Sunday, April 14, 2013

Anniversary Celebration on Snippet Sunday!

Monday, April 15th marks the two year anniversary of the release of Jezebel's Wish so I chose a snippet from that story to celebrate! Whoot! In addition, Jezebel's Wish is on SALE NOW for $2.99 through The Wild Rose Press! Thanks for visiting today!
 


For the first time since Jeffrey’s death, it was as if there were some other being, some other creature in the world that understood exactly how she felt. It knew what she needed, without her ever having to say a single word. It offered no judgment, no prejudice. The horse didn’t care if her heart was full of shame or anger, if she was filled with guilt and remorse. All it wanted was to stand there beside her in the morning light, watching the stars slowly disappear one by one.
 
Jezzy sighed, tightening her arm as she experienced relief, sweet and utter relief for the first time in months. 
 
She had just met her first true friend since Jeffrey’s death. At long last she had found someone who wasn’t going to try to make her feel better, who wasn’t going to try to talk her to death or ask her a million questions. A friend who would be hers not because it felt sorry for her or had ulterior motives, but one that would just stand with her. To be ready if and when she needed him, a friend that would want absolutely nothing in return. 
 


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28 comments:

Frank C. Etier said...

"... a friend that would want absolutely nothing in return."

Everyone needs a friend like that.
Pets, regardless of species, often fill the bill quite nicely.

Great 8!

AJ Nuest said...

Thank you, Frank, and I couldn't agree more. Probably why the hubs calls me Dr. Doolittle. LOL

Joanne Stewart said...

Ahh, I remember that moment. Still love this book! Great snippet!

Sarah W said...

How beautiful. Animals can open guarded hearts.

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Lovely snippet! Animals do have a way of warming our hearts. :)

AJ Nuest said...

Thank you, Joanne! I still remember the awesome review you gave this story. LOL XO

AJ Nuest said...

Thank you, Sarah. Yep, that's what Jezzy's relationship with the Reverend is all about. :-)

AJ Nuest said...

Thank you, Karen! Mine get warmed daily by our pets over here...even when I'm madder than a hornet someone did something naughty. :-)

Sharon Buchbinder said...

The silence of companionship that needs no words. I love this snippet. You pull at the reader's heart without being maudlin. Excellent!!

AJ Nuest said...

Oh my gosh, thank you, Sharon! How lovely! I totally appreciate the kind words!!

History Sleuth said...

Very touching snippet. You are so right. Our animals seem to love us without expectations or judgement. You got that across very well.

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AJ Nuest said...

Thank you History Sleuth! And thanks for visiting with me today!

Dixie Lee Brown said...

Oh AJ! I love the feeling you've created of pure acceptance. Peace. There's nothing better. Can't wait to read this one!

Veronica Scott said...

Lovely excerpt, really enjoyed the quietly happy tone.

AJ Nuest said...

Thank you Dixie! You know, I'm a nervous wreck over here knowing it's on your list. GAH! I'm never gonna measure up! LOL

AJ Nuest said...

Thank you, Veronica! There's just something about that special relationship with a horse, you know? XO

Siobhan Muir said...

I had a horse like that, and yeah, she totally understood without asking question. Nice snippet, AJ. :)

AJ Nuest said...

The Reverend is actually based on a horse my mother owns by the name of Easy Street. I love that big guy. :-) Thanks for stopping by Siobhan!

The Belle in Blue said...

Such a sweet snippet that really captures the essence of friendship. Like Chip said, everyone needs a friend like that.

~Joyce Scarbrough

AJ Nuest said...

Thank you Belle in Blue! I loved your snippet, as well, today! So much fun making these new friends!

Jane Wakely said...

Lovely excerpt, AJ! You've captured the friendship between the two beautifully! Animals make the best friends! :)

AJ Nuest said...

Thank you so much, Jane! Agreed. Our animals are truly a part of our family here. Thanks for stopping by!

Vivien Dean said...

Just absolutely lovely. Thank you so much for this today!

AJ Nuest said...

Thank you, Vivien! And thank YOU for taking the time to visit! Hugs!

S. J. Maylee said...

You're pulling my heart strings here with your beautiful, real writing.

AJ Nuest said...

Awww...S.J. that's awesome! Thank you so much for the beautiful comment! (((hugs)))

Juli D. Revezzo said...

Great book, AJ! Congrats on its anniversary. :)

Stephanie Burkhart said...

Very heartfelt. I love the introspection and hope inspired in the snippet. Things are looking up for Jessie.