Monday, November 5, 2007
Thanksgiving is the perfect time for counting your blessings. All of the White Rose authors here count being a part of the The Wild Rose Press as one of our blessings. We’d like to know what blessings you have.
Leave us a list of three blessings in your life as comments on our blog and you’ll be entered in our contest. Names will be drawn from the entries for free books! Keep watching here for more details.
In the meantime, here’s a sneak peak at Nick and Noelle by Kara Lynn Russell, which will be released as an e-text and in print on November 14. In this excerpt it’s clear that our hero, Nick is having a bit of trouble counting his blessings at Thanksgiving dinner.
Dinner couldn’t have been any more agonizing for Nick if he’d been sitting on a chair full of nails. Gladys had seated Noelle next to him at the crowded table. That put her near enough for him to smell the sweet scent of her perfume. They were packed in so closely that their shoulders brushed. He caught her every movement from the corner of his eye. How was he supposed to ignore her when she was invading his senses like this?
He was careful to give her all the space he could. He even made sure their hands didn’t touch when he passed serving bowls to her. To make matters worse, Natalie just wouldn’t let up about fixing Noelle up with someone. In Nick’s opinion she stunk as a matchmaker. He’d never heard such a list of losers before in his life. It sounded like the roll call for “Jerks R Us.” If Noelle had shown the faintest interest in any of them, he’d…
He’d have said nothing. Because he told her the kiss was a mistake, and it wouldn’t happen again. He’d just been protecting himself against her imminent rejection, but now he couldn’t very well turn around and object to her potential dates.
Posted by Kara Lynn Russell at 6:02 AM