Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about a COSTUME or DISGUISE #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about a COSTUME or DISGUISE

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His admin sat guard over the office with military precision, straight back, blonde hair in a tight French twist, a tailored suit in royal blue, accented her blue eyes and perfect figure. Molly pulled at her own jacket.

Marian Lanouette
A Stone Cold Christmas (work in progress)


“I didn’t want to be right on their tail. Hard to disguise my official Sheriff’s Jeep.”

Marsha West


Etienne had inherited the Marigny dark eyes and sharp, beak-like nose that resembled a black crow plague mask. Or so he’d been told.

Sharon Wray


“I can’t believe it. You appear to be a good catch. Being helpful in a crisis and dressing well are excellent qualities.”

Vicki Batman


Would my mysterious nighttime visitor still be wearing his very convincing looking reenactment costume? Maybe it hadn’t been a dream after all . . .

Claire Gem


I wondered what disguise could possibly cover all those piercings but decided to focus on Michael. “What did she find out?”

Joanne Guidoccio


He couldn’t disguise the chaos swimming behind his eyes. Chaos and something else she couldn’t quite decipher.

Jeannie Hall
Old Friends, New Lovers (work in progress)


Was the strangeness of the man’s voice, in fact, a disguise?

Kathryn Jane


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about LAW #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about LAW

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“Law enforcement is going over footage from highway cams, truck stops, satellites, toll booths, park entrances, and private ranches.

Kathryn Jane


Cop shows and other law enforcement shows were produced for entertainment, not accuracy. Most law enforcements officials don’t correct the inaccuracies on purpose.

Marian Lanouette


She moved forward to the massive wood door, her hand frozen on the door handle when the etched writing came into view.

Max Mills, Attorney at Law.

S.A.Taylor
Shutter  (work in progress)


“Between my father and George, they had approximately seventy years in the law. If I didn’t get Michelle to go over the contract with a magnifying glass, they’d both come back to haunt me.”

Marsha West


“Civilian operation,” Pete said. “No grenades.” Ty scowled. “Says who?” “The law.”

Sharon Wray


My gut went uh-oh. Is this good or bad?

Vicki Batman


There was a possibility one of them could be hurt, maybe even seriously. They were trained for these kinds of scenarios, knew what to do, how to react, but, given Murphy’s Law, Connor wasn’t surprised she was worried.

Jacquie Biggar


It didn’t take me long to discover, via a quick Google search, that sellers were required by law to disclose any documented “ghoulish activity.”

Claire Gem


Sofia gasped. “You’re out of line, Melly Grace. You don’t have a license to practice law here in Canada. So back off. ”

Joanne Guidoccio


Benji started to follow her but hesitated, looking a bit green. What was that about? “Is there some law against you getting on an elevator with me?”

Jeannie Hall
Old Friends, New Lovers (work in progress)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about ATTORNEY #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about ATTORNEY

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While she’d been at an attorney’s behest nearly all her adult life, she’d never felt like a collection agent before. Or worse, a loan shark.

Jeannie Hall
Old Friends, New Lovers (work in progress)


But once Tanner’s affairs were finalized, and his attorney signed off on everything, Kate would have to make changes, drastic changes.

Kathryn Jane


“You’ll have a seat and place those papers back on the desk. And together we’ll wait for your attorney.”

Marian Lanouette


“You do realize I’ve been practicing for over fifteen years, right?”

He didn’t respond. It didn’t matter. She always had to work harder to convince him she was a competent, capable attorney.

S.A.Taylor
A Twisted Fate (work in progress)


“Gary will have my head if I don’t talk with him first. So, will my attorney. Let me mull over these numbers for a week or so at least.”

Marsha West


Nate opened the worn paperback and studied the truly awful topographic drawing only a lawyer could make.

Sharon Wray


“Daniel called. There’s been some trouble at Yahoo.” No! Not the restaurant.

Vicki Batman


What was her normal going to be now that her husband was dead and her assets frozen? It was unlikely the lawyers would look favorably upon the dislodged wife of a former hustler.

Jacquie Biggar


Over the next half-hour, Bitsy explained the original plantation house, owned by a wealthy attorney from Birmingham, was destroyed during Wilson’s Raid during the final months of the Civil War.

