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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Snippet Sunday: Hank Made a Mental Note Never to Come Here Again.

Hello, readers, I'm Elizabeth Lane, and my co-hostess is my cousin Nikki Lane. Every December we take over Elaine's blog to give her a break. I'm especially fond of Elaine's new book Blue 52 because her hero Hank Lovinggood is my son. Blue 52 is a sequel to Return Engagement which told the story of me and Hank's father. Elaine said she's working on a book about my younger son, David. I can't wait to read it. In this excerpt, Hank just arrived at a Christmas party. The first speaker is his hostess.

"I asked Elaine if you were bringing a date tonight, but she said no…"

"Millicent, please don’t tell me you want to fix me up with somebody."

Millicent laughed as though he’d said something hysterical. "Of course I do. You’re one of the country’s most eligible bachelors, but you hardly date at all. Anyway, you’ll like this woman. I met her a few weeks ago when Vivian Turner had a launch party for that new artist, what’s his name, Peter Hamilton. She’s Peter’s cousin. She’s pretty too."

Hank made a mental note never to come here again.


"First Lady Kills President Lovinggood"

December 29, 2018

Thirty years later Hank Lovinggood embarks on a quest to prove his mother's innocence and punish the killers who took his family from him.  Together Hank and lovely physicist Kathryn Sinclair confront an implacable, twisted, merciless enemy who'll do whatever it takes to hide the truth forever.

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Sarah W said...

Run, Hank! Run! :D

Unless it's Kathryn?

Veronica Scott said...

Interesting, I'm also wondering if the mystery woman will be Kathryun...intriging snippet!

P.T.Wyant said...

Is it bad that I had to laugh? I make so many mental notes about people to avoid in the future that i end up forgetting why I'm avoiding them.

Great post and I hope Hank can escape.

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

I'm intrigued. Who is the mystery woman? Kathryn?

Sue Ann Bowling said...

hy do ,,,peope have such a desire to "fix other people up?

Linda Morris said...

Wow, Hank really doesn't want to be fixed up, does he? Well, can't say that I blame him. Fun snippet!

Siobhan Muir said...

Ah yes, the matchmakers. Many have ulterior motives. Great snippet. :)

Frank Fisher said...

Awkward moment for him. No wonder he's making a mental note not to go back there again. Hope Hank can get out of there - fast!

Chelle Cordero said...

I would definitely be running in the opposite direction. Good wording to make us feel his awkwardness due to these matchmaking attempts.

Unknown said...

Either the woman he's being fixed up with is the woman of his dreams (despite his reluctance) or she is going to be truly horrid. Awesome tension in this snippet :) Thanks for sharing :)