Saturday, February 18, 2012

Sweet Saturday Samples - Feb 18

¡Hola! ¡Bienvenidos!
Hello and welcome to another excerpt from I.O.U. Sex. After decades apart, June and Denny have just finished having lunch together at a Dallas Mexican restaurant. Will this reignite the heat that once simmered between them, a heat that rivaled the hot salsa on the table? Or will June’s long-held secret cool their ardor?

Denny's voice interrupted her thoughts. "I'm glad you came by today. I've enjoyed our lunch and I'd like to see you again. Real soon."
June was surprised at how much that pleased her. "I'd like that too."
God help me, it's almost as if we've never been apart.
She arranged her utensils neatly across her plate, avoiding Denny's eyes. "It's amazing, isn't it? So much time has passed since we've seen each other, and yet—"
Denny interrupted and it seemed as if he'd been reading her mind. "And yet here we are, talking like we've never been apart." He stood and then turned to give June his hand, helping her out of the booth. He continued to hold her hand all the way to the car.
That evening June sipped a glass of Chardonnay and mused about lunch. When Daisy jumped into her lap, demanding attention, June scratched the dog's ears, her thoughts far away.
"Sweet Daisy, is this whole thing a mistake? Let's face it, girl, I'm afraid. After getting rid of Stan, I thought I was through with drama in my life."
Daisy jumped to the floor and turned in a circle before settling at June's feet.
"I'm nuts, aren't I? Talking out loud to a dog and worrying about something that hasn't happened yet and may never happen at all."
      How could she explain it all to Denny? Would he believe her? Would he even remember that life-changing time?

Everyone remembers their teenage years, but will June’s memories destroy her future?

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23 comments:

  1. I love how you portrayed June's nervousnes -- arranging the silverware, avoiding Denny's eyes. I could definately feel the tension, and June's dismay over the whole thing. Great work! I'm looking forward to more. :-)

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    1. Thank you, Gwendolyn. We'll post more in the coming weeks.

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  2. I talk to my dog all the time! June was nervous, but I want this to work out for her.

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    1. I talk to my dog too. So far, he hasn't answered.

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  3. I'm dying to know what this secret is! I bet that feeling that no time has passed really takes her back to those old memories with a lot of intensity. I feel for her!

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    1. I'm so glad we were able to create characters that readers care about. They became our friends!

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  4. I like that she can confide in her dog.

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  5. I'm with Sarah. I want to know what she's keeping from him. And I want to know how he's going to react. Nice work!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. See 'ya next week.

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  6. I so love revisiting this story! I think June is right to be concerned about her secret, but Denny's a great guy. Maybe he'll understand. Loved this book!

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, Jenna. I fell in love with Denny.

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  7. Nice sample. I could feel June's uncertainty, and like how he talks to her dog. I also want to know what her secret is.

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    1. Thank you, Carrie-Anne. We'll keep posting.

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  8. I love it when characters talk to their animals!

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    1. So do I. Cats, dogs, canaries... I love pets in stories.

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  9. Oh, I hope not because I'm really rooting for her!! Great sample!

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  10. Denny sounds wonderful! Wonder what's gone on in his life since they've been apart. Hope she remembers how young they were in high school. That forgives a lot. :)

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    1. You know how there are certain people that even if you don't see them often, you seem to pick up right where you left off when you get together? That's what we tried to convey with Denny and June.

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  11. Sandra, we meet again! I just downloaded your book (finally). I must say that it is a great hook because I am really curious to know what June's secret is.

    I like your blog, and it seems as if you have a lot of good interactive things going on inside it, that people will participate in.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Lynn, and thank you for downloading the book. I hope you enjoy it.

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    1. I had a little white dog named Daisy who lived to the ripe old age of 17. We just had to include her in the book. Now she's immortalized!

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