Friday, February 28, 2014

First Fight Friday: From the Outback by Ann B. Harrison

Goats solve their differences head-on. They don’t give the silent treatment or yell, they butt heads, and then it’s over.

Cowboy Marvin has learned humans resolve issues differently especially those romantically involved. His curiosity sparked, he has invited authors to stop by on Fridays and share the first fight out of their latest book.

Ann B. Harrison 
is here for ...

First Fight Friday 

with a scene from 

From the Outback

"I'll call you." Mason pushed Sami into the car and ran around to his side, sliding into his seat and starting the engine. He whipped the car into reverse and spun the tyres in his haste to keep up with the ambulance. It was already down the driveway, the lights and sirens blaring.

"If anything happens to him you are dead."

Mason looked over at Sami, the quiet words ringing in his ears. She was obviously upset and he turned his attention back to the vehicle in front of them and the trip to the hospital.

When they pulled into the emergency bay, Sami jumped out of the car and rushed to the ambulance before they had Garth out of the door. Mason followed, his earlier good mood gutted. Garth was an interesting young man who knew exactly what he wanted. He was knowledgeable and keen, something Mason was happy to help nurture given the chance.

He was prepared to offer the kid a job if he wanted it and encourage him to do the course in town he was keen on. Fingers crossed he came through this safely without any side effects.

Mason reached Sami's side and slipped his arm over her shoulders. She glared at him and shrugged it off.

The doctors hurried to the bedside and the medics filled them in.

"Asthma attack, Ventolin administered, oxygen levels still low, thready pulse."

"Get them out." The doctor spoke crisply to the nurse who approached Sami and Mason, whipping the curtain closed between them.

"Please go and take a seat in the waiting area. The doctors need to work on your brother and we will let you know how he is as soon as we can."

"No, I'm not leaving him." Sami pushed the nurse out of the way and tried to go back into the emergency cubicle where Garth lay.

Mason reached her in a couple of quick strides and put his arms around her. "You have to listen. They don't need you in the way."

She slapped him squarely across the cheek, the sound reverberating in the room.

I really don't think I deserved that.

Mason rubbed his face and laughed bitterly. "If it makes you feel better, have another go, Sami. Fact is, the doctors want you out of the way so they can work on Garth. You are coming with me, like it or not."

He picked her up in his arms and turned to the waiting room. "Here or outside in the sun?"

She was glaring at him while the tears slowly filled her eyes. Her chin wobbled as they slid down her cheeks falling on his arm. "Take me outside."

"We'll be outside by the door." Mason turned and walked out with Sami shaking in his arms. He found a seat and sat down cradling her against his chest letting her sob until she was spent.

Copyright © Ann B. Harrison

From the Outback by Ann B. Harrison

Although desperate to get out of her dead end job, Sami is cynical when she hears of an inheritance from the grandfather she never knew. But once she and her young brother arrive in the beautiful valley, she discovers they are not wanted...especially by the sexy vineyard owner next door. Will she persevere and make a home for them, or give in and take the easy money when the going gets tough?

From the Outback is available to buy from Amazon

Ann's bio:

Ann swears she was born with a book in her hands and has never put it down. A lifelong love of reader has finally culminated in achieving her dream of writing...and publication.

She lives in the beautiful Hunter Valley with her own handsome hero of many years. Ann has always loved the ups and downs of life in small communities and she shares this with readers in her rural romances.

Strong sexy heroines with a good dash of sass thrown in feature in her stories. Of course these women need an equally strong hero. Bring on the outback hero and watch the passion ignite.

When not writing Ann enjoys reading, gardening, walking her very large dog Hugo and fighting with her computer.

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Thanks for sharing Ann!

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