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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Sweet Saturday Samples

Here is my Sweet Saturday Sample of "Sunny Days, Moonlit Nights":

“Tell me where you are. I won’t divulge it to anyone, but I
have to know. I need to send you papers to sign. As soon as I file
papers you will be legally separated. Still, I must warn you, no
hanky panky.”
“What do you mean?”
“If White finds you with another man, he can sue him for
alienation of affections.”
“But that isn’t true. I haven’t left him for anyone else. He’s
the cheater, not me.”
“That doesn’t matter. He can sue anyway and even if he loses,
you and any boyfriend will be dragged through the mud…expensive mud, requiring plenty of money for a legal defense. It will not be pretty. Remember, Brad has the bucks to bring any kind of lawsuit he wants to.”
“Even if he can’t win?”
“Yes. Frivolous lawsuit doesn’t mean anything to a man with
pockets as deep as his. So be careful, Sunny.”
“Thanks, Hank. How much should I send you?”
“Don’t send me anything. I’m happy to see you dump that
guy. When I have a settlement with his lawyer, I’ll tack on a few
bucks for myself. Do you have any money?”
“I’ve been saving a little from the household money and
the sale of my paintings and putting it in a bank account up here.”
“Good. How much do you have?
“I’ve saved $20,000. That should last a few months.”
“I would think so; it depends on where you’re spending those
months. Where are you, Sunny?”
“I’m near Willow Falls in a little cabin I inherited from my
mother. I’ll send you the exact address.”
“Can I reach you at this number?”
“Just until I get a landline. I’ll call you then. Thank you,
Hank. You are a true friend.”
“Good luck, Sunny. Remember to keep your nose, and
everything else, clean.”
As soon as she hung up, the phone rang again. It was Harry.
She picked it up.
“Hello, Miss, how are you?”
“I’m okay, Harry. What’s up?”
“Mr. White is hopping mad you’re gone. He’s called his
“Thanks for telling me. I’ve already talked to my lawyer.”
“Are you coming back?” Harry asked her.
“No, Harry, never. He’ll have to handcuff me and take me
back by force,” she said with heat in her voice, color heating her
cheeks, her free hand tightening into a fist.
“Oh, Miss. He isn’t going to like that at all!”
“He’ll learn to live with it,” she said, dismissing Harry’s
“I wanted to warn you, Miss.”
“Thanks, Harry. I appreciate it. Please don’t tell anyone.”
“I won’t.”
“Take care,” Sunny said, hanging up the phone.
As soon as he hung up the phone, Harry pulled a slip of
paper out of his pocket and dialed the number on the paper.
“Yes, is this American News tip line? Yes? Good. Yes, I do.
How much do you pay for tips? Oh, well it’s about the impending
divorce of two rich people…one a famous artist…yes. I see. Of
course. You can make a check out to me, Harry…”

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A little bit about the book:
Caroline “Sunny” Davis has it all, a rich husband, career as a well-known artist and a big, beautiful house, she has everything except happiness. Fleeing from a philandering husband, she returns to her family’s cabin in the woods. Looking to reconnect with happier times while she sorts out her life, Sunny is surprised to meet up with someone she hasn’t seen in twenty years.

Mike Foster, her friend, her protector from childhood is more handsome and devastating than ever. Tempted almost beyond endurance, can she resist him…if it’s for his own good? This story about rekindled friendship will warm your heart.


Jennifer Lowery (Kamptner) said...

Troublemaker, lol! Great conflict. Nice sample.

Sherry Gloag said...

Guess everyone and his uncle is going to turn up at that cabin very soon. Great conflict.

Casea Major said...

I love it! Very engaging. It made me want more. I love the dialogue. Well done.

Lindsay said...

Love the intrigue going on here. But someone's going to get caught in the end and it ain't going to be pretty

Marsha Ward said...

What Lindsay said, LOL! I'm caught up in this sample. Thanks!

Marsha Ward
Writer in the Pines

Jean said...

Thank you for visiting and leaving comments. Yes, someone is going to get caught up in this and it isn't going to be pretty. Will have more next week. Thanks again for stopping by.

Patricia Kiyono said...

Oooh, what a cliffhanger! Leaves me wanting more. Thanks!

Gina/Katherine said...

Ooh, Harry's a weasel. Thanks for teasing me with your excerpt!

Beth Trissel said...

Definitely a cliffhanger. Good excerpt. Thanks.

Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy said...

Very nice!