Saturday, February 12, 2011

A New Dream


A New Dream will be available on March 8 at http://www.astraeapress.com In this excerpt my hero's brother interrogates him after his first date with my heroine.

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Elaine Cantrell
Hope. Dreams. Life... Love
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Matt didn’t quite get his bedroom door closed before Chris showed up. He poked his head around the corner and demanded, “Did you kiss her?”

“Chris, that’s none of your business,” Matt protested, feeling warmth spread up this face.

“You did kiss her,” Chris declared, satisfaction oozing from his voice. He moved into the room and threw himself down on the bottom of Matt’s bed. “If you hadn’t kissed her you’d oh so virtuously tell me so.”

“Chris…”

“Is she the first since Stacey?”

“Chris…”

“She must be the first. Way to go, bro. It’s about time you woke up and realized your life isn’t over.”

“Chris…”

“That includes women too, Matt. Violet looked at you like you walk on water. Do you think you could be serious about her?”

“Chris…”

“I hope you won’t think I’m out of line, Matt, but I don’t think Violet’s the same kind of woman as Stacey.”

“Chris…”

“I mean, Stacey didn’t have a problem sleeping with you, but I think Violet would. Pam’s family knows Violet’s family, and she said Violet’s father is real strict. He raised the girls to have high moral standards.”

“Chris…”

“You should think about getting married. You’re old enough, and you have a good job. If you got married you could move out of here. Just think about that.”

“Chris…”

“But the best part of it would be that you’d have a woman to cuddle with at night. Don’t you miss female companionship?”

“Yes, but…”

“But nothing. You think about it, Matt. Violet’s beautiful, and you need a wife. You could do worse.”

“Chris…”

“I’ve got to go to bed, Matt. I enjoyed our talk.”

Chris slammed the door behind him, leaving Matt with a smile on his face. “I enjoyed it too, Chris.”

6 comments:

LuAnn said...

Oooo ... I just love Elaine! Wonderful author and super nice lady. I've been following and commenting on her blog for a long, long time.

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Lauren said...

Congrats on the upcoming release.

Virginia said...

Congrats on your new release, sounds like a fabulous read.

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Elaine Cantrell said...

LuAnn, I love you! Ladies, thanks for reading the excerpt.

SherryGLoag said...

LOL, fab excerpt. Cogratulations and best wishes for your new book.

Elaine Cantrell said...

Thanks, Sherry. I had to be careful to keep Chris from stealing the show.