Friday, September 7, 2012

Sweet Saturday Samples - Sept 8


SONIC Sign
I've missed the past few Sweet Saturday Samples, but I'm back today with more from Elly and the Geriatrics, my work in progress. In this scene, Elly and Derek are sitting in his truck at the Sonic drive-in restaurant and they’ve just shared their first kisses. 

      As he watched her sip her cherry Coke, Derek wondered if their kisses had affected Elly as much as they had him. The touch of her lips had sent a lightning bolt of lust straight through him—something that hadn’t happened lately. He turned to look out the window, trying to keep his thoughts from turning X-rated. He hadn’t meant to kiss her and wondered what had come over him. He glanced over to see her brows creased in a frown. Maybe his actions puzzled her too.
       Actually, she was the one who took it from a friendly kiss to a sizzling liplock. He liked that—a woman who didn’t play games but went after what she wanted.
       But what's with the ex-boyfriend? Is she still hung up on that jerk?
       Now that she’d confessed her living arrangement with Mrs. M, it all added up. No wonder she’d been around the neighborhood so often.

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       Elly wondered what had possessed her to grab the man and give him such a lustful kiss. She’d been surprised when he reached for her and kissed her—surprised and delighted. She didn’t even stop to think before she kissed him back. It just felt right.
       Then the reality of all she’d said hit her. Why did she bring up all that stuff about Rick? Damn, she always talked too much when she was upset. And making out at the Sonic in the middle of Shannon Ridge? Adult women don’t behave that way.
       Oh, yes, they do, Granny’s devilish voice chirped in her mind.  Especially when faced with a good-looking man.
       Elly frowned and stared down into her drink.
       Slow down. Remember Rick.
       Then the memory of Mrs. Bagley's warning about Derek nagged her thoughts.
       Would she make up something like that? Yeah, the old girl probably thought kissing on the first date was sinful, but still….
       What do I really know about Derek?
       She scooted closer to the truck’s door and sipped in silence.

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23 comments:

  1. I loved how you switched POV to show what each of them was thinking...perfect!

    Now I wonder if they'll talk and share what they're thinking....hmm, probably not for awhile.

    Here's MY SWEET SATURDAY SAMPLE

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    1. You're right--it's a little early in their relationship for serious sharing. I'll post their conversation next time.

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  2. This is a delightful story. I enjoy each new excerpt you post.

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    1. Thank you, Elaine. I'm writing this book solo, but my I.O.U. SEX co-author Sandra Allen is giving the book an initial edit right now. What would I do without her?

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  3. I have nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogging Award. Check out my latest post and follow the rules.

    http://raaniyork.wordpress.com/2012/09/08/super-sweet-award/

    I think you really deserve it!!! Your blog is so special in so many ways!!

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  4. Ahh, Sandy,

    I'm sure you know what they say-age "ain't" nothing but a number.

    Loved it.

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  5. Aww, I hope Elly doesn't let Mrs. Bagley get between her and Derek! This is such a great story! Sounds like you're quite a bit closer to a release? Hmmm? Hope so. :)

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  6. I love the alternating POVs and the development of their relationship.

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    1. Thank you, Carrie-Anne. I think it's fun to write what's going on in both characters' heads, so long as they're kept separate.

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  7. Things are really beginning to "sizzle"--love it!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Sandy. This book isn't as "sizzly" as I.O.U. SEX but there is some va-va-voom.

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  8. I love your voice, Sandra. Is this a collaboration between both Sandras? :-) Your characters are so down to earth. :-)

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  9. People tell me I have a Southern accent, so maybe that comes through in my writing. I'm writing Elly's story solo, but my best-bud Sandra Allen is giving it the first-round edit. Couldn't do it without her keen eye!

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  10. I love this story! The second-guessing is so real. And I don't hear a southern accent in your writing!

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    1. I guess I didn't say "y'all" often enough!

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  11. I'm going to side with Grandma! Nicely done perspectives. Thanks for your comment on my blog!

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  12. Love it, Sandy! Can't wait til next week to see what Elly gets into next.

    Juli D. Revezzo

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    1. Thanks for your comments, Juli and Deirdre. I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt.

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