Sunday, February 10, 2013

#sixsunday OnceUponASecondChance the Muslim #1NS: Meet Khalid, the unwilling hero of this tale #samplesunday

Hey peeps!

Finally got the sun back after weeks of thunderstorms and quasi-torrential rain. And luckily, for once, the temps are not scorching (at least, not yet! It's 28C this morning, just warm enough to relax).

And I'm planning to relax with some good reading and catching up on some awesome snippets posted by Six Sunday Refugees. Lol, we still haven't decided yet what to call ourselves other than SSS Refugees, but I like this name. What do you think?

So, for a few weeks now, I've been highlighting excerpts from the heroine, Leila's, POV in this story. But a one night stand has to involve two people, innit? Who's the other half of this equation?

None other than her estranged husband, the man who saved her from a life of abuse and made her his... only to abandon her the next morning. Why did he leave, and drop her off in Mauritius? He sounds like a right a*sehole, innit?

But the truth is not what it seems, and Khalid Al-Nadir does appear to have redeeming qualities. Read on for a peek into his dilemma.


"...
You’re already in Hell. He didn’t deserve anything good after bedding Leila, implying he’d look after her, and then abandoning her. He forced his eyes shut, then blinked and stared through the windshield. He couldn’t think of her, not now. When he stopped at a red light at the entrance of Grand Baie, temptation lay just a mile away. If he turned left, he’d be at their house in less than five minutes.
But he couldn’t go there. Leila deserved a new beginning and happiness. Everything she wouldn’t get as his wife. If she ever learned the truth, she would despise him, and he wouldn’t be able to bear her cold contempt. One glimpse of her, and he had lost the heart he never suspected he had.

..."


Want to read the whole of Chapter 1? Then head here.
Interested enough in the book? Then here's where you can grab your copy!
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Awesome peeps taking part this week include Karen Michelle Nutt, Karysa Faire, Jess Schira, Dani-Lyn Alexander, Hather Boyd, JoAnne Kenrick, Paula Martin, Gem Sivad, Joyce Scarbrough, Sue Ann Bowling, Laura Kaye, Anastasia Vitsky, Joanne Stweart, Sarah Ballance... among many others!
Find them all, and their links, here on the official FB group.

Hope ye're all enjoying a fab weekend!

From Mauritius with love,

Zee

26 comments:

Heather Boyd said...

Turn left, turn left. LOL Great snippet.

Gem Sivad said...

He so desperately wants to be with her. Turn left!

JoAnne Kenrick said...

what a bad, bad boy he is... but even bad boys deserve HEA. I hope he gets his. And YES I'll have to read to find out. You've hooked me in and I wanna read, innit? hehe Fab snippet, Zee! SSS Refugees works for me ;)

SherryGLoag said...

Come on Khaled, turn left...

Joya said...

That is one tortured hero! Congrats on your new release. Great six. :)

Zee Monodee said...

Lol, Heather! :)

Paula Martin said...

Now I'm wondering what truth he doesn't want her to know? Intriguing!

Zee Monodee said...

He really should turn left, innit, Gem? :)

Zee Monodee said...

Hey JoAnne! Lol, bad boys deserve more than anyone to get a HEA.
Glad you like our Refugees status :)

Zee Monodee said...

Aww, Sherry. Everyone is cheering for him to turn left :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks, Joya. Yup, poor man in tortured indeed :)

Zee Monodee said...

Ah, Paula... Now that's what the whole plot revolves around... :)

The Belle in Blue said...

Oh, I do love an angst-filled hero. What a great snippet to hook readers with! Great job.

~Joyce Scarbrough

Sarah Ballance said...

This is fantastic! I love in particular the second paragraph. Great insight ... great HOOK!

Siobhan Muir said...

Oh, I love these kinds of stories - where one character abandons the other and then comes back because they can't stay away. Nice snippet, Zee. Want to read more. :)

elingregory said...

Got to love a tortured hero doing the wrong thing for what he perceives to be the right reasons. :) nice snippet.

Sue Ann Bowling said...

Got it and read it yesterday, so I'll just say I enjoyed it.

Joanne Stewart said...

Ohh, I just love a tortured hero. Fantastically done, Zee. I'm hooked. He sounds fabulous!

Karysa Faire said...

Oh! That's a twist. And I'm already sympathetic towards him. Really well written.

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks, Joyce! I love tortured heroes - they're my fave :)

Zee Monodee said...

Glad you liked it, Sarah! :)

Zee Monodee said...

Oh, they definitely yearn to be together, Siobhan. Madame Eve is about to work her magic :)

Zee Monodee said...

Elin, that kind of motivation totally makes me melt. I live for the moment when he realises he's been doing the wrong thing all along :)

Zee Monodee said...

OMG, Sue Ann! Thank you! You just made my whole week :) xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Joanne, I'll admit I totally fell in love with him when I was writing that story :)

Zee Monodee said...

Aww, thanks Karysa! :)

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