Welcome to Teaser Tuesday, the series where I share snippets from new and past releases and works-in-progress and occasionally pester writing buddies into doing the same.
Things are bumbling along in the Hein house in the lead up to our move. I really need to cull my paperback library but it’s so hard. I don’t want to part with any of them. Even if I never read them again I like having bookcases bulging with books. They’re comforting. Maybe it’s a bit weird, but I have moments when I pull books out just to look at them or remember the stories and characters, and the pleasure they gave me.
Do you do that too? Please tell me I’m not alone!
Right, onto this week’s Teaser Tuesday snippet. I’m having a BALL writing Eddie and the Show Queen, although progress is not as fast as I’d like thanks to the many distractions life is throwing up right now. If you missed last week’s sneak peek at this work-in-progress, you can check it out here.
What I didn’t reveal last week was that Eddie and Alice’s story happens concurrently to Chrissy and Nick’s in Chrissy and the Burroughs Boy, which has required a lot of rereading of that book. Not much of a chore because I adore that story. Nick is so lovely. Sigh.
So I thought I’d share a little bit from Chrissy and the Burroughs Boy, featuring all four characters and a cameo from Danny from Santa and the Saddler. Enjoy!
Chrissy looked up, then up some more. ‘Eddie.’ She gave Alice’s giant-sized ex-boyfriend a brief hug. She’d always liked him, even beyond his and Alice’s breakup, the cause of which was cloaked in mystery. Other than saying he’d let her down badly, Alice had never really explained it. ‘You’ve grown even taller since I last saw you.’
He hugged her back. ‘Grown bigger muscles, too. Want to see them?’
She laughed. Eddie’s flirty nature hadn’t changed, then. ‘Thanks, but I’ll give it a miss.’
‘I hear you’re working at Ryan’s now.’
‘Uh-huh. Marketing and customer service manager, and loving every minute so far.’
‘Sounds impressive. Glad to be home?’
‘Yeah.’ She smiled. ‘I didn’t realise how much I missed the place until now. And it’s great to be close to my family again.’
‘Jesus, Chrissy, don’t talk to him,’ interrupted Danny. ‘He’s a sleaze.’
‘Am not,’ said Eddie, puffing out his chest.
‘Are so,’ chorused two voices behind them.
When Chrissy jerked round, she discovered that one belonged to an unusually fiery-eyed Alice.
The other was Nick’s.
Poor Eddie… he hates being called a sleaze but laughs it off to save face. Ooh, I can’t wait for you to read his story. Must write faster!
In the meantime, there’s Chrissy and the Burroughs Boy, available in print and ebook from these retailers.
Kobo | iBooks | Google Play | Nook
You can also order personally signed copies direct from me. Just shoot me an email using the contact page.
Want to know how I came to write Chrissy and Nick’s romance? Find out in Crushing It, the story behind Chrissy and the Burroughs Boy.