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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Sweet Saturday Sample of "The Marriage List"

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Pine Grove boy makes good! Grey Andrews left Pine Grove, NY and has made it big in NYC (see his townhouse after the sample). Now he's looking for a wife in the Thanksgiving novella "The Marriage List" a $.99 novella on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords.

Sample of "The Marriage List", the first in the "New York Nights" series:

She arranged the roses he brought in a vase and put them on the coffee table, then stopped to give him a quick “thank you” kiss and returned to the kitchen. He stood in the living room looking around at the pieces of original artwork on her walls, each perfectly framed and artfully arranged, until he heard a scream, then a clatter. He ran into the kitchen to find Carrie clutching her hand, tears in her eyes.
“What happened?”
“Sometimes I forget…I picked up the pan without the mitt,” she
Grey quickly and calmly reached into the freezer and grabbed a
few pieces of ice. He took her hand, gently placed the ice on the burned skin and held it there with one hand. With the other, he took a small bowl out of the cabinet and filled it with cold water. Then he plunked the ice in the water and led her to the dinner table. She sat down and he put her hand in the ice water.
“Keep it there. I’ll get the food,” he said, kissing the damaged area
before putting it in the bowl, wiping away a tear on her cheek with his thumb.
Carrie sat back, keeping her hand in the icy water. She watched
Grey handle the casserole adeptly and get the noodles and salad to the table.
“You have experience, I see,” she said, trying to light the candle
with one hand.
“In a big family, everyone helps at mealtimes,” he replied,
removing the matches from her hand and lighting the candle with one sweep.
“Where did you grow up?”
“Upstate New York, in a small town…you’ve probably never
heard of it, Pine Grove.”

In the "New York Nights" novel series New York City is the constant and the characters change from book to book.

Grey's house in Manhattan. It has a garage, too!

The Marriage List is a sensuous novella, three out of five flames.
ONLY $.99 AT:
Barnes & Noble


Sherry Gloag said...

"Sometimes I forget things" a tantalising phrase, it it a portent of the obvious or something completely different, I wonder.

Joselyn Vaughn said...

Added to my wish list!

Ute Carbone said...

I love him already. And he has a terrific looking townhouse!

Sandy Nachlinger said...

I'm wondering why she would forget and grab a hot pan. Luckily she had Grey nearby and that he knew the right thing to do. Can't wait to read more of this.

Jean said...

Thank you for leaving comments and for your kind words. Yes, what a dummy to grab a hot pan. I think she was distracted by Grey's presence. He is such a mensch, a real man. Just love him.

sue said...

lol don't see the word Mensch too often! there must be something significant about the town...
by the way, butter is better for a burn, not ice

Jean said...

Hey, Sue. Glad you like Mensch it describes Grey perfectly, I think. I used to believe butter was the correct remedy but it has salt, which is bad for burns. Now the correct remedy is ice. Thanks for stopping by.

Anonymous said...

Ooo, love his quick reaction to her distress, how he smoothly took over the kitchen duties so she didn't have to worry, and his house is terrific!

Jenna said...

He's a very level headed, take-charge kind of guy. Great hero material. I'm concerned about her "absent-mindedness." Sounds like she's done that before. Hope it's not a symptom of something really bad. Great sample!

Marsha Ward said...

I'm among those worried about Carrie's memory lapse, and hope it's not the sign of something bad to come. Grey is terrific! Thanks for the sample.