Saturday, June 8, 2013
A Double G & T - Devin's Second Chance #1
Thank you for stopping by! I'm excited to share a few sentences from my upcoming contemporary romance, Devin's Second Chance!
About this excerpt: These eight sentences are from the first scene, where we meet Devin, who is our hero, and Shirley, who is the mother of his deceased wife.
When Devin set his frosted glass down, he watched Shirley poke at the ice cubes in her glass with a straw. The clear liquid was undoubtedly a double G and T. She was seldom without one clutched in her long thin fingers. Judging by the cluster of used straws beside the salt and pepper shakers, she'd had a few before he'd arrived.
Under Devin's gaze, she pulled out the straw and set it on the table. She attempted a smile. Devin waited for her to speak, but she took a small sip instead. She seemed hesitant, which was odd for Shirley. She reached out to cover his hand with hers.
"What's going on?"
[A Short Disclaimer: My editor is busy working on the final copy of my book, so I'm sure she'd be mortified to learn I'm posting anything in public yet... but I'm going to risk it anyway. ;) ]
It has been a while since I posted excerpts on Sunday and I'm excited to jump in again! I've posted links to this blog post on the Weekend Writing Warriors site and the Sunday Snippet Facebook Page, both of which you should check out to find some great authors and writing. I know I'm looking forward to reading everyone's latest snippets!
Hmm... What could Shirley want with Devin? Her behavior seems to be making him apprehensive.