Claire Gem


“There is no need for any attorney or any meeting with you.” I said, lifting my chin defiantly. “I don’t know what cozy little arrangement you have with the police department, but I will not be giving you any information.”

Joanne Guidoccio


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about VACATION #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about VACATION

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I sat at the breakfast table; drinking my coffee and watching Carlo prepare to leave for a one-week winter vacation with his daughter and grandsons.

Joanne Guidoccio


At first, she’d been caught up by the fact that he smelled so good. She wasn’t sure if it was the cologne he wore or what, but the aroma mixed with his personal scent reminded her of carefree vacations, fresh air, and her youth.

Jeannie Hall
Old Friends, New Lovers (work in progress)


“It was the only way we could get Tanner to take a vacation.” Kate went cold clear down to her bones.

Kathryn Jane


Half dressed, Mia sat up and leaned into Jake’s back, her head close to the phone to eavesdrop. He didn’t bother to untangle himself—she had a right to know what was going on. This would affect her vacation as well.

Marian Lanouette


“Yes.” She looked across the store, wishing the rainbows were real, and she’d come to Woodstock on an extended vacation. But that wasn’t the case.

Marsha West


Rafe survived the Gauntlet, went to a Russian prison, and then emerged from Leavenworth as if it were a summer vacation. He certainly didn’t act like a man who’d been imprisoned for years.

Sharon Wray


Two months earlier, I’d had an itch to get out of town for a romantic get-away. We’d never traveled together before; so, when I’d broached the subject of us sharing a long weekend, he seemed enthusiastic about the idea. So interested, his face lit up like an Edison bulb.

Vicki Batman


Gardener lifted his cards one-by-one, and the expression of glee that passed over his face made Matt’s stomach drop through the floor. The vision he had of a beach vacation with a hot babe faded.

Jacquie Biggar


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about a CAR #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about a CAR

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Her clothes, which probably cost more than his monthly car payment, were filthy and clung to her body like a lover’s hands.

Jacquie Biggar


Who the holy hell could this be? he wondered. Lifting aside the living room curtain, he saw Mercy’s car sitting beside his truck.

Claire Gem


I had warned her about the car towing, but she had brushed it off.

Joanne Guidoccio


Kate’s heartbeat echoed in her ears while she waited, and a very young officer got out of the car.

Kathryn Jane


Louie put the car in gear, drove down the block, cursed, then turned it around and parked in the same spot again. He was overthinking this as the food got cold. He dialed Jake’s cell.

Marian Lanouette


She waited for a stoplight to change. The cars, though many, moved at a leisurely pace, so different from life in Fort Worth.

Marsha West


The big oaf set me on my feet next to the car door. The glower shaping his mouth and creeping into his eyes said otherwise. “You should see a doc.”

Vicki Batman


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about TRAIN #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about TRAIN

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Once I got the train rolling, however, there would be no screeching to a stop. All the pentup frustration churned out. My finger poked his shoulder. Davis flinched.

Vicki Batman


Paired with comfortable seating areas draped with Mexican blankets, throw pillows in a wide array of materials and colors, farmhouse side tables painted in shades of white, blue, and yellow, and the candles—hundreds of candles in varying containers and sizes, the whole thing should have looked like a train wreck, but he had to admit he liked it.

Jacquie Biggar
My Girl (Work in Progress)


“The tracks. We slid off the road, and mom’s car is sitting right up against the tracks. If a train comes, Daniel . . .”

Claire Gem


Such a talented and accomplished horsewoman, yet when it came to her personal life? According to rumors, she was a train wreck.

Kathryn Jane


Together they examined the train tracks in the area where Nadia’s body was found.

Marian Lanouette


Doubts and questions rumbled through her brain like a train on a continuous loop of track.

Marsha West


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about AIRPLANE #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about AIRPLANE

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Pete grabbed a second donut. “Why did Kells go up to Maine? And how’d he pay for the flight?”

Sharon Wray


With a “humpf,” I dragged my pink tote up the narrow aisle to the plane’s exit, accidentally banging it into the sides of the seats along the way. The relieving notion of being back home in Sommerville caused the tension in my chest to fade a smidgen.

