Tuesday, August 05, 2008

A New Excerpt: A Perfect Escape

A Perfect Escape

A Romantic Suspense Novel by Maddie James
Resplendence Publishing

From Chapter Four…

“Are you in trouble?”

“In a way.”

“Are you running from the police?”

Meg shook her head. “No,” she said. “From someone else. I haven’t done anything wrong,” she added quickly. “But the police are looking for my car. I haven’t stolen it, it’s mine. But there’s an APB out on it and me. I can’t let them find me. I don’t want to lead them here. I want to lead the trail far away from here. I just want to sell the car, get a new one, and get on with my life.” Her voice nearly pleaded.

Meg’s heart pounded against her chest wall. Her breathing came in short shallow breaths. Why did she tell him all that? She shouldn’t have. Her stomach felt jumpy. He must think her some kind of lunatic.

She backed away.

Glancing at the floor, Meg shook her head. She didn’t want to look at him. She didn’t want him to see the tears near the surface of her eyes. How could she have been so stupid?

“Never mind,” she said almost under her breath. “I’ll take care of everything.” Whirling away from him, she started toward her bedroom...until she felt his fingers grip her upper arm. Turning back, she looked directly into his face.

“Do you need to sell the car? Do you need money?”

“No,” she replied in a squeaky voice, glancing down at his fingers curled around her arm.

He released her and stepped away. Nodding, he then watched her face, questioning. “That’s good. If there’s an APB out on it, every dealer in the country will be alerted. There’s got to be a better way.” He searched her eyes. A momentary confusion hit her. “Get some sleep. We’ll talk about it in the morning.”

Meg stepped back, then spun and walked quickly down the hall to her bedroom. She left the light off, undressed, slipped into an oversized T-shirt, and slid between the covers of her bed. She didn’t want to think any more about what the day had brought. It was all too confusing—the news about Bradford, the car, and now Smyth Parker.

Could she trust him?

More important, could she trust herself around him?


A Perfect Escape is Now Available as a New Release on Fictionwise -- and for 15% off!



Trivia Fact: A Perfect Escape is set in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Maddie's favorite place! Can you guess her favorite island?


Tamsyn said...

Congrats on your release, Maddie! Love the excerpts you have posted so far.

Maddie James said...

Thanks, Pollyanna. More are coming! Stay tuned... :)

I'm so glad you stopped by.