Welcome to Sunday Snippets with TRM.
Please tell us your pen name. Your book title, genre type, and series name, if applicable.
Hi, I'm Carol Preflatish and I write romantic suspense, although lately I've ventured into sweet romance and contemporary westerns.
3 words to describe yourself.
Funny, dedicated, and helper.
3 people you would like to thank.
I always want to thank my husband. He doesn't read my books, but he does help if I have a question that he's able to answer. I also thank my best friend, Sandy. She's my sounding board and always willing to listen to an idea and give me her honest opinion. Lastly, I thank my mother. She loves reading romances. I used to call them her smut books before I started writing them. She's my number one fan.
1 sentence to describe your book.
The last person Grace Taylor wanted to see was her old boyfriend, Andy Granger, but that's exactly who was standing in front of her on the porch of the ranch.
An excerpt from your book, approximately 300 words long.
"Tell us about your boyfriend, Grace," Maria teased. "You did have a high school sweetheart, didn't you?"
"What did he look like?" Silvia inquired.
"He was just an average guy."
Lucy's drink was served and she took a gulp. "Next question, how old were you when you lost your virginity?"
As Grace opened her mouth, someone behind her spoke. "She was sixteen."
She recognized that voice and turned to find Andy standing behind her.
"What are you doing here?"
"Grace, aren't you going to introduce us?" Lucy said, standing.
"He's not worth an introduction." She turned back to the table.
"I'm Lucy Marlow and you are?" She extended her hand and took his.
"Andy Granger, Grace's high school sweetheart."
"And, apparently the man she lost her virginity to," Lucy said, still holding his hand. "Would you like to join us? We'd love to hear stories about our Grace."
"No, he wouldn't." Grace stared at Andy.
He apparently got the message. "No, I can't. I just wanted to stop by and say hello." He pulled away from Lucy's grasp and walked back to the bar where he joined his buddies.
"Pity," Lucy said, watching him walk away. "Grace, he's hot as hell. Was he that good-looking as a teenager?"
"We parted on bad terms, so I'd just as soon not talk about him."
"We understand," Silvia said.
"Now wait a minute. So, you have no interest in him?" Lucy asked.
"Then, you wouldn't mind if I went over and talked to him?"
Grace knew that meant Lucy would do everything she could to get him into bed tonight. But, what could she do? She had no claim to him, and, as soon as this weekend was over, she didn't plan on ever seeing him again. "Not at all. Talk to him all you want."
That's all Lucy needed to hear. She jumped up and sauntered over to the bar where Andy sat with his buddies.
"I can't believe you let her do that," Maria said. "You know what she has in mind."
"I have no feelings for him."
"That's not how it looked when you heard his voice behind you just now."
Thank you, Carol, for joining us on The Romantic Muse Blogspot.
Thanks for hosting me today. If anyone is interested in purchasing "Spring Forward, Fall Back in Love," you can find it in various formats on my publisher's web site at http://ow.ly/kcWYH. You can also check my Amazon Author page for the Kindle download at http://amzn.to/UM35iq and on Barnes & Noble for Nook at http://bit.ly/XmOIRV
You can also find out more about me on my web page at http://CarolPre.webs.com. I'm also on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/AuthorCarolPreflatish and Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/CarolPreflatish