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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Sweet Saturday Sample of "Champagne for Christmas"

Here is a sample of my newest release for the holidays.

Nina returned home, arriving before Clint. She ducked into the bedroom to change. While she had her shirt off, she faced the full length mirror on the back of the closet door. She looked at herself with a critical eye, her gaze roving over her form from head to toe. Trying to be objective, she admitted she didn’t look too bad. True, everything may have been a touch lower than it was ten years ago, but she still looked good.

Rummaging through her drawer, she found a raspberry tee shirt, rather low cut and slipped it on and faced the mirror again.

Don’t be ridiculous! He’s gotta be at least eight years younger than you! Grow up! Still, he’s so handsome and sexy.

But she brushed her dark, straight hair, refreshed her make-up, emphasizing her large clear blue eyes and inched the neckline of the shirt a little lower, giving her cleavage more exposure. Nothing wrong with flirting. I need practice and he’s perfect since he’ll never be interested in me!

She descended the stairs quickly, a new lightness in her step and got busy in the kitchen. While she was rummaging through the refrigerator for something more than coffee to serve, she heard the buzz of the doorbell at the back door. It was Clint and all of a sudden her heart was racing and her mouth felt dry.
About the Book
 Can a craving for mint chip ice cream and a passion for the theater turn a summer romance into everlasting love? Clint is a high school English teacher and a budding playwright. Nina is a former actress, now a beautiful and wealthy widow...who is more than a little lonely. A chance meeting over mint chip ice cream brings them together. Their love of the theater keeps them meeting while their love blossoms despite a gap in their ages. But ultimately, the theater may present the one hurdle they can’t clear. Take the journey with Nina and Clint through their discovery of each other, their joy and the ultimate compromise they must make to live their dream of footlights, fame and love.


Elaine Cantrell said...

Her looking in the mirror is so funny to me. My parts aren't as perky as they used to be either.

Lindsay said...

Love she went from looking in the mirror to a sexy top. Nice to see her confidence

Jean said...

Nina and I share the same concern about gravity!

Patricia Kiyono said...

This sounds like a must-read for me. Christmas, the theater, and a not-so-young heroine - the perfect combination! Thanks for the sample.

Sherry Gloag said...

She's a lady so many can relate to. Nice sample.

Jean said...

Thanks, Sherry. She came to me as someone a bit older but still attractive who has poise and some life experience.

Anonymous said...

I like how she reaffirms herself as she looks herself over in the mirror. And I love how though she's older than him she still gets dry mouth over a man despite her sophistication and age.

Anonymous said...

I loved her inner thoughts.