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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Snippet Sunday and Weekend Writing Warriors


Welcome to Snippet Sunday and Weekend Writing Warriors, your chance to sample the work of a talented group of authors. Today I'm going to share an excerpt from my Nov. 1 release The Captain and the Cheerleader. When you finish here you can find more excerpts at:

Weekend Writing Warriors and at Snippet Sunday

Blurb:


Susan English can’t stand Robin Lanford!  She’s so full of herself she irritates everyone on the faculty of Fairfield High.  When Robin bets Susan fifty dollars that she can’t get a date with Kurt Deveraux, the head football coach, Susan jumps at the chance to put the little heifer in her place.  She had no idea that teaching Robin a lesson would irrevocably change her life, strain treasured friendships, and throw two families into chaos.

Sentences:

Robin Landford swept into the room and plopped down into an orange plastic chair beside Susan English. “I think Kurt Deveraux is gay.”

It was Friday afternoon, but Robin’s statement halted the teacher exodus from the faculty lounge.

“Why do you say that, Robin?” Susan asked. Yeah, her voice sounded chilly and a bit snooty, but she couldn’t help herself. Robin was fresh out of college and seemed to think she was God’s gift to men; she flirted with anything in pants. This annoying little creature had probably made a play for Kurt’s attention and been rejected. Of course, in Robin’s defense, she’d have to say that not many women could ignore Kurt Deveraux. There might be a man somewhere who had more sex appeal than the blond, blue- eyed coach, but Susan doubted it.

She watched as Robin tossed her hair and pouted, “If I can’t get his attention he isn’t interested in women.” 

The Captain and the Cheerleader will be available on November 1 from Wings ePress.

18 comments:

Iris Blobel said...

Sounds like another bestseller for you, Elaine. I definitely like the start.

P.T.Wyant said...

A bit full of herself, isn't she? Maybe he just has better taste than other men she's met.

Chelle Cordero said...

Ooh, I do not like Robin at all. Very intriguing.

Ed Hoornaert said...

This excerpt encapsulates the precise characterization you gave us of Robin. Nicely done.

Teresa Cypher said...

Great job painting Robin's character, Elaine. And I love the premise to this story!

Teresa Cypher said...

Forgot to mention, no snippet for this week, Elaine. I don't want anyone wasting precious time looking for one. :-)

Kim Magennis said...

Oh, a very interesting challenge! Can't wait for the chaos....

Kim Magennis said...

Oh, a very interesting challenge! Can't wait for the chaos....

Charmaine Gordon said...

And so the story begins. Wonderful and just enough for the reader to want more.

Christina Ochs said...

Wow, what a piece of work! I always hate it when men use that excuse for why a woman isn't attracted to them, and it's no better when a woman does it!

J. Rose Allister said...

Ha! Someone's full of herself! ::cough Robin cough:: Nice job with this snippet.

Tamara Lush said...

Robin -- yikes! Great snippet. And congratulations on your upcoming release!

Caitlin Stern said...

Wow, she's quite full of . . . something. I'd be tempted to smack that smirk off her face.

Nancy Gideon said...

Congrats on the new release!! Nice teaser.

Veronica Scott said...

Best wishes on the new release. Sadly I have known people like your character Robin, so the excerpt had the ring of reality to me. Can't wait to see what happens next!

JTsuruoka said...

A very engaging snippet-- last line is the best!

Linda said...

Oh that last line, that's so typical. Why can't she first consider that she isn't his type? Too funny.

dmorgana said...

Wow is she full of herself. I'm kind of hoping someone knocks her done a peg or two, and now I'm cheering for Kurt turning her down. LOL.

Congrats on the new release!