Sunday, December 4, 2016

Snippet Sunday: 99 cent Christmas Romance: Gifts #wewriwa #snippetsunday #cheapread

Hi all, I'm participating in the Weekend Warriors Snippet Sunday. This month, I'll be taking snippets from my Christmas romance, Gifts. You can find the Weekend Warriors Snippet Sunday list at:

About this snippet:  Famke and Chris talk ice skating.


"Have you skated pairs before?" 
"No, but I'm game to try it."
             He opened his palm up, "Put your hand in mine."
             There was something in the tone of his voice, something which 
implied he was looking for her trust, but there was also a hint of doubt. She slid her hand over his palm and he grasped her fingers, his grip firm, strong, and steady.
"Squeeze me back," he said, staring at her with such intensity, her heart tripped.
"All right," Her fingers clasped his.
            "Good, our grips need to be similar so when I lift you, you trust me." 



Figure skating is in Christian Jansen's blood. When he trips on uneven ice and drops his partner, Chris breaks his arm. Now he's looking for a second chance.

Famke deVries lost her skating coach four months ago. Needing to connect with her roots, she returns to Amsterdam and agrees to be Christian's new skating partner.

Christian and Famke connect on a deep level, understanding each other's losses, but will their chemistry off the ice interfere with their goal to go to the Olympics? 


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5 Stars, Joy Cagil, Amazon Reviewer:  "This love story is a joy to read."

5 stars, Delores Goodrick Beggs, Amazon Reviewer: "The touches of Old World Christmas combined with Olympic ice skating make this well-written story a special read I couldn't put down."

5 Stars, Diana Amper, Amazon Reviewer: "Excellent Short Story." 


  1. Great snippet! He seems vulnerable in a way.

  2. Love the storyline, Stephanie. Excellent snippet

  3. I've always loved pairs figure skating. Fantastic snippet.

  4. A lift requires a lot of trust. I hope she's ready!

  5. As a side note, your links to buy your book aren't active so I can't click to look. In blogger, highlight the text you want linked. Then in the window where you're doing your post is an icon to click on. A little window will open where you paste the link, then click OK.

  6. She's putting her wellbeing in his hands, and he's facing his fears of dropping her. Lots of emotion here.

  7. I love the extra layer of meaning in his words!

  8. Nice exploration of trust, Stephanie!!

  9. I love watching pairs skating. A lot of trust is needed, esp. by the woman. I hope she learns to trust him. Good snippet.