#WeWriWa: A Matter of Timing . . . An Untarnished Hero

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Sunday, June 13, 2021

#WeWriWa: A Matter of Timing . . . An Untarnished Hero


Some heroes are forged by sheer determination. Jimmy Redbone is one of them in my Texas-set WIP, An Untarnished Hero. As a U.S. Marshal, he’s faced down crushing odds without a blink and he’s not about to let something as trivial as an injury keep him from protecting his wife and their future together in this week’s WWW excerpt.

It wasn’t fact, it was instinct that brought him here to the ranch and into the saddle. He was a hunter who understood his prey. Darkness and discomfort wouldn’t prevent his enemy from scouting this unforgiving terrain in search of a vantage point for both revenge and reward. Angel Soto wouldn’t place either thing in the hands of another. Neither would he. It was personal for Soto, not professional. For Jimmy, it was both.

He’d been a minute too late in the barn, a second too slow in that alley. Here, he was just days or even hours ahead of the one man who could strip everything from him. And by God, he’d be prepared and on time for that reunion.

Yep, still editing. Must get back to the basics of BICHOK (Butt in Chair, Hands on Keys)! I’m even more motivated now that a storyline for the next hero in this romantic suspense series has snuck up on me during revisions with a built-in opportunity to link back to one of my older historical series. Zayn Bass needs his own chance to make a name for himself in his family of legends.

Another thing that’s distracted me from the business at hand is exciting international news. Ireland has opened for vaccinated visitors! After three postponements since 2019, I’m like . . . flying high!



This girl has her packing list and passport ready to go!

But for now, my plan is to travel from this desktop to the one on the other side of my office where those revisions wait on my laptop. What are your plans, fellow Warriors?


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  1. Julie Evelyn JoyceJune 13, 2021 at 10:43 AM

    Fantastic, as always! Good luck with your revisions, Nancy. And hooray for international travel! I'm still waiting for our Canadian government to open up the dang border again.

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    1. Thanks, Julie! I can't wait. It's my first trip across an ocean!

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  2. I like his determination and the way he can outthink the enemy. I hope he's right about the advantage timing can give him. Great snippet!

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  3. Nice setup for the big showdown!

    This is a weird coincidence. I just heard Jet Airliner on the radio for the first time in forever, and spent many days obsessing on just what the heck he was singing. Had to look up the lyrics online.

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    1. I had to look them up, too! It's still one of my favorites from my younger days.

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  4. There is nothing more frightening than a driven man. And Jimmy Redbone is that and then some. With so much at stake, he has to be. I see quite the showdown coming! Tweeted!

    I'm gearing up to travel domestically this summer--Boston this coming weekend and Chicago in the fall. Then next May (postponed for 2 years) I will finally make it to Italy! And I'm currently writing and/or editing three books that will come out this year (two this summer, one after Christmas). I totally get BICHOK!

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  5. Great line - he was a hunter who understood his prey.
    Tweeted.

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  6. Nice bit of backstory--riveting, just the same. :-)

    Woohoo!! So happy for your upcoming! :-)

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  7. I found myself wondering why, if he feels so strongly about his wife, he's stayed away from her so long.

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  8. He is quite determined. I'm curious to see how it all pans out.

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  9. I'm so excited for you and your trip! I'd always told my son I'd take him to Europe the summer before he started high school, but with everything still shut down and restricted, we had to postpone. Lots of domestic camping trips instead.

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    1. It seems like I've been waiting forever!! But the good thing is . . . everything's ready to go!

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  10. How exciting that the next hero in your series has snuck up on you. And Ireland! It is my dream to go to Ireland. :)

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    1. The two friends I'm traveling with are Irelands veterans so I'll have excellent guides. And Guinness, lots of Guinness!!

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  11. Nice suspense-building leading up to the forthcoming conflict.
    With my crap health, I don't imagine I'll ever travel to another state again (aside from Wyoming, which is 45 miles away and is where our cats' usual veterinarian is) let alone another country. So, have one for me.

    Your post is included in this week's Roost Recommendations. I share the Roost Recommendations posts on Twitter with readers looking for their next read.
    https://ornerybookemporium.blogspot.com/2021/06/roost-recommendations-15-june-2021.html

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    1. Thanks for the share!! This is a BIG trip for me and it won't be topped any time soon.

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  12. You have a way with words!

    Start packing! Ireland is calling.

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