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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Saturday Sample: The Captain and the Cheerleader

Today's excerpt is from The Captain and the Cheerleader. The book got its first review last week. The reviewer said, " ...there's no way you'll be able to set the book down until you read the whole book." 

Here's a blurb, and we'll pick back up where we left off last Saturday.

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.


Susan threw her keys into the basket on the kitchen cabinet and flung her book bag into the closet. It was so much fun putting that thing away on Friday! “Here, kitty, kitty,” she called.

An ancient yellow cat with chewed up ears and inscrutable green eyes strolled into the kitchen. Samson was fifteen years old and didn’t get around too well anymore, but he had lived with Susan since he was a kitten. She confided in him as she did in no one else. Samson never criticized and always made her feel better.

“Hey, boy,” she crooned as she scooped the cat up and scratched his chin. “What did you do today? I got myself into hot water at school with a stupid bet.” 

Samson purred and offered his own brand of comfort to Susan. “Yes, I know it’ll work out okay. It’s just that I don’t want to hurt his feelings. He seems like a nice man.” 

A new thought suddenly struck her. “Goodness, Samson. Maybe he really won’t be interested in me.”

Samson meowed his opinion that Kurt would be interested, so Susan kissed the top of his head to thank him for his support and gave him a can of tuna before she went to get ready for the football game.

If only she hadn’t made that horrible bet! Guilt swamped her. At the moment I don’t feel too good about myself. Maybe I should cancel the bet. No! If I do, Robin’ll never let me hear the end of it. Next time she’d refuse to let Robin get her dander up, but this time she intended to show the little witch a thing or two. 

Buy link: Also available at Smashwords or B&N.

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