[bksvol-discuss] Re: caught in the crossfire

No, I don't believe I would, either. <smile> If it was a book I wanted to 
read all the way through, maybe...but maybe not even then. <smile> Take 
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Evan Reese" <mentat1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2006 1:59 PM
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Wow!  I wonder how that happened.  I don't see any option other than
rejection - unless you want to go through every word of it.  It doesn't
sound like something I would do.  I do read through whatever I submit or
validate, but I wouldn't fix something like that up.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Riddle" <captinlogic@xxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2006 10:38 AM
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> Sure. Here is a sampling. From the beginning of the book.
>
> and Series Romantic Fantasy.PrologueAt was mid-October. The Crenshaws of
> Texas were having a party, and everyone for miles around had been
> invited.Joe and Gail Crenshaw's oldest son, Jake, and Ashley the only
> child of Joe's foreman, Kenneth Sullivanhad been married in a private
> ceremony earlier in the day and now all their friends and neighbors were
> celebrating at one of Joe's famous barbecues.Strings of lights decorated
> the large live oaks surrounding the hacienda-style homestead, and dozens
> of tiki torches offered light to the crowd and discouraged any lingering
> mosquitoes that might have survived the first cold front that had moved
> through the Hill Country of Texas the week before.The patio had been
> cleared for dancing to the music of a local country-western band, and
> people of all ages were either dancing or watching those who were.8 CAUGHT
> IN THE CROSSFIREHeatherJake's four-year-old daughter from his first
> marriageraced in and around the visitors with Blackie, her three-month-old
> Border collie puppy, nipping at her heels. A half-dozen children followed
> them, sounding like a noisy uprising from the kindergarten set.Joe and
> Gail watched the festivities from a picnic table near the patio. Gail
> chuckled at the children's antics. Life had certainly changed for them
> during the past few months since Jake discovered he had a daughter. At
> long last, Gail was a grandmother. She couldn't have been happier."I'm so
> glad to see Heather playing with the other children. It's quite a change
> from her birthday party three weeks ago. She wouldn't leave Jake's arms
> all evening.""I think having the puppy has helped her overcome her
> shyness." Joe looked at the people milling around. "Looks like everyone's
> enjoying tonight. I'm glad the weather cooperated."Gail laughed. "We've
> never had bad weather on the day of one of our parties. Have you noticed
> that?""I just figured that's what you wanted, so I did what I could to
> please you."She snickered. "You are so full of it." She leaned over and
> gave him a quick kiss. "I sometimes wonder why I've put up with you all
> these years."He pulled her close and nuzzled her ear. "You want me to
> remind you?" he
>
> asked silkily, causing her to blush.She immediately changed the subject
> before his comments continued."I'm glad Jake and Ashley agreed to have a
> short engagement. Heather wanted Ashley living with them as soon as they
> told her they were to marry." She searched for theANNETTE BROADRICK
> 9couple until she spotted them dancing. "It's been wonderful to see Jake
> happy again after all those years alone."The band was playing a slow tune
> and they watched as Jake and Ashley swayed together, their arms firmly
> wrapped around each other.Joe looked around, wondering where his three
> younger sons were hiding. "I hope the others decide to follow Jake's lead
> and settle down one of these days."He spotted them in the shadows of one
> of the large trees, watching the festivities from a safe distance.Joe
> loved his sons, although they'd been a handful to bring up. What one
> didn't think of to do, another one would. High-spirited, Gail called them.
> Joe thought of them as rambunctious and rowdy.He had to admit that they
> hadn't turned out half-bad. In fact, he was downright proud of them.He and
> Gail had been stunned when Jason, their youngest son, showed up
> unexpectedly at the ranch yesterday. He'd made the Army his career and now
> had a highly classified, and dangerous, position in Special Ops.Jude,
> their third son, had been part of the National Security Agency for the
> past three years. At present, he was working out of San Antonio on some
> kind of classified assignment. Joe had long ago learned not to inquire
> into his two younger sons' work. He was pleased that Jude had been close
> enough to come to the wedding.Jared was the one he tended to worry about.
> He'd always had a strong independent streak. He had a degree in petroleum
> engineering and was hired by one of the largest oil companies in the world
> as soon as he graduated. He seemed to enjoy his job as troubleshooter for
> the company, traveling from one hot spot to another around the world. He
> had just returned from Saudi Arabia.10CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIREJoe knew that
> Jared was good at what he did. He should knowJared had found oil on the
> ranch the summer before his senior year at the University of Texas. But
> Joe worried that Jared courted danger wherever he went. Almost a
> daredevil. Either that or he was convinced he was immortal. He'd always
> taken too many chances, ever since he was a child.He couldn't see Jared
> settling down anytime soon.Gail smiled as she saw her three younger sons
> catching up on each other's lives. It had been a long while since all four
> of the boys had been anywhere at the same time.The Crenshaw males were
> tall and blond with a rangy build
>
> that made them look good in whatever they chose to wear. They had broad,
> muscular shoulders and chests, narrow waists, long legs and what Gail
> thought of as snake hips. Shopping for them when they were kids had been a
> chore, trying to find pants that would fit their narrow waists and hips
> and long legs.All of them had Joe's looks and charisma, the same kind of
> looks and charisma that had caught her attention so many years ago. She'd
> fallen hard for the man and had never once regretted jumping into marriage
> soon after they met."It's good to have all four of them home at the same
> time," Joe said, echoing Gail's thoughts."I consider it a miracle," Gail
> softly replied."Great party.. .as usual," one of their neighbors said,
> sitting down across from them. "1 swear, you two don't look old enough to
> have four strapping sons. Life certainly agrees with you."Joe looked at
> Gail with a lifted brow and a provocative smile, causing her to blush
> before they both laughed."1 have to agree with you there, Stu," Joe
> replied.ANNETTE BROADRICK11* * *"Hey, Jared," Jason said. With a nod
> toward two new arrivals, he asked, "Do you know the couple who just
> arrived? She's quite a looker."Jared glanced over his shoulder, saw the
> couple Jason was talking about and did a double take."Well, I'll
> be.""What?" Jude asked."That's Senator Russell.""Really,"
>
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "E." <thoth93@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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> Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2006 10:29 AM
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: caught in the crossfire
>
>
>> Would you be able to cut and paste a page for us to read.  What you say
>> sounds pretty strange, I admit.
>>
>> E.
>>
>>
>> At 01:14 PM 8/24/2006, you wrote:
>>
>>>There are no line breaks at all and no spaces between sentences. That's
>>>what I mean by linear spacing.
>>
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