I haven’t posted a snippet for a little while. I’ve been rather busy with real life. I’ve also been getting ready for Euro Pride Con which is happening next weekend. To say I’m excited is an understatement.
The program for EPC looks great. One of the items on the itinerary is “speed reading”. I’ve volunteered for this. I have ten minutes to read from one of my books so I thought I’d share a snippet from one of the excerpts I’ve been practicing. To prepare for this, I’ve also been recording myself reading the excerpt, to time it. I will share this reading with my next post which will be the weekend after EPC, but now, here’s my snippet.
First here’s the Blurb:
And now here’s the snippet:
Kit has decided the best way to find out about the man he keeps bumping into in unexpected places is to search for him online. His only access to the internet is via the library which places him in yet another situation that his contingency plans do not cover.
“You’re not supposed to be here,” I manage to blurt out, directing my words at the floor by his feet rather than at him. It is the completely wrong thing to say, obviously.
“What?” he asks. “This is a public library, mate. I thought anyone was allowed to come in here.”
I chance a quick peek at his face. He’s confused, I think, which is better than angry, but not by much. Maybe I can explain a bit better.
“No, no, I mean, I didn’t have a contingency plan because I didn’t expect you to be here while I search for you online.
“Eh?” He looks even more confused. “Why would you be searching for me online?”
A Springful of Winters was released last summer as part of the Seasons of Love Anthology from Beaten Track Publishing.
A Springful of Winters and Seasons of Love are available from Beaten Track Publishing, Amazon and Smashwords. If you are lucky enough to be going to EPC next week, you could get your hands on a signed copy. I’ll also have ecard download codes to sell.
If you are local to me, my ecard downloads will also be available to buy at our local Green Beans Market in Whitley Bay Station next Sunday from 10am-3pm. North Tyneside Writers Circle have a stall there. If you do live nearby it would be great if you could pop along and support your local authors. Tell ’em Jo sent ya.
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