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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Sweet Saturday Sample

Hey, Violet, what are we doing for Sweet Saturday Sample?

Readers, he forgot to introduce himself.  That gorgeous man is my husband Matt MCallum.  My name is Violet, and Elaine told our story in her book A New Dream.  We're taking over her blog so she can have a break for Christmas.  Did you know she has a new Christmas release out?

Violet, why don't we share an excerpt from the new story?

(Violet laughs.)  That's my plan, my darling!  In this excerpt Marley, Elaine's heroine, has just found out the secret her new boyfriend kept from her.
Rob stepped inside and slipped his coat off. “What’s wrong? Tell me, Marley. I’ve been worried about you all afternoon.”

She kept her eyes on the floor and refused to look at him. “You know what’s wrong.”

“Tell me.”

Her shoulders slumped, and she sat down on the sofa as if her legs would no longer hold her. “I didn’t believe her at first. I defended you, but after I got home I started to think of all the times people started to say something about you and then just stopped talking or changed the subject. They did that so I wouldn’t find out about your past.”

A muscle jumped in Rob’s cheek. “I was going to tell you last night, but the wrecker interrupted us.”

“You should have tried harder.”

“Let me explain,” he pleaded as he sank down on the sofa beside her.

Marley didn’t answer, but with nothing to lose, he decided to explain anyway.


Wow!  That sounds omnious, Violet.  Do you know what the secret is?

Yes, Matt, I know.  I read the book.

Well, I'm going to read it too.  I gotta find out what the secret is.  Readers, if you'd like toread the book go to http://www.astraeapress.com/#ecwid:category=662245&mode=product&product=7885677 to get your copy of the story.  Please check back with us tomorrow for Six Sentence Sunday.

11 comments:

Sandra said...

I bought this book after reading last Saturday's excerpt, and read it on my Kindle. It's a fun read, and I enjoyed getting to know the characters.

Gwendolyn Gage said...

Violet and Matt, I love how you left me hanging! LOL! Seriously, Elaine does a great job of showing tension and building up to the reveal. I really enjoyed this excerpt. Thanks for sharing!

Elaine Cantrell said...

thanks for your kind words! I appreciate it.

Elaine Cantrell said...

thanks for your kind words! I appreciate it.

Jean said...

I bought the book and am looking forward to reading it. Love your writing, Elaine.

melyndaprice said...

Great tension between these two, well written :)

Sherry Gloag said...

Love the emotion packed sample you guys have offered up while Elaine's 'away'.

Jenna said...

I'm wanting to know the secret too, Matt! It doesn't sound good for Rob at all. Can't wait for next week! Great sample.

Lindsay said...

I can't wait to get this book

Elaine Cantrell said...

Matt here. Ladies, Violet and I appreciate your support. We're hoping Elaine will have a nice vacation and come back ready to work.

Elaine Cantrell said...

Matt here. Ladies, Violet and I appreciate your support. We're hoping Elaine will have a nice vacation and come back ready to work.