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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

New Release -- RESCUE TRAIL by Darrel Sparkman



Jake Rawlings was broken. One senseless killing and the loss of his wife left him without an anchor. Guilt and bitterness pushed him to turn in his badge. When he decides to follow the trail of a lone woman on the prairie, he’s led to a feisty widow and her daughter fighting for their lives. Saving them was easy. Can he save himself?

EXCERPT

     When the gambler’s hand touched the butt of his pistol, Jake tried to reason. “Slim. This is not a serious problem. If you need time to close your affairs here, we can do that.”
     “No need. There’s nothing left.”
     Jake watched the man as the odd statement put his nerves on edge. Nothing left? “This is not how you want to do this. Maybe I should walk outside and come in again when you’re in a better mood.”
     He watched the man grip his pistol and met his glassy-eyed stare. He’d seen that same look on men going to the gallows. “Don’t do this, Slim. There’s no need.”
     “I disagree.”




20 comments:

  1. Darrel, I absolutely love the action in this story and growth of the characters, separately and with one another. You did a wonderful job of making it all very real! Congratulations on your new release!

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    1. Thank you for your help with this! Appreciate it.

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  2. Congratulations on your new release. The excerpt draws the reader right in to the action. Wonderful. I'm sure you have a great success on your hands.

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    1. Thank you, and I hope you're right!I really appreciate your comments. They're fuel for the author's pen... er, keyboard.

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  3. Darrel, WOW! What an excerpt. Have never read any of your stories, but by gosh,I have to definitely read this one. I have to find out what happened to Slim, and of coarse, Jake. This is sure to be a winner. Congratulations, and wishing you much success with this one and all future ones. So nice to meet you here at PRP. I'm off to Amazon.

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  4. Sounds good and I love the title of the book! Wishing you the best,

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    1. Thank you. No matter what you're doing, when you try to rescue someone--sometimes the tables are turned. It was fun to write.

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  5. Enticing excerpt. Congratulations. Best wishes for many sales and all good reviews.

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  6. Congrats on your release. Your excerpt is well written and brings the reader in.

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    1. Thanks, Bill. A good editor can take the credit for the promo. No "I" in team.

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    2. Yep, I have one too. Much better than I could have done without three weeks worth of Rum, and...thans (hic) um...iz dunt thinks iz be cluse. (hic)

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    3. Oh, you could do as well... just nobody could read it! :)

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  7. Intriguing excerpt. For an author, release day is a combination of pride, excitement, and satisfaction to see our work presented to the public. Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you Kaye. All that you said. Yes!

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  8. Sounds great. I look forward to reading this.

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    1. Hope you like it, Robyn. Thanks for reading.

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  9. Congratulations on the new book, Darrel. Great excerpt. It certainly draws the reader in (no pun intended).

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  10. Thanks, Keith. Appreciate it.

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