Welcome to another Sample Sunday at The Sweet Escape! I’m sharing a snip from the Brunch at Ruby’s followup, Dinner at Sam’s. It is the continuation of the story of three lifelong friends and good, southern food. If you haven’t read Ruby’s, this week would be a great week to pick it up — I’ll be running a Kindle Countdown Deal beginning March 17th! From March 17th- March 24th, Brunch at Ruby’s will start at 99cents and over the course of the next seven days go back to it’s regular sale price of $2.99. Make plans to grab it while it’s cheap! In addition, Anonymous will be FREE from March 17-March 21 and I’ll lower the price on Same Time Next Week to match the price of Ruby’s as it rises! And now… on with the show!
Welcome to another Sample Sunday. With the anniversary of Brunch at Ruby’s release approaching, I hope these samples from Dinner at Sam’s will whet appetites for the next episode in the lives of Renee, Maxine and Debra.
Slightly edited, subject to change, as usual! Enjoy!
Having It Both Ways represents, to me, a tearing down and a building back up. I think Yves and Elijah met and fulfilled a need for each other, so many books ago. But I also think that relationships reach a place where you have to grow… either together or apart, but it has to [i/go somewhere[/i]. The split was heartbreaking to read about, but I also think it was necessary for the two of them to explore away from each other to realize what they truly meant to each other. Unfortunately this discovery happened at the expense of the love and adoration of other people, but as that quippy saying goes, the heart wants what it wants.
Good Sunday morning to ya! And a blessed Sample Sunday, when we authors tease and titillate readers with snips of our works in progress. I am pleased to share a sample from Dinner at Sam’s, the followup to Brunch at Ruby’s (yes, FINALLY). I’ve JUST started writing this, so don’t get your hopes up for a pub date soon. But I have started writing it.
For those that don’t remember from Ruby’s, Sam’s Bar & Grille is next door to Lorraine Gladwell Books, the bookstore that Renee owns. Dinner at Sam’s will focus primarily on Vanessa, Maxine’s real estate agent with the husband who was living a double life. Warren Jackson left her and her daughters flat broke and destitute. She needs a divorce lawyer– and fast– but she can’t afford one. She picks up some extra work at her uncle’s restaurant and that is where she meets the man that will change her life.
Let’s get a look at how Vanessa’s life went off the rails. Of course, subject to change (and probably will). Enjoy!
I am yet still alive and making noise. I just have NOT had time to even think coherent thoughts, let alone sit down and form them into sentences. I started a new job February 1 and it sapped ALL of my energy and creative forces. I do feel like I’m settling in though and my mind is beginning to return to writing and reading. You know, the NORM.
This book is written well– Johnson pulls you into the deep end and you’re drowning before you know it. Felicia is a compelling, sympathetic character and her plight is palpable. Her husband, her children, the peripheral characters seem three-dimensional and realistic. I always say if the book plays out like a movie in my head, it’s a good one.
I must say, there are few authors that I would read despite the fact that I know, going in, that I’m going to fight with myself over the trope. In Romancelandia, we have certain ‘arrangements’ or couplings. The ‘Pretend to Date’ trope is one I almost never read, so ONLY FOR FARRAH would I pick up a book that I think I am going to dislike and actually read it.
Today I am sharing another snip from my new second chance, loves to enemies… to lovers romance. I hope you’ve picked it up and already enjoyed the story of Preston and Angie who are too stubborn to see that they are still perfect for each other until they’re forced to work together to put on a spectacular event for their closest friends
Well. That was an ORDEAL! But we’re up! Please CLICK to buy or borrow and ENJOY! (and don’t forget to leave a review!!) Lovers to Enemies… to Lovers? After an emotional breakup way too far in the past, Preston Reid and Angie Campbell would happily never see or speak to each other again. But that’ll never happen as long they’re constantly arguing opposite sides of the same cases in court. And as long as their best friends are dating. And now getting married. The kicker? Their friends want Angie and Preston to plan their destination wedding. As Best Man and Maid of Honor, the two are forced to carry out all of the tasks of putting on a joyous, romantic, happy occasion… and not kill each other in the process. But Angie and Preston are wise to this game. They see it as a ploy to rekindle a long dead romance and push them back together. And as much as they don’t want it to work…it just might. There’s a thin line between enemy and ally, love and hate.
Aaaaany second now, if it’s not already up, this book will be available in the Kindle store at Amazon! It’s $3.99 for your own personal copy or FREE to borrow if you have a Kindle Unlimited subscription.
In the meantime… or as a teaser… here’s another sneak peek at A Thin Line, a Second Chance, Lovers-to-Enemies-to-Lovers Romance (the really annoyingly long way around).