Thursday, April 11, 2013

Boomer Lit

Boomer Lit Friday

A weekly blog hop event for Boomer Lit writers

Thanks for stopping by to participate in Boomer Lit Friday. Every week authors of books featuring Baby Boomers post excerpts on their blogs. Click HERE to connect to more.  

Our snippet today is from I.O.U. SEX, the story of three lifelong friends who make a pact to track down their high school boyfriends. June and Kiki have found their high school steadies, but Peggy hasn't been as lucky.

Peggy sat on the patio by the pool eating Krispie Kreme doughnuts and drinking a Coke, wondering what Kiki and June were up to. She hadn’t heard a peep out of either woman since their lunch, and she was dying to hear the latest in their boyfriend saga. These days, their lives rivaled “As the World Turns” for drama, and she hated to miss a single episode.

Since their last conversation, Peg had attempted to find where Mark was living without any success. She’d tried Kiki’s approach and done a computer search, typing “Mark William Smith” in the Google search box. When she hit “enter,” millions of hits popped up. Overwhelmed, she clicked on the big “X” and turned off the confounded machine. Given her computer ineptitude, she knew she’d probably done it wrong somehow. With only Mark’s name to go on, finding him on the internet would be like searching for a needle in a haystack the size of Texas.

The solution came one sleepless night when Peggy turned on the TV and saw a “Rockford Files” rerun.

“Why didn’t I think of hiring a professional before?” She said the words out loud to the empty room.

She wondered how much an investigation would cost, and what she would tell the detective. Peggy laughed, imagining herself explaining Kiki’s crazy idea of payback sex to a complete stranger. The guy would probably fall off his chair laughing at the idea that a fat broad like her even had such fantasies, much less intended to act on them.

And what would she tell Ken? Not that her husband paid much attention to what she did, but she’d need to come up with some plausible story for how she spent the money, just in case he noticed.

Peggy decided to go for it. She went to the kitchen to find the Yellow Pages to see if private investigators were listed.

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14 comments:

  1. Peggy is really going for it! Too bad she doesn't have a teenager who can search Facebook for her. I'm loving it.

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    1. Sara,
      I think Peggy might say, "Facebook? Is that a chapter book with a face on the cover?" Her computer knowledge is severely limited, that's for sure! Thanks for the cute comment!
      Sandra Allen

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  2. Love it, I can just picture her getting angry at her computer!

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    1. Thanks! I must admit that I am sometimes tempted to chunk the cantankerous machine out the window!
      Sandra Allen

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  3. Peggy's looking for trouble..........

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    1. She may not be seeking it out, but it's about to find her!
      Sandra Allen

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  4. This scene is another excerpt where you lead the reader into wanting to turn the page. I can't wait to see who she hires and how much trouble this will get her into.

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    1. We tried really hard to leave the reader wanting to know more, especially at the end of each chapter. I'll give you a hint.....think about McGruff, the crime fighting dog! LOL!
      Sandra Allen

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  5. The whole premise of this book is devilishly enticing. I'm really hoping they somehow connect. Well done.

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    1. Thank you! We actually came up with this premise while reading Sandy's old high school diary and laughing like fools about what we did and did not do back then. It was a real hoot letting our three heroines do what we couldn't.
      Sandra Allen

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  6. If you haven't read I.O.U Sex yet...what are you waiting for? Great read... I loved it :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Jacquie!
      Sandra Allen

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  7. I loved all the delightfully diverse characters in this outstanding book.

    Micki

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    1. Hi, Micki! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a kind comment.

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