Sunday, April 14, 2013

#8Sunday It doesn't get any better than this, does it?

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This week, my romantic comedy The P-Town Queen was chosen by my publisher, Champagne Books, as their book of the year.  Does it get any better than this????

This week's snippet is the first eight lines of The P-Town Queen:

I did not blow up the Mona Lisa. Not only did I not blow up theMona Lisa—an old leaker of a boat whose blowing up could be construed as a favor to the aptly named Rusty Cook—I did not blow up any part of Rusty’s marina. My brothers will, of course, say otherwise. They had quite
the laugh at my expense over coffee at Ella’s Place.
     Rusty had been on the lookout for a boat for me. It had taken a lot of gumption and crow-eating to get to a place where I could consider buying a boat. I needed a cheap one, because God only knew how much money I’d be able to squeeze out of the Massachusetts Bay Commission via the research
grant proposal I’d spent three long months laboring to produce.The head of the commission was Ned Anderson.

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  1. I loved the part about her brothers.

  2. Congratulations on the book! Enjoyed the excerpt, definitely makes me want to read more. A lot going on, clearly!

  3. "I did not blow up the Mona Lisa" lol How often do you get to say that?

  4. Congratulations and great excerpt! I love the opener!

  5. Terrific opening line! An excellent hook. Congrats on your good news. :)

  6. LOL- that very first line made me chuckle. Love the voice of your character. And congrats.
    My 8

    1. Thanks Summer. Nikki was lots of fun to hang out with when I wrote this.

  7. Great snippet! I love her already.

  8. That first line certainly is a grabber! Looking forward to the next instalment.

  9. Congratulations, and what a fabulous opening!

  10. I love that first line. And congrats!