Vicki Batman


He noticed Adam’s fascination with the string and steel rainbow-colored art installation hanging from the ceiling. “At the right angle, it looks like an airplane. Plexus C18, I think it’s called, by Gabriel Dawes. Took ninety miles of thread, can you believe it?”

Jacquie Biggar


The difference was that the entire display board was red, with all flights cancelled. Mercy honestly believed Reagan’s plane was the last one to hit the runway before they shut the terminal down.

Claire Gem


Eight months pregnant with the twins, Tania hadn’t been able to hop on a plane and assist her mother.

Joanne Guidoccio


There was one plane and a helicopter inside…and a dead guy.

Kathryn Jane


“You’ve spent a lot on not only tuition, Commissioner, but on clothing, theater tickets, travel, and more,” Jake said.

Marian Lanouette


The clouds parted around the wing of the plane giving a magnificent view of the bay and rows of beach homes along the coast line. I itched to get down there, dig my toes in the sand, and experience everything Sydney had to offer.

S.A.Taylor
Follow Me (work in progress)


As the plane sailed into the air at that heart-stopping take-off angle, she gazed through her window one last time at the Fort Worth skyline.

Marsha West


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about JUDGE #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about JUDGE

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His mother, the best judge of character her knew, trusted Jil.

Marsha West


This quiet time between the moon’s sleep and the sun’s awakening was Etienne’s favorite part of the day. Few people were out, and no one was around to judge.

Sharon Wray


Olga’s anger had burned. She’d acted like judge and jury without giving Maggie the benefit of a doubt. It hurt.

Jacquie Biggar


It felt so good to spill her demons on someone who wouldn’t judge her for the hatred she felt for her ex. She sobbed into the crook of his neck.

Claire Gem


Knowing Adele, she had judged the information to be either irrelevant or too embarrassing to share.

Joanne Guidoccio


He shook his head with an amused expression. “Against my better judgement, I’ll be in shortly.”

Kathryn Jane


But I wouldn’t judge the reputation of the girl on one spiteful comment. If it bothers you that much, find out the truth.”

Marian Lanouette


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about SENTENCE #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about SENTENCE

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In midsentence her pen halted, the air thickened and the oxygen whooshed from her lungs as the news anchor announced her friend Callie’s name in the same sentence as murder.

Marian Lanouette


“You told me once it wasn’t just sex–”
“We made love,” Scott completed her sentence.

Marsha West


Nate picked up his coat and gun. “What about Jack?” Cassio responded, “If you come with me, your lord will be free from the death sentence.”

Sharon Wray


His hold on me tightened as he whispered in my ear, “I’m hungry.” That phrase.

Vicki Batman


His words were cut off mid-sentence, the stunned shock turning his face into a clownish mask of pain.

Jacquie Biggar


Mercy knew when Reagan’s sentences deteriorated into single words, he was done. He’d retreated into that dark, hidden place where he lived most of the time since . . . then.

Claire Gem


Her sentence was a lighter one, and she would be out soon. Too soon.

Joanne Guidoccio


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about WEAPON #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about WEAPON

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While I enjoyed watching celebrity chefs brandishing knives on television, I wasn’t comfortable being in close range with potential weapons.

Joanne Guidoccio


“All that hardware—doesn’t it bother you to carry it?”

“It would bother me more if I had a situation and didn’t have my weapons with me. Don’t worry.”

Marian Lanouette
All the Pretty Brides (2019 Daphne du Maurier Finalist)


Andie Mills stood behind her weapon of choice—a slick black Nikon camera with a 70mm lens.

S.A.Taylor
Shutter (work in progress)


She palmed the weapon, the metal comforting. A quick gulp of air before she glanced under the bed. Nothing. The closet?

Marsha West


Sarah’s mouth went dry, and she turned, ready to use her camera as a weapon.

Sharon Wray


Left with no other option, she dropped, rolled, and came up fighting. “DEA, drop your weapons.”

Jacquie Biggar


He lowered his weapon, and his face softened. He smiled at me, a strange kind of recognition dawning.

Claire Gem