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Treasure comes in all shapes and sizes. To a pirate, treasure is plundered from another ship and buried for later generations to drool over. To an archaeologist, treasure is finding a long lost tomb filled with golden relics of a legendary king. To a mother, treasure is her new baby safe in her arms. To a writer, treasure is writing something so compelling that readers send emails begging him/her to hurry up and write another book.
Since I’m an author, you know where my heart lies. My latest release is titled A New Dream. I worked on it for a long time before I was satisfied with it, and so I count it as one of my treasures. Here’s an excerpt from A New Dream. I do hope you enjoy it!
The red convertible cut a path through the moonlight, its headlights dancing along the arched limbs of the trees above the road.
“Oh, Matt, it’s such a beautiful night,” Stacey declared with a sigh. “I’m going to miss you when you leave tomorrow.”
Matt reached for her hand and brought it to his lips. “I’ll miss you too, but if I don’t report on time, I’m in trouble with the coach.”
“That’s what I get for falling in love with a pro football player,” Stacey teased, her blonde hair turned to frosted silver by the light of the full moon above them.
Matt squeezed her hand that wore his engagement ring. “It’s too late to back out now,” he teased. “You’re mine.”
“Mmm, do I like the sound of that!”
The car rounded a curve, and without warning a deer bounded across the road.
“Look out!” Stacey screamed.
Matt braked sharply to avoid the animal. The tires slid on a patch of loose gravel in the road, and he lost control of the convertible. It fishtailed and started to spin in the road.
Matt hauled the steering wheel to correct the slide, but it was useless. The car turned around once more and skidded backwards for a short distance before it charged off the road. It jumped a steep ditch and went airborne. All Matt could see was a blur of trees and darkness as the car careened into the woods. It made a lazy turn in the air and came to rest bottom side up.
The last thing he remembered was the sound of Stacey’s screams.
Okay, what am I giving away? How about a pdf copy of A New Dream and a pair of handmade earrings from Lucy O? To win, follow this blog. The button for doing so is in the left sidebar underneath my picture. It’s blue. After you follow, leave a comment telling me that you did so. ALSO INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDDRESS. If you already follow, tell me so and leave your email.
Don’t forget that I’ve started a new feature at my blog. It’s called Fashionista Friday. All you fashioinistas out there won’t want to miss it.