Wednesday Words – Moon Shot and Fire

Don’t forget the Twelve Brides of Christmas Facebook Party tonight. I’ll be hosting from 7:00 to 7:30 EST. That’s 6:30 for us normal peeps in the central time zone. 😉 Stop by and say hi. There’s a Kindle Fire up for grabs plus prizes from all the authors. Also, the 12 Brides books are supposed to be on sale for 99¢ each. That’s a bargain! Go grab them. The stories cover every Wild Rose imprint and romance subgenre so there’s something for everyone! 😀

MoonShot 680It’s Wednesday. Time for words. Over on Kiss of Death’s #1lineWed twitter feed, the theme is Earth, Wind, and Fire. So many possibilities! But…since I’m editing MOON SHOT, here’s some snippets from it–and I’m all about the fire today.

Here’s the opening salvo–quite literally. 😆 Followed by other bits and pieces, all about the fire. 😉

Blinding. Phosphorescent. Deadly.

Followed immediately by the whistling whoosh of a mortar round. The team’s Zodiac, pulled up on the beach, disintegrated in a flash-bang and a shower of sand.


The seven members of SEAL Team Atlantis were sprinting toward the ocean before the explosion rocked the beach, creating a blast hot enough to fuse sand into glass, loud enough to deafen the Tangos on their tail, and bright enough to give them cover.


Rain fell in silent sheets and low, scudding clouds wreathed the mountains, making the late autumn foliage look like it was on fire. Dark shadows gathered in the valleys spread out across the Cumberland mountain range as Hannah stared out the wide window. Seemed shadows followed them everywhere, no matter what any of them did.


“Official report says high rate of speed and fog contributed to the accident. Lead car went over the cliff and the rest followed. Lucky thing they landed in a big ol’ rock slide. Kaboom. Lots of fire but none of it touched the surrounding forest. Nothing worth recovering left of the cars, and very little left of the bodies.” ~DJ Collier-Fontaine

And finally, a little glimpse of what Mac feels for Hannah:

That was the invitation Mac wanted. His mouth seduced hers. Slow. Easy. Patient. Even though he wanted to take her hard, he didn’t. The needy fire burning inside him would consume Hannah. He didn’t want to extinguish those flames with something hot and quick. He wanted to fan them into scorching life.

Still hoping this will be out before Christmas! I’m working my little brain to the max. What about y’all? Any words from your WIPs or reading to share?

About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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8 Responses to Wednesday Words – Moon Shot and Fire

  1. And now I have Earth, Wind and Fire in my head. Stone cold groovy, man.

    Great snippets! I so want to read this book. Gah, if it’ll be out before Christmas, I better get crackin’ on my own stuff so I have time to devote to reading.

    I’m all about fire right now as Emma visits her old flames.

    “Emma stopped her reverie cold. Of all the memories in her head, the end of her relationship with Arthur had been the one she didn’t like to revisit. She much preferred the memory of his screams as the fire licked closer around him. It echoed through the gully where his car lay, and when the final explosion occurred, it sounded like Hell opened a door to greet him.”

    • Silver James says:

      B.E.! B.E.!!!! Great snippet! Yes, this book will be out before Christmas if I have to start staying up all night to get shitstuff finished on it!

      How about a little Chicago to go with that EW&F? 😉

  2. Ashlynn says:

    Love your snippets! Earth, wind and fire…I think I can handle that one 😀

  3. I’m like B.E. I can’t wait on Moon Shot, thou I know were going to close one door on the wolves*sighing*but got a team of seals to get to know and love, with some bikers tossed in! I’m looking forward to your compluations that fill in the years between books!!!!
    As many saw on FB, a story had surfaced and head, hand and paper have come together, its a start and iI’m writing*happy dance*
    Have some time off for christmChristmas holiday, gonna head to Barnes& Noble and see where the writing goes *also closer to cafe and lat tee, and lots of books!!!!
    Happy HumpDay!

  4. ban says:

    Look – I’m back commenting again 😀
    One Line Wednesday looks like fun … too bad I’m already overwhelmed with ‘stuff’ 😦 If I join or follow one more thing I swear, I will NEVER finish my story …

    I always enjoy your snippets though Silver. So proud of all you’ve accomplished!

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