hurt. Happy Easter.
Hi Shelly! Thanks for dropping by – and Happy Easter to you, too!
Loved this short! Happy Easter……
Hi Junegirl! Thanks so much–Happy Easter to you, too!
Great Job! 😀
Thanks, Virginia! 🙂
Great scene! A bit sexy and definitely on the edge of your seat suspense.
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Hi Joder! Thanks so much for commenting today! Happy Easter. 🙂
Nicely done! Happy Easter!!
Hi Stacey – thanks! Happy Easter to you, too. 🙂
That was great.
Hi Elain! Happy Easter. 🙂
Who would have known a library can have so much action?! Way to write a fun scene. A few changes and it could easily be political satire!
Hi DD! The library did add a bit, didn’t it? Happy Easter! 🙂
Hi Jenna! Thanks for hopping on over. Haha. Happy Easter! 🙂
I’d love to read some of their previous adventures 🙂
Hey Venus! Hmmm…maybe there’s a new series there? I love the idea of a cowboy bounty hunter. Well now. 🙂
Hi Annie! Thanks for dropping by – Happy Easter!
Fun scene. I liked the combination of characters you received. You did a great job.
Hi Shelley! Yeah, I liked the combination as well. I don’t usually write about cowboys, so this was fun. 🙂
How cute was that?! I loved the library scene 😉 Thanks for the Easter treat, Rebecca!
Hi Fedora! Thanks so much–when my words came up, I have to admit the thought of a bounty hunter in a library really intrigued me. 🙂
Wow. What a wonderful scene. Loved the use of the Library setting. So much better than the stereotypical Library. They are spooky at night when you think you are alone, let alone when you know that a killer is lurking.
Taken for granted Walker is Hot!
Hi Gia! I’m glad you liked it. A library late at night can be spooky, can’t it? There are so many places to hide… 🙂
Walker is a sexy cowboy for sure. I loved your story. 🙂
Hi Gem! Thanks so much! Happy Easter weekend. 🙂
Oh wow, I love your books just got Fated 2 last week and looking forward to reading it.
Hi Terra! Thanks for buying FATED – I hope you like it! 🙂
Great short Rebecca! Now I want to know how he reacted to the news of the baby! Thanks!
Hi Kim! Walker was thrilled…and it turned out to be twin girls. 🙂
Loved it! Thanks. 🙂
You bet, Maureen! Happy Easter. 🙂
I like libraries. Why doesn’t Walker hang out in mine?
HI Sheila! Totally agree with you…every library should have a Walker hanging out! 🙂
That was soooo good! Loved it! 🙂
Hi Annalisa! I’m glad you liked it. Happy Easter! 🙂
I enjoyed hopping in and reading your short. Very nice.
Hi Little Lamb – thanks so much! 🙂
This was a fantastic scene! Fell in love with both Walker and Bonnie in such a short space – you are good! Happy Easter!
Hi Laura – I’m glad you enjoyed the characters. It was fun writing about a cowboy. 🙂
Ty for sharing you had me when he snatch her behind the adult fiction lol. Happy Easter!
Hi Pam! Well…the stuff that probably goes on behind adult fiction…haha! Thanks for dropping by.
Excellent, just enough Im ready for more
Hi Cyndi! I think Bonnie has twin girls. 🙂
Hi Cyndi – thanks! 🙂
I love it! Lots of action with an unexpected HEA at the end. 😀
Hi Ann! I’m a big believer in HEA’s at every ending! Yeah, I’m a sap. 🙂
That was awesome, great story.
Thanks, Jean! Happy Easter to you, too!
You’ve got to love any story that takes place in a library. Of course now that short snippet is making me want more story about these characters!
Hi Rae! Well… I’m pretty sure Bonnie has twin girls and a tornado hits the ranch…but they all survive and move on forward lost in love. 🙂
What a scene!!! Now where can I buy the book? LOL ..You had me hooked and I just wanted to keep going. I will be looking all of your books up):>)
Hey Lisa – thanks so much! So far only FATED is out, but CLAIMED is coming soon. Happy Easter!
Great scene and wonderful end line 😀
Hi Ilona – thanks! Have a very Happy Easter! 🙂
That is one killer of a story with a sexy cowboy happy ending. ~smiles~
Hi Savanna! A sexy cowboy happy ending is always a necessity! Thanks so much for commenting!
Great little story.
Hi Beth – Thanks! Have a Happy Easter! 🙂
Great scene 🙂 It’s really interesting to see what one can come up with just a few words..thoroughly enjoyed it 😉
Hi Ju! Thanks so much – glad you dropped by! 🙂