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.
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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Howdy from a fellow A-Zer!
Sounds interesting and I love short stories. Will have to check it out. Thanks for sharing.
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.
Awww.. That was sweet ^_~ i like anthologies too.
And I love the cute smiley you left me here 🙂
Some interesting slants on anthology. I’ve heard you’re joining me in the alternate alphabet challenge 🙂
hey Gary! nice to see you here, and you know what they say about rumors flying about 😉
Love short stories!
Me too, Viday 🙂 thanks for dropping by!
Sounds like an interesting anthology.
It is one, Jay. I got me a copy.
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!
Thanks, Trisha! If you like it, consider buying it 🙂
I like anthologies. What a fun idea for posts.
Nice cover. Sometimes that sells as many books as the subject itself.
Totally agree with that.
This sounds like an interesting style of book.
I thought so, too, Rosie.
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!
That’s a question only the editors and authors can answer and we’ll wait for them to pop by.
I got a free copy of this book.
Yay for you :). Can we have a review ?
Love male POV stuff. Thanks for sharing the info!
I write a lot of male pov stuff so this intrigued me.
The tweet of the title of your blog made me jump. I have a book “Soul In His Eyes”. small world..lol.
Lovin’ the A-Z challenge.
It IS a small world, isn’t it? Thanks for stopping by.