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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Saturday Sample: Fortuna

Welcome to Saturday Sample. Let me share a blur and then an excerpt from Fortuna, my romantic comedy that's partially based on some events either in my life or someone in my family. Except for the witness protection thing though. We never did that.

Aimee Sherwood never dreamed that following her fiancĂ© into the witness protection pro-gram would land her in a haunted house in a town that’s downright creepy. She’d have laughed if she had been told the guy who lives down the road might be her soul mate, not the man whose ring she’s wearing. Life in West Virginia is nothing like life in Los Angeles, but between bean ball battles with Marilyn Monroe, remodeling a crumbling farmhouse, and starting a new online business, life in the country is anything but boring.

Last week we met our heroine Aimee and her fiancĂ© Rocky who is a WWE style wrestler. (Don't worry about the whole book taking place in the wrestling ring. We're soon moving to West Virginia in Chapter two. In this scene Rocky's manager came in and told them it was time for the match to start. You can read last week's excerpt at

Rocky grabbed the pipes, and Aimee followed him down the long, gray hall that ran from the dressing room to the wrestling ring. She could hear Cade McCoy, Rocky’s opponent, taunting the audience. Boos, hisses, and jeers punctuated everything he said.

As they appeared in the doorway leading into the arena, speakers blasted Rocky’s theme song as the announcer roared, “Ladies and gentlemen, Rocky Stone is in the building!”

Spotlights blinded Aimee when they hit her. Rocky gave her a masterful kiss as dry ice sent fog roiling around them. With Rocky striding out in front, she and Thin Lips Rich followed, waving to the crowd and clapping the entire time. Rich spread the ropes apart for her and Rocky to enter the ring.

She strutted around, throwing kisses and motioning for the audience to stand up. The crowd went crazy when a wild swirl of bagpipe music filled the arena. They loved Rocky’s show. Clapping in unison, they cheered, “Rock-y. Rock-y. Rock-y.” 

If you'd like to read about some of crazy adventures, you can get Fortuna at

1 comment:

Charmaine Gordon said...

This is bound to be more than fun. I'm looking forward to next week. Thanks, Elaine