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2/15/2011 6:56:22 AM    [ Flag as Inappropriate ]

I would love to share an excerpt from BORROWED TIME which is now on the top 100 Kindle Romantic Suspense list at Amazon...and it's only .99 cents!!


From BORROWED TIME by Maureen A. Miller


“What the—?”


Testing her endurance, she parted two fingers and squinted until her vision acclimated.  Her hand fell uselessly to her side and her jaw dropped.  She took two steps forward and felt too numb to continue any further.


The room was greater in size than any commercial airline hangar.  Several jumbo jets could easily sit side by side under the vaulted ceiling soaring at least three stories above.  The far walls were remote enough to lack focus, but they served only as a backdrop to the massive structure that filled nearly half the colossal chamber.


“Oh my God!” she whispered, but it echoed back as if she shouted atop the Matterhorn.


Caught up with the exhibit, Emily jumped when Brian moved in behind her, his palms resting on her shoulders.  “I’ve seen a number of bizarre ventures launched deep in this facility,” Brian took a deep breath, “but I can honestly say that they’ve never tried anything like this.”


A shiver coursed through her as she whispered, “they didn’t have Colin then.”


And with the curiosity and awe of a child, Emily crossed that concrete floor as if it were frozen, as if she was on top of the ice-crusted surface of some faraway planet.  She approached the mammoth craft suspended by metal scaffolding, like a creature of the sea, imprisoned, wanting nothing more than to be immersed in the life-sustaining ocean.


Mesmerized, Emily began to pace the perimeter, studying the fine details of craftsmanship.  The vessel looked like an enormous silver manta ray, with its eyes formed by the bank of windows at the forward nose.  The body of the ship flowed in aerodynamic waves as if even in these metal shackles it was gliding silently through the water, leaving the faintest of wakes.


Emily dared to step closer and stare up at the smooth, black underbelly.  From this perspective she felt just as she had when she was a child visiting the Museum of Natural History, staring up at the blue whale suspended from the ceiling of the Hall of Ocean Life.  She had felt so diminutive, like a tiny spec of plankton that would be inhaled without a thought.


The Hyperion was wider than that blue whale, but about the same length.  It was made of a material that sparkled like black onyx.  She walked for a span beneath it, but returned to Brian with a sense of urgency.


“You want to go inside,” he nodded, resigned.


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• Are You A Movie Crier? - Tuesday, March 12, 2013
• Inventing Worlds - Tuesday, January 29, 2013
• A Funny Thing Happened... - Wednesday, January 09, 2013
• Responsible Writing - Thursday, August 02, 2012
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• Golden Heart Suspense - Saturday, April 14, 2012
• Interview With Mitch Hasslet from JUNGLE OF DECEIT - Wednesday, March 14, 2012
• Is It Dangerous Being A Romantic Suspense Author? - Monday, February 27, 2012
• Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes? - Saturday, December 31, 2011
• Just Romantic Suspense - Friday, October 28, 2011
• Grandma - Thursday, September 15, 2011
• Life On The Treadmill - Tuesday, September 13, 2011
• What do 9/11 and Jungle Of Deceit have in common? - Friday, August 19, 2011
• Haunted Houses - Wednesday, July 13, 2011
• RWA Conference - Wednesday, July 06, 2011
• What If Your Book Became A Movie? - Saturday, June 25, 2011
• Sample Sunday - ENDLESS NIGHT - Tuesday, May 31, 2011
• Thirsty for Knowledge - Saturday, May 21, 2011
• Meteor Strategy - Tuesday, April 12, 2011
• Romantic Suspense Excerpt - WIDOW'S TALE - Thursday, April 07, 2011
• Romantic Suspense Snippet - WIDOW'S TALE - Wednesday, March 16, 2011
• BORROWED TIME BLOG - Monday, March 07, 2011
• Romantic Suspense in the Adirondacks. - Sunday, February 27, 2011
• WIDOW'S TALE - Snippet - Wednesday, February 23, 2011
•  BORROWED TIME - Snippet - Tuesday, February 15, 2011  
• CONFERENCES - Wednesday, February 09, 2011
• Cliche - Thursday, January 20, 2011
• Blustery Romances - Saturday, December 18, 2010
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