In His Eyes #atozchallenge

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.

Today, for I, I give you an anthology of YA short stories: In His Eyes, an anthology by various bestselling authors.

In His Eyes
In His Eyes

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.

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  1. John Wiswell

    He’d never been at a loss for words with a girl before? Chuckled at that. Much more common trait among fictional men than we non-fictionals.

  2. Trisha

    The A to Z sure is charging ahead and I am barely keeping my head above water trying to visit all the blogs! It’s fun though 🙂

    This anthology sounds great!

  3. Laura Anile

    I love the excerpt – this looks really interesting. Best wishes to the authors. Will it be available in iTunes as well?
    Thanks for sharing it in the A to Z Challenge!