Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Countdown to Southern Embrace $10.00 Amazon Gift Card - Day 2

Happy Tuesday! Next Monday my novella Southern Embrace releases! This week (Monday- Friday) I'll be celebrating the countdown to release day by sharing snippets from the story and asking a question about romance.

Next Monday I'll be awarding a lucky winner a $10.00 Amazon Gift Card! To enter to win just answer the question. For each question you answer during the week your name will go into the drawing! Answer all 5 questions and you'll get 5 entries!

Today question is...

Where was your first date?

Mine was the summer before I turned 16. It was a group date, the six of us went to see Poltergeist 11. The stupid boys went to snack bar to get popcorn but on the way back they snuck behind us and scared the crap out of us. They're lucky we spared their lives after the stunt they pulled.. So, it pretty much sucked. But, it was the boy I went with that a was my first kiss a year later. (I only seen him during the summer because my parents had a summer house on a lake )

Here's a snippet from Chapter 3:

Once at the mall, Van picked up some last minute gifts for Nikki. After trying on a few dresses, she found a knee-length, strapless coral dress. She purchased it and was off in search of a pair of shoes. When she found the perfect pair of coral and silver heels, Van concluded the trip to the mall a complete success.

Her cellphone rang as she was leaving the shoe store. She dug around in her bag to find it. With her head down and her steps brisk, she ran right into someone.

“I’m so sorry. I’m such a klutz,” she said as she looked up into the brown eyes of her first love. She gasped and took a step back, surveying him. His light brown hair was a little shorter and he was built like a man now, not the boy she used to know. She stood frozen in place, staring at him. This can’t be happening. A tidal wave of emotions rushed through her at once. Anger, resentment, hatred, but mainly pain…so much pain.


“Lance? Oh my God!” She took another step back. “How?”

“I-I talked to Nikki. She told me you would be here. I needed to see you. When I heard what happened…” He paused. “I knew I couldn’t stay away any longer. I’m so sorry.”

The more he talked, the more Van’s anger flared. Who does he think he is? He left me! Turned his back on me when he cut all ties!

“What exactly are you sorry for, Lance? That my husband died or that you broke my heart all those years ago?” The words she spoke were full of acid. “You have a lot of nerve just showing up here like nothing ever happened. Go away.” She turned to leave.

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I'll be back tomorrow with another snippet and question!



  1. The sad thing is that I don't remember my first official date. The first one that I remember was a friend who went with me to a formal dance and it was horrible because my dad drove us.

  2. I am with TwiMom, I'm having a hard time remembering mine too. But with hubby, we went to Olive Garden, saw a movie, and then ate ice cream by the lake. :)

  3. My first "official" date was in Middle School with the Mayor's son and we went to a dance - only he didn't dance. And as his parents were chaperons I felt bad leaving him alone to go dance with anyone else. It was really rather boring.

    But my first "date" date totally rocked!! And ended in the ocean with the kiss I described in yesterday's answer.

  4. My fist date was a school dance :)
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  5. Hmm..is it sad that i can't remember. I know we went to see a movie since he worked at the theater and it was free and I think we had dinner beforehand too. Must not have been too memorable

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