Sunday, September 14, 2014

Snippet Sunday: The Odd Couple

Another passage from our manuscript; this has Chloe and Gabriel talking about their friends. Chloe is explaining to him about her best friend Dana.



 
“When I moved to New York, it was too expensive to live alone at first, so I started looking for a roommate. Dana was looking for one as well.”
Gabriel smiled at the thought. “You and Dana were roommates?”
“For almost three years,” Chloe told him.
“I'll bet that was interesting.”
“It wasn't easy at first. We were like The Odd Couple,” Chloe remembered. “I was Felix and Dana was Oscar.”

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Snippet Sunday: Spilled Tea Leaves

Another passage from our manuscript, later in the book. This has Gabriel and his grandmother Bridget chatting in Ireland....



Gabriel wanted to bring Chloe here, to meet Bridget. In time, he knew he would. Bridget had even made the suggestion, advising that when the time was right, he must bring Chloe to Ireland, to see where he’d come from. “I promise,” she told him with a smile as they finished their tea. “I promise not to tell any horror stories about that time you spilled all those tea leaves on my bedspread.”
 
Gabriel rolled his eyes. “I’ll never live that down, will I?”

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Snippet Sunday: Uncomfortable Ties

Another passage today from our manuscript, this with Gabriel arriving at a party in New York with his agent and friend Olivia, and feeling like his necktie is strangling him...





They headed inside, finding the crowd already growing. Gabriel resisted the urge to pull at his tie. There are a couple dozen different things I’d much rather be doing right now, he thought, but he knew networking was part of the job. Vistas was the name of the new magazine being launched tonight, and there were always opportunities to freelance assignments. And besides, there were always people from the publishing industry showing up for these things, including his own publishers, so it didn’t hurt to show up, shake some hands, and chat. Just be patient, lad. You can get rid of the tie later on.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Snippet Sunday: Maternal Advice

We have another early passage from our manuscript today, a flashback conversation between Chloe and her mother Linda from the past.





"Don't judge all men by your father, Chloe," her mother told her. "There are good men out there."
"Why did you never remarry, Mom?" Chloe asked.
"It's not easy for a woman with a child," Linda answered honestly. "The man who marries a single mother is getting a package deal. If it's going to work, he has to love the entire package."
"So you never remarried because of me?"
"I never met the right man," Linda said. "Having you made me more careful than I was when I married your father."
"I'm never getting married," Chloe said.