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Sweet Saturday Sample #3

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Happy Saturday, everyone! It’s again time for a Sweet Saturday Sample. I continue to prepare  my new book, Buried Truth, for its July debut.

So, here’s a second excerpt for you:

“Andrew talked to me,” I said close to Bri’s ear. She didn’t respond. “Hey, did you hear me?”

Her arms dropped to her sides. “Did you say Andrew talked to you? Andrew Kendrell?”

I pushed my feet deeper into the sand to keep from dancing. “He said maybe we could hang out.”

Brianna grabbed my arm and pulled me to the edge of the crowd.

“No,” she said.

“What d’you mean no?”

“He goes through girls like potato chips.”

“Okay, that’s a super weird simile and no he doesn’t.”

“Yes, he does. You’ve heard it, and don’t pretend you haven’t.”

I sighed. “Fine. I’ve heard it all. But you know how I feel about gossip.”

Brianna took a step back and stared at me. Her gray eyes were black in the shadows. “If he was ugly, you wouldn’t go near him. This is only because he’s hot.”

“No, it isn’t.” But she had a point. He made my mouth water whenever I looked at him. Trouble was he made every girl’s mouth water.

I knew his reputation. I knew it inside and out — I’d heard it enough. Everyone had. That’s why I wanted to check it out for myself. My motto was: Don’t believe anything till you know for sure.

“It’s your funeral,” Brianna said, scanning the crowd. “There’s your Andrew now.”

I followed her gaze. Sure enough, there he was, standing so close to Shonda Stevenson you couldn’t put a piece of paper between them. Shonda had her face so up in his, I couldn’t make out her expression.

“Case closed,” Bri stated.

The muscles around my mouth tightened. “We’ll see,” I said in a curt voice.

 

Buried Truth is a contemporary young adult novel. It’s Book One of a new series which takes place on the West Coast, Ocean Mist.

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Brenda

P.S.   On Sale Now! The Lance Temptation and Along Came Jordan both are reduced to just 99 cents a piece!  I hope you’ll grab a copy of each! Enjoy! 

 

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Sweet Saturday Sample #2

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Hello again, Friends!

Time for the latest Sweet Saturday Sample. Today, I’m giving a little taste of my new book, Buried Truth. Look for it in late July!  Woo Hoo!!

Here’s an excerpt:

My bedroom was chilly, so I turned on the little space heater. The stove’s heat didn’t reach the upstairs well, even though you could fry downstairs. I walked over to my dresser and pulled out my broken keepsake box. I hadn’t touched it since Bri knocked it onto the floor and broke it. The photo was there, right under the lid. I pulled it out and took it over to my bed.

The girl in the photo was about seven years old, maybe eight. I wasn’t sure. Her scraggly blond hair was pulled back into a ponytail. Wide blue eyes were bordered with thin lashes. She had the look of someone caught cheating on a test. The collar of her dress was lopsided, maybe ripped, I couldn’t tell. I rubbed my thumb over the glass.

It wasn’t healthy to keep the photo — I knew. But I couldn’t help myself. I’d had it for six years, ever since I’d found it lying outside the house where she used to live. It was crinkled and flapping on the cement next to heaping garbage bins at the side of the house. I could tell by the bins that the family had gone. Moved. Disappeared into nothingness. I had snatched up the photo and stuck it in an empty frame I’d found in Mom’s desk. Then I hid it in my memory box.

Used to be, I studied it every night, but then I couldn’t sleep, so I quit. The image was still there, though, pressed into my mind, every single day. Even when I didn’t consciously think about it, I felt it hanging over me. Not as heavy as before, maybe, but still there.

“I’m sorry, Debbie.” I whispered and bit my lips. How many times did someone have to apologize before they were forgiven?

I hope I whetted your appetite. Buried Truth is a contemporary young adult novel. It’s Book One of a new series which takes place on the West Coast, Ocean Mist.

Let me know what’s going on in your lives these days. I love to hear from you. Just write and click!

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If you’d like to visit other Sweet Saturday Samples, click here.

And as always, thanks for stopping by.

Brenda

P.S.  Check out my own love story Someday You’ll Laugh! Only $1.99 on Amazon!

good clean teen read

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