Wednesday, February 19, 2014


It's Wednesday and time for a HUMP DAY HOOK. The weekly event has been refitted to be a themed weekly event. I like themes. Sometimes it's hard to come up with a new hook and a theme gives you something to look for. How this works is same as before -- authors post a tempting portion of their writing following the theme of the week.
This week's theme is Intrigue so I've chosen a bit from Loving Leonardo (book 1 in the series)

Setting the scene: Carlos Posateri is about to acquire the book that will send Nicolas and Ellie on a whirlwind course to danger and love.

My Hook:
Curiously, tonight’s meeting had been arranged by a different man. He’d received a note from one E. Fortuna describing several antique books in his employer’s possession, including one of homoerotic art reminiscent of Leonardo da Vinci’s work. Quoting a price, Fortuna added he’d also contacted other potential buyers, no doubt to spur him to act quickly. But in the span of a day, a second note arrived. This one from Signore Falconetti, saying the book changed hands and was still for sale. What happened to E. Fortuna?


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  1. That's a quick change of owner, I wonder what happened too.

  2. Intriguing snippet. Thank you for sharing!

  3. I'm guessing something 'bad' happened to E. Fortuna. Intriguing snippet indeed!

    RK Moore