Monday, June 4, 2012

Meme & Giveaway!

Happy Monday! So much to do, so much to say today!

First off: I was tagged in the Lucky 7 Meme by my bloggy buddy Susanne Drazic (PS. if you don't follow her blog, you should).


Lucky 7 Meme Rules:
1. Go to page 77 of your current manuscript.

2. Go to line 7.

3. Copy the next 7 lines (sentences or paragraphs) and post them as they're written. No cheating!

4. Tag 7 other writers to pass this meme on to.

I went to my last manuscript I finished (tentatively called Kissing Kendall) since my Fast Draft manuscript is still in chunks and pieces and I didn't even put the chapters together yet.

Excerpt:

            “I hadn’t thought about that. I don’t know what I’d do without you.”
           He slung his arm over her shoulder and pulled her to his side. “Well, that’s something you never have to worry about. You’ll always have me around to look out for you.”
            Kendall’s grin slowly faded. What he said wasn’t exactly true. She wouldn’t always have him—for more than one reason alone. A slow chill settled down her spine, leaving her queasy. Brad was back in her life as her friend, but for how long? Soon he’d have a girlfriend as his priority. Then he’d have to leave for his schooling. She’d be left alone again.

**exciting, I know.**

7 Writers I'm tagging:
1-Jessica Patch
2- Wendy Paine Miller
3-Jill Kemerer
4- Rula Sinara
5-Leigh over at Em-Musing
6- Linda Kage
7-Julie Jarnagin
Enjoy, ladies! LOL

I'm also over at one of my fellow critique partner's BLOG today! Bethanne Strasser is celebrating the soon-to-be release of her first book For Love or Duty this week and she asked me to be there and help spread the word!
PS. I'll be giving away a copy of my recent romance SUNNY DAYS FOR SAM to some lucky commenter!
So stop by for the fun!

24 comments:

Old Kitty said...

Awww poor Kendall!! Hope she won't be alone for too long! take care
x

Jennifer Shirk said...

Ha! You got that right!

Emily R. King said...

Great excerpt! I'm a new follower. :)

Debora Dennis said...

I love Kendall, hope to read more of her soon!

Julie Jarnagin said...

Fun! I loved your excerpt. I'll post mine later today. :)

Carol Kilgore said...

I think Kendall is about to be in for some good times :)

Wendy Paine Miller said...

I feel like folks will be lost. I still am lost in edits...but here goes...

From my WIP:

I manage to ingest almost half a carton of pistachio ice cream before I lock my door, wheeling my small and sparsely packed suitcase behind me.

The airport is a nervous quiet—the kind of pre-surgery quiet. Lights flicker on inside the shops. I watch the lines for coffee wind around to the outside of the Starbucks, so those desperate for caffeine check out the latest New York Times bestsellers on the shelves. Is Sabrina up there? Too far to see.

I suppress my five-hundredth yawn. Does my dad know I’m coming? What will we say to one another? Will he even be coherent enough to speak? Questions like this barge through my already fuzzy thoughts. I take a few notes on my spiral notepad about a potential new twist to…

;-)
~ Wendy

Jessica R. Patch said...

Oh fun!!! I loved those lines, it hooked me!

I'll have to do this next week. Thanks for blog fodder! LOL

Cindy R. Wilson said...

How fun! I liked the excerpt! I will head over to the other blog now :)

Rula Sinara said...

LOL, I've been tagged! Love the excerpts! I need to muster up a little courage for this one :)...

Julie Jarnagin said...

Okay. My post is up :) Thanks for giving me something to blog about today!

Connie Keller said...

I'm sure Kendall will have someone soon!

LTM said...

what a great excerpt! Alone again... nice! And wow. I am in love w/the cover of SD4S! Yay for you!!! :o) All the best w/your writing~ <3

Linda Kage said...

I love the title for your MS. I hope you get to keep Kissing Kendall as the title.

Still not sure if I should thank you for curse you for the tag! Happy Monday!

Angela Felsted said...

I love the cover of your book, especially how the red shoes match the heart on the front.

Gabrielle Meyer said...

Great excerpt - it leaves me with many questions!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I love the Lucky 7 Meme.

And great meme. That would suck, caring for someone, but knowing he won't be around for long because he's going to have a girlfriend, and it won't be you. :(

Nancy Thompson said...

Great excerpt! Sure leaves the door open for things to come.

Jill Kemerer said...

Cool "tag"!! And I love your excerpt--my brain is shouting "internal conflict alert!!" Ha!

Thanks!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I think it's cool that you even have a manuscript, so there.

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi Jennifer! Great book excerpt. I want to know more. : )

Stacy Henrie said...

Oooh! Great piece. I'm definitely intrigued! :)

Karen Lange said...

Enjoyed the excerpt. Now you have me curious...:) Thanks for sharing!

Becky Doughty said...

Hi Jennifer,

I liked your excerpt - it left me wondering what the heck was going on... which made me want to read all about Kendall. And Brad. And why he can't see that she's not just "friend" material, but girlfriend material???

And you don't have to enter me in your contest as I just won a copy of Sunny Days for Sam from Bethanne Strasser's giveaway last week! I'm soooo excited to get my hands on that book. On the other hand, if I do win it, maybe I'll do a giveaway of my own! Wouldn't that be awesome - pass the love, please!