Hit ‘n Run
by Lori Power
Determined to build a better life, and forget their past, a freak accident crashes Lorna Tymchuk and Mitch Morgan back into each other’s lives.
It’s more than a “Hit ’n Run” that needs to be taken care of at the police station. False identification, miscommunication and a past better left buried surface to plunge these recently reunited lovers into a deadly game of cat and mouse trying to figure out who the bad guys really are.
All threads pulled threaten the very fabric of their fragile relationship. Caught between desire suspicions, each must decide who to trust and how far to go to follow their instincts.
The long, black hearse sat in the shade of the leafy willows, unnoticed in the quiet, upscale neighbourhood. Like a panther surveying its prey, watchful behind the tinted glass, undercover officer Mitchell Morgan scrutinized the surroundings, ever conscious of the contents in the back.
Mouth parched, complete with a tongue as dry as sand, Mitchell tilted the water bottle slowly and swallowed, enjoying the moist coolness as it trickled down his throat. Satisfied, he slumped farther in the leather seat, aware of the children in the driveway on the corner, the stooped, elderly man picking weeds in the yard nearby, the teen across the street who sat hunched over his DS, on the front concrete step, looking bored.
The holstered cell next to his leg vibrated an insistent stutter, shattering the serene atmosphere. Mitch spared the screen a brief glance.
Without air conditioning, beads of sweat coasted from his brow, under his shades and into his eye, stinging and obscuring his vision. He blinked several times to clear the fog and pressed the accept key.
Three quick, muted tones preceded a double click, to indicate a secure line. A small thrill travelled along his nervous system, leaving a wake of gooseflesh.
“Nine-one-three-Q-R-two-two-E-D-U.” Only after he gave his code would dispatch relay the encrypted message.
“Funeral procession to start,” replied a robotic voice. “All pallbearers to the church.”
A long high-pitched tone pierced his ear. He moved the phone away and severed the connection.
He held the phone level with the steering wheel. His thumb smeared across the face of the cell leaving a greased streak on the screen, while his heart slowed. Within an instant his mind refocused to what was to come next. His left hand moved to smooth his beard. Months of building a case and gathering evidence had come down to this moment.
He turned the engine over and banged the heel of his hand on the steering wheel. “Game on.”
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Turning passion into words in print is a dream come true for Lori Power.
From Radio host (best job ever!), DJ, news reporter to newspaper journalist, like many author’s, Lori has been writing most of her life.
In writing, Lori has discovered a truism: everyone has a great story to tell. All you need to do is listen. Over the years, with all the people Lori has meet previously and daily, both professionally and personally, with an ear to the ground, readers can often find these ‘character’s’ fictionalized in Lori’s stories.
Lori’s first novel “Storms of Passion” was published by Wild Rose Press under their Champagne line, in 2014 and received a 5-star Author’s Favourite seal of approval in 2015.
Collaboration is important to improving one’s craft and as such, Lori is an active member of the Romance Writers of America, TransCanada Romance Writers, The Alberta Romance Writers Association and belongs to both a Critiquing group and a Beta Reading weekly group.
Lori looks forward to continuing to find the good story; hashing out a scene, having fun with a character and writing the story she would love to read.
Amazon Author Page: http://authorsdb.com/authors-directory/2978-lori-power
I had the opportunity to ask Lori a few questions on her writing process. Here are her answers:
Do you ever wish you were someone else? Who?
People would comment that I am a person “happy in my own skin”, so, no I am not someone who would wish to be someone else. Instead, I would see the feats of others and think, I’d like to do that. Yes, I can see me doing that, or going there, or impacting other people in such a way.
What did you do on your last birthday?
We are a funny family. My husband’s birthday is a day before mine and my boys—not twins—share the same birthday, six years apart. In this, I am lucky and share my birthday with my husband in joint festivities. We took in a VIP movie where we could have dinner in the lounge prior to the show. What a great way to spend an evening.
What part of the writing process do you dread?
Editing. Getting rid of all of my back story and checking grammar.
Do you ever suffer from writer’s block? If so, what do you do about it?
Sometimes, but not often. More times it comes down to being overwhelmed or trying to force a scene. When that happens, I try to step back from the story and let the event marinade and put myself in the situation to ask what would I do in that situation. Typically, that will clear the obstruction and I can move on.
Tell us about your latest release.
“Hit ‘n Run” began from a series of events I strung together because I found them interesting fodder for the imagination. When I hit a car that ran a stop sign, trying to explain the strangeness of the situation to the police officer—how I hit the fellow and he ran—and how sometimes that a metaphor for life.
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