The A to Z April Blogging Challenge 2013 has entered its second week, and enthusiasms are running high. I’m co-hosting it on Amlokiblogs, so drop me a comment there if you have something to say about the challenge itself. On this blog, I’ll be featuring mostly indie-published book excerpts for all of April. I love reading, and supporting author-friends, and this is a good way to do both.
Elevator Pitch: Sixteen original short stories, all from the point of view of these bestselling authors’ favorite male characters – some are old flames from their novels and some were dreamed up especially for this anthology.
Excerpt: This is from ‘Shattered’, the story by Ali Cross:
“Looks like neither of us wants to be stuck with them, eh?” I tipped her chin up, knowing she couldn’t resist me if she made eye contact.
I didn’t count on being struck stupid when I looked into her eyes.
I’d seen a million different kinds of cute-beautiful-sexy and this girl fell more into the cute category—five-foot-nothing, spiky blonde hair framing her perfect oval face, full lips and eyes that sparkled like blue diamonds. And yet when she looked right at me, I couldn’t think of a single thing to say.
“What?” she asked. “Oh, God. Do I smell?” She cupped her hand over her mouth and breathed.
“What? No. I just . . .” Got lost in your eyes? Lame, James. Until that moment, I had never been at a loss for words with a girl.