Welcome to Teaser Tuesday, the blog series where I share snippets from new and past releases and works-in-progress, and occasionally twist the arms of author buddies and get them to do the same.
I didn’t realise until I did a quick check the other day that Teaser Tuesday has been running for over two years. That’s a lot of snippets! But it had me wondering whether the series has run its course and if this year should be its last.
What do you think? Would you like to see Teaser Tuesday continue next year? Drop a note in the comments and let me know.
In the meantime, enjoy this sample from The Falls, featuring Merlin the Magic Ram, our heroine Teagan’s glamorous Aunt Vanessa (Ness) and local busy-body Colin Walker.
Ness let out a groan as a pale-blue Falcon drove through the gate and rattled to a stop outside the house fence. She plastered a smile and rose, the high-waisted ecru linen trousers and bright top outlining her womanly figure. Merlin, who was picking young shoots near the shed, lifted his head.
‘Colin,’ she called sweetly, ‘what a nice surprise.’
Ness barely blinked. ‘Heard what?’
Merlin let out an excited croak and lowered his horns.
‘Oh, just the alarm,’ remarked Teagan as the sheep broke into a gallop.
Colin turned, and with a yelp shot through the gate and banged it shut, retreating up the path backwards as a foiled Merlin skidded to a halt and stood panting on the other side of the fence.
‘Sorry, Col,’ said Ness with faultless sincerity. ‘I should have warned you Merlin was out. Anyway, you were saying? What is it I’ve meant to have heard?’
Deciding he was safe, Col swung around and gripped the stair rail. His bald pate was completely aglow, his age spots bright in contrast, giving the unfortunate image of something having pooed all over his head. ‘Expansion!’
‘Oh, is Maggie finally allowing you to attach an annex to your caravan? How wonderful. You’ll be able to hold canasta nights with Kathleen.’
‘No.’ Colin stamped his foot, causing the loose flesh of his leg to ripple in a wash of hairy wrinkles. ‘The centre!’